M.bian Moleskine Case Update

Mark was actually the CEO/investor of Timbuk2 from 2002 to 2006, who sold the company to private equity investors and left along side with Rob Honeycutt, the founder of Timbuk2, to establish a new company called Rickshaw Bagworks. Rickshaw means human power and Mark is going to launch the first bag with Rob in early 2008. The first appearance will be in TED conference, which Rickshaw sponsors the official conference bag to be handed out to attendees (each style has exactly two copies, so you will be so lucky to meet a person carrying the same bag design out of the thousand attendees). Mark is going to have 10 minutes talks to the audience about how Rickshaw uses recycle materials to create its bags – from bottle to bag.

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5 thoughts on “M.bian Moleskine Case Update

  1. I actually don’t have speakers on my computer? Can someone please say here just what kind of markers he used on the covers?

  2. To Sophie: He says he uses Pentel paint pens>

    To Mark: Dude, go to Wal-mart. They have pilot pens in several more colors than you named. Look fwd to seeing your bags!

  3. Just echoing Mike–Pilot manufacturers dozens of colors. If you don’t want to go to Wal-Mart, you can also find them in Office Max/Office Depot, as well as purchase them directly from Pilot online.

    Pilot officially lists 11 colors (http://www.pilotpen.us) but if you look around they do also sell them in metallic colors (those are about 5 years old). Also, Jetpens sells imported Pilot G-2s from Japan that are ultra fine .38 widths, which are finer than the extra fine .5 that you can purchase in the U.S. (although most of the ones sold in regular stores are the medium .7).

    Also if you like a slightly more controlled flow, try Pilot’s new Begreen G-knocks. The gel version of them are quite nice.

  4. I have to say that I want to buy some of the newer colors (at Staples I saw a whole pack with like turquoise and brown) but I’m reluctant to do so because I just tried the red. It looks like mecurochome–quite awful.

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