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Work Space Envy: Second Home

Take a walk down Hanbury Street and you’ll find the latest addition to East London’s booming start-up scene. Welcome to Second Home, our favourite new co-working space in town. Bright orange and yellow hues shine through the windows making the

KNOMO AW15 PRESS DAY SHOWCASE

AW15 Lookbook: Brompton Leather Knomad Organiser It's that time of the season again, when we get to unveil our latest men's and women's collections to the world. The weeks following our AW15 Knomo photoshoot (check out the team in action here) have

Introducing: The Shoreditch Collection

Welcome to Shoreditch, home to London’s Tech City and ever increasing start-up scene. We love the approach this borough has adopted in the last few years, the give-it-a-go style, the what’s next way of life. We’re pleased to introduce our all n

Introducing: The Paddington Collection

Always looking to build on our previous designs, the new Paddington Collection looks to bring our traditional quilted range into 2015 with a modern re-structuring. We’d like to introduce the first pieces from our latest women’s collection, all n

OUR WEEK ON INSTAGRAM 10.02.2015

It's been an exciting week here at Knomo. Highlight of the week: talking to Miranda West, the founder of the Do Books Company, about the concept behind the publishing house. Be sure to follow us on instagram@knomolondon to see more of our bags and c

BEHIND THE SCENES: KNOMO AW15 SHOOT

Our Autumn Winter Collections are almost ready to be shown to the world. Inspired by the natural world, mid-century art and radical geometry - the collections see a minimization of lines for a cleaner aesthetic, in earthy, rich tones like Espresso

FASHION-TECHNOLOGY WITH THE LONDON EVENING STANDARD

As Londoners we feel a certain joy when Knomo is included in the evening paper, the London Evening Standard. We wanted to share a piece from 5th March titled 'Style iCons: how technology has become glamorous in the fashion world' by Phoebe Luckhurst.

FRESH LINEN IN MAYFAIR

With steeped heritage as a traditional summer textile (think summer garden outfits and Pimms) we’re excited to release our latest fabric variation of the Mayfair Collection, exclusively for SS15: Grey Linen. The fabric brings a fresh new feeling t

ARCHIVE/ OUR TRIBE: SLEEPING WITH LINCOLN

Stories from customers make our day. Making even a small difference makes our jobs worthwhile, so please do let us know your anecdotes, either give Knomo HQ a call or send a quick email to franco@knomo.com and tell us all about your adventure)! This

SUNDAY NIGHT TIPS: 1 WEEK CHALLENGE

Friday night is the best time of the week - undoubtedly so – signalling 2 days away from the office, those impossible deadlines and the dreary reality of office life. Give a big Knomo hello to ‘Sunday Night Blue’s dodgy friend – Friday night.

'LOST AT CHURCH, PRAISE THE LORD IT WAS A KNOMO'

It was a sunny morning on the 10th of July when Apple support specialist Allen received a call at Kingsland Church. Taking along his Knomo 'Stirling' laptop bag, filled to bursting with his Apple support kit. Allen - an Apple support specialist

MEET THE TEAM: TIM - MEN'S DESIGNER

We caught up with  the new Knomo Men's designer, Tim FitzGerald, to find out his story and fields of speciality. Having said goodbye to James (the previous Head of Design) just after Christmas, it's time to meet the newest member of the Knomo

CHECK THIS: KNOMAD AIR

Knomad Mini’s big brother has just touched down. Check this out: Knomad Air As the name suggest, this latest Knomo Knomad is built to carry an iPad Air - or any other 10” tablet - with an updated and adjusted interior, it’s the next step up fo

OUT OF OFFICE: CITIZENM HOTEL LONDON

The citizenM Hotel chain launched in Amsterdam in 2008, a first of its kind model founded by Rattan Chadha. The chain has been disrupting the industry since its conception – a collection of innovative theories (in practice and execution) that left

SUNDAY NIGHT TIPS: 12 HOURS EXTRA WEEKEND

These weekends just don’t last long enough. From the moment you get out of work on a Friday to arriving back on Monday morning gives you approximately 63 hours (that’ll be 6pm Friday to 9am Monday) to make the most of. Wouldn’t it be great to g

KNOMAD LEATHER ON FILM

 Knomad Leather was always the next step in our line of Knomads: made from a polished-look, colourful leather they offered a more playful, fashion forward angle for the original organiser. We worked with 5 creative professionals in London, gi

THE ONLY WAY IS ALWAYS-ON

We’re all switched on, all the time. Always connected and always searching for more. More of what? Information, mostly. If Twitter was your only source for news, and you only scrolled though your feed once a week, you’d be forgiven for not rec
 

KNOMO ON STUFF.TV

CES 2015:  Knomo took to the stage to present our latest battery powered products: Knomad 2.0 and the Elektronista Digital Clutch. Knomad 2.0 When Knomad was released in the summer of 2014, we could have only hoped everyone to enjoy and use the or

FALL BACK IN LOVE WITH WORK THIS JANUARY

What’s the point? It’s January and everyone’s feeling flat. Your pessimism is peaking and, as a result, your life at work is feeling stale. You’re holding on to your motivation tighter than your post-Christmas purse strings and losing sight 

OVERCOMING YOUR INBOX

If you’ve been away over the holidays you know exactly what this is about. Sometimes a day is all it takes to overwhelm you – the inbox explosion, endless information and one-sentence conversation threads that are entirely resolved or nothing

GRAZIA ON ELEKTRONISTA

 'Promises to help organize your digital life, keeping every loose gadget and stray cable in nice neat order' Earlier this week on Grazia Daily Lady Geek highlighted Elektronista in her 'Guide to Christmas Gadget Shopping ' Read her review HER

METRO REVIEWS ELEKTRONISTA

 ' The ultimate arm candy for stylish women with s*** to do...basically it's handbag heaven' Read Metro's amazing review of Elektronista HERE   Picture courtesy of Metro.co.uk

ELEKTRONISTA ON CAMERA

We hope you love seeing the Elektronista Digital Clutch in the short film beneath. Christiane Vejlø - Tech Blogger, Media Presenter and Knomo collaborator - came to the UK for the London Launch of the Elektronista. We filmed Christiane in London,

14 THINGS WE DID IN 2014 (PART 2)

W Communications, PR Agency Knomo have always done PR and media outreach in-house, until the summer of 2014 when we appointed W Communications as our PR agency. They’re a fantastic agency and we’ve got an incredibly hard-working team; whist we be

Design Journal: NEW Mayfair Collection

Introducing the all new Knomo women’s collection – Mayfair. We thought we’d show you how the latest range of women’s bags came to be, as well as some pages from Eva's Design Journal - Knomo’s Head of Production. For this Autumn/Winter seas

Check This: NEW Bude Backpack

Practical and resilient with a modern twist, check out our latest backpack - Bude. Along with the Par briefcase, the latest additions to the Knomo Balham collection have now hit the shelves. The backpack has two separated compartments - both zipped w

Design Journal: Knomo by Case Power

Knomo are just in time to save the day. With US airport regulations no longer allowing flat-batteried pieces of tech on-board it’s never been more necessary to keep your devices powered up. Enter the ‘Knomo by Case Power’ 5000 mAh battery - now

MEN'S SPOTLIGHT AT KNOMO HQ

Having something physical in your hands trumps even the best visuals. We've put together a spotlight on our favourite men's accessories, available in-store at Knomo HQ at 83 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 7LS. Knomad Leather Organiser Need some

Behind-the-Brand: Making the Knomad Video

By now you'll have heard of Knomad - the personal organiser with a portable power source included – the latest creation from the Knomo design team. We wanted to make a video to celebrate the possibilities of Knomad, the different uses and how the o

Behind-the-Brand: The Story of Knomad

In the autumn of 2013 an idea was conceived. Our mobile devices, smartphones and tablets were always running out of charge. Knomo products are designed for non-stop action - life on-the-go – which means not having to find a plug socket when you’r

Check This: Knomad Mini

Knomad Mini is the first chapter of the story; an exciting starting point launching us into new territory, the Knomad Category. We’ve put the portable organiser under the microscope for you, to talk through the features and components step-by-step,

BEST OF THE BEST: KNOMO'S CHRISTMAS CHOICES #2

Hermione, what’s your position at Knomo? Sales Director. I’m based in the UK, but we the Knomo sales team are based all around the world! I have to be in touch with our salesmen and women in Asia and Central Europe. Because Knomo has always had

Knomo at Harrods

We're are extremely excited to announce a Knomo exclusive at Harrods! London's most iconic luxury department store now stocks Bond: the leather charge purse. Useful as both a day purse or an evening clutch bag, the Bond is one of the most luxurious�

14 THINGS WE DID IN 2014 (PART 1)

Knomad Knomo launched the Knomad Personal Organiser in June. It was our first step into the ‘powered’ category as well as a unique organiser of its kind. Dubbed by the press as “the Filofax for the iGeneration” the Knomad has been featured in

Best of the Best: Knomo's Christmas Choices #1

Franco, what’s your role at Knomo? I’m Content and Communications Coordinator, part of the Marketing team. We head up all the Knomo promotion – online and out and about – showcasing the brand at the events and keeping our lovely loyal

Knomo X Elektronista Digital Clutch: London Launch

After the fabulous Elektronista launch party in Copenhagen, it was our turn to host the sister event here in London - celebrating the launch of the Elektronista Digital Clutch. Part-drinks party, part-round the table discussion we invited list?

Knomo at John Lewis

  We are very excited to be at John Lewis! Featured here is the Knomad and our collection of iPhone cases in a stunning range of colours. Find us on the 5th floor along with all the latest technology.

The Office Space Complex

‘The Office’ has had a makeover. The perfect working format consisting of a one-person-per-desk cubicle just doesn’t cut it, but trendy open–plan spaces are feeling like old news, too. Less is more in the modern approach. Now more than ever b

Elektronista, from Copenhagen to London

“Technology and fashion has long been very far apart. One is obsessed with functionality, the other is too focused on looks. The Elektronista bag is bridging the two worlds.” We're excited to announce the launch of the Elektronista  'Digital Cl

KNOMAD ON CAMERA

Our first Knomo film for the release of the Knomad Mini Portable Organiser. The Knomad was our first battery product, launching us into the 'power' category. The organiser has now been joined by lots of other products to charge your gadgets on the g

Soho Leather Knomad Organiser

The wait is finally over. The Knomo Knomad’s sumptuous leather sibling has just touched down in London, and we can’t wait to see what you think of them! Organise all your gadgets and belongings in the unique Knomo fashion; fall in love with the

ELLE UK WEARS ELEKTRONISTA

We loved hosting journalists from the Fashion and Technology fields at our Elektronista Launch in London. Elle UK Art Director Miette Johnson joined us and spoke tech in our working and personal lives. But for her it's all about the bag... Images fe

The Waterproof Twist

The Knomo Brixton Collection has been an essential in our roster of men’s bags for a long time. It’s included luggage, messenger bags and currently keeps it simple with the Lincoln Briefcase and, of course, Fargo Backpack which we’ll be focussi

WORK HARD, NAP HARDER

Unless you’re a Labrador or a five-month year old baby, sleep is something that’s hard to get a lot of. Whether it’s a busy day or stressful things keeping your brain alert at night, sleep is precious. Especially at work - even Knomo can relate

Feeling Big? or Bigger?

Everyone knows about iPhone 6 and 6 Plus by now, at Knomo HQ everyone's eager to get their mitts on one for themselves to put inside a brand new Knomo iPhone 6 Case – either the 4.7” or huge 5.5” version (cases released early October). The t

THIS IS MY CITY #KNOMOIPHOTO WINNER

The entries to the #KnomoiPhoto competition were truly brilliant. Images were sent in from cities around the world - London to Bejing, Copenhagen to New York, Minneapolis to Paris - so a huge due thank you to all who entered. Dan Rubin and Brendan 

ARCHIVE/BEHIND-THE-BRAND: CREATING THE AW13 LOOKBOOK

In August 2013 we’re set to see some big changes at Knomo. As part of our long-awaited re-launch prepare to see a new logo, three new women’s collections, and brand new technology accessories. We wanted to share our story so far. Nearly nine yea

ARCHIVE/ BEHIND-THE-BRAND: WIRED 2013

Every year Wired plays host to the sharpest minds in business and technology from across the globe

ARCHIVE/BEHIND-THE-BRAND: ISCHOOL AFRICA

Veluka School in Randberg, South Africa, used to be reserved for Sunday School. Today children from local townships and orphanages use the space as a full-time learning center, welcoming over 70 students. iSchool Africa works to make changes within

BEHIND-THE-BRAND: POCKET-LINT TECH TAVERN

London Technology Week is in full swing with events running all day this week across the capital! Knomo was invited to show off the latest wares at the ‘Tech Tavern’, hosted by Pocket-lint at The Fable - a fairy-tale themed restaurant in Holborn

#KNOMOIPHOTO COMPETITION ENTRIES

A huge thank you to everyone who entered the #KnomoiPhoto competition! We never expected this quantity of posts, and have been bowled over by the fantastic quality of every entry. The competition is being judged by Dan Rubin and Brendan Ó Sé, rath

OUR TRIBE: LAST NIGHT A KNOMO SAVED MY LIFE

Whilst reading through blogs and forums we occasionally catch a Knomo story. We stumbled across Laura, one of the extended Knomo family, whose Cholet bag protected far more than just her laptop. We hope you enjoy reading her story as much as we did.

BRENDAN Ó SÉ: THE IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHER

God will send a sign. When he does, be prepared // Brendan Ó Sé, Copenhagen, October 2014 On Tuesday 28th April we'll be hosting Brendan Ó Sé as he gives talks shooting on iPhone at the Apple store, Regent's Street. We're excited to meet the m

DESIGN JOURNAL: YIKEBIKE

The transport of the future is finally with us: the YikeBike. The bike is electric and, at first glance, looks like the handle bars and seat have been attached the wrong way around. I previously described the YikeBike as a modern-day penny farthing

TOP 5: LAST OF THE SUMMER WEEKENDS

Unfortunately, summers are far too short for our liking – especially if you live alongside the English weather – and so it’s vital that we make the most of those lazy, carefree summer days before that familiar winter chill starts to creep in. W

OUR TRIBE: AN IPAD REUNION

That terrible sense of panic when you reach into your bag to grab your laptop/phone/tablet and... it isn’t there. Cue panic and lots of swearing. The Knomo Solution: a MyKnomo ID tag, stitched into every bag, purse and iPad cover we make, to help t

SUNDAY NIGHT TIPS: MONDAY NIGHT SOCIAL CLUB

Hating Monday morning is old news. Let’s give a cold welcome and a boo-hiss-boo to the hardest day of the week’s cruel stepmother – Sunday Night. It’s 2014 and there’s been a cultural shift towards the fear of the start of the week, rather

BEHIND-THE-BRAND: MAYFAIR VIDEO SHOOT

The Knomo Mayfair Collection leads the way in lightweight elegance, and last week we shot our latest video. The finished film will be available to watch soon, along with the full collection. In the mean time we wanted to show you behind the scenes to

THIS IS MY CITY COMPETITION #KNOMOIPHOTO

God will send a sign. When he does, be prepared // Brendan Ó Sé, Copenhagen, October 2014 You may have seen Apple's 'Shot on iPhone 6' Campaign - posters, billboards and all across the internet. Taking images shot on 'the world's most popular came

OUR TRIBE: 4 REASONS WHY LONDON IS TECH HEAVEN

1.Killer Transport Apps In London we love a good moan. ‘The tube was so busy’ or ‘the bus took forever to arrive’ is a staple morning conversation in Knomo HQ, but it’s not all doom and gloom. Far from it in fact, we’re forgetting the cou

DESIGN JOURNAL: INCLUSIVE DESIGN TOOLKIT

As healthy, busy people it is easy to forget how hard everyday life can be for those less able-bodied than ourselves. Cambridge University have developed an ‘Inclusive Design Toolkit’ to accommodate diversity within product design, and increase a

OUR WEEK IN INSTAGRAM 09.03.2014

A non-stop week as always here at Knomo. Highlight of the week: our Autumn/Winter photoshoot! Read on to get a sneak peak of the exciting things we've been up to. Be sure to follow us on instagram @knomolondon to see more of our bags and cases, Lond

FIRST TIME TRAVELLING ALONE?

You’ve made the decision to go it alone. That’s the biggest step… that and the small matter of arriving fresh off the plane clutching your new best friend: your backpack. From then on: freedom like you’ve never known before. Believe me, it’

VALVE SOFTWARE - IN LOVE WITH COMPANY CULTURE

Company culture is fast becoming a key factor when considering a job offer. Company values and flexibility of work are now the perks of the job, replacing the pre-recession tactics of pay rises and bonus’. We’re going to look at company cultures

FOR ALL THE DO-ERS OUT THERE: MEETING THE DO BOOK CO.

Are you a DO-er? The DO Lectures were launched in 2008, aiming to ‘bring the DO-ers of the world together’. The annual event hosts approximately 60 guests from all backgrounds and walks of life; with 20 carefully-selected speakers sharing their

OUT THE OFFICE/IN THE ZONE

If a ship is to track a steady course, things have to run normally. This means routine and constant communication, but we all know how draining this can be. What if your usual workplace wasn't always the best place to be? Want to escape the disruptio

#MYKNOMO COMPETITION ENTRIES

A big thank you to everyone who entered the #MyKnomo competition to win a 5000mAh Knomo battery! Beneath are the entries - which do you think is best? Winner to be announced on 02.10.14!

THE ENTREPRENEURS GUIDE TO WINNING VALENTINE’S DAY

Time is precious, almost as precious as your relationship. So how do you go the extra mile and really treat the special person who’s had your back through thick and thin? Embrace your entrepreneurial spirit and give your better half a Valentine’

KNOMO X MODELS1

Exciting news from Knomo HQ. Think catwalk, crazy outfits and extremely tall women. You’ve got it! Knomo are delighted to say we've collaborated with Models1, Europe’s leading modelling agency. Models1, established in 1968, has gone onto disco

OUR WEEK ON INSTAGRAM 02.02.15

We're now into the second month  of the year and we've got lots of exciting activity coming up in the nest few weeks. This week we hosted the entire Knomo team, from the US and Germany as well as our investors and other board members, putting plans

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

Unfortunately standard deliveries have now passed. However there are still two ways to make sure you get the Knomo you want for Christmas. NEXT DAY DELIVERY is open until Tuesday 23rd morning. You must order before 12pm midday to ensure delivery. Fo

OUR WEEK ON INSTAGRAM 16.01.15

It's been a great start to the new year with plans being made for our year ahead. See our week on Instagram below for a round-up of some activity so far. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @knomolondon to see more of our bags and cases, London life an

ELEKTRONISTA LAUNCH PARTY: KNOMO VISITS COPENHAGEN

The Knomo X Elektronista launch party took place on Wednesday 27th November; a glittering evening in Copenhagen surrounded by incredible men and women. The evening was the first full showcase of the collaboration, beneath are some images for the nigh

#CES2015: THE BACKSEAT APPROACH

Knomo are excited to see the first automated cars unveiled at CES2015. With vehicles showcased from BMW, Mercedes and Google on show, highly automated driving is no longer a thing of the imagination. See the driverless BMW i3s beneath. Mercedes aptl

OUR WEEK ON INSTAGRAM 25.01.15

We're almost at the end of January, everyone's least favourite month of the year. Knomo have a big year ahead, and to  give you a window into our weekly activities we'll be doing an Instagram round-up. Take a look below to see where we've been and

ONWARDS TO CES 2015

It’s that time again. Not just an exciting new year ahead of us, but the Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas each January; the largest technology conference in the world. Onwards to CES 2015. CES 2015 will be Knomo’s fourth trip. Each

#CES2015: THE BUTTON SIZED COMPUTER

If you’re trying to come up with the world’s next revolutionary wearable, what would your biggest obstacle be? For many companies, their killer idea is held back by a lack of accessible technology; I know what I want to do, but I don’t know ho

POCKET-LINT

Running out of battery is not an option...perfect for a girl that travels or one that doesn't want to compromise on style for practicality ' Pocket-lint choose Elektronista as one of their top 11 curated gadget gifts for girls. Check out their list

CHECK THIS: NEW PAR BRIEFCASE

It’s time to put Par under the microscope, to show you exactly how the latest Knomo briefcase has been put together. From the Balham Collection, Par is crafted from a lightly-coated cotton canvas. We’ve found this makes for great, lightweight bag

OUR TRIBE: CYCLE FEVER

Tour de France fever has hit Britain hard this year. Today we will see almost 200 elite cyclists on the third stage of the race – coming down from Cambridge and through London to finish at The Mall. We’ll be heading down to see the athletes cross

CHECK THIS: NEW FITZROVIA AUBERGINE

This Autumn/Winter Season we wanted to bring a playful and modern, yet sophisticated colour-way into the mix. After the hot Orange Spring/Summer pieces, trends have moved towards dark purples for the darker months. Introducing our seasonal women’s

ALMOST NAKED IPHONES

Knomo have experimented with ‘Shell’ iPhone cases over the years, and we can safely say our latest designs are the best to date. Alongside an iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Folio and Sleeve, we’re re-introducing the traditional-style phone case as part

FATHER'S DAY EDIT

Father’s Day looms, always the hardest family member to surprise. Decisions, decisions to make – so we’ve put together a special Father’s Day edit for you. Whether you’re feeling extra generous or working a budget, we’ve got something for

DITCH THE WALLET/PROTECT YOUR IPHONE

Knomo iPhone Cases through the years: 3G, 4S, 5, 5S and iPhone 6 Folio cases are arguably the best accessories to protect your smartphone in style. If your iPhone case can also double as a mini card case, you must be onto a winner. So ditch that wal

BOND NEVER DIES

Bond brings technology and fashion together. A purse that charges your phone; the modern woman’s answer to life on the go. Today, leaving the house with a half charged phone – or having your phone run out of battery midday – can lead to disaste

CHRISTMAS #MYKNOMO COMPETITION

Christmas is for the time for giving; we know lots of generous men and women have chosen bags, cases and accessories for their friends and family members and we want to keep the special gifts going! We want to give away a Knomo X Case Power 5000mAh

MYKNOMO CHRISTMAS COMPETITION ENTRIES

A big thank you to everyone who entered the #MyKnomo Christmas competition! We will be running similar competitions because we get a real kick out of seeing people using their Knomo bags and cases, as well as the collections that people have built up

Christmas Deliveries!

When is the last day I can order to guarantee UK delivery in time for Christmas? Friday 19th December, before midday. What happens if I miss the 19th December? You will still be able to purchase a Christmas Knomo in our London store, or through one