We Preserve Your Creative Legacies
We believe that design journals and sketchbooks should last for generations.
Design and artistic contents deposited in journals and sketchbooks become valuable over time as the designer- or artist-user grows and matures in practice. Journals and sketchbooks should last a lifetime beyond the creative lives of their users - a testimony of their creative journeys and would eventually become valuable heirloom to younger generations of practitioners.
We therefore source for genuine leather materials and premium drawing papers for the sole purpose of preserving creative design and artistic contents. Natural vegetable-tanned leather, being a naturally processed material, is durable and beautiful to be used as covers as well as many implements and accessories.
We focus on timeless aesthetics, clear functionality and durability of our products because we believe that responsible designs are ethical and right.
We Practise Responsible Manufacturing
We design every collection in our studio. This allow us to have full control over the materials and details on our products that make them unique and valuable.
We use eco-friendly and long-lasting materials so that we do not deplete the world’s valuable resources. Our leather materials can last a lifetime when well-maintained; our papers can technically last for a hundred years without deteriorating. Production is kept in small batches and just-in-time method is practiced so that valuable resources are not wasted.
We engage and employ artisans from special-needs communities - Society for the Physically Disabled and Autism Resource Centre - to manufacture our products. Every product is handcrafted, manually saddle-stitiched and finished - a time-honoured method embraced by traditional craftsmen.
Naturally Vegetable Tanned Leathers Are Beautiful Naturally.
Natural full-grained, vegetable tanned leather is unique because the process of tanning and treatment enhances the natural grain patterns and imparts distinctive characteristics and individuality onto each hide.
Leather, being a natural product, records its unique history through scratch marks, wrinkles, insects bites, healed skins and stain marks found on the skin’s surface. These markings are as unique as fingerprints and are proof of authenticity of the full-grained leather.
Over time, the leather will mature and acquire a beautiful patinated lustre that is unique of the vegetable-tanned leather. With regular oiling and polishing, it will last for decades.