Thursday, June 12, 2014

[Culture of Making] studio visit with 1.61 Soft Goods

We had an awesome studio visit of 1.61 Soft Goods this past weekend. We have been working with Diana and Wes of 1.61 Soft Goods on utilitarian yet beautiful leather artifacts for Baum-kuchen (including a really popular leather zipper case for Traveler's Notebook!) so we were thrilled to see where these items are hand crafted one by one.

Their workspace located right outside of the up-and-coming Arts District in downtown LA was filled with inspiring vibe. The lofty space, specialized tools, leather scraps... Frido and I both inhaled a healthy dose of creative energy the morning. Coco and Satchi kept themselves pretty busy with their cats (scroll down to see Coco vs. kitty on the floor shot) while we chatted more about our future collaboration over a utilitarian make-shift table. I also loved that there were a lot of beautiful vignettes and traces of lived-in feel. You can tell that they spend a lot of time there pouring their passion into their crafts. 

We are looking forward to our on-going collaboration with them in the future! 

Thank you Diana and Wes for inviting us into your awesome studio! 


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