In order to live a creative lifestyle, you constantly have to be proactive and on the go at any given moment. Sustaining key essentials can be the difference between having a productive meeting in the city or another wasted Monday. We will break down and disintegrate some key essentials every creative should have to be productive outside the office.
The great thing about being a creative is that the world becomes your office. No longer are you tied to an insular cubicle in a cold office, next to the chatty receptionist near the water cooler. Break outside the corporate 9-5 glass ceiling with these key essentials.
I can’t speak for everyone, but my morning doesn’t officially start until I have my cup of coffee. Having a fresh cup of coffee not only energizes me but gives me a fleeting moment of bliss, as well as peace, before starting a hectic day that lies ahead. Even though it’s easy to opt for a cup of Starbucks, it’s also always refreshing to enjoy a pot right in your own kitchen with that special coffee mug. Dona Seitz offers the perfect mug for any artist, with his “History Art” illustration-which outlines the history of art with playful references to many influential artists, which include Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Van Gough, Picasso, Rothko, and Pollock. The artistry coffee mug is dishwasher and microwave safe. Start your day like a true artist and get your hands on this art piece.
Every creative needs a place to house their money, business cards and ID. Unless you have the newest iWatch or iPay, leaving the house without your wallet is the greatest sin. Instead of opting for a huge wallet the size of an iPhone 6+, grab something sleeker and more diminutive. The Note Sleeve wallet heights fit tall currencies like GBP and Yen really well while still keeping the overall wallet thickness to a minimum. Designed to combine the slim silhouette with the bills access and storage for a classic hide and seek wallet, the Note Sleeve is yours for $89.00.
As the phones get bigger, the cases get bulkier and more cumbersome- it feels like you’re carrying a life-size brick in your pocket. I’m sure we don’t have to stress the importance of protecting your cellular device but with the lack of stylish phone cases on the market, finding a sturdy one can be quite the dilemma-luckily Sena has the solution. Handcrafted with heritage leather that ages over time revealing a darker tone, the Heritage Ultra Slim is the perfect case that protects your phone without all of the superfluous buckles, clips and extra bulky body protection that you may not need. The phone sleeve case provides all-around protection with an opening at the top that allows you to easily slide your phone in and out. The Heritage Ultra Slim is also waterproof, which will protect your phone from minor spills as you manoeuvre on the go. Available for iPhone users, you can get your hands on the Ultra Slim here.
No longer limited to just college students, having a USB should be on every creatives must-have list. Carrying large files on your computer and phone eats up a lot of space, but having a USB handy not only saves space but also provides a backup and protects your files. But, you’re not looking for just any old USB, you’re looking for the Arnold Schwarzenegger’s of USBs-hence the Rugged Key. The Rugged Key is capable of withstanding falls of up to 100 metres and is dirt, dust, cold and water-resistant. Besides protecting your information from climate danger, the Rugged Key also comes equipped with software security that protects your data from the inside with AES 256 bit encryption that allows you to create a password-protected area on the key to securely store all your information confidential. Available in two options, you can get a 16GB for $40 USD or a 32GB version for $70 USD. Protect your hard work and invest in a USB that’s built to last.
Messenger Laptop Bag
Having a travel bag that’s sturdy, durable and that’s commuter-friendly is a win in the bag (bad pun) and Hard Graft’s is ideal for any creative on the move. Handmade in Italy, Hard Grafts uses 100% vegetable tanned leather with wool felt details, with an interior padded using Italian black cotton lining. The travel bag also has space to house small essentials like your wallet, phone and power adapter. Sized perfect for an iPad, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, the flat pack is the perfect bag for individuals who don’t want to be weighed or slowed down while riding through the city.