Jessica Ledesma and Sean Murray are creative due behind San Francisco Bay Area-based, Aegis Handcraft. These handsome handmade bags feature domestically produced denim, copper rivets, gorgeous leather and a home-made wax blend using locally made beeswax.
In my quest in bring you the best handmade collections on the planet, it seems like a crime that I haven’t featured Voz Collective before. I mean, look at these baubles? Aren’t they fantastical? Southern California-based sisters Lauren and Jackie…
Alise Abele-Dekslinga and Kristine Zakalovska continue to blow my socks off with their colorful and brilliant collection known as DDSSL Girls. DDSSL stands for “DRESS.DANCE.SING.LOVE.LIVE.” I’m pretty sure you’ll be doing all of that and more when you adorn yourself with one of these amazing creations.
I’ve spent an hour or so going through Jimena Bolaños’ website and Etsy shop, enjoying her collection and marveling at her way of expressing herself. I’m also a sucker for work-in-progress pictures and Jimena has some fantastic shots showcasing herself in…
I love it when a friend tells a friend about the LAB and then that same friend tells the LAB about their friend. You got that? My friend and LAB Partner Gee, the creative force behind Leilei Aloha and Aloha State of Love, passed a note to me about her talented compadre Sonya Monique.
I recently finished designing a really logo for a very talented handmaker. Not only was it a great collaboration, it reminded me of how powerful branding can be. When the artist saw the finished product, her reaction was simply priceless.
We all need inspiration, but did you know that you also needed Designspiration? Oh, you will after you read this post! I’ve been a member of this site for a couple of months now, and I can tell you that it is my new go-to resource for modern and fresh design inspiration. Shelby White is the mastermind behind Designspiration, so I did a little sleuthing to find out more about his crazy-cool project.
Good morning! I hope you’ve had a restful weekend. No matter how stressful things are, it’s always good to find something positive to focus on. As creative people, focusing on the positive can have a profound impact on our well-being and sense of purpose.
Forrest of Workaday Handmade sent me a little note about his collection, asking if I was interested in featuring his work on the LAB. As a fan of both handmade ceramics and abstract art, how could I refuse?