Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Upholstery Sample Wristlets. On Etsy!

An enormous stack of upholstery samples rescued by my mother-in-law (go Judy) traveled in the rooftop carrier of our Scion all the way from North Carolina to Minneapolis just so these awesome wristlets could be available to you today. Made from said upholstery samples, these bags are tactile AND sophisticated. Who knew garbage could be fancy? Fancy. (Oh, and yeah, they were never actually IN a garbage can, just destined for one. So no banana peels.) Zipper closure, wrist strap, fuzzy feelings. Go shopping now.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Zips at SF MOMA

R is R has been focusing all attentions on wholesale productions over the last few months, as I've mentioned. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF MOMA) has been placing a zip order nearly once a month, which is, well, super rad. The zips I've been making for them feature SF MOMA's own label, and I'm excited about the possibilities of new venues for this kind of product.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Custom Diaper Bag

Here's some photos of my latest custom order. R is R has been pretty wrapped up in wholesale the last few months, so getting a chance to work with fabric was a nice change of pace. The bag was created for a couple expecting their first baby, and they were looking for a diaper bag they could share, something with room for all the essentials plus maybe a camera once in a while. Also, something that didn't look like a diaper bag. The client had a specific fabric pattern in mind, so for this one I used a new material on the exterior from our local Crafty Planet and lined the inside with recycled plastic for extra sturdiness and waterproofing. Since they were planning on using cloth diapers, we decided to add an extra zipper pocket on the back of the bag that was lined with a waterproof fabric as an emergency storage for the dirty diaper pouch.