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A New Year’s Letter From Ted

Letter from Poketo

What a roller coaster of a year 2017 has been. We, as global citizens, have been feeling the effects of a society in the midst of significant change. With what feels like a world in
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Hands-On With Larsen & Lund


By Calvin Berry Lindsey Mortensen, the mind behind the LA-based leather bag and accessories studio Larsen & Lund, has worked at nearly every level of fashion production. Beginning her career as a dyer, she moved
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MOCA x Poketo

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By Calvin Berry     We are excited to announce a special Poketo Pop Up shop inside The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). The shop, which represents a joint effort between the museum and Poketo,
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Ahead of the Curve

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By Calvin Berry With its groundbreaking and uniquely structural approach to Italian leather bags, The Common Knowledge has been at the forefront of design in its field, leading the way into innovative new ways of
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14 years, 14 things I’ve learned: A letter from our Co-Founder

Ideas we like
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By Ted Vadakan When we started Poketo in 2003, it wasn’t meant to be a business. We just wanted to get our friends together, have an art show, and make something awesome. That “something awesome”
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Light Inspiration


By Calvin Berry Photography by Emily McDonald Toward the end of the year, the days get a little chillier and the nights get longer. The light that fills summer days loses its ubiquity and begins
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Tackling the Creative Schedule

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By Calvin Berry Photography by Kat Westerman One of the hardest things about being a professional creative is managing your schedule. You have to set and meet deadlines, juggle multiple projects at once and structure
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Drafting The Next Page

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By Calvin Berry Even in sunny Southern California, where seasonal shifts are famously subtle, the yearly transition from summer to fall comes with a clear change in mood. As we enter into the second half
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Maslo Makes It Personal


By Calvin Berry Since 2003, Maslo Jewelry-founder Nicole Maslowski has been committed to creating uniquely gorgeous statement jewelry. With an eye for classic, minimalist design, she crafts each piece by hand, a model for the
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By Calvin Berry Art is inherently inclusive and democratic. Historically, it’s been a way that people of all backgrounds can express themselves and be heard, contributing their voice to the larger discussion. In the same
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