Mobile drawing kit, as of today. 9 pencils + extra leads, 7 pens, two erasers in a little tin, a sharpener and a knife (primarily) for sharpening, squareup card reader in case of mobile zine sales, thumb drive backup of all scanned art.

The pens and pencils are all carefully chosen to work best for me on the paper stocks I usually use. a process that’s taken years of trial & error, with some serendipity along the way.

Panasonic RP-HTX7 headphones, with the headband pad replaced with full-grain, undyed english calfskin leather that I cut and hand-stitched myself. The leather will darken to a nice honey-brown over time. I wear these daily. Panasonic RP-HTX7 headphones, with the headband pad replaced with full-grain, undyed english calfskin leather that I cut and hand-stitched myself. The leather will darken to a nice honey-brown over time. I wear these daily.

Panasonic RP-HTX7 headphones, with the headband pad replaced with full-grain, undyed english calfskin leather that I cut and hand-stitched myself. The leather will darken to a nice honey-brown over time. I wear these daily.

Full punch-card got me a free latte at The Fresh Pot on Hawthorne. Tasty :D Full punch-card got me a free latte at The Fresh Pot on Hawthorne. Tasty :D

Full punch-card got me a free latte at The Fresh Pot on Hawthorne. Tasty :D

This kitchen knife, newest among many favorites, is a Tosagata Hocho 6” santoku. Nice balance, light weight, super sharp, and very handsome. This kitchen knife, newest among many favorites, is a Tosagata Hocho 6” santoku. Nice balance, light weight, super sharp, and very handsome.

This kitchen knife, newest among many favorites, is a Tosagata Hocho 6” santoku. Nice balance, light weight, super sharp, and very handsome.

Margherita from the Pyro Pizza cart (at cartopia). Scratch-made, wood-fired tastiness.

R. Heinisch fabric shears, made in New Jersey roughly 100 years ago. 6” blades, 14” overall length, and weighing 2.5 lbs, these are the most massive scissors I’ve ever handled. They’re also incredibly sharp, and still have their original edge. It may be overkill, but these are my main fabric cutters. Thrifted. (Pictured here alongside child-size Fiskars, an unfair comparison.) R. Heinisch fabric shears, made in New Jersey roughly 100 years ago. 6” blades, 14” overall length, and weighing 2.5 lbs, these are the most massive scissors I’ve ever handled. They’re also incredibly sharp, and still have their original edge. It may be overkill, but these are my main fabric cutters. Thrifted. (Pictured here alongside child-size Fiskars, an unfair comparison.)

R. Heinisch fabric shears, made in New Jersey roughly 100 years ago. 6” blades, 14” overall length, and weighing 2.5 lbs, these are the most massive scissors I’ve ever handled. They’re also incredibly sharp, and still have their original edge. It may be overkill, but these are my main fabric cutters. Thrifted. (Pictured here alongside child-size Fiskars, an unfair comparison.)

Leather iPhone 4 case I made for my mom, which unfortunately vanished when her phone was stolen a few months ago. This was my third attempt at creating this case design. I’m still working on consistency and efficiency to make these to sell.

12 oz latte I poured, at my last barista job. Favorite drink to make, and favorite to order out. I don’t claim to be the most skilled or knowledgeable in the craft, but it was fun, and I focused on making the tastiest and prettiest drinks I could.

Dip-glazed mug, thrifted. Filled with Twig Kukicha tea.

Strawberry tart from Ken’s Artisan Bakery, Portland, Oregon.