I got some mint kangaroo leather from a shoe making store and I thought I’d make a black/mint set. The pencil case: The clutch/purse: The wallet: The set:
Work in Progress… I have a bookmark folder in my browser dedicated to my online identity: google circle, facebook, twitter, linkedin…a dozen of them. I noticed a long time ago that my online communities on these websites are quite distinctive from each other—some represents my professional side as a design student, some for family and close friends, and some for public. Of course they are not completely separated. Where I choose to post certain aspect of my life depend on how […]
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 […]
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Dye a piece of leather into desirable shade.Cut to exact measurement, attach necessary hardware if applicable.Saddle stitch. Apply masking tape around the edges to prepare for edge dying. Grove inside the folds to make it fold easily. Finish! Left: the single compartment card holder. Right: two-fold wallet.