Experiments With Color 02-14-13
We are constantly prototyping with new materials, new forms and new processes at our studio in Portland. In our latest experiment we collaborated with local designer Eric Trine. We asked him to experiment with color on one of our forthcoming Spring products, The Everyday bag. These are the results from our first attempt with Indigo dye.
The non-toxic dye used for this project was made from indigo, sugar, lime and fructose. The original dye recipe was developed by Kyla Mucci.
Tokyo Briefcase 01-29-13
The Tokyo Briefcase originated from a conversation with Carl, a friend and talented industrial designer (as well as a proud owner of a Tokyo Bag). The design is a derivative of our classic Tokyo Bag. The bag is long and narrow and features a zip top closure, leather handles, 8 pockets and a protective leather layer on the floor of the bag. This prototype was crafted in our Portland design studio from domestic waxed canvas and vegetable tanned leather and one industrial metal zipper. Below is a picture of the Tokyo Briefcase and Carl, its proud owner.
Maharam + The Good Flock 10-02-12
Initially designed in collaboration with Maharam
for use by its staff, the M Bag offers the capacity to serve as an ideal weekender. The M Bag is
handcrafted in the USA using domestically sourced
waxed canvas with hand-burnished vegetable
tanned leather. Four external and four internal
pockets. Zip top closure. The M Bag is among a
forthcoming series of accessories designed by
Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, Jasper Morrison,
and others for Maharam.
Maharam is a fourth-generation family business
founded in 1902. Recognized for its rigorous and
holistic commitment to design, Maharam offers a
comprehensive collection of textiles for commercial
and residential interiors. Maharam textiles are
included in the permanent collections of the Art
Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art,
and the Stedelijk Museum, among others.
The MBag is available in limited quantities.
Evergreen Collection 08-06-12
The evergreen waxed canvas collection includes the iWooly Attache, iWooly for iPad and iWooly for iPhone4. The collection is exclusively available at BEAMS in Japan. Pictured: iWooly Attache in Evergreen waxed canvas, Pendleton wool and natural vegetable tanned leather.
iWooly for iPad + Field Notes 05-31-12
Sometimes when you're browsing the web or working on the iPad you need to jot down information on paper. This special edition of 25 is the perfect solution for working in the digital and analog worlds. The iWooly includes one limited edition Field Notes and is made from vegetable tanned leather and Pendleton Wool. Fits iPad2 and 3 with Apple's Smart cover.
Japan prototyes-Pecos Turq collection 03-17-12
We are constantly prototyping new designs and ideas. Many designs are initiated from conversations we have with the people we work with. This collection stemmed from a conversation in Japan. Pictured: iWooly attache, iWooly for iPad3 and the iWooly for iPhone4 in Pecos Turquoise.
Tokyo Bag-Turquoise exclusive 03-16-12
The Turquoise Tokyo bag is exclusively available at Levi's Neighborhood Stores in the USA and BEAMS in Japan. This limited edition waxed canvas color has eight pockets, hand burnished veg tanned leather handles. Handcrafted in the USA. Produced in limited numbers. For retail locations and contact info Click here.
Tokyo Bag- Limited Edition 02-27-12
This Limited Edition Tokyo Bag was co-developed with the London based online retailer Jardins Florian. In addition to its waxed canvas body, the bag has an embossed vegetable tanned leather flap covering the main chamber and another piece that protects it when placed on the ground. Developed in limited numbers, this bag is only available online in the USA and at JardinsFlorian.com in the EU. 5 Black and 7 navy bags available in the USA.
Spectacle Cases- Avail in Japan 02-20-12
This is one of 5 exclusive colors available in Japan. Made from Virgin Pendleton Wool, Tagua nut and Deerskin. Fits most spectacles.
Folding Leather Wallet 11-22-11
This prototype wallet is crafted from a single piece of vegetable tanned leather.
It has one area for cash and another for cards. Folds flat.
Scissor cases 1+2 10-16-11
These two cases were done for Karyn of Gold + Arrow salon in Portland. Both samples are crafted from domestic waxed canvas and vegetable tanned leather. Each scissor is hand molded into the case for a perfect fit.
iWooly wallet- Available Sept 07-29-11
We are excited about our Fall lineup.
The entire collection will be available online early September.
This season we will expand our bag and iWooly collections along with a few surprises. Here is a peek at one of our forthcoming products; iWooly wallet in vegetable tanned leather and Three Rivers lining.
The sewing like it's 1890 05-17-11
This is a short clip of our newest handles being made on a sewing machine from 1890. Look for these on our Fall collection.
Watch the video here.
Tokyo city bag 04-20-11
The Tokyo city bag is a custom design for one of our Japanese clients. While visiting our studio, we discussed his needs and designed the Tokyo city bag for him.
It has four large external pockets, two internal pockets and a main chamber. The handles are crafted and hand molded from American saddle leather and the body is made from US waxed canvas.
The Tokyo city bag is a glimpse into where we are headed for Fall 2011.
The Weekday Bag 04-04-11
The Weekday Bag is now available in waxed canvas in black, navy, yellow and organic canvas.
Handcrafted in Portland, Oregon from domestic waxed canvas and vegetable tanned leather.
All leather pieces are hand buffed and molded to keep the bag's shape. Naturally repels water and dirt.
With a spacious interior, one laptop sleeve and two small pockets The Weekday Bag is made to handle
your weekday essentials: laptop, notepad, phone, umbrella, water bottle, etc.
Red Cross Japan 03-14-11
20% of online purchases will go to Red Cross Japan. Thru May 1st.
The Picnic Blanket 02-23-11
Made for the most discerning of picnic goers. The Picnic Blanket is made with Martin waxed canvas (which naturally repels water and dirt) and topped with virgin Pendleton wool. All four corners are finished off with Herman Oak vegetable tanned leather.
Hose to clean, hang dry. Measures 48x58in/122x147cm
Visit us in March to see more of our Spring 2011 collection.
The Good Flock meets OUR LEGACY 12-20-10
The Good Flock meets OUR LEGACY for an exclusive collection of iWooly's for iPhone4, iPad, MacBook 13in and MacBook Pro 15in.
Made with Italian Tweed, Italian Felted Wool and Harris Tweed. All pieces are lined with Pendleton® Eco-Wise® wool, sustainably harvested tagua nuts and vegetable tanned leather. Handcrafted in the USA.
All three collections are available exclusively in Sweden. For availability please email OUR LEGACY.
Nono's Cartella #1 11-24-10
Nono's Cartella #1 was inspired by Federico, the most stylish man on the planet. We wanted to make something he would carry.
Assembled using: vegetable dyed leather, virgin Pendleton Wool and undyed canvas lining.
Baristas Apron 11-07-10
This Baristas Apron was inspired by the 11 year anniversary of Stumptown Coffee Roasters. It's crafted from undyed 12oz cotton duck, vegetable tanned leather and Pendleton wool for the front pocket.
iWooly Spectacle Case- a Canoe exclusive 11-04-10
After a conversation with Craig and Sean the owners of Canoe we developed this prototype spectacle case. If you want to keep your spectacles, MacBook or iPad cozy this holiday season with an iWooly, head to Canoe.
iWooly Notebook Case 10-29-10
We love doing special projects. It stretches our imagination and helps us innovate. This is a project that we started for a client last week. We hope they like it as much as we do-