The Stories Behind Atelier

Adele Ostrich Shoulder bag @ChristineVonBun

Do it Yourself Handcrafted Designer Leather Handbag

We asked Toronto designer Christine Vonbun to explain what it takes to make one of her luxury handbags. She is clear that top-quality leather and access to the right tools and machinery are essential to the production of her purses. Handcrafting Leather Bags Vonbun uses a walking-foot sewing machine designed for leather. Each stage of Read the full article…

Bella tan leather handbag by designer @ChristineVonBun

Exclusive, Luxury Italian Leather Handbags the Morris B Collection

Christine Vonbun handbags designs are timeless, fabricated in striking leather colours these bags are intended to be accessories you will enjoy every day and continue to wear for a long time. Vonbun has this to say about her Morris B Collection, “I want to create user-friendly on-trend bags which work for the wearer from day Read the full article…


Country Weekend in Uxbridge Ontario with Nancy Newman Textiles

Nancy Newman lives in rural Ontario, near the town of Uxbridge, which she describes as a wonderful place to live. Removed from Toronto’s big city hassles Nancy enjoys a view of a farmer’s field from her workshop. Her studio is full of light with a vaulted ceiling and a wood burning stove takes the chill Read the full article…

Halifax Public Gardens Nova Scotia #VisitNovaScotia @Skimbaco

How to Spend a Weekend in Halifax

Our fashion accessory creator Katja Presnal is the founder of Skimbaco Lifestyle a brand that she initially launched in 2006 (her backstory is an interesting read). The Skimbaco ENJOY LIFE essential oil diffuser jewellery is a design collaboration with a Texas-based artist (view the full collection here). Originally from Finland, Presnal lives an international life with Read the full article…

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