Specialty Dry Goods celebrates the beauty of imperfection and hand crafted details.
Edie Kahula Pereira's approach to design and making is that of an artisan. Modern in delivery, Edie's work is human, distinctly tactile, and somewhat quirky. What inspires her are the simply made objects found in everyday culture, that are driven by function, and necessity, and crafted from whatever materials are available to them (at that time); these textured, ingenious, engaging, beautiful objects found throughout history are still relevant (even in today's age of technology).
Based in Los Angeles, Edie was born into and surrounded by cultural and ethnic diversity, and the simplicity of life on her native Hawaiian islands. Professionally, she embarked on a creative journey that began with fashion-retail; a masters degree in architecture; work as a fashion scout for an international client. Personally and "on-the-job', she traveled the world and explored global culture. After several years in the architecture field, Edie began work as a Senior Designer in product development for a prestigious design firm that collaborated with international industrial designers. Before founding Specialty Dry Goods, Edie's curatorial collaboration with an online media platform produced art and product pop ups in the physical world.
Specialty Dry Goods began with the making of potholders from materials Edie had "laying around her home"; adding to this collection, an assortment of little pouches were made from locally sourced remnant leather. Organically, SDG grew from a personal project to a business intention in August of 2013, after being gifted a booth with fashion trade show d&a and being selected by NY NOW as an emerging designer for the HANDMADE display platform. Synthesizing her design knowledge and international style perspective, each SDG product is constructed with thoughtful details specific to each design, a unique point of view and timeless individuality.
WHOLESALE pricing will be available fall 2016
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Specialty Dry Goods - Timelinedecember 2016
showing: private home, december 4
showing: EPCF, december 10 - 11
showing: remodelista/heath sf
pop up: private home, november 3
wholesale: la market, 17 - 20
showing: NY. september 16 - 20
showing: MT Washington Made, sept 24
showing: echo park craft fair. may 7 - 8
group trunk show: march 12 noon - 5pm . erica tanov (berkeley, ca)
tradeshow: NY NOW Global Design
exhibiting: 'Deck the Halls' at Ojai Rancho Inn, dec. 19
exhibiting: Echo Park Craft Fair, dec. 12 - 13
exhibiting: Remodelista LA Market, dec. 5 - 6
exhibiting: Rolling Green holiday night
pop up: "A Faire on the Green" at Wendy Foster, Montecito, San Ysidro Road, oct. 24
tradeshow: designers&agents NY
invited: Mt. Washington Made, Los Angeles
exhibiting: designers & agents nyc
invited: Urban Outfitters pop up store austin, texas
trunk show: Wendy Foster, Montecito, San Ysidro Road
international: now in Japan
accepted: West Coast Craft
invited: Parachute Market
invited: LA Design Festival
accepted: Echo Park Craft Fair
invited: Space Ninety 8, Brooklyn | Urban Outfitters pop up, new york
invited: Wine & Design pop up, Skybar at the Mondrian, Los Angeles.
featured: Anthropologie online
exhibited: Remodelista Holiday Market, LA
invited: Space 15TWENTY | Urban Outfitters pop up, los angeles
noted: Lonny Magazine, 'Market Finds - Week of September 1, 2014 - Too Hot'
noted: refinery29, los angeles - 'The 20 Best Gifts from L.A.'s Raddist Artisans'
awarded booth: designers & agents trade show, new york - green room
invited: Organic by John Patrick pop up store, new york
invited: One Kings Lane, Artisanal Man promotion
video: Inhabitat | Ecouterre - video glimpse at sdg booth d&a nyc
invited: Kinfolk magazine, global dinner - gift partner 'L'Esprit de la Mer'
story: urban daddy - 'A One-Woman Leather Bag-Making-Army'
invited: parachute market, los angeles
story: the radder - 'visit: parachute market - let there be light'
story: veo veo magazine, spain - 'specialty dry goods'
exhibited: NY NOW, Handmade
featured: KCRW | Design & Architecture - featured designer & online shop
invited: the MIA Project pop up at Shelter Half, los angeles September 2013
story: designskool blog, 'textured potholders to be admired'
selected: NY NOW trade show, new york - emerging designer Handmade | display platform | NY PICKS
awarded booth: designers & agents trade show, los angeles - green room
noted: ecouterre - 6 emerging eco-friendly brands at designers & agents los angeles invited: madesmith designers & makers