Wool & Wood Cases by Andrew & Lauren O’Dell

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Ampersands Design, a Virginia-based business run by Andrew & Lauren O’Dell, uses its logo and namesake to the fullest by combining materials and production methods in creating their “Wool & Wood” cases. Each piece is handmade through the processes of steam-bending for the wooden half of the case and die-cutting for the fabric of the sleeve, which comes in a variety of sizes to suit the iPad, a mini-tablet, a smartphone, and even standard business cards. The eco-friendly and soft feel of the industrial wool is complemented by the durable wood that protects the sleeve’s contents, the two materials forming a perfect synergy. Ampersands Design currently has a Kickstarter page to help launch expanded and more efficient production of the cases, though every case is sure to be crafted with the same heart and soul.

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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