Accessories

Creative Leathercraft with Oregon’s Walnut Studiolo

By Gene Fowler “Necessity,” decreed the Greek philosopher Plato, “is the mother of invention.” That Plato was a pretty smart guy. He made that observation some 2,400 years ago, and it still holds water today. Geoffrey Franklin, a native of the Portland, Oregon area, now based on the state’s coast, underscored that wisdom back in 2008 when he started riding his bicycle to his job as an architect. Finding himself
Accessories

Dave Munson and the Coolest Bag Ever

The Story of Saddleback Leather By Nick Pernokas Dave had designed the coffin himself. Built from leather, it was a gorgeous piece with options to make the ride to the afterlife convenient. There were pockets for storage and a bracket to accommodate a favorite scripture. The coffin could be secured with reinforced leather straps and the leather handles rested against the side when not in use. Finally the time had
Accessories

Awl Snap

By Danna Burns-Shaw [gallery ids="1008,1006,1005" type="rectangular"] It is interesting to learn what inspires and influences young entrepreneurs. How they let go of their security blanket (9 to 5 job) and take the plunge into the unknown to start their own company / brand .…without funding, just using their hands and vision to create unique products. Believing in something so strongly that they are willing to banish their doubts, throw caution
Accessories

A Q&A with Odin Clack of Odin Leather Goods

By Liisa Andreassen What started out as an experiment, evolved into a hobby and ultimately a thriving leather goods business and successful brand. “Initially, there was nothing intentional about it,” Odin Clack, founder of Odin Leather Goods, explains. “I wanted to see if I could make something out of leather. It took some time before I realized I had something with real potential.” Clack says that he’s always searched out