My friend, Lauren Milroy, and I teamed up to produce this colorful Rare Device tote bag. She designed the print and we asked our neighbors from down the street, San Franpsycho, to print them for us on their silk screen printing press.
Lauren and I were on the same wavelength from the beginning. She initially sent me 3 designs to choose from, secretly hoping I'd pick the one that I did. After that, she made some revisions and sent me another set of designs to look at, and of course we both love the same exact one! It's one of the easiest collaborations I've ever worked on. Lauren has a blog, Hippanonymous, and is working hard on launching her line of bags. She is also a freelance graphic designer. She is full of wit and energy - you just want to be around her!
Our mutual friend, Sarah Deragon, of Portraits to the People came over a couple of weeks ago to take some photos of the tote and of me and Lauren. We had a blast!