Clutch Alt Delete
Earlier in the week, my laptop refused to start. I kept getting stuck on the start up recovery screen, while it endlessly check itself for errors. I’ve since dropped it off at my IT dude’s house, and now I’m just hoping, praying, and waiting to hear back. No I did not back up my files on an external hard drive. Yes I hate myself. Of course I’m grappling with the pain and uncertainty of what might be gone forever. In the terrible event that my laptop doesn’t pull through, I would like it to be turned into this incredibly charming little clutch. Such on trend planned obsolescence!
Speaking aesthetically, I like the rigid texture and matte black color of the bag. Clutches always strike me as more of a nighttime accessory, and I think this one is utilitarian and ironic enough to stay out late. Like ironically, this would be right bag to spill beer on…it being plastic and all. Conceptually—in a cultural context of touch screens, computer keyboards are new vintage. This bag is not so much nerdy as nostalgic for a time half passed. And quite perfect to both honor the passing of my computer and hold your IPhone when you’re out at the bar.