From corralling the pens and pencils from the bottom of your bag, to stowing your essential bike repair bits, or a custom roll for your favorite tools: Bundle and Stow is all about making things to organize things so you can practice your passion.
Headquartered in a small sewing studio in SE Portland, Ore., USA, Bundle and Stow is a woman owned company. Designs are by Rachel Dominguez-Benner with advisory council (ie. smackin’ good edits and insights) by Ian Mitchell.
My guiding design principle is form following function. And while usefulness is central to my design decisions, a love of color and small delights shines through each style to make stowage that is both good lookin’ and super handy.
I use sturdy cotton canvas in most designs for it’s rough and tumble burliness and ease of cleaning. Just throw your tool roll in the washer on gentle, no dryer.
In college I studied Graphic Design and Metalsmithing, hanging out with photographers, wordsmiths, letterpress lovers, engineers, musicians and firecrackers. Trained in the visual arts and self-taught to be a seamstress, I get giddy around stacks of color, intentional line, clever wordplay and everything in its place and a place for everything.
My inner world is one of boxes, and pockets, drawers and baskets, frames and sashes, bins and buckets and cases. I love secrets you keep from yourself to discover later on, like a ten dollar bill in last year’s winter coat, or a a love-letter in an old book.
I’m driven by the puzzle of getting things to fit together just-so, and by the gracious thank-you’s and “this solved my problem exactly”‘s of making things to organize things so you can practice your passion.