my man ♥ Love Jules shoes

 They (Jules & Joshua) have a lil' two-person garage based leather studio located in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.Everything they create, is by their four hands, with little to no machine support (other than a little sewing machine & wood burning pen assistance every now & then). They've been at it for almost 4 years full-time, and while this is not necessarily the easy road to financial riches and security, they're a couple of the lucky few who get to get their creative juices out each & every day, and pay the rent doing it. 

Tell us a bit about yourself.

We’re Julia (Jules) Vagelatos and Joshua Blodans of Love Jules. We’re partners in business, life, and crime, and we handcraft leather swag. We have a small Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, garage-based studio. If you’ve never been up here, it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Joshua is an accountant-turned-artist, I’m an artist-turned-businesswoman. With our powers combined, we get by. We’re lucky and we know it — clap your hands.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
We live where we do because we love the great outdoors. Every now and then we need to escape the studio, and we’re lucky enough to have some epic mountains at our doorstep.
When we’re not craftin’ with leather, we ski during the winter and hike and bike during the summer. We may not be necessarily “creating” with our hands when we’re away from the workbench, but we try to infuse creativity into all aspects of our lives. We have a puppy named James, and where we go, he goes.
It’s not easy. We work extremely hard to maintain some semblance of a ski bum lifestyle, and it’s totally worth it.

Where does your inspiration come from?
All over, really. Pleasant sounds, written words, moving pictures…people. And of course, all things vintage. Though we’re perpetually inspired by the natural surroundings of our day to day, we love to break free from our bubble of comfort and road-trip to some far off place where you can’t help but have inspiration thrust upon you, whether you’re looking for it or not.

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