Gadgets and clouds enable modern nomads to carry hundreds and thousands of books, tunes and photos wherever we go. But what if you wanted to take a few significant actual objects on your travels and display them while you wander? If I encountered someone readingThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (above), I might want to chat them up. If that paperback book was a Kindle or Nook, or if it was obscured by a traditional suitcase, our (potentially life-changing) conversation would never happen.
Perhaps these issues were on Jolien Hanemaai‘s mind when she designed My Infinite Home Tool.
After having traveled a lot and experiencing the freedom and creativity that comes with it, I was wondering how I could give this a place in my daily life. Many of the objects we use daily are static and not able to grow with us. I dream of an environment that I can adjust to my personal habits.
“Curation” is definitely an interesting spin on previously popular packing philosophies like “practicality” and “minimalism.”
The Dutch designer founded Hanemaii in 2011 with the goal of making products that infuse daily life with more freedom and creativity:
To us this means creating products, which let you tell your story. All our products have a mobile and playful approach and are characterized by our love for detail and quality. We see our products as dream tools for modern day adventures.
My Infinite Home Tool is made of beechwood “bended” by a German company and then assembled by a skilled woodworker in The Netherlands. The final details, like putting on the leather straps, is done in the Copenhagen studio.
At the price of € 1445 (~$1,882 USD), I’m not able to tote the artisinal backpack IRL, so instead I imagineered one in Photoshop (above). My Infinite Home Tool V1.0 features Pete Fowler‘s Monstrooper, Sergey Safonov‘s Chorus Boy Godot, Alfred E. Neuman, Felt Mistress‘ Tippy, a Clockwork Orange Sickling print by Yosiell Lorenzo, an anachronism by Tim Biskup and a stack of books I lifted from Maria Popova.