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"Specialty Dry Goods came out of my desire to do something with my hands". Made in Los Angeles by Edie Kahula Pereira, Specialty Dry Goods is about utilitarian products of good and thoughtful design - a new classic with a modern artisans point-of-view. Edie's focus is to design and make useful everyday products in quality materials that will endure. "what makes me smile - the thought of my bags going on many adventures as people take them into their lives." Edie's creative direction is influenced by her working past in architecture, as a product producer, art/product curator, fashion scout, as a person who likes to walk the urban environment, sit in cafes and travel to places far away. "i love it when a design detail comes out of solving an issue - it's the limitations that inspire creativity. Although CAD/tech savvy, it's playing with the actual materials (having them laid out in front of me) where the product comes to life." Specialty Dry Goods strives to make responsible choices; practical is always a must. edie kahula pereira - designer, maker, creative director.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

friends as bag styles

 newest design - the callahan leather bag.  visit big cartel.

specialty dry goods aprons [see previous post]

new and only 4 made (till i have more time). find them at arroyo general pop up store in highland park. find out about the co-organizers here by way of LA times article on 'pop produce'.
happy shopping!

Monday, November 17, 2014

this past saturday

forgot to post - specialty dry goods at space 15TWENTY | Urban Outfitters in hollywood.
bags and potholders as part of specialty pop up of local la artisans.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

how to use a specialty dry goods potholder

[soundtrack compliments of santa monica airport airplane traffic -  in real time - passing overhead]

Remodelista Holiday Market in LA 2014

When: Saturday, December 6, 10 am to 5 pm.                                                                             Where: Big Daddy’s Antiques, 
3334 South La Cienega Place, Los Angeles (one block west of La Cienega Boulevard, off Jefferson Boulevard, near Culver City).
Remodelista Holiday Market in LA 2014: Remodelista

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

holiday shopping at Remodelista Market - Los Angeles

look for specialty dry goods at Los Angeles Remodelista Market - Big Daddy’s Antiques (3334 La Cienega Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90016) on Saturday, December 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

Thursday, October 2, 2014

drawstring in distressed leather

just one of the items for november 6th pop up at space 15TWENTY | urban outfitters - hollywood. pictured is drawstring bag in distressed leather. leather varies in color and markings throughout hide and sometimes the variations are extreme.



it's delivered and meeting albert

Space 15TWENTY | urban outfitters drop off. Anthony checks me in. Save the date: nov 6, 2014. Thank you mary argimon for the ride! #specialtydrygoods #space15twenty #urbanoutfitters #popup #savethedate

anthony and mary

we're on our way albert

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

potholders love cutting boards

as seen on remodelista story by Margot Guralnick: The One-Month Makeover: Beth Kirby's Star-Is-Born Kitchen   specialty dry goods potholder spotted amongst the cutting boards!

photograph by Beth Kirby

Friday, September 12, 2014

social studies - berkeley ca

find yourself in berkeley ca... shop social studies and check them out on instagram

#specialtydrygoods #potholders #shopsocialstudies #madeinlosangeles

Monday, September 8, 2014

Lonny Magazine Market Finds - Potholders

Too Hot :  I can say, with all honesty, that the first time I've ever been truly compelled to buy a potholder was after spotting this hand-sewn number by Specialty Dry Goods.
photo by Madesmith

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Nomadic Thread Society

'Nomadic' feed bag traveling the world with Nicole of 'Nomadic Thread Society'. They were destined!

Back at the LA show, we met Edie Pereira of Specialty Dry Goods and picked up her gorgeous leather satchel. It reminds us of our Basil Racuk Indigo Ombre Paper Bag for it’s deconstructed beauty. 

Timeline and Reflection

Specialty Dry Goods: Taking stock of this past year and thanking all who have supported my developing brand.

November 2014
invited: Space 15TWENTY | Urban Outfitters pop up, los angeles 

September 2014
noted: lonny magazine - too hot

August 2014
noted: refinery29, los angeles - 'The 20 Best Gifts from L.A.'s Raddist Artisans'

May 2014
April 2014
  • story: urban daddy - 'A One-Woman Leather Bag-Making-Army'
March 2014
  • invited: parachute market, los angeles
  • story: the radder - 'visit: parachute market - let there be light'
  • story: veo veo magazine, spain - 'specialty dry goods'
December 2013
featured: KCRW | Design & Architecture - featured designer & online shop

October 2013
invited: the MIA Project pop up at Shelter Half, los angeles

September 2013
story: designskool blog, 'textured potholders to be admired'

August 2013
selected: NY NOW trade show, new york - emerging designer Handmade | display platform | NY PICKS

June 2013

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

marissa - silver lake - pop up in november

hanging with Marissa in silver lake, we meet to speak about specialty dry goods upcoming participation in a pop up at Space 15Twenty (an urban outfitters concept store and collaboration space giving local brands the opportunity to be featured). really enjoyed exchanging life's adventures with Marissa; i'm very excited about this upcoming collaboration. gerdy the pug-beagle stopped by to add a few thoughts to the conversation.

stay tuned!

#space15Twenty #urbanoutfitters #specialtydrygoods #ediekahulapereira #marissamaximo #leatherbags