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Category Archives: travel

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 […]

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 […]

What Size Carry On Is Allowed? – List of UK Carry On Backpack and Luggage Sizes

Flight Bags. European airline cabin luggage sizes. There has been some confusion regarding the sizing of carry on luggage allowed on flights. Here is a really brief summary and explanation. The IATA in 2015 announced the rollout of a scheme called ‘CABIN OK’. The idea was to enable customers with the ‘CABIN OK’ logo on their bags […]