Author Archives: Tim Johnson

24 Ounces – Carrying technology

Technology joins us together, without modern technology Cora + Spink would not exist as it does today. Some say the world is smaller, I think it’s just become more accessible. A few years ago (coughs), the only technology I would regularly carry, that needed protecting was my Canon EOS 50e my mobile phone a rugged Nokia 6150 could […]

Men's bags retail – We hit the high street

Our hands on our heads, skating down Hermosa beach… A lot can change in 6 months, a lot can change in one phone call. When I designed the first Cora + Spink bag I didn’t expect the range to be sold all over the world, but then customers started somehow finding us. From far and […]

How to carry a laptop to work

What do we carry? When we design a new bag, (we’ve just completed the 2016 range) we have to think about certain things. Obvious things one might say – such as, what is this bag going to be for, where will it be used and then, what will it be used to carry. For me, it’s […]

Motorbikes, Royal Blood and Shooting in LA

Getting ready takes time Getting ready for the all important product launch has set us a number of tasks… and we’ve upped the ante for 2016. I’ve been officially sacked as model – so we’re off to Los Angeles to film and find a star, well that’s the plan. 3 weeks of lovely Californian sun or a […]

Nothing is limited edition

The Power of the Whim. In the world of bags we have a constant battle. Each afternoon someone new asks us what’s next, what’s the latest development, where is the story going? When we reply, ‘I think a bit of orange is going to be a rather nice injection’, sometimes, just sometimes people don’t realise… […]

Moving to India – designing bags in India

When we make bags… actually, let’s roll back a little… Last year I decided to set up this little bag company called Cora & Spink – I set about making some bags… simple, strong and rugged men’s bags. Made like bags used to be made, without pomp and ceremony, without airs or graces good honest […]

Orders despatched fast

To say the last 3 months have been eye opening is an understatement, and we owe it all to customers like you. Yes you! This post was supposed to be about how how inefficient the despatch process was, but in reality, I bought a new camera to create more video content to show our bags and whatchamacallits […]

What to wear in the office this autumn

Update your work clothes with a new laptop bag With the autumn sun dropping down longer and earlier each night, it’s really good to make use of the natural orange, reds and even blues that the sun castes… but let’s not forget the early morning often requires a bit of a boost, so introducing a […]