it's been a while since i last posted & realizing half of the year has come & gone. we've been busy remodeling our first home & as remodeling goes, seemingly no end in sight... my designs have been on the back burner for the past several months but now that our home is in a livable condition, i feel energized & ready to start creating again. so with this new energy, i put a heaping amount of time & love into this new site bringing both of my labels, rizom designs & leilei aloha under one roof, so to speak. my hope is for a cohesive space, an organized, streamlined site that makes it easier to share what i love & create. please browse around & check back often for regular posts. for now, i leave you with a spread in the beautiful spring/summer issue of oregon home magazine featuring my little redwood tote bag. thanks so much to snow blackwood & the oregon home staff for their generous love! here's a link to their stunning magazine if you'd like to browse their latest issue! http://www.oregonhomemagazine.com/
I was thrilled to receive an email from Shannon Quimby, (an internationally recognized designer, photo stylist, author... the list goes on of her amazing accomplishments) inquiring about my designs and her desire to use some of my handmade bags and hats in her upcoming photo shoots for national publication! I met with her a few days later at her gorgeous home in Portland (one of America's first homes to be built on zero waste! Beautiful!) to discuss her creative process and to drop off Rizom goodies for her shoot in Portland. I found Shannon to be a beautiful, talented, gracious, down to earth woman with a wonderful sense of style & humor and I am so thankful to have the opportunity to work with her. Here are a couple of pieces that I just finished for her to take with her on a shoot in Texas coming up next week. So stoked!
Happy to introduce my latest Sun 'n Shade Hat in 'Wildflower'! Inspired by our generous Mother Nature, the hills are alive with springtime goodness! My hats are very unique yet classic and wears beautifully...
please see this link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/190040991/handmade-one-of-a-kind-eco-linen-canvas