First time making a leather messenger bag for men:)Process: Stitch the compartment inside first and attach the button closure Cut out all the straps and labels, and use double rivets to attach them. Stitch inner pocket for keys. Adjustable straps. Finished bag: Added shoulder pad for comfort.
I design this table with leather top and storage unit. A single unit on each own can be a small bed table or desk top stand.It can also be used vertically as a magazine rack.Or use in this direction with possibility to hold a table top.Process I start with by making a 1:3 scale model. I cut the slots using band saw. Because I designed the angle to be bent at 135 degree so the two legs can meet at […]
Categories: Form and forming, ID Projects • Tags: bed table, bent, bent plywood, coffee table, college, lamination, plywood, set, shelf, side table, slots, storage, storage unit, table, vacuum, wood, wood craft, wooden
Beauty industry has a new way of looking at people’s skin abnormality. Beauty marks, they call them. Flawlessness is out, perfect imperfections are in. Leather, is from skin too, and it has “imperfections”, such as fat marks, blemishes, freckles, stamps, wrinkles and scars, yet they provide outstanding carving, embossing and dyeing characteristics. Most of these imperfections are considered what make a piece of leather “unusable” and get cut off and discarded. As long as cows are getting killed by meat […]
Categories: ID Projects, Softgoods • Tags: animal, bag, beauty, blemish, cow, cow hide, craft, craftsmanship, design for discourse, discursive design, fat, freckles, handmade, hide, imperfection, leather, leather bag, marks, medium, messenger bag, perfect, perfection, purse, should bag, skin, small, stamps, tools, twin bags, wrinkle
Process: Cut out leather.Use every uneven leather on the inside to minimize waster. (I learned from the leather workshop that most high end companies won’t accept leather with flaws even they are perfect fine when used strategically.) Prepare hardware. Cut out strap.Dye the strap into dark brown color.Ready to get stitched together.Inside saddle stitches.Attached second tone flap.Finished!
Project Brief: The goal of this project is to design a ride-on toy for 2-3 year old children. Aesthetically the little rider should have playful and fun characters with consideration of its targeted users—-no sharp edges or pointy corners, with appropriate dimension, safe, durable and easy to operate; it should also be simple and modern to fit in houses and for parents to assemble and recycle. Material wise I hope to use natural high quality material that no only safe […]
Wanted to tested the new set of stamps I got. Vegetable tanned leather takes stamps really well. I wet the surface and waited for it to return it’s dry color. Placed the stamp and hit it with a hammer several times. Then I lightly painted the indent to make it more visible. For this I dyed the leather first and finished the edges. Then I wet the surface, stamped the leather and attached the hardware.
Two things made me want to design this little cord organizer. One is the new Japanese circular cutter—cut leather in circle beautifully like you’ve never seen; and the elastic band— I’ve always been interested in combining different material with leather, I’ve used the elastic band before with the leather sleeve project, but that leather was way thicker and I’ve only glued them together.
* Posts under ‘Whitney’s Notes’ are for me to organize my notes from conference, my research over special topics and my random work inspired by random things. Please check reference list to find the original content.* Posters I made for leather awareness. Where is leather from, industrially? Most popular voice: The global market for beef, and hence hides for leather production, is finely balanced. The supply is clearly based on the demand for beef, rather than the needs of the leather sector. Over […]