To Carl Caballes, meditation is everything when handcrafting his leather goods. Deep, rhythmic breaths, positive self-talk and Michael Jackson’s P.Y.T seem to do the trick. Everything is hands-on, from cutting to punching to stitching to finishing. And if a single line is off, Carl’s been known to redo an entire edge to make it perfect. So it’s no wonder why his leather and canvas carrying goods are so impeccably made. Grateful for his work, he pours a lot of generous heart into each and every piece. Everything is considered, intentional and thoughtful—wisdom, he says, masquerading as craftsmanship.