Finally retiring a key component of my assemblage, my scaffolding: my conference bag from ICA Korea (2002), which has lasted almost 10 years but has finally fallen too far into disrepair. I've loved its affordances (always space to have an umbrella handy; lots of room for papers and books; pockets for change, paperclips, business cards; durable and light). Best of all: it was a conference freebie (unless you count the cost of the plane ticket to Korea, conference fee, and hotel; then it was a pricey bag).
And, here's the new guy:
Hoping this one lasts at least as long as the last one.