Handbags and Purses

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.

The three R’s.

We are big supporters of reusing, recycling, repurposing, but we’re not sure how we feel about bottle tops and soda can rings turned handbags.  Last night we actually saw a gal with a wristlet in the same vein.  It looked just as weird in person. Seems uncomfortable. Maybe dangerous (ouch). Denae, start saving all the tops and rings from your Diet Coke.

free event @ LOFT 1513

Got an email from LOFT 1513 promoting their free event on April 7th. Clicked on this link and the photo below popped up. Those bags look really familiar… oh! Those are ours! If you’re cruising the neighborhood that day, go and check it out. They’ll be serving champagne at 7pm.

meraviglioso, stupendo, magnifico, bellissimo!!!

Michael so graciously sent us these gorgeous skins of Italian leather.  He’s also the same guy that makes all those cool leather trims we’ve been putting on Wynton.  His stuff is all hand done in Italy.  Did you read that?  Hand done. In Italy.  That aged, antique looking finish that you see is all… hand done… in Italy (that was the last one, swear).  These articles are amazing.  And expensive.  Our photos don’t do them any justice.  We promised him we’d make something really nice out of these, but we’re feeling less than confident.  This leather is intimidating.  We’re afraid to get near it with our cutting shears.  It might be wise to run a trial pattern on some other material first. 

What would you make out of these?