About Me

Me? I am an industrial designer, and I love leather and canvas, awesome
facial hair, old motorcycles, sailing tall ships, hoppy beer, stinky cheese,
mixed metaphors, getting off the beaten path, and music. Lots of music.

Why leather and canvas? It's been a long love affair really. I can't tell you
when I first fell for her, but it was a long time ago. Recently my father
showed me a school satchel his grandfather (my great grandfather) had made him
over 60 years ago. It was a gorgeous piece of craftsmanship with hidden seams,
metal buckles and a crossover shoulder strap that is as functional today as it
was so long ago. That longevity is one of the things I love about leather and
canvas gear. Then there's the smell, the touch, soft at times, but firm when it
needs to be. Hmm, it really is a love affair. 

As it turns out I have a long family history manifesting in these designs I
love. Farmer, sailor, engineer, mayor, accountant, librarian, saddler, artist,
musician, and on and on. It certainly explains a few things about me!

Anyway, take a look around. Let me know if you see something you like. Who
knows, I might even let you buy it off me.

And just in case you were wondering, all designs on this website belong to iain
designs.