I have been following the progress of Rickshaw Bags for about a year or so now and I’m just thrilled to pass along information about this feisty little company out of San Fransisco. They started out making messenger bags but really started to draw attention when they turned their focus to Moleskine Folios. These creations are zippered cases designed to fit the standard (large) 5” x 8.25” Moleskine notebooks. With slots for pens and pockets for scraps and business cards, these cases are the perfect way to personalize, protect and enhance your Moleskine.

Rickshaw is working on a Pocket Folio for the smaller 3.5” x 5.5” sized books. While the cover no longer makes the book “pocketable”, it will fit nicely in a backpack, purse or briefcase. I have a soft spot for the Pocket Moleskine so I’m actually quite intrigued by the new Pocket Folio.

Rickshaw is also working on a backpack design and now have a build-your-own option for all their products on their website. With over 100 fabric options to choose from, you’ll have a hard time choosing just one. Every item is built-to-own and made in San Francisco.

I bought my first Moleskine Folio last night so I’ll definitely be doing a follow-up when it arrives. For those interested, I also got a Pipsqueak bag which mount on bicycle handlebars — for the really “mobile office”.

PS: We love Rickshaw Bags and Mark Dwight because he’s a total office supply junkie and Moleskine lover too!

Tips for the Perfect Home Office

• Wall-mounted lamps free up space and prevent unsightly cables cluttering up the back of the desk.

• A perpetual calendar is both stylish and practical.

• Glass paperweights add decorative style to a simple desktop and are surprisingly useful.

• Paper the wall behind the desk with a subtle tone-on-tone patterned wallpaper, to give the work space colour and interest without being too bright and distracting.

• Keep telephone details close to hand with a tidy index-card box.

• Choose a desk with a drawer or shelving configuration, which is ideal for concealing small stationery items.

from Homes & Gardens

Diacarta is a visual calendaring application for the iPhone. Its simple with icons and a visual representation of events. Great way to keep track of personal tasks but probably not suitable for business. Does not (yet) sync with iCal or support repeating events. But its pretty! Available on iTunes for a mere $1.99, its certainly worth a try.