Natalie Davis
Posted on April 27, 2012 by Natalie Davis on fashion, inspiration, leather

Barbara Shaum

Video by Helen Zhang Working in New York for over 50 years, Barbara Shaum is an icon of American leather work. Her sandals have graced the runways of New York and the fields of Woodstock, and at 83 years old she’s still making shoes. She has a cult status in the East Village, with customers […]

Posted on April 23, 2012 by Natalie Davis on floral, inspiration

Louesa Roebuck

Louesa Robuck is a forager and designer who I’d like to invite over for dinner. I’ve only met Louesa once and I will never forget it. I was selling my Miss Natalie line at a craft show in San Francisco and it was the last few hours of a long weekend. Just as my spirits […]

Posted on April 20, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Canoe, products, shops, stores

Beam & Anchor

We’ve been following the progress of Beam & Anchor for a while, and are excited to share that they are opening their doors this weekend! Robert, Jocelyn, and Currie have put together a beautiful space and we’re honored to have Canoe goods in their shop. Beam & Anchor will be open Tuesday-Saturday, 11-6pm, and Sunday […]

Posted on April 18, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Austin

Girls Guild

Girls Guild is a new organization here in Austin created by Cheyenne Weaver and Diana Griffin. Their goal is to teach women, both teens and adults, skills that expand their creative networks and build self-esteem. Teaming up with local artists and designers, they are holding some amazing workshops to get started and just had their first […]

Posted on April 16, 2012 by Natalie Davis on shops

Prairie Collective

I have many favorite stores in San Francisco, but Prairie Collective is the place I want to hang around all day. Jill, Alethea, and Annabelle have put together a cozy space with all your favorite coveted items that make you smile. It is not a super glossy design store that makes you feel unworthy; it’s […]

Posted on April 12, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Austin, Canoe, events, Feliz

Introducing Feliz

I am really excited to announce our latest adventure, Feliz, a celebration of handmade. Working with my good friend and collaborator Abby Powell, we have put together an amazing weekend of events for November 2-4th right here in Austin, TX. Feliz will showcase a highly curated mix of designers, from home goods, accessories, clothing, and […]

Posted on April 9, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Austin, life

Weekend off

For the first time in a really long time, I took (most of) the weekend off. Spent it out at the Lake with my family, baking food that requires hours of labor and not thinking about work. I managed to sneak out with the last 8 pieces of baklawa, which will last until 10am this […]

Posted on April 6, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Canoe, leather, studio visit

On the cutting board

The studio has been busy with a restock of our fail+CANOE jewelry line. Each piece is hand cut and carefully beveled, which always takes the longest. This year I  joined the Austin Leather Guild, hoping to pick up some pointers from other leather workers. I can’t even put into words how much knowledge in sitting […]

Posted on April 4, 2012 by Natalie Davis on fashion, inspiration, video

Alabama Chanin

Handmade Portraits: Alabama Chanin from Etsy on Vimeo. Natalie Chanin has been a huge influence on me as a designer. I first discovered her work in the pages of Vogue years ago and fell in love with her mission to manufacture the Alabama Chanin line right in her hometown of Florence, Alabama. The aesthetic of […]