Saturday, July 28, 2007

New Features Outlined

This is our new "organizer pocket" option. It's got 3 pen slots and two slots for pda's/ipods/whatever, and it's a $10 add-on.

This is our new "FBI pocket" option. That stands for "flat back inside". It sits on the rear interior wall and spans the whole width of the bag. The closure velcro also spans the whole width for strength. This pocket is great for storing laptop sleeves in our larger model bags. It's a $15 add-on.

Although neither of these show up on the website - we're in the middle of doing an entirely new website, complete with a real live "build your bag" interface - they are indeed available for ordering on custom bags right now.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Seventh Annual Bicycle Film Festival

The Seventh Annual Bicycle Film Festival has moved on from NYC to Paris, and we've been invited to particpate in the accompanying art show! It's entitled titled "Joyride", and is hosted by Collette. The opening is slated for July 26th, featuring work by Steve MacDonald, Taliah Lempert, Peter Sutherland, Michel Gondry, Ryuta Nakajima, Swoon, Phil Frost, Ko Masuda, Daze, and many other BFF friends.

BFF Paris runs from July 26-29
topping off the events, July 26, is the opening with Brendt Barbur at colette
and ending the events is the street party in front of colette on July 29th two blocks away from the
ending of the Tour De France.

PS. the postcard photo was taken by Peter Sutherland and is of Ellie and my bikes at CMWC NYC last year!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Let the Collabo's Begin!

Presenting a new R.E. Load bags and Cadence Clothing collaboration! These are amazing frame pads! Each one is an original! These are all printed/painted on recyled sail cloth (that's right, the actual sail from a sailboat!), by Dustin Klein. The other side is black cordura. This is a limited edition project and only 21 pcs. were made! This collection is sold out on the Cadence website. Please keep in mind, while placing your order, we will be sending you one from the batch at random! Additional flicks of the frame pads. Click here to purchase from the R.E. Load website.

We've got a TON of great stuff planned for the fall and winter. More collaborations, more shows, and more general ridiculousness from your friendly neighborhood bag stitchers. Stay posted!

Fly Eagles, Fly....

Ok, so this has nothing really to do with the Philadelphia Eagles, but by law, as a 12-year resident of the city, I am required to reference them as much as possible. Anyway....this bag was made by Gerik Forston a few weeks ago. It's getting pretty hard to be modest about some of our stuff, but since I didn't make this one anyway, I'm gonna toot the R.E.Load horn a little bit.

This bag is absolutely disgusting. As in, "it's disgusting how amazing Gerik has gotten in the past few years". And "it's disgusting how many different techniques are now being used by the various people here who are making things with custom applique". I mean, LOOK at this thing. THIS IS ALL DONE BY HAND!!!! I've been making this stuff going on ten years now, and I'M like "what the hell ?!?"


Thursday, July 05, 2007