Kikuism, as in the “the stuff I do when I am bored”. I am a maker/crafter/DIYer like many others out there and sometimes share my work online.

This page also lists items that I have bought over the years and that I really, really like and thus highly recommend:

The backpack
I am tall and required a backpack (“Rucksack”) that is long enough and also holds a laptop. After a LOT of trial and error, I eventually settled for the Deuter Acer Trail 38 EL. EL, as in Extra Long. Deuter is a German brand, btw.

The messenger bag
My favourite messenger bag actually lacks the additional “cross strap with clips” that makes most messenger bags to be true messenger bags. It unfortunately also is out of production, but I managed to get mine in size “L” nevertheless: the Timbuk2 Commute 2.0.

Timbuk2 Commute M and L

Timbuk2 Commute M and L

I am so in love with this bag (and the details it comes with) that I bought it again. An upgrade from size M to L. So good. I also modified mine and removed the foam cushion inside so that bag is a bit more flexible. The new Timbuk2 Commute is from 2012 onwards and completely different. The ones I have were made some time between 2006 and 2011.

I am a multitool fan and own quite a few Leatherman multitools. The ones I like best are the Leatherman Wave (>2004) and the Leatherman Squirt PS4. The Leatherman Charge TTi is also nice, btw.