Minimalist Lifestyle

How to Design New Leather Products

Maybe your company is based around leather goods and you're just starting out, or you are designing leather products to compliment an existing line of products. No matter what your current goal is, leather is just as important now as it was back in the early shops in Italy.  However, leather is difficult to work with; it's not like many other materials, and thus, design surrounding leather takes a different approach than garments, accessories, and other types of consumer goods. If you're looking to take your idea for a leather product from conception to completion, read on for our step by...

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Unique LA Success

Unique LA Success

We are incredibly excited about the success we had at Unique LA this past weekend.   Not only did we sell almost our entire stock of Wanderer kits, we made some absolutely fantastic connections, many of which are being turned into interesting new opportunities.   We just also got accepted to Artists & Fleas in Venice, so we will be going out there to sell in July and August.   Check out some of the pictures from the show, visit Unique LA HERE        

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Can All Things in Life Be Done with One Button?

2017 Aesthetic Design Minimalism

Can All Things in Life Be Done with One Button?

When we think about minimalist design, I go back to the old saying, “form follows function”. This has been used as a design principle throughout many different mediums, from architecture, to interior design, as well as everyday consumer products. I love things that have incredibly specific design, clean simple lines, balance in form and function. I admire Steve Jobs for absolutely insisting that the iPhone have a single button. Though the programs have become increasingly complex, permeating throughout many different mediums, the unit itself asks the question: can a wide variety of tasks and functions be able to be navigated...

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Minimalist Aesthetic - When is Less Really More?

2017 Aesthetic Beauty Minimalism

Minimalist Aesthetic - When is Less Really More?

I think people have an intuitive understanding of minimalist aesthetic. One of the first things that might come to mind is a blank room, everything white, or maybe white and black, with just a few things. The less is more idea. Some people, myself included, find this very soothing aesthetically; it puts me in a position to appreciate what is actually there. These principles extend on throughout different artistic expressions, from painting and the aforementioned interior design to architecture and even film. The absence of things is as meaningful and impactful as what is present. On the surface, we can...

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Minimalism in Business Principles - Genuine Intentions

2017 Business Intention Minimalism

Minimalism in Business Principles - Genuine Intentions

One of the unique things that we’ve had to deal with at Calila has been the reconciliation of minimalism, the philosophies we’ve been putting to practice in our own personal lives that are causing a major transformation, and business, the principles of creating an enterprise that sustains itself through profit. It really was this weird wrestling point for me. It’s why I felt the need to put on our front page some sort of explanation as to what minimalism means to us, why it is so important to us, and how we believe that it melds with the current business...

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