Hai. I've been taking a break from promoting my "brand", hence the Instagram hiatus. Like many people, I'm trying to figure out how to move forward with my passion for creating leathergoods, while trying to navigate what feels right and positive in this current political climate. In the meantime, I've turned more inward to those things that bring me tremendous full-body joy, one of them being music. Maybe you didn't know this, but I used to do A&R. It was fun, until it wasn't. Anyways, I digress, when I was 19 I had a radio show at KZSU Stanford and it was super fun. I'm taking a stab at it again with my new musical muse, and we're gonna play some killer tunes tomorrow night. I'll throw the link up in the bio tomorrow in case you aren't in LA and want to listen online. (Oh and @organboner is my personal Instagram. It's fun). If you are feeling like you don't know enough about #italodisco and #hinrg music, tomorrow night is your chance to have a listen. Have a rad day ✌🏻
Thank you to my repeat clients that, after buying the same product over and over again in the same color, force me try new things. Introducing the Leather Planter in black. 🖤
#juchitan is a progressive matriarchy, steeped in tradition and catholicism, and yet paradoxically a place where they recognize a 3rd gender, the #muxes . For several months, I have been quietly planning to spend my 40th there at their annual vela where they crown the queen #muxe . It's the 3rd weekend of November. A couple months ago I had reached out to the organizers of the event, and they were so excited that someone from Los Angeles wanted to fly down specifically for their ball. Now the town seems somewhat leveled by this horrible earthquake. I'm determined, now more then ever, to make it down for this great celebration of tolerance and diversity. Join me if you are so inclined, and if they decide they have the capacity and infrastructure to hold the ball. This article is from @washingtonpost
El espíritu de #oaxaca no se derrumbe. Sigan de pie!
Reposting cause I dropped the ball: I have table space in my lovely studio for rent. Your own big cutting table where no one will touch anything, an industrial shelving unit (again- where no one will touch anything), great views of DTLA, and fun music. Available ASAP. DM me for more deets
Do you need a work space? I have a free table in my giant studio. 4'x5.5' industrial cutting table and 1 giant industrial shelving unit at your disposal. Also access to an industrial sewing machine if needed. Super sunny DTLA space. I'm only here part of the time, and gone for long stretches, so you would also have the place to yourself a bunch. Could be shorter or longer term, tbd. Utilities included. DM me for deets. Come stare out the giant windows with me!
Before heading to Oaxaca to teach the most recent classes, I felt it was important to only teach with tools, or improvised tools, that were only available in the immediate area. I made the decision to only bring one tool with me from the U.S., and that was my trusty strap-cutter. It was insanely popular and useful and now I am shipping 23 of them down to Oaxaca City to be distributed out in the Oaxaca valley to the various villages we worked in. Thank you to all my U.S. expat sherpas that divide their time between Oaxaca and the States and agreed to ferry these down for me. Excited to see the replacement of pleather straps for roughly the same price as the synthetics are costing them.
Getting the right shade of hand-dyed #eclipseblack leather requires chemistry, patience, and a bit of magic ✨🌑✨
WRONG LEATHER SALE: made these beautiful custom pillows for an interior design client, and unfortunately made them in the wrong leather. Normally they retail for $240/each, but they can be yours for $175/each. Really gorgeous distressed medium brown/sable leather that will get better with age. Belted closure and down inserts. I keep them but they don't match my decor and they aren't part of my regular line! PM me for more deets or if you want them!
Convertible loaded up! The Oaxaca bags are starting to ship today! (And continuing on Monday) 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼