fashion faux pas and tackiness are something i'm guilty of quite often: i fall in love with incredibly ugly garments and wear them to the detriment of my fellow citizens. nevertheless, my everyday essentials need to be sleek and stylish; i know many people who obtain continuous joy from quirky little personal items, but hello kitty or related cutesy or kitsch objects just do not work as part of my daily routine.
i dunno about you, but decent looking laptop cases are incredibly hard to find. the ones available in finland are either hideous – like built neoprene cases and golla that not only look awful but feel yuckily squishy to the touch – or do not come in a variety of sizes, like the fun cases by henrik vibskov. the only more hideous things in the world of laptops are actual laptop bags designed to carry your computer in addition to necessities and important papers. yuck!
still i need to carry my laptop with me everywhere. sometimes i just want to store it away safely. for a long time my main requirement for a purse was that it fit my computer neatly because it was the only protection provided. my old and significantly smaller powerbook traveled in an unused shoe pouch, but my macbook pro did not fit into one – not that it offered any cushioning in case something damaging happened. despite traveling nude for years, the good old powerbook survived incredible occurrences, such as an impromptu football match at tavastia dance floor late one evening where "the ball" happened to be my mulberry bag (that survived equally well, impeccable quality!) holding my laptop...
therefore, i was thrilled to find out about pijama, an italian firm that makes cases not only for laptops but also for other gadgets. although as an ardent appletheist i do not understand the need to prettify or protect pc's – i mean, someone aesthetically inclined would not choose a pc in the first place, right – (i am kidding, ok!) – they also nowadays offer cases for pc-users. incredibly enough by using quality wool fabrics from milanese factories combined with simple and sympathetic designs, the result is stylish and practical. i love the polka dot and pink tartan patterns, but chose a classic houndstooth for mine – very fall alexander mcqueen.
what kind of a pijama would you have your laptop going to sleep in?