Artist Profile: Yokomono Studio

27 December, 2010 1 comments Leave a comment

Yoko of Yokomono Studio creates 'mono' (Japanese for 'things') - beautiful handmade bags and home accessories - completely by hand in her Berkeley studio. Her elegant and functional tissue box covers and handbags come in striking fabrics so you can keep all of your things looking nice! [caption id="attachment_1547" align="alignnone" width="614" caption="Polopolo Tissue Box Cover and Dokodemo Bag by Yokomono Studio"][/caption] The Yokomono Studio Story: I've always liked making stuff. My earliest "creative" memory is of sewing stuffed animals when I was around 10. After graduating from college and embarking on a wildly uncreative life as a software engineer my daughter came along. As I imagine is the case with a lot of new mom's, this sparked a creative re-birth. I started making clothes for her and bags for me to carry around all of the requisite baby stuff. In my other life... When I got laid off two years ago from a software company, I decided it was time to start Yokomono Studio before I got too old. Did you know? -When I made my very first sale, I was surprised and said "Oh, you want to buy THIS???" -November '10 is the two year anniversary of Yokomono Studio -The little Dokodemo Bag-In-Bag requires 9 cut pieces of fabric & 13 steps of sewing! [caption id="attachment_1548" align="alignnone" width="314" caption="Yoko Drain - Berkeley, CA"][/caption]

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  1. Judy March 29, 2016

    I just bought one of your bags and love it. It is beautifully made and the handle attachment is strong enough to carry my wallet full of quarters for parking meters. My 15 year old daughter started her own business when she was 9. She is trying to start a young entrepreneur program at her high school. Any chance you would want to come over and talk to her club? She is at Convent in SF. Let me know if you are interested.

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