A Passion turned Full-Time Vocation: Teppei Teranishi, Vashon Island
What’s particularly inspiring about Teppei Teranishi is how the natural influences of his varied, interdisciplinary past have given him a unique design sensibility, evident in his unique leather creations.
Peek inside his small studio space on Vashon Island – a 37-square-foot island 16 miles west of Seattle – on Freunde von Freunden.
This is the first in a series of Making Of videos we’ll be doing that will breeze through the production process of particular pieces. This first one condenses the many hours it takes to make a Day Tripper into 5 mins. Woot!
Exploration No. 009 - Sashiko stitched indigo gradient wallet. Went all out! 1 of 1.
Exploration No. 008/Day 3 of the new-indigo-exploration-every-day-of-this-week - Roughout Gradient. I’m particularly curious about how this will age. Should be sweet!
As promised, a new indigo Exploration every day this week!
Explorations No. 006 - Indigo Horizon Wall Clock. 10 oz veg tan face, dipped in a vat of natural indigo. US made down to the clock movement.
Indigo Collection | Batch No. 4. Up now!
What are some of your favorite brands that you discovered after opening?
Teranishi and Cause & Effect. I was introduced to Teppei Teranishi through a mutual friend after the shop opened. I really appreciate his minimalist approach as well as the functionality of every single one of his pieces. Each piece is really a work of art.
East + West has been such a strong supporter and I couldn’t be more happy to sit alongside some wonderful company in their St. Louis shop.
Here’s a shot of Brian repping his Day Tripper this past Market week in NYC to boot! (photo courtesy of 3Sixteen’s Insta):
Home accoutrements in particular have been on my radar lately and I’m stoked to kick off the new year with these two simple additions. Like everything else we design and make, our goal is to provide simple, functional, everyday-life-enhancing products and hopefully we’ll keep this home collection growing.
More additions - Circle coasters.
New addition to the shop - Leather bookmark set.
Blackwatch caps are live! Pup approved.
New waxed blackwatch (from British Millerain)/leather cap dropping like it’s hot Monday. Stoked on this one.
New Studio Journal entry about my recent trip to SF/Oakland for Levi’s Station to Station event.