Inside Bare's Small Wonder of a Studio
Even in L.A., space can be limited.
In a 400-square-foot creative space, the little details count—just ask Jeet Sohal, whose bathroom at her studio in L.A.’s Hancock Park doubles as a packing room for her sleek accessories line Bare. But Jeet and her production manager Jesse Southern have really embraced their intimate surroundings—the garden, the natural light, and the fact that Jeet’s parents live in the main house right next door, making it easy for her kids (Kieran, almost 3, and Simran, 16 months) to get in some quality mom time. Here, a look at some of the cool deets that pepper the space. —dana covit
“I guess you could say I’m Type A-. Before I had kids, nothing was ever out of place, and the bench was neat & tidy—you could eat lunch off it!”
“One of the many perks of our unique location is the gorgeous green we’re surrounded by. On busy days, it may just be what we see on our way in and out of the studio, but on other days, it’s nice to take a walk outside or drink some fizzy water in the cabana while fielding phone calls from vendors or suppliers.”
“Since I believe in being a deliberate consumer, we try and use/reuse everything in our studio, down to cutting-room leather scraps. When you get past the storage nightmare, it’s really a great way to innovate. We create items that utilize these pieces so that we can translate at least 95% of our raw materials into products that we hope are timeless.“
“We hang our current patterns off the side of our worktable so we can reference them whenever we need to. Since we cut our bags to order, they actually come out quite often!”
“We have our Bare Bones acrylic pieces–right now, we’re doing stacking rings, cuffs, and some necklaces that are laser-cut locally. Our current obsession is figuring out what to do with the skeletons. I’m loving the idea of creating a window or screen with the panels.”