Listening to GOP candidates blabber about employment rates can get a little dull.
Fortunately, Job & Boss makes deliberations much more interesting with unusual accessories.
Collaborators Brook Lane and Kirby McKenzie generate artisanal items in an Oakland design studio. They call themselves a salvation company, but it has nothing to do with religion: The duo dips small batches of canvas and leather into natural indigo using traditional Japanese techniques. The result? Modern, one-of-a-kind goods.
Luscious blue patterns (made from resist-dyeing methods that employ clothespins, pole wrapping, and double dipping) add intrigue to clutches (that double as iPad cases), bucket totes, loop scarves — and even a new carpenter’s apron modeled after Japanese work wear.
They get our nomination.
Photo: Brook Lane / Courtesy of Job & Boss