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Lobe Trotter

Hide and seek: Try to find Angelica Callanta, designer behind Found Objects leather earrings.

Is she at the Academy of Design & Technology? Not anymore. She graduated in ’05.

Is she doing shots at the bar? Not at this hour. She’s probably making earrings — sketching patterns onto hides, cutting them into funky shapes (feathers, strips, leaves, circle drops).

Is she in Chicago? Mostly. She travels seasonally to New York, London, and Paris to pick hides (the Euro styles are limited edition).

Is she watching In Living Color? Could be. Callanta loves playing with color in her pieces (metallics, brights, neutrals).

Is she staring at me? Probably. She gets inspiration from stylish, creative types.

Is she wearing borderline obnoxious yet amazingly awesome handmade leather earrings? You betcha.

Quite the find.


Available at Solemates, 2708 North Halsted Street, at Diversey Parkway (773-327-7782 or solemateschicago.com); Galleria 1712, 1712 West North Avenue, at Paulina Street (773-235-1712 or galleria1712.com). To see styles, go to etsy.com.