So excited to share one of my most recent custom orders! I made this wine journal for a co-worker to give as a birthday gift, and I’m so thrilled with how it turned out.

As a rule, custom orders go two ways: I work with my client to realize the exact book in their imagination OR a client has seen my work and asks me to create something that fits an occasion or taste.

This was one of those times when I was given a concept—wine journal—and asked to run free with the project. I checked in occasionally as decisions were made, but I enjoyed flexing my creative muscles on a book type and design I might not have thought of unless it were requested. 

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Cool, huh?

Gift from MattanaMaya No.3: Nautically Lost

The third Gift out of the studio for a friend of a colleague and a business partner-to-be. Upset from the factory-made journal he purchased, the studio offers him a chance for it to be reborn as a semi-handmade one.

Charmed with real leather and nautical accessories, the studio keeps both elements and gets rid of all the rest. Replaced with wornout-looking watercolor paper, the journal is bound with ‘Waterfall Stitch’ by Keith A. Smith using the fine waxed linen thread which will last for at least a century. The pocket at the back, inspired by Molskine’s journal, has been added by the owner’s request.

Real leather with embossed element.
120 pages, 275 grms. Canson watercolor paper soaked in coffee for battered-looking effect
Commissioned for Oreo Mozz
One-off Edition: April 2014
Photos by Sam Yuta (All Rights Reserved to Him)