In the Bag

Necessity, the cliche goes, is the mother of invention.

For Bella Modi founder Kim Mitchell-Catlett, necessity hit the day the strap broke on favorite pair of shoes.Read more

High Note

From all outward appearances it looks like a typical mid-century home in a well-kept West Boise neighborhood. But enter through the side gate to a door that opens to the home’s garage-turned-workshop, and you immediately realize that nothing about this is typical.

Beautiful, richly stained mandolins hang from a drying rack in the ceiling. And the walls, papered with jigs, close in on a compact but neatly organized workbench surrounded by every manner of woodworking tool.Read more