When it comes to commuting, less is usually more.The whole art of the commute is to get from where you are to where you need to be effectively and efficiently, with as little hassle as possible. This typically means you need all your work/work out/school/party stuff safely tucked away in a bag that is light and mobile, but also burly enough to protect your gear on the go. Maybe you also want it to be stylish. Maybe you also want it to be socially acceptable in every situation, from the office to the bar. Maybe you also want it to make chai tea and whip up vegan apps while you ride your fixie no handed and check your email in rush hour traffic. Some things we can have, others we can’t…..yet.OGIO is trying hard to get there with the Rivet messenger bag. OGIO is an interesting company. They make slick looking, functional travel bags and luggage, but they also make golf bags, heavy duty motocross accessories, and ATV racks. Basically, if you have a storage issue, OGIO has a product to fix it. The Rivet is aimed at the most technologically advanced commuter. It has pockets specifically designed for (17-inch) laptops, phones, tablets, and power cords. The phone slot is protected with “crushproof” plastic and all are lined with plush, bright red fleece so that when you unzip them it has the effect of a medical extraction.OGIO calls this Red Protection, meaning if the pocket is red in color, you know there is some sort of protection for your valuables, i.e. crushproof, soft lining, etc. This is cool, but the real reason you know your gear will be protected is the overall look of the bag. The straps are made out of the same rugged material as seat belts and the bag itself is coated 12 oz. canvas. Plus, the bag is large; not only in its 1350 cubic inch storage capacity, but also in its profile. Much like the SUV, this has a calming effect even if it doesn’t actually do anything to help prevent your laptop from getting smashed under a semi-truck. The computer sleeve pocket is built into the back panel, and super padded, so barring a semi-truck attack it should be fine in most reasonable situations. I like this design because it isolates the computer, preventing it from getting dinged up by the riff-raff of legal pads, pens, or….what do you call those things?…oh, yeah, books.The Rivet also has a “Pullman luggage handle port” so you can throw it on your carryon when you need to sprint through the Atlanta airport because, let’s face it, you will have to do that. The jet black motif adds a touch of class to the whole deal, making this a jack of all trades when it comes to the messenger bag.The video below puts it all in perspective.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York To boost recognition of the importance of disability inclusion in the workplace, October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and Long Island-based experts are doing their part.This year’s theme is “The Right Talent, Right Now,” to encourage business leaders not to overlook this talented pool of prospective employees.“Unemployment rates for the general public are extremely low right now — less than four percent — but for individuals with disabilities the rate of unemployment reaches eighty percent,” says Michael Kramer, CEO of The Corporate Source, a Garden City-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting the employment of individuals with disabilities. “This heartbreaking disparity drives TCS’s mission: To promote the employment of individuals with disabilities and provide services leading to independence and fulfillment.”To recognize the value of work — how it gives meaning, purpose, productivity, friendships as well as financial independence — TCS will be hosting a special reception titled Celebrating Work: A Labor of Love, honoring actress Jessica Hecht with its Impact Award on behalf of the cast and production crew of Emmy-nominated series Special that illuminates the challenges faced by a young man with cerebral palsy.“The cast, crew and executives behind Special have made a bold breakthrough whose time has come,” Kramer said. “They have succeeded in taking subject matter once outside the awareness of the general public and highlighting many of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities. By presenting Ryan’s story with humor in a creative and engaging way, the series brings about critical awareness and sensitivity to many who are otherwise unrepresented on screen.”Celebrating Work: A Labor of Love will be held at The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery, Manhattan at 6 p.m. on Oct. 23. For more information or to buy tickets, visit thecorporatesource.org
The Salvation Army:Would like to take this opportunity to deeply thank everyone who made invaluable contributions to the Angel Tree Christmas program this year. By spreading your love and sharing Christmas gifts for children in need, you helped make the difference this Christmas in many needy homes.Recalling the words of the great maestro, “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” –Matthew 25:40 Facebook Comments No related posts.