Denmark has recently emerged at the top of the United Nation's survey for being the happiest country in the world. Neiko was fortunate to have experienced some of this happiness recently when we visited Copenhagen. We ate, shopped, and biked among the locals - who wouldn't be happy doing this. As we pedaled our way through the city, we quickly felt the joy and freedom from being able to move from place to place on a plethora of connected paths without worrying about being overtaken by automobiles. This simple way of going about daily routines must contribute to the Danes’ happiness.
Another reason that the Danes are probably the happiest people on earth is that they are surrounded by fabulous design. Their love of design is manifested in many elements of Danish life. This is evident in their design of public space (parks, playgrounds, schools, libraries) as well as everyday objects like tables, chairs, clocks, cookware, etc. Here's a great website on Scandinavian design, which showcases art, design, photography, and lifestyle.
Besides a memorable trip and a few souvenirs we’ve picked up along the way, we wanted to take our experience of Danish life and culture and let it influence our own process of design. Our trip inspired us to create the Enkelt Collection. Similar to the principles of Danish design, we aimed for clean and simple lines, functionality, and a style that is elegantly understated.
We get custom requests from all walks of life - this being the most recent from an attorney. She wanted a similar version to Winton but with shoulder straps and switching the bag from vertical to horizontal. Thought we would share our process from concept to creation.
With all that snow and ice from the Mid-West to the North East, I'm sure almost everyone is ready for Spring and some warm weather too. I know Neiko is - so much that we designed a collection of vibrant Market Bags to lift the winter blues.
The inspiration of this collection stems from our support of all farmers' markets - we are huge fans of the one at Union Square in New York city. We LOVE to eat but we also love to shop - especially for fresh ingredients.
If you live or lived in New York or any major urban environment - you know you will need a huge bag to carry all your fresh goodies. Those market trips can be very painful if you don't have the luxury of cabbing it, driving it or being driven. These market bags are perfect, they fit over the shoulder or can be hand-held for a more "manly" appearance. For you localvores this is the perfect shopping bag - all our products are handmade in New York city
Yes it's that time of the year again and we here at Neiko are merrier than not for this holiday season. Oh what Joy to be asked to design a few exclusive products for a new hip concept store in Vancouver, Canada. It's so exclusive and so hip that you have to physically go to Vancouver to get one...two....or all of them. Sorry folks as of now it is not available online. But this will give you a good excuse to visit Vancouver.
Caya, an acronym for Come As You Are, the new store and brand was launched this past October, by TELUS Corporation, a large telecommunications company in Canada. While offering customers a unique and upscale shopping experience, Caya is the first-of-its-kind retail brand that focuses on selling a variety of wireless handsets, advanced photo and printing technology along with stylish accessories. While mulling over which phones or accessories to purchase, you can enjoy their gorgeous space with its 20-foot ceilings and designer lighting.
So when you arrive in Vancouver, swing on by to Caya, located downtown at the corner of Davie and Howe - with its impressive space you won't be able to miss it. Go in and pickup a Neiko bag....or if you must.... pick something else from Caya's unique collection. Happy Holidays!
Good choice people. I'm generally not into loud or flashy items but I have to admit when I spotted this camouflage leather from Italy I had to stock up on it - even without a design in mind. We kind of work backwards here at Neiko - buy the materials first then come up with the designs. Not bright at all but a nice combination of green, brown, and black. Anyhow, we've been getting a few orders of Alex and each one made gets better and better - this is the latest one.
I'm not attached to too many things but I have to admit I love Alex. I actually carry one myself and I've been using the bag for over 2 years now. I can't emphasize what a great carry-on and travel companion this bag has been. Its been with me to Morocco and Argentina and I plan on using it on more trips coming up. I've stuffed it with shoes, outfits, laptop, books, toiletries.....and I've actually used it as a grocery bag. Lets just say this bag has had its share of usage and the best part is it gets better looking through use and time. Now that's what I call a good beating.