It all started with an Italian sewing machine and military rucksack found on a vintage buying expedition. The rucksack, which still bore the name of the Italian soldier that carried it, inspired a line of bags and cases with a nod to mid-century outdoors gear and pop of modern design. Phuong puts her background in fine art to use on the regular - hand-dyeing, custom waxing and stitching her way to products that are functional and a little fantastical.