Canoe at Madesmith Last month I met up with the talented Madesmith team while visiting Brooklyn and we had a great time chatting about work, life, and the American-made movement. Today, Canoe launches as a featured artisan on their shop, which I'm thrilled about. I've been watching Madesmith since they first started and have loved reading their interviews with artists and designers. Check out the Canoe interview here and shop our collection on Madesmith, just in time for the holidays.

Home Goods at Canoe

I'm so excited to share our new Fall collection for Canoe, a home goods line! We've been working hard on this new collection all summer and shared it with our workshop attendees in California. The home goods line includes catch all trays in perfectly useful sizes, tooled light switch plates, coasters, and napkin rings. Check out the full collection at the Canoe shop and let us know what you think!

all photos by Chris Perez


Of A Kind Hawkeye Wallet

Of a Kind and Canoe collaboration Dreams are coming true over here in Austin, TX! We're excited to share our Of a Kind collaboration, the Hawkeye wallet. It's available in black buffalo calfskin or a hand dyed oxblood with a tooled leather strap. Since Of a Kind launched, I have always dreamed of  working with them, so this collaboration marks a major milestone for me. I feel really honored to be in such good company with designers like Jesse Kamm, Creatures of Comfort, and Mociun. I cannot say enough good things about Of a Kind; the hardest thing was keeping it under wraps because I was so excited!

Of a Kind and Canoe collaboration

I had such great conversations with Meghana Ghandi, who put together a few wonderful articles about what I'm listening to, and the inspiration behind the new studio and butcher shop. My story has a bit of a winding path, but she crafted a beautiful bio that really feels like me. Maybe that's a strange thing to comment on, but when you're a maker who sometimes struggles to tell your own story, it's so refreshing to hear someone else tell it well. I really value working with folks that are so good at what they do, and the Of a Kind crew is really, really good at what they do.

FELIZ Giveaway on Design*Sponge

I am so excited to share our epic FELIZ Giveaways, which just went live on Design*Sponge. We have two amazing giveaway opportunities for folks both local to Austin and who live farther away.

First up is our Workshop Giveaway, where we're offering a coveted spot in five different workshops. Win a spot in one of the following workshops:

+ Hand-carved stamps for hand-made wrapping paper with Krank Press + Riveted Pendant Workshop with Fail Jewelry + Natural Indigo Dye Workshop with Folk Fibers + Photo Accordion Books with Book Bound Bindery + Happiness For Your Walls: Create Your Own Keepsake Shadowbox with Shanna Murray

To enter, just leave a comment on the D*S post about what skill you would like to learn. Winners must be able to attend the workshop in Austin, TX on Saturday, 11/3 (transit/lodging is not included in giveaway). Only 1 comment entry per person. Five lucky people will be selected for five spots in five different workshops (1 spot per person).

For those of you who can't join us for the FELIZ weekend, we've put together a very special care package to bring a little bit of FELIZ to you! Our product giveaway includes goods from Callen Thompson, Kate Miss, Leah Duncan, Vitrified Studios, Oh Laszlo, Stone & Honey, Linda Ketelhut, Canoe, Krank Press, and Fail Jewelry, worth over $450!!! It is, quite frankly, the motherload of awesomeness.

To win the product giveaway, just leave a comment on the D*S post about what place/activity you'd like to do during a visit to Austin. Get some inspiration with our Feliz Friday favorites and D*S Austin City Guide! There will only be 1 winner (must live within the US) and only 1 comment entry per person, please.

Deadline to enter is this Friday, 10/19 at midnight EST. Workshop winners will be notified by email (10/21) and must confirm their spot by 10/23.  The product giveaway winner will be notified by email (10/21) and must confirm their address by 10/26. Product package will be shipped out by 11/9. Big thanks to Grace and the Design*Sponge team for their support of Feliz!