We’re starting off the month of May by taking a very short trip to Taiwan to surprise our mothers for Mother’s Day. All orders placed from 5/2 – 5/12 will be shipped out on 5/13. Thank you for your understanding!
We first introduced the Type-1 Carabiner / Matte Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month as a limited release last October. For every Type-1 Carabiner / Matte Pink sold, we donated $5 to breast cancer research and treatment programs. After months of requests and inquiries from our customers, we have decided to bring it back as a permanent option. We hope by doing so, we will raise continual awareness for the thousands of families across the world battling breast cancer on a daily basis.
Now available for purchase on our webstore.
The (multee)project Leather Goods Project is made in Los Angeles, California. Available now on our webstore under “collections“.
After our (multee)project business cards were printed last year, I had a difficult time finding a business card case that I liked and wanted to use. When I started working on our leather goods project, I knew I wanted to design a card case of our own. The concept of the design came from my intrigue of paper envelopes and my admiration of the simple design. I wanted our card case to embody the same simplicity and practicality of paper envelopes, but with the richness and timelessness of leather.To achieve the look of an envelope, my first instinct was to use a magnet for the closure of the card case. A few weeks later, the first sample arrived. The verdict: the veggie-tanned leather card case looked good overall. However, it was obvious that the magnet closure didn’t look nor work as well as expected. It was a bit bulky and the magnet was not strong enough to keep it closed once I put a few cards in the card case. The idea to use a magnet for the closure failed… Oh well, on to the next one.I made a few changes on the second card case sample. One of the benefits of working with local factories and keeping our production in USA is that I can work closely with the factories and make sure that the quality of the product is up to our standards. I chose the tan homerun leather for the second sample to give it a more premium leather feel and instead of the magnet, I changed the design so that it had a tuck-in tab closure. By getting rid of the magnet, the card case could stay flat and looked a lot cleaner. The homerun leather is very soft and feels great in the hand. I’m really happy with the way our leather card cases turned out.The (multee)project Envelope Leather Card Case comes in Tan and Black.The (multee)project Envelope Leather Card Case will be available for purchase on our webstore February 8th.
We just received the first shipment of the (multee)project Leather Mouse Pad from our leather goods project. After going through all the original leather samples, I decided on the 8oz veggie tanned leather because I found its thickness and smoothness perfect for a mouse pad, and I also felt that the beauty of the natural leather color balanced really well with the silver Macbook Pro in my office. However, during the sampling process, I quickly learned that there was one minor detail with working with natural leather – because of the thickness and unique nature of veggie tanned leather, the mouse pads arrived in its natural state and I had to personally preserve them before they would be ready for use. Here are the simplified steps I used to preserve our Leather Mouse Pad.
Place the now preserved Leather Mouse Pad on a clean paper towel and allow the oil to soak into the leather for about 10 minutes.Find some heavy coffee table books to place on top of the preserved Leather Mouse Pad until the leather becomes completely dry and the weight of the books forces the Leather Mouse Pad to keep its new flat shape.
The (multee)project Leather Mouse Pad is now ready. It also happens to perfectly complement the Magic Mouse.The (multee)project Leather Mouse Pad also comes in Black.(multee)project Leather Mouse Pad will be available for purchase on our webstore next month.
Photos by Vincent Lee