Basil Racuk: Indulging the iPad.

July 6, 2010
The iPad. State-of-the-art, multi-faceted technological friend or cumbersome, obscenely expensive foe? Despite interviewing a certain accessories designer who’s just purchased hers and isn’t the least bit regretful, I’m still somewhat unconvinced. iPad cases, however, I feel I can judge more effectively what with fancying myself somewhat of a half-arsed aesthete.
Basil Racuk, the California-based artisan designing for the leather goods label of the same name, has just released a delectable and rather sizeable pouch which accommodates your iPad, iPhone and iNewspaper (LOL jk…Apple hasn’t to my knowledge gone quite that far just yet).
Crafted using both machine- and hand-stitching, the case conforms to Racuk’s signature rustic chic, minimalist aesthetic that caught my eye months ago.
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^ Available in latigo and oil tan qualities and in dark brown, British khaki, vegetable tan, and black. The case retails for $972.
As the man himself has said of the product: “It’s so hedonistic and usage-specific…flying in the face of all this ‘fiscal responsibility’. It gives me the chills but at the same time I kind of love it.”. Too right. But, then again, this isn’t your average totem of über wealth but an item much more subtle and which offers a much greater degree of longevity instead.
Find Basil Racuk online, at Leffot, 10 Christopher St, NYC and at Guild in Venice, California from September.
  • KC July 6, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    in my country, celebrities and rich kids welcomed the ipad with open arms and open wallets. i'm sure these accessories will be more visible when they come here.

  • Mat July 12, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    i'm really not keen on the ipad, every time i see someone with one on the train i just think they look like your carrying around a telly.

  • niamh July 13, 2010 at 11:43 am

    ipad are odd looking things. thank god someone made covers as yummy as these!x

  • WE SPY WITH MY LITTLE i July 20, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    iPAD who – I fear technology – but this beauty will make a man with a fetish for briefcases very happy. Yours TrulyWE SPY WITH MY LITTLE i

  • Torgeir July 24, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    L-O-V-E this !I so want it 😉 Have a super summer.Have a lot of fun! ;)xoxo,Hr Johansen