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  • Fortune Favors the Brave

    “The greater the risk, the greater the reward.” “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” “Fortune favors the brave.” Sure, the quotes are cheesy, but the sentiment stands: the only way to know how something will pan out—how truly amazing it could be, or, yes, how spectacularly it might fail—is to actu... View Post
  • Quit Your Day Job

    The craftsmanship of Alex Bender’s handmade leather bags suggests a longtime love affair between the artist and her sewing machine. But Alex’s relationship to sewing wasn’t always so sweet. After growing up in the small town of Weißenburg in Bavaria, Germany, she left home after high school for a... View Post