On Sunday, Brandi, John Korey and I headed up to the Bayou City Event Center for Urban Market Houston. We were kind of doubling up on work and play, since I needed to meet up with Cheryl and Paul from Stash Co. for The Pinpoint Method. The first set of photos were taken at the Stash Co. booth. All the purses you see were handmade by Cheryl Schulke and the entire booth was designed and constructed by her husband, Paul Forde out of wood taken from a torn down bridge. Pretty neat duo, eh? Check The Pinpoint Method in June for the full feature and interview with the Stash Co creator and team (it's a family matter).
(See the rug in the bottom right hand corner? Yup had to have it. -B)
Too many goodies to choose from... Brandi, John Korey and I all picked out a bag from this section for all of our out of town trips that are coming up (both for the Pinpoint Method and for fun).
Stash co had everything from clutched to overnight bags. She also has guitar straps made out of old mail bags and leather camera straps.
Oh my God it took forever to decide what our first Stash bag would be. We tried them all on.
Brandi ordered this one for her Costa Rica trip. I just love the canvas and vintage materials she used.
I was going through the swatches trying to decide on leather for a while.
(Fake Caption) Kelly is thinking "I hope I can hold this toot in but I think it's slowly slipping out." -B
I can't possibly say enough kind words about the work and people behind it. Beautiful, handmade products by the best of folks.
Everything else at Urban Market that we wanted...
Brandi Got 3 coffee bags, so far one is for a door mat (see her instagram LisenbeSquared) the second is for a kitchen rug below the oven and the third one well we don't know yet
We were already dying from the heat and it's only May! I wanted this table and chairs for my new apartment!
We've been hearing rumors that the Astrodome will be auctioning off their seating... We've got to be there for that! Our friend Rannie has some of these bad boys. When Brandi was in New York visiting Rannie, a couple years back, they had to carry them blocks to her apartment. It's times like this we are glad Houston is a drive 'friendly' city.