2nd to last personal work project before heading down to Mexico for my volunteer program. Custom leather throw pillows for @jhinteriordesign My first time doing my signature belted pillows in any leather other then the vegetable tan I usually use. I think these are going to look super special 😎
#tbt to the time I did the leather work on this awesome project: the falconry companion kit designed by @richard_wrightman for #neimanmarcus one of the projects I'm most proud of in my career as a leather worker. ❤️🦅
Coordinating production components in Mexico has been challenging/rewarding. I finally feel like all the knowledge gained spent finding weird stuff all over the world, is being put to good use. Getting excited for this Oaxaca project and to see what kind of cool bags might manifest. Right now focusing on sourcing zippers with metal teeth as opposed to plastic. 💪🏼
Not comfortable talking about things before they actually happen, so I've been mum, but I'm pretty excited about what I've been working on for months now. Heading back down to Mexico to do handbag development classes/leather working classes with about 60 women weavers in rural Oaxaca. Working with the wonderful microfinance group @fundacionenvia who are doing the amazing backend work pulling all the logistics of this massive volunteer program together. Organizing this many women in 3 rural villages is no easy task and I'm so grateful. Very excited to pass on this knowledge and see if I can help these women sell more handbags. That's the ultimate goal here. ✌🏻
The bag that won't quit. Updated my leather. Updated my production. New batch might just be the best batch yet. Lazo Saddle in Black.
Workin' for the weekend, but that's allright because I'm making a lovely #ooak Rhodochrosite Bucket Bag in white hair-on cowhide with grey veg-tanned belting. She's a looker.
Finished 31 of these leather stools for the top floor bar of the Wilshire Grand. My team was amazing. Thank you for the project @kgblnyc was amazing to work on this!
When it rains, it pours- and I've been swamped. Still managing to squeeze out bags, and even some custom ones like this Leather Sailor in Chestnut. 1st time for this bag in this color. 😍
Before this day of chaos begins, before my 3 assistants show up, before this place is a total shit hole with leather scraps flying everywhere- I just want to take a min to thank the universe for helping me to figure out a way to support myself as a leather worker- through a bag line, through home goods, through all the furniture designers/interior designers who trust me with their product. #blessed