Friday, April 17, 2009

Bunny Darko

Scout Handbag by Ransom & Scout

After a photo shoot, Tall Husband and I were walking down West 2nd Street in Austin, when something caught my eye. There, in a display window, was a strange, funky handbag with a bunny character decorating it. The shop was Beyond Tradition and that bag was beyond weird. As you may know, I love a certain type of bunny. And this bunny is just that type, primitive and edgy. The owner was fantastic and let me photograph his bunnies.

This line of leather goods is new to Beyond Tradition and is by the design company Ransom+Scout.

These wallets are quite wonderful in soft luxurious leather, as is the entire line. Even the quality of the workmanship is scary because it's so nearly perfect.

Here is a larger bag. And wouldn't you know, I just couldn't leave the shop without the small shoulder bag for evenings of gallery hopping. As my birthday is this month, Tall Husband gave me the one from the display window; the one in the top photo with Scout the bunny looking out at you. Love it!

As you can see, the bag came with unexpected details...

A storage bag with a leather carrot at the tip of its drawstring.

A tiny leather carrot attached to the inside zipper.

And a story of its own. You know how we love stories!

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Note: If you can't get to Austin to shop at Beyond Tradition, Sloan Hall in Houston carries the Ransom+Scout line in their store.  Beyond Tradition will soon have on-line ordering.


  1. I just fell in love with everything you pictured. I went on their web site, and one of the retailers that carries this line, is in Berkeley!!! In one of my favorite stores called "The Gardener" I guess I have to take a trip over to see what they have of the line. Many thanks for posting them. Enjoy your treats!!

  2. This bag was made for you! What a find.