Movie : The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
There were a lot of elements I really liked in this movie. The scenery from the Nordic Countries as part of the backdrop was beautiful. That silly Ben Stiller humor (and the skateboarding skills) was great. José González as the soundtrack was perfect. And even the marketing done by Casey Neistat was heartfelt. And on top of all that, the handmade wallet that makes a cameo appearance in this movie really caught my attention. Who made it?
Make : Billykirk
When I found out that the wallet was made by Billykirk, it made sense. They’ve been around for a good 15 years and have grown from their humble roots of just two brothers to utilizing the skilled labor of their Amish neighbors. With Those Who Make, I primarily focus on Individuals instead of Brands who use factory production - but Billykirk and I are based in the same city. We both call Jersey City our ‘hood and we both work with leather/waxed canvas. I’ve done a few craft markets here in Jersey City and there’s always at least one person who brings up Billykirk.
Do you have a handmade product that’s made a Cameo appearance? Let me know!