Traversing six countries over a distance of 1233kms (764 miles) the Rhine is Europe’s longest and most important river. One popular pastime is to walk the Rheinsteig trail between Wiesbaden and Bonn, no mean feat at 320 km over 23 stages. And a bag to accompany your trip? The Rhine from côte&ciel, of course. Photography by Aule Boissaye and Sebastian Randé
Shot from the International Space Station, the Nile becomes a glowing river of light snaking across a darkened planet. Travelling over 6,670 km (4160 miles) from source to sea, it’s both Africa and the world’s longest river. That’s why at côte&ciel we named our most iconic bag after this iconic body of water- as to journey its length you’ll need a backpack that encompasses both strength and style. Photograph by Scott Kelly. See our Nile product range at www.coteetciel.com
inspiration: Giving a permanency to the ethereal is just one of the aims of Californian artist Peter Alexander in this 1966 work Cloud Box. Described by the artist as ‘containers of silence’ – the original inspiration for these resin cubes, came from the artist glossing his surfboard and being fascinated by the remaining liquid in the Dixie cup.