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SUMMER NEWS

HI FRIENDS AND FAM!

I hope everyone is getting outside and enjoying the heat. I’ve finally gotten the online shop updated; you’ll find must-go markdowns, reduced prices on core faves (wallets, backpacks & totes!) plus brand new additions. Click below to check it out.

This Saturday, I’ll be at Rockwall Wine Company in Alameda for a fun night time event. Come for live music, local makers and WINE! Click here for details. I’ve got one free ticket left up for grabs; email me if you’re interested.

See ya Saturday!
-May

VISIT MY STUDIO >> 2315 LINCOLN AVENUE, ALAMEDA CA
(by appointment)

HI FRIENDS AND FAM!

Did you know that Alameda is home to several art galleries and artist studios?
Every 2nd Friday of the month, they open their doors and invite you to visit their space. A handful of local business participate as well, with extended hours in light of the event. This Friday, PHOENIX is hosting a night market, where resident artists + guest makers will be sharing their work.

I’m excited to say that I’m beginning my move into PHOENIX, where I’ll have my own studio. This will allow me to give you a personal look into my creative world. It’ll also alleviate the mess I’ve created at home =) Until I figure out consistent studio hours, please send me an e-mail or text if you want to drop by.

See ya Friday!
-May

More about 2nd Fridays and PHOENIX:
http://fridayartwalk.com/
http://phoenixalameda.com/

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Hi Friends! I hope everyone is well. This coming July, I’ll be setting up shop at Renegade in San Francisco. Not only is this my first event since 2010, it’s the first time I’ll be sharing my complete collection. I’ll also have special limited editions and one-of-a-kind sample sales that aren’t available anywhere else. I’m a bit overwhelmed and stressed out about the prep going into this, but I’m excited about the opportunity to connect with old and new faces. I would love to see you there.

I keep my website up to date on product offerings, but If you want an in-person peek of my work at anytime, you can find select items at these locations in the Bay Area; click here for list.

Thanks and see you soon!
May

On point.

I’m familiar with the myth that all Chinese are good at math. So not true. I’m not embarrassed to admit that I failed high school trigonometry. I will however, pat myself on the back for being a whiz at algebra and geometry. They say creative and visual types tend to excel at geometry. I’ll drink to that. Angles and lines that form pointy shapes are cool.

Since I travel often these days, I found I needed a wallet to hold my passport and boarding passes. I took a pretty piece of camel leather that had a not so pretty marking on one end. Had to get creative somehow, so I started to doodle pointy shapes and found the diamond to be my perfect solution. It covered the mark, made a substantial foundation for a closure AND anything snake skin is awesome – in my opinion.

SONNY (named after my grandpa who saw more of the world than I ever will) is the beginning of my ‘ON POINT’ collection. What do you think…? Give me a reason to make him in more colors!

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foto frenzy

Yikes. We’ve let a lot of time lapse since our last update, but we have good reason. We’ve been busy worker bees making bags for ooma. What do we like best about this place? It’s friendly and welcoming store owner. Why should you shop there? Because they carry local labels and a unique assortment of goodies to get you dressed from head to toe. And because it’s located in North Beach where you can get yummy Italian pastries on every corner. Some things you’ll find on the shelves of ooma…

CHET is new! Simple clutch with leather detail and rivets. We’re really into rivets. Use this for cosmetics, too.

MILES is new! Wear this three ways: tote, crossbody, backpack!! That’s the best part. We made this because of the recent revival of the backpack. And because we wanted one for ourselves. Thanks to Bonnie for being our model =)

LOUIS is new! This bag is huge. Summer will be here soon enough and everyone needs a something to carry their beach towel and flip-flops. Use it for overnighters and weekend trips. Note the nifty leather closure and coconut buckle.

WYNTON in mix of prints. That zebra and aubergine stripe both have lining that’s been hand printed in Thailand, compliments of Roberta.