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Leatherwear

Posted on August 29, 2013

Key Notes & Essentials:

We like to think simplicity is one of the keys to sophistication, so we have designed this simple yet functional and uber stylish document wallet or computer sleeve to suit both men and women. Seamlessly handcrafted, with durable cowhide leather on both the inside and out, each wallet features a genuine vintage cloakroom tag from 1950s London, and an interior pocket lined with authentic antique sheet music (see history below).

 

I was inspired to create something beautiful using my late grandmother’s collection of antique sheet music. My grandmother’s passion was playing and teaching music… she played the piano and cello, and although I have no memory of her doing this, it was important for to me to create something which honoured one of her great loves in life.

Not long after my mother was born, her marriage to my grandfather broke down. They decided to end their marriage, something which was quite rare in her day.

Such a decision meant she had no choice but to go back and live with her parents. In order to support her only child, my mother, she made the decision to give up her love for music and work as a secretary at the local school in Brisbane where she remained for the entirety of her working life.

So this timeless document wallet has a story and significance much greater than what meets the eye, with the interior pocket lined with my wonderful grandmother’s collection of her much loved sheet music.

DIMENSIONS:
Length: 35.5cm or 14”
Width: 28.5cm or 11.5”
Length of leather handle: 18cm
Width of inside pocket: 17cm
Depth of inside pocket: 20cm
AUD $189

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