This Week’s Must-Haves: an ’80s Arcade Favorite Goes High-Fashion

This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting a luxe backpack inspired by Pac-Man, a smart companion for potted plants and Canon's new selfie-ready photo printer. Take a look!


Anya Hindmarch Mini Ghost Backpack, $2,950

British designer Anya Hindmarch has become a cult favorite among the fashion cognoscenti for her cheeky reimaginings of pop culture icons as high-end accessories. For her fall collection, Hindmarch turned to classic ’80s arcade games and 8-bit graphics for inspiration. This colorful version of the brand’s popular mini backpack takes the shape of one of Pac-Man’s instantly recognizable baddies. Despite its cartoonish looks, the bag’s details are all grown-up, with a luxe shearling exterior, suede lining, labeled card pockets and leather-tasseled zipper pulls.



Sugarfina x Jonathan Adler Bento Boxes, $30

Favorite treats get a chic makeover via Jonathan Adler’s collaboration with candy maker Sugarfina. With fun themes like Chic & Sour and Cocktail Hour, the colorful boxes are ideal for gifting—but we won’t judge if you decide to keep them for yourself.

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Moleskine Game of Thrones Pocket Notebook, $20

Fill the long days between new episodes of Game of Thrones by recording your theories about Jon Snow’s parentage or the whereabouts of Rickon Stark in one of Moleskine’s limited edition GoT notebooks. Pick a side in the ongoing battle by choosing between cover designs featuring the Lannister lion, Targaryen dragon or Stark wolf.

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Monocircus Vinee Earrings, $65

Didn’t make the guest list for last week’s Met Gala? You can still take home a piece from this year’s Costume Institute exhibition, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, in the form of these 3-D printed earrings from Japanese designer Monocircus. Each pair of modernist baubles is made from flexible nylon plastic and hand-dyed.

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Parrot Flower Power, $50

Even the most hopeless would-be gardeners can grow lush greenery thanks to Parrot’s Bluetooth-connected Flower Power sensor, which assesses your plant’s needs—whether it’s water, fertilizer, repotting or a change in temperature—and alerts you via smartphone app.

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Canon Selphy Wireless Photo Printer, $110

Easily turn your favorite selfies into IRL pics with Canon’s aptly named wireless printer. The pint-size device connects to your smartphone or computer via Wi-Fi or USB, and prints everything from postcards to stickers. It even has a built-in option to let you print passport or ID photos from home.

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This story first appeared in the May 9, 2016 issue of Adweek magazine.
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