Dec

01

Work-life

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Sometimes when people talk about ‘jobs’ they say they prefer to do work that they don’t have to take home, they say ‘just give me something I can stop thinking about at 5 pm’. I don’t know that I could live that way, only because I live to work on something that I’m obsessed with, [...]

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Oct

14

Heart Decanter

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Couldn’t help myself, just had to share some of these beautiful decanters by a designer/artist in Italy. I have to thank the girl who tweeted me the link (@CeciliasClaws).. I wasn’t sure if I was just going to share a random image of a heart decanter, but I loved that the artist included some process [...]

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Sep

13

Industrialized Studding

This micro studded effect, as I mentioned before, is probably one of my favorite forms of garment decoration. Going through the comments it seems like the Versace post brought up some really great points about decoration that I actually agree with, but that doesn’t mean we can’t love what we sometimes rationalize as mindless. And [...]

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Sep

02

Evocative Imagery

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There were many images from the previous post that we meant to share, but couldn’t because then it’d drive you guys insane. We decided to separate the posts so we could share some evocative imagery that inspired us to create the previous design. There were so many forms we looked at before we went ahead [...]

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Aug

16

Pixar Note

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Great to read on a cloudy Tuesday. Stay inspired guys! via

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Jul

31

Pink Arsenal

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Every time a new design gets released through the shop I’m always humbled and surprised when people like something enough to buy it. What’s more interesting is why certain items do considerably better than others. I like to analyze everything in my head in a logical way but in the end there’s no definitive answer. [...]

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Jul

01

Luxirare x Leopard

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My obsession with Leopard calf hide will never go away. Leopard print is like Bacon or something. Sadly, the only thing I have left from all of these designs is the leopard coat with the hardware. This material is definitely my favorite to work with. I hope there will be more designs to come, here [...]

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Jun

23

Freshly baked

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Ha, no I didn’t bake this jacket, but actually… in a way …I did. One of the finishing touches to leather working (this technique is used for bags) is to literally blow dry the bag. This melts all the loose stitches. Of course one does not use a hair blow dryer, there’s a special heat [...]

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Jun

18

Quilted

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Currently at the studio, finishing up batch #1 of jumpsuits and about to continue a quilted jacket that I started a month ago. Such a gorgeous, hot, day out. I’m indoors, on my 2nd redbull of the day! Love quilting on leather. About to start a whole series of jackets on quilting and padding. …

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Apr

30

Leather and Knit

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Another quick post here before I head back into the studio this week for long hours and no time to post…About 2-3 months ago, I’d been working on a small line of leather and knit basics- there were about 7-8 designs but I never got around to finishing the samples because orders were coming in [...]

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