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Even though the Japanese designer Tatsuya Otake wasn't trained as an artist—he originally produced commercials—his thoughtful, detailed-oriented first career set him up shockingly well to dive into his second one: After a move from Hawaii to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in 2011, he realized the opportunity to switch gears after nearly twenty years in his fields. “New York feels a place where you can start things,” Tatsuya says, and, fours years later, he launched a line of origami-inspired leather b... READ MORE

Even though the Japanese designer Tatsuya Otake wasn't trained as an artist—he originally produced commercials—his thoughtful, detailed-oriented first career set him up shockingly well to dive into his second one: After a move from Hawaii to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in 2011, he realized the opportunity to switch gears after nearly twenty years in his fields. “New York feels a place where you can start things,” Tatsuya says, and, fours years later, he launched a line of origami-inspired leather bags and bent-line earrings under the name 8.6.4.


You most definitely wouldn’t be able to tell they’re newbies by looking at the elegantly edited collection, which is inspired by everyday objects, like clips and staples. How's that for resourcefulness?—genevieve ang


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