Photo of the Day – April 12, 2010: Leather Crafts from Aixa Sobin
Aixa Sobin makes sumptuous leather bags and belts, as well as leather-bound books, using new and recycled leather. She cuts and hand-stitches each piece, and each one is wonderfully unique. I was drawn into her shop at Artists and Fleas because of the rich colors and beautiful displays, and I was so impressed with the quality of her work. Her bags will often have several ways of being carried, such as a shoulder bag that can turn into a back pack. When Ms. Sobin is not at Artists and Fleas, she often sells her wares on the streets of Soho outside Balthazar.