Sempiternal Innovation

When a product fails, revival can only come from thinking outside the box

Implications - Backpacks nearly disappeared when the messenger bag gained cult status. Soon after, everyone was toting a laptop, so rectangular shoulder bags began to make more sense. The next generation backpack is surfacing, however, and their designers are determined to innovate until the next big idea sticks.
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85,271 Total Clicks
Dec 07 - Oct 08
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Luxury Backpack - Snakeskin Indigo Bag
SCORE 5.1
Warm 20,735 Clicks Pub: Dec 17, 07
Luxury Backpack
Snakeskin Indigo Bag
If you thought backpacks were worn strictly by athletes, students and geeks, you clearly haven't seen Indigo's collection. The snake skin bags make toting your goods over both shoulders look chicer than… [More]
Hooded Backpack -  Eleonore de Ruuk's Hoodification
SCORE 5.2
Warm 14,909 Clicks Pub: Jan 2, 08
Hooded Backpack
Eleonore de Ruuk's Hoodification
While we were excited already at the discovery of the scoodie, we are absolutely thrilled that there is a fashion designer who designs just about every fashion item with hood. The hood is the trademark… [More]
Bike Saddle Backpacks - The Cycle Bag
SCORE 3.9
Mild 9,709 Clicks Pub: Apr 17, 08
Bike Saddle Backpacks
The Cycle Bag
The Cycle Bag is a bike saddle that can be carried, with two straps, as you would a backpack. I love this concept! As a long time resident of a large city, I know for a fact… [More]
Ergonomic Egg Bags - Flo Backpacks
SCORE 4.7
Average 25,616 Clicks Pub: Apr 18, 08
Ergonomic Egg Bags
Flo Backpacks
One look at the Flo Backpack designed by Ivan Huber is enough to make any self-respecting adult into their alter ego superhero of choice. The Flo backpack reminds me of a certain mutant turtle ninja half-shell… [More]
Compact Functionality - Go Anywhere Bag
SCORE 2.2
Untested 6,289 Clicks Pub: Jan 5, 08
Compact Functionality
Go Anywhere Bag
Functionality is great, but when it can be expanded, it's even better. The Go Anywhere Bag is as tiny as a small bean bag when it's compressed, then folds out into a full size, ultra light backpack, bag… [More]
Laptop Backpack That Hugs You - BUILT
SCORE 2.7
Mild 8,013 Clicks Pub: May 10, 08
Laptop Backpack That Hugs You
BUILT
The BUILT Laptop Backpack is an unusual design that looks more like a bulletproof jacket than a typical case for carrying your notebook. Made from lightweight neoprene, a water-resistant exterior and… [More]
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