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My below average, off-the-shelf iPhone case broke a few weeks ago. Since then, I’ve been on the hunt for a new one. I would love a leather one. {On a side note: did you watch season 5 of Project Runway a few years ago? Anyone remember Stella and how she always referred to leather as “leatha”? Well, that’s how I always pronounce it now. Leatha.}

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Whilst browsing etsy this week, I came across TRIMleather. The shop offers quality handmade leather accessories – everything from belts to phone cases. The craftsmanship is impeccable. The pieces are constructed using vegetable tanned vintage leather. The stitching, embossing and metal details give a luxe look.

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Whenever I come across a new {to me} creative shop, I’m always interested in the story behind it. It turns out, the creator of TRIMleather is Corey Le Me, an interior designer by trade who quit his day job and decided to teach himself how to craft with leather. He says his very first coin purse was a disaster but he kept at it until he reached the high standard of quality that his shop is known for today.

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Corey keeps three things in mind when designing new pieces: user friendliness, environmental friendliness and minimal design. “Easy isn’t interesting” is one of his favorite mottos.

Personally, I would love to own a piece of Corey’s work. I think the leather phone cases would be a hit with guys {father’s day gift?} as well. Leather is so versatile and durable.

P.S. – I have received a few emails from House*Tweaking RSS subscribers saying they are having trouble receiving posts via the feed. Anyone else having problems? If you wouldn’t mind letting me know what you use to read your blog feeds, I’d appreciate it. I’m trying to figure out what the problem might be. So far, everything looks okay on my end. Sorry for the inconvenience!

images: TRIMleather

30 Comments

16.May.2013

No problems here. I’m using Feedly.

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16.May.2013

The leather pieces look amazing. I don’t usually buy leather very often but these are beautiful. I’m also using Feedly and haven’t had any issues getting your posts.

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16.May.2013

i am subscribed to housetweaking through my email(gmail).I do receive the new feeds but about 15 ,16 hours later than the actual content was posted.I am not sure if that is a problem with ur blog or general system behaviour.I am not subscribed to any other blog so i wouldnt know if that is the case with all blogs.

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16.May.2013

No problem here. I’m also using feedly.

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16.May.2013

Same for me, no problems with Feedly!

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16.May.2013

I use RSS and it has not been updating your feed. Now to get caught up….

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16.May.2013

I started using feedly with no problems.

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I have noticed a few times when I did not get a post on rss. Now I use Bloglovin and that seems to work great. I like that bc I can see your first image and then you still get the traffic when I click over.

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16.May.2013

That’s funny you’re posting this now, as my husband needs a new iphone case/wallet precisely in the design this guy manufactures! Thanks!

And I haven’t had any RSS issues. I use feedly as my aggregator, and it seems fine.

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16.May.2013

I usually get your updates by hotmail email but these have stopped! I re-subsrcibed on your website but still no emails!

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Oooooh, how I adore this. A great Father’s Day present, indeed!

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16.May.2013

I’ve been using Feedly to subscribe to RSS feeds and yours doesn’t come through – I’ve tried deleting and re-adding it, and that gets posts to show up initially, but new posts don’t come through afterward. :-(

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16.May.2013

Love the leather! I use netvibes and have had no problems.

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16.May.2013

Those iphone cases are very cool! Thanks for sharing this. I think I use google reader but am guessing I will have to change that soon.

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16.May.2013

RSS feed working fine here x

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replied on May 16th, 2013

PS why not visit Australia? We all say “leatha” down here ;)

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replied on May 16th, 2013

I would LOVE to!

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16.May.2013

I’m crazy about my Book Book (http://twelvesouth.com/products/bookbook_iphone/)! It holds my credit cards and ID and looks like a tiny book. I hardly use a purse anymore.

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16.May.2013

I’ve been using Feedly since Google announced they’d do away with Google Reader. I had no problem seeing your posts!

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16.May.2013

I’m still using Google Reader (gotta make the switch soon!) and I’ve been getting your feeds just fine.

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16.May.2013

And leather is the traditional 3rd anniversary gift! Great find!

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16.May.2013

I use Feedly and haven’t had any issues, as far as I know anyway. :)

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16.May.2013

I read your posts through my email. I didnt get the last 3 posts. I thought you were taking a break! I checked your website and saw the ones I missed. I re- subscribed but I still didn’t get the teal and lime post. I did, however, receive this one. Not sure what’s going on:)

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All good through Blovlovin’!

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17.May.2013

I just use Blogger.

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17.May.2013

Those look awesome! My grandpa had a leather crafting workshop in his basement and produced all kinds of awesome stuff. Looking at those photographs really brings me back!

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17.May.2013

Ooh, pretty, thanks for sharing! Once I stopped wailing over the death of Google Reader, I switched to Feedly.

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17.May.2013

I hadn’t gotten an email update for a while, then all of a sudden, I got one today with all your posts from the last two weeks. Craziness. I may have to try feedly like some of the others suggested. I do love your blog though!

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replied on May 17th, 2013

Great! I ran some diagnostics last night and fixed a few coding issues that popped up. Hopefully, that solved the problem. So sorry for the inconvenience. Me + coding = always learning.

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24.May.2013

I’m using Bloglovin’ and seeing your updates over here!

I love those gorgeous phone cases.

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