It is here.
We are proud to announce that ERIC KIM HOLDER is here, and available to order (right now) here in the HAPTIC SHOP. If you desire one holder for your everyday life and photographic adventures, ERIC KIM HOLDER is for you.
For the Everyday Photographer
Create, travel, be prepared for every photography adventure EVERYDAY.
Tried and True
Five years ago Eric designed a perfect everyday holder with our artisan-creator friend Lan in Saigon. After many iterations of self-user testing, we are proud to introduce ERIC KIM HOLDER to you.
We researched, tested, and perfected the design for ERIC KIM HOLDER for five years to bring together function and design.
- Durability: All of the components have been tried and tested: from the hand-stitched threading to premium leather.
- One of a Kind: ERIC KIM HOLDER is beautiful, timeless, and over the years it will develop unique patina from your artistic adventures..
Aesthetics & Proportions
- Outside dimensions: Width: 12 cm, Height: 9 cm
- Designed for international sized paper currency (United States, Canadian, European, Japanese, etc), credit cards, business cards, and 2 slots for SD cards.
HAPTICLABS is our experimental playground to develop small, limited edition projects and collaborations with local artists and artisans. We make our leather products in Saigon and honor Saigon–we loved our time in Saigon; Cindy’s family has a close familial connection to Saigon; and we are deeply inspired by the lively hustle of young Vietnamese artists and entrepreneurs in a city textured by a profound history. Unlike huge anonymous factories, the entire operation is Eric, Cindy, our sisters (Annette and Jennifer), and the local artisan Lan. We are transparent about the labor practices behind ERIC KIM HOLDER because we are proud of it and love it.
We lived in Vietnam and are very cognizant of global inequality, especially in labor practices. This is why we price our products the way we do. We work directly with artisans who set above market prices for high end artisanal craftsmanship. We do not run a wholesale factory, but support honest and beautiful work. We spent years perfecting the design, workshopping different versions with the Saigon artisans. Each ERIC KIM HOLDER is made with love and shipped with care from California.