Apr

09

iPhone Wallet Necklaces

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It has been quite a long time since I first thought of the idea behind this post. Do you remember when Steve Jobs passed? (Yes that was rhetorical, sorry)…. I planned on doing this whole tribute post, designing accessories around all of the beautiful gadgets he’s created. But I can’t rush such things, everything needs […]

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Mar

27

Mobile Accessory

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When I first created this wallet necklace style, I just had one simple idea in mind. To find a solution for a personal problem of mine. Always running around like a crazy person, or working like a crazy person, I need to have important things like a credit card, keys, and cash close by. And […]

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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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Nov

01

Lineappelle Bologna

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I am not one to take “vacations” and in the beginning this trip to Italy was solely for work. I decided to take about 2 weeks off for myself but the main reason for coming to Italy was to go to Lineappelle. Lineappelle is a bi-annual event where Italian vendors gather in a huge arena […]

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Jun

19

Needle & Thread

I spent all day making dust bags among other things (muslins, more bags etc), and part of this dust bag step requires me to embroider the fabric through an automated process… Repeating this process over and over again was kind of hypnotizing… If you remember the dustbag from this post this video below was …

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Jun

09

Snapshot

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Took a pic of a bag on the machine the other day, more later…This is just textured leather with chains, kind of inspired by my other jacket

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May

23

Currently finishing up…

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A studded motorcycle jacket! Very standard but I wanted one for a while now. I got to use up a million leftover studs from my senior year at Parsons.

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Mar

12

Last place

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Kaufman’s Shoe Supply

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Jan

28

Unchanged

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Singer is one of the oldest sewing machine companies, and their design model doesn’t change much. You know sewing machines have stayed the same for ages…unlike apple products that change and break on repeat. (I still have no idea why I yearn for the iPad….iTampon..iWhatever…knowing that its basically a laptop with a hacked off cover […]

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Dec

25

AD 2004

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Dec

12

Scene Behind

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Oct

06

Make Shoes

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At the moment I am spending a lot of time figuring out the process of making shoes. I was told I needed this machine which I recently acquired. I love shoes and the things that designers come up with, but there is always one little detail I wish I could change/improve. So I’m now …

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