|photography by Elizabeth Lavin|
Created by three best friends from Colombia, Mistura nature watches are pieces of wearable artwork. Daniel Schemel, Juan Felipe Barreneche, and Felipe Lopez, who are based in Carrollton, work together to design each handcrafted watch, resulting in unique pieces that can’t help but draw attention. Mistura craftsmen then produce sustainably the eco-friendly timepieces using exotic South American woods such as macana, bamboo, coconut, and purpleheart and other natural materials including goat leather, burlap, and even string. Started in 2005, the line now features about 40 styles, with more in the works. Buy online or at Strada Verde in McKinney, Blue Moon Gallery in Grapevine, and Skivvies in Dallas. mistura.com.