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/
This is one of my latest custom project for a wonderful customer in Santa Monica. I was slightly hesitant to making the so-called 'fanny pack' at first because of the 80's association in my mind with this type of bag and the 'mom jeans' that went along with it but once I started to put my own spin and design elements into it, I fell in love with the idea. It's beautiful, understated and so practical, I feel like I may need one now... Here's a few snapshots of how she turned out.