1. Bookbinder
    http://www.TorontoStandard.com‬ presents 'Made in Toronto' - The Bookbinder: Don Taylor. Directed & Edited by Tate Young / Produced & Written by Ian Daffern. Photographed by Tony Edgar.

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  2. In two weeks, Corter Leather has raised and donated $25,000 to the Red Cross for relief efforts in Japan.

    Full release from Corter Leather below:

    Japan is special to a lot of us for one reason or another. Their quirky culture, technological innovation, and uncanny ability to perfect anything they get their hands on have always been inspiring to many people. For me, it was their leather workers- Japan took western, Americana-styled leather work, with its frills and studs and carved roses, and stripped it down to a sleek, relatable, modern design while keeping it's roots firmly in tact. Japan is the reason I do what I do today. I started Corter after lusting for a Redmoon wallet in college, studying the KC's website for hours to try and reverse engineer their designs. I scoured Japanese forums, crudely translated through Google, teaching myself how to sew and cut through these folks in Japan.

    I wanted to help, wanted to give back more than a reblog or retweet. So for the next week or two, I'll be offering a special "For Japan" edition bracelet. Each one is $20, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross towards relief efforts in Japan. The bracelet is a natural 9oz bracelet, with a hand painted red button to show support. Each comes in a nice cloth bag. Out of respect, there is no branding, no fancy packaging- just a reminder to help and remember.

    If you're interested in donating, please visit http://corterleather.bigcartel.com/product/for-japan to learn how to order.


    Visit http://www.corterleather.com for more info

    Video by Tony Luong (http://www.tonyluong.com)

    Song by Laura Veirs 'I Can See Your Tracks'

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  3. Old Materials. New Ideas.


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  4. Rick Roman makes shoes by hand

    "You can't actually ever copy a shoe.
    You take whatever you're doing
    and you take what you know how to do
    and the techniques you know
    and it becomes your shoe in the end."

    By Frank Reynolds
    with Renée Moog
    and Randy L. Rasmussen

    Music by Brendan Rawlins
    and Frank Reynolds

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  5. Watch a video of the Lotuff Leather Trunk Duffle being made by hand, in the USA. Shop the Trunk Duffle here: http://bit.ly/w9Gpiv

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