Amid their new products clusterfuck, the Philips Notebook Sleeve called my attention. Not only because it's pretty—or in a pretty setting—but because it's designed to work as a nice laptop pad, and not only because it's hardened.
The Philips Notebook Sleeve also has a soft cushion built-in and, what is more important, "an extra HeatProtect layer prevents overheating by allowing good air flow." Sounds good to me and to my private parts. The design is good too, with a suede-like lining and a rubberized zip, so your notebook doesn't get scratched.