Thursday, March 18, 2010

Inside ArchitectDesign

Yesterday Catherine from The Shiny Pebble tagged me in her Bag tagging post. I feel so guilty that over the past 3 years (and change!) I have been tagged quite a bit and have never played along; Bad blogger! I thought it might be interesting to compare my workbag to a woman's purse as all of the other nominees were ladies. However -my messenger bag is basically a 'manbag' as you can see - so purselike it's embarrassing! Lets dig through this mess, shall we? Don't judge!
-Reading materials for the bus - check! Vanity Fair and Veranda today.
-Sketchpad (courtesy of Little Augury) and drawing pens.
-Ipod, flashdrive and camera (obviously not pictured) with associated cords
-Wallet and keys. Yes -my keychain is a measuring tape, I am an architect after all!
-Library card, work access card, extra business and blogging cards and a random coupon.
-2 burts bees chapsticks (I'm addicted to these but still not sure why I have 2), powder paper (to 'clean' my face if i'm going somewhere after work), gum, random old allergy medication tablets, a mint and some hand lotion stolen from a hotel (don't make fun -I get VERY dry skin in the winter - ouch!).
-Ordinarily I carry lunch and a snack to work and papers and drawing sets home as needed. Neither of these were in my bag at the time so they're not pictured!
The bag is a hard canvas messenger bag with leather trim by Jack Georges which I love and always get compliments on! Simple, practical but still attractive; I've been using it for about 3 years now. Thanks Catherine for thinking of me! On with our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow.

18 comments:

Carole said...

Wow. Not so different from a girls handbag afterall:-)

pve design said...

Love to have your blogging card! Your man bag is exactly as I would envision - so very you!
pve

La Petite Gallery said...

Pretty close to what I would guess except for blogging card.

Kwana said...

Thanks for the little peek inside.

The Shiny Pebble said...

Not sure what a blogging card is, but had lots of fun peeking in. And of course, I am mortified as to how organized your contents are laid out as compared to my pile of junk. That's what I loved about this tag... it gives us insight into who we think we already know. Thank you for being a sport and playing along. Virtual hugs!
Catherine

little augury said...

Very practical and necessary all, the blotting papaers are so smart. Please return that sketch pad when full of pretty little things you've drawn! The bag is very chic.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Oh this was so fun....I loved that were willing to share with all the gals! Let's exchange cards! HA!!!

home before dark said...

With a partially torn rotator cuff, I have stopped, under doctor's orders carrying a bag at all. It helps being retired, I know. Your bag was so very organized. I would have have expected it any other way.


p.s. off topic. So yesterday, you drop the family connection to Barry Tea and just leave it there without more story. Another cup of this, please.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I am a bit of an organization freak -i freely admit that. I mean - without thinking I took everything out of the bag and laid it out just as you see here. haha

HBD - yes - my grandmother's family (the Barrys) have a long history in Ireland. Her father, one of the youngest Barry sons, came to america to escape persecution for having served in the British Navy (the irish were so anti british that he would have been killed on site after having been discharged). His older brother started the tea company! Not a terribly fascinating tale but a story of the times.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I have blogging cards that I got inexpensively off of etsy that have my email and blog address because so often I found people would ask what my blog was when I mentioned I had one. They also act somewhat as personal 'calling cards'. They're on ivory cards with gold embossed fleur de lys for some decoration.

The Shiny Pebble said...

Why didn't I think of that?! I'm definitly getting some ASAP. I'll do a bee though.

Herself said...

Here's where you REALLY have the advantage over we girls...

In a purse, things jostle and slosh around becoming a tangled mess!

Oh for an adorable brief-purse!

PS: Thanks for playing, The man in my life would shudder at the thought, if it required seeing what the gals had in their purses. :)

Anonymous said...

Years back, the New York Times Sunday edition used to have something like this on the inside page of the finance section. Every week a different executive's briefcase would be featured and the contents listed and displayed.

Karena said...

Great Man-Bag!! Looks really good and I am sure you can place everything in you need it to contain!!

Karena
Art by Karena

Summer is a Verb said...

I saw an artist featured somewhere once who did watercolors of the subject's purse content's. I always thought that was such a clever idea...XXOO

Rose C'est La Vie said...

I think this is most creditable for a spot check on your bag. I had a deeply embarrassing moment as a young woman when I turned up at Winchester Assizes court to take down the official proceedings in shorthand.
It was an IRA bomb trial and I had not encountered a bag search before. A policeman peered into mine and found a half-eaten bag of fudge and a spilt bottle of ink. Ouch.

Windlost said...

Seems like a very sensible set of things! I don't understand how most men survive with everything crammed in one pocket. One NEEDS all this!

I am addicted to exact same Burt's Bees too.

Thanks for the peek - I love this voyeuristic stuff, even if it is just looking at your chapstick haha.

:)

candy said...

LOL, glad to share your personal stuffs. Burt's Bees LOL..... Why don't have ipod?