Let’s hear it for black stretch pants, aka leggings. Looking at the 2018 Cruise Collection from Louis Vuitton would suggest they had not heard Kellyanne Conway’s recent comments defending her Inauguration Day Paddington-the-Bear costume by deriding women who wear this wardrobe staple, saying: “Sorry to offend the black-stretch-pants women of America with a little color.” I would say she’s not only referring to me, but quite possibly ALL OF US. @louisvuitton @kellyanneconway.off

Let’s hear it for black stretch pants, aka leggings.  Looking at the 2018 Cruise Collection from Louis Vuitton would suggest they had not heard Kellyanne Conway’s recent comments defending her Inauguration Day Paddington-the-Bear costume by deriding women who wear this wardrobe staple, saying: “Sorry to offend the black-stretch-pants women of America with a little color.” I would say she’s not only referring to me, but quite possibly ALL OF US.  @louisvuitton @kellyanneconway.off

Photo taken at: MIHO Museum

According to the calendar it’s Friday night. My workbench tells another story, and this explains why I’ll be back here tomorrow. Working for oneself–and designing/making things for a living means living to make things. Meeting my bffs for Happy Hour earlier was a nice reminder of what the weekend is…week’s end. Now back to work! @shaheenplunier @asyabeardsley ♥️ for the break

According to the calendar it’s Friday night.  My workbench tells another story, and this explains why I’ll be back here tomorrow.  Working for oneself–and designing/making things for a living means living to make things.  Meeting my bffs for Happy Hour earlier was a nice reminder of what the weekend is…week’s end.  Now back to work!  @shaheenplunier @asyabeardsley ♥️ for the break

Photo taken at: J Augur Design

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is: “How long does it take to make a bag?” I’ve often balked at answering…not because I don’t want to share, not that it’s top secret, but because I am often unsure of the answer. The unsatisfying reply is: “It depends.” Averages are the closest I can come to because every bag is unique and has its own set of challenges in getting it from inception to completion. That being said, a bag can take from 9 to 24 man hours (and occasionally more), depending on size, complexity and the amount of repairs and trims it needs to make it ‘complete

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is: “How long does it take to make a bag?” I’ve often balked at answering…not because I don’t want to share, not that it’s top secret, but because I am often unsure of the answer.  The unsatisfying reply is: “It depends.” Averages are the closest I can come to because every bag is unique and has its own set of challenges in getting it from inception to completion.  That being said, a bag can take from 9 to 24 man hours (and occasionally more), depending on size, complexity and the amount of repairs and trims it needs to make it ‘complete

Photo taken at: J Augur Design

Multiples from the same Navajo rug give me a chance to create different versions of a bag. These four buckets exemplify what I’ve often referred to as a ‘litter’ of bags. Much like puppies, they are clearly related–born of the same material–yet each displays a unique personality. Repairing and patching, correcting weaknesses in the original textile, inadvertently adds character and tells a story–much like the scars we carry forward from childhood, the surface takes on the dimension of time. These four buckets were finally finished this morning and await the next chapter in their evolution from cast-off materials to instant heirloom

Multiples from the same Navajo rug give me a chance to create different versions of a bag.  These four buckets exemplify what I’ve often referred to as a ‘litter’ of bags.  Much like puppies, they are clearly related–born of the same material–yet each displays a unique personality.  Repairing and patching, correcting weaknesses in the original textile, inadvertently adds character and tells a story–much like the scars we carry forward from childhood, the surface takes on the dimension of time.  These four buckets were finally finished this morning and await the next chapter in their evolution from cast-off materials to instant heirloom

Photo taken at: J Augur Design