From Walker banners to bags

There’s nothing worse than letting a perfectly good banner go to waste. Linden Hills-based Relan Corp. refurbishes the actual exhibition banners that hang outside the Walker Art Center into one-of-a-kind bags in several shapes.

These bags are made from the exhibition banner for "Vital Forms: American Art and Design in the Atomic Age, 1940-1960" that featured the image of patterned wallpaper circa 1953. Sewn into each bag is an image of the banner so banner-bag-toters can guess which section their bag came from. The bags come in three shapes: messenger, open top tote, and a small zip-top pouch.

Price: $16-$70.

Where available: Walker Art Center Museum Shop, 725 Vineland Place, closed Mondays, 375-7633.