Our favorite of the five new wallet design is the Jolby Wallet, designed by Portland-based designers Josh Kenyon and Colby Nichols, aka Jolby. In addition to the wallets for Poketo, the team has also created limited edition prints of the outside and inside wallet designs, on sale as a pair for $30 through Etsy.
Poketo first started selling artist wallets so that "no one would be without a piece of art of their own," founders Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung write on their site. Each wallet is made of durable vinyl and features three credit card slot plus spaces for cash money and change. Walking the line of fun extra and matchy-matchy, each also comes with a pin calling out a section of the design.
Another favorite is a birch tree-themed design by Lisa Congdon, the third wallet she created for Poketo. This time last year, we featured Congon's colorful dish collection in our kitchen-themed issue (watch the slideshow here).
Another artist whose work has appeared both in our pages and on a Poketo wallet is Mike Perry. Check out a Q&A with Perry about a recent exhibition here or purchase his limited-edition Dwell print at the Dwell Store.
Last but not least of the Poketo wallets that most catch our eye are Tim Biskup's Wallet 1 and Wallet 2. Both designs by the Southern California-based artist channel a Lucienne Day vibe and burst with color.
Check out all of Poketo's wallets, including its new Spring Forward line, at poketo.com.
When not writing, Miyoko Ohtake can be found cooking, training for her next marathon, and enjoying all that the City by the Bay and the great outdoors have to offer.