Behind the Design | Venture

March 08, 2017

The Venture. It's a pack. A relatively simple one at that—but I tend to design from a very personal standpoint and some of the functions/details end up being somewhat specific. Of course, I try to keep things generally functional all around, but I thought it'd be good to outline some things for all you beautiful Venture-carrying folk out there.

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Updated Excursion

March 28, 2016

As I get settled into the new studio setup and life in general down here in California, one of the first things on my to-do list was to make a batch of waxed tan and black gridwax Excursions. We'd been out of stock on these for a minute so I figured it'd be a good way to break the studio in.

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Buaisou X Teranishi | Methodology

February 17, 2016

 Better late than never!

We thought it would be neat to post some photos of our trip to NYC for PUF since we stopped by the Buaisou studio in Brooklyn.

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Hinge pack

October 30, 2015

It started with a late night "Friday Funday" session. I had an idea to try a pack that had a hinged box-like opening. The original idea was for it to be zipper-less

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Behind the Design | House Slippers

June 01, 2015


Growing up in a Japanese (American) household, it was pretty much a given that shoes left your feet at the doorway.

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Behind the Design | Teardrop

September 11, 2014

We first started talking about making a clamshell about a month after I came on board; A super simple pack with...

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Behind the Design - Day Tripper

May 28, 2014

The original catalyst behind the inspiration for this bag was ye ol' carpenter's bag with the hinged metal frame. There's been more than a few iterations of this, so the idea was to borrow the basic silhouette and run with it to see where it lead me. 

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