Peng has been designing zen-like, modern spaces in the Northeast for years, but it was only in 2009 that she translated that inspiration into Peng Bags. The sumptuous leather handbags are sleek yet timeless, much like Peng's interior design work. The focus is on craftsmanship here, and in fact, Peng has enlisted her sister to hand stitch each bag.
Peng Furnishings, the designer's one-year-old boutique attached to her SoWa studio, carries Peng Bags along with a unique selection of home furnishings that includes Asian antiques and several one-of-a-kind pieces. Rumor has it that the bags will be making their way into more retail outlets soon, but until then, you can visit Peng's studio for the full experience at 460 Harrison Avenue in Boston.
[interior images by Stephen F. Bevacqua/Ken Dayton]