Design Daily: San Francisco in the BagAuthor:Sarah Virginia White
The picturesque Painted Ladies at San Francisco’s Alamo Square Park have inspired their fair share of artistic expression (especially if you count the Full House opening credits among them), but our newest fave is from Texas-based leatherworker Julia Gabriel.
Known for her finely wrought leather totes and bucket bags, the Houston artist also crafts a line of figurative pieces in which she recreates some of her favorite buildings. They might be personal beauties, such as a friend’s red-brick Georgian residence, or “professional” attractive sites such as the Painted Ladies.
Gabriel transformed these local lovelies into a series of six backpacks, using hand-dyed canvas and stitched architectural details for the body and nylon for the straps. Only one of each was created, and Gabriel has no plans to reproduce the backpacks—so if your love for the Ladies extends beyong the occasional instagram or panoramic picnic in the park, snag one of these unique bags on the artist’s site.
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