When leather is done well, it is one of my favorite things. It could have something to do with the brilliant education I have gotten while doing some work with the Edelman Leather team (seriously, check out their Instagram...it will change your world when it comes to interior design). But working with leather really is a stunning craft and I have so much respect for those who get it right. And Linmade on Etsy is getting it SO right.
It may be summertime and some of us are suffering in sweltering weather but THANK YOU, FASHION INDUSTRY for making leather a year-round item. Change the color, the texture, the usage and it's onnnnn. Miss Lina, who creates the gorgeous items you're obviously drooling over while looking at this post, has a formal education in architecture and it shows. She fused her skills in construction with love of fabrics and leather (thanks to her textile designer mother) to begin creating her line of bags and clutches. 'I took 1.5 years searching and learning everything I could about leather, the different grades, the sources, the coloring process. I practically would sit in one's leather shop for hours and ask everything I could about leather.'
'I like to look at things graphically. I am very much inspired by graphic bold colors, simple forms, clean lines and different play of textures. I constantly aspire to create a playful basic piece. In a way, I want my bag to feel like a drink in your hand - a bag that doesn't take itself too seriously and adds a bit of fun to your outfit - that one shocking color that pops out of the whole outfit.' I'm on board. I want all of them. Lina features a rainbow of striking and unexpected colors, as well as a range of textures that are all so unusual, you can't help but be taken by all of them.
And you lucky Thrill of the Chaise readers are in for a real treat! Linmade is offering a 15% discount on any purchase if you use the code: THRILLOFTHECHAISE when you check-out. So go and buy, readers! This is the part where I remind you that my 30th birthday is on June 28th. Ya know, just because.
(All images c/o Linmade)