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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Painting is great therapy. It’s forgiving and kind. If you don’t like what’s happening on your canvas, you can paint over it. There is no messing up and you can right your wrongs. Everything else in life really can be just as simple. I am guilty of complicating things and inflating their importance. When I take a step back and look at what I’m doing, I am bringing awareness into the picture. Is that what it means to live in the now?

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The best inspiration is nature. Some interesting textures, patterns and pretty colors found on our trip to Hawaii…

Capsule & 15% off @ RAG

Stop by RAG and get 15% off now thru May 31st (not valid on sale items).  Mention that you saw my blog posting to get the discount, or give me your e-mail address and I’ll send you the coupon. 

On May 1st, you can also catch the Capsule event.  Local designers will be sprinkled among the streets of Hayes Valley selling their stuff.  Info below…

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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.