Established in 2006, Penelope Penelope (prev. Scabby Robot) has been Jill Harrell's space for experimentation and play in object making and object selling. Jill completed her Industrial Design degree in 2003, with a focus on soft goods, at the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco.
Leather goods are individually made by the designer. She hand cuts, constructs, finishes and ships each piece personally. She trusts her heavy duty industrial sewing machine to stitch and assemble the thick leathers she prefers to work with.
There's magic in the transformation from flat material to volumed vessel, from skin to realized object. Jill is always folding shapes in her imagination. She delights in daydreaming the motion between potential and tangible.
Photo credit: Margo Moritz