I was in Orlando for a thing that ended up not happening so I went to see my friend Jason Gregory who runs a wildly successful leather goods company called MAKR.
He’s been doing well, so he had to bust down the wall of the space next to him and expand into this tasty realm.
Jason was actually the inspiration for the creation issue. He sent me a text that said, “You should do an issue of Annalemma that’s all about making things.” I texted him back, “That’s a great idea.” And here we are.
I’m jealous of Jason’s wild success with his brand and his beautiful space with his antique mid-century furniture.
But whenever I get jealous I remember a scene from Seven Years in Tibet where Lhakpa Tsamchoe’s character says to Brad Pitt’s character, “A friend’s good fortune is a blessing. I’m sorry you resent ours.”
The bookshelf. Well, well, well. What do we have on the bottom shelf…
Jason will need something, like a coat hook, and make a design, get it a limited run manufactured and then sell them all. Once they’re sold, they’re gone, never to be made again.
Enough gushing, you get the idea. The dude makes rad stuff. We had an editorial meeting and it went well, gave us a lot of focus and I’m very excited about the direction of all this. It’s making me feel real good inside.
The man and his big ass desk.
Unrealted: new Brice at Stardust. Thanks, Orlando, for being rad.