Seeing a leather belt get hand made is so satisfying

A belt is so simple, it's just fabric that ties together to hold up your pants. But in this video, you see how considered the process of making a leather belt is. Each feature of the belt, whether it be the holes or the rivets or the buckle or the color, is carefully handled and made. I love watching this much… » 12/23/14 9:53pm Tuesday 9:53pm

You Will Never Want To Bounce These Stunning Leather Basketballs

Most of us don't mind playing with a basketball made from synthetic materials because they're just going to get all scuffed up on the court, and they're cheap. That being said, there are always those who prefer the finer things in life, and for them a game of hoops is only enjoyable when played with a ball made from… » 12/16/14 3:59pm 12/16/14 3:59pm

The process of turning raw cow hide into leather is really gross


Leather is beautiful and luxurious and natural and one of the great materials of the world. However, it's absolutely gross to make. Here's the process of tanning raw hide into high quality leather. You'll see gray goops, a lot of residue, dumps of bizarre liquids and more. Worth it? I guess. » 11/20/14 9:29pm 11/20/14 9:29pm

​How To Find The Perfect Hiking Boot

The most important item in your outdoor wardrobe, hiking boots grant you the ability to traverse challenging terrain, work to keep your entire body comfortable and supported while carrying heavy loads and help regulate temperature and dryness. They're also a difficult purchase to get right, particularly if you're… » 11/03/14 2:24pm 11/03/14 2:24pm

Who knew that making a door handle could be such a beautiful process?

I've never spent more than two seconds thinking about a door handle beyond whether I should push or pull to open. But now that I've watched the complete process of making a leather door handle, I'm beginning to think I should think about the little things more. What else is beautiful out there that I never knew? » 8/05/14 9:43pm 8/05/14 9:43pm

How Leather Is Slowly Killing the People and Places That Make It

Though we may consider ourselves intellectually and technologically superior to our cave-dwelling ancestors, we still adorn our bodies, transports, and homes with the skin of conquered animals. But unlike the wholly organic methods used by our forebears, the modern leather industry is simultaneously killing the local… » 6/03/14 4:23pm 6/03/14 4:23pm

Watch the Master of Saddleback Leather Give a Lesson in Counterfeiting

If you're looking to get into the knockoff leather game, there could be pools of cold, hard cash in your future just waiting for you to go diving on in. All it takes is a little half-assery, a more-than-questionable moral compass, and the knowledge of where to actually cut those corners—which can be harder than it… » 1/13/14 4:00pm 1/13/14 4:00pm

A Leather iPhone Sleeve That Does More Than Just Look Good

If you absolutely have to put your iPhone in a case of some sort, Hard Graft's Draw case provides more than just peace of mind. Made from stitched leather lined with a soft felt interior, the case includes a long drawstring cord that does double-duty: It keeps the case securely sealed shut when your iPhone's inside,… » 9/12/13 5:00pm 9/12/13 5:00pm

Throwback Gloves That Take You Out To the Ballgames of Yesterday

Some would argue that professional baseball of past eras was a simpler and purer version of the game, free from controversies like player strikes or steroid use. And this line of Shoeless Joe throwback gloves, that recreate designs from as far back as 1910, could help you relive those times—even if they're named after… » 8/23/13 5:20pm 8/23/13 5:20pm

Your Baby Deserves a Luxurious Leather Carseat With a Sippy Cup Holder

Nothing is too good for your first born child. From a $3,000 Aston Martin-branded stroller, to this hand cut and sewn leather car seat from Maxi-Cosi that will set you back $875. A princely sum that would otherwise sound ridiculous were it not for the adorable tiny integrated cup holder. » 3/05/13 6:40pm 3/05/13 6:40pm

Let's Hope This Beautiful Leather iPhone Sleeve Gets an Upgrade This…

It's as functional as it is simple, but if you have any intentions of upgrading your iPhone in the very near future, you're unfortunately going to want to pass on Evouni's lovely leather sleeve stand. All evidence points to the next-generation iPhone being taller than the current model, which means this sleeve will… » 9/10/12 2:00pm 9/10/12 2:00pm