UM by Josh Jakus – felt accessories
Josh Jakus is a Berkeley, California–based designer dedicated to making experiential connections between form and function. Josh founded his design practice in 2005 as a way of continuing his lifelong interest in the nature of structure, space, and materials.
These eco-friendly handbags are made from 2 layers of factory excess industrial wool felt that have a zipper sewn around the edges. When open, the piece lays completely flat. When zipped, the piece turns into an organic 3-dimensional form. This UM Shoulder bag measures 14.5″ x 10″ x 4.5″; shoulder strap is 16.5″ long. Zipper comes in orange, green, blue, pink or grey. $135 USD.
The UM Tote is as tall as a bottle of wine and as wide as a bundled-up Sunday Times. Grey pressed wool felt from factory excess. 12.5″ x 9.5″ x 5″. $115 USD. Handmade in USA.
The Media Pocket is a pouch to protect your media device from the bumps and scratches of everyday life. Designed to fit the iPhone, iPod, and other smaller PDAs, phones, and media players. Grey industrial wool felt made from factory excess. Blue, green, orange, or pink tag. 3.375″x6.125″. $19 USD.