You Can Get Away with Using the Minimum, but Is It Worth It?
The lock was broken. The bag just would not shut properly anymore. Granted, this fine specimen of a leather bag was 10 years old. But it had done me great service carrying my laptop through numerous travels and countries, and I was having a hard time letting go.
I knew there was little chance of finding a replacement lock after all this time. (I was residing in Australia at the time, but had purchased the bag prior to that while living in Germany.)
Sabine Lenz is the founder of PaperSpecs.com, the first online paper database and community specifically designed for paper specifiers.
Growing up in Germany, Sabine started her design career in Frankfurt, before moving to Australia and then the United States. She has worked on design projects ranging from corporate identities to major road shows and product launches. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, her list of clients included Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Deutsche Bank, IBM and KPMG.
Seeing designers struggle worldwide to stay current with new papers and paper trends inspired Sabine to create PaperSpecs, an independent and comprehensive Web-based paper database and weekly e-newsletter. She is also a speaker on paper issues and the paper industry. Some refer to her lovingly as the "paper queen" who combines her passion for this wonderful substrate called paper with a hands-on approach to sharing her knowledge.