I recently discovered the company 8.6.4 while shopping. I spotted a stack of gorgeous cashmere ribbed knit beanies in a selection of soft colors. The pink is particularly eye-catching and was immediately wrapped up to be gifted.
Tats and Ena Otake, are the creative minds behind 8.6.4. The Japanese husband and wife team have crafted a beautifully edited design company in Brooklyn, New York that makes handmade jewelry and leather goods. The jewelry line includes lovely necklaces, sweet knotted rings, and a wide range of earrings. The pearl earrings are sweet, dainty and float on your ear. A creative twist to the classic pearl stud. The leather items and nylon bags look particularly interesting on their website.
8.6.4 makes pretty everyday pieces. The prices are reasonable. The website has the same meticulous attention to detail and keeps you exploring. For me, I love knowing the history behind creations. What is so impressive is that neither Tats or Ena had any design experience before this new endeavor. Tats produced commercials and Ena was a sushi chef. After a move from Hawaii to New York, they decided to leave their careers behind and to try something new. It is obvious that Tats and Ena have a natural sense of style, a passion and a commitment to the goods that 8.6.4 creates. Love it!
Photos from 8.6.4 website.