O Yikes! Participates in 2008 Open Studios in San Francisco

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O Yikes! Lifestyle Bag Designer, Lisa Lee Yap, is Scheduled to Attend the Opening Reception of the 2008 San Francisco Open Studios at Secession Design & Art Gallery to Discuss Her 1960's Retro Inspired Design and Appreciation for the Fashion of the Period.

O Yikes! today announced their participation in the 2008 San Francisco Open Studios event to be held later this month at the renowned and highly regarded Secession Art & Design Gallery in San Francisco. O Yikes! will be showing their retro inspired lifestyle bag, the Square.

The Square is anything but square. The nostalgic 1960s wool fabrics combined with the signature O Yikes! modern design is reminiscent of the Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant era. The bags are not only artistic, they are functional. O Yikes! created the bags to meet the demands of today's art community. The padded Square protects a standard 12" laptop, while the multiple pockets and two inch expansion is ideal for carrying the extra items artist and designers need. The design and textile was selected because of the designer's fascination with the lifestyle, colors, art, and fashion of that wistful period. "The early 60's was an incredible time, the generation had an appreciation of art and design with a flair of elegance that has not been seen since," said Lisa Lee Yap. "We designed the Square to mirror the sophistication of that period while staying true to our sense of style." The Square is available in chocolate with Apricot, Avocado, or Turquoise and also has a collection of matching accessories. O Yikes! can be purchased at Secessions Art & Design Gallery or online at http://www.oyikes.com.

Secession Art & Design is a gallery for up and coming artists and designers to showcase their work while supporting the local independent community. "The gallery features art, fashion, and jewelry both modern and vintage," said Secession Art & Design curator, Eden Stein. "Art openings and trunk shows are a destination for shoppers to sample an intimate event, and have the opportunity to engage with or buy directly from the design community."

A portion of the proceeds from the trunk shows will be donated to a non-profit organization, and promote the cycle of giving back, building community, and supporting the growth of independent design and local small business. Secession Art & Design is in San Francisco's Mission District at 3361 Mission Street @ 30th. Designer, Lisa Lee Yap is scheduled to attend the gallery opening reception on October 17th to discuss her designs and inspiration. For more information, visit http://www.secessionsf.com or http://www.oyikes.com.


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