velvet book  velvet-covered handmade paper notebook made exclusively for Elle Decoration. The paper books were handstitched in Jaipur, India with the help of Malatesta-Giti. Using silk velvet remnants left over from dosa clothing productions from 1995-98, each paper notebook was then covered in dosa’s Los Angeles factory by part-time employee, Lupe Ruiz. At the time, Lupe was a college student spending her summer helping at dosa.  (1997)