Welcome to Momo Nick. I am Marissa, known to some as Momo. My entire life has been spent designing, exploring, collecting and making. From my early days in Connecticut, Boston, and New York to my current home in Los Angeles, the journey continues. I have worked and grown up with many talented and inspiring people but one in particular stands out. Nick.
Nick was one of the smallest men I have ever seen in height and build, but had the hands and heart of a giant. He was a true folk artist- a self taught painter, jewelry maker, musician, swing set builder and beloved grandfather. Everyday at his house we would embark on a new project, and he opened my eyes to the joy of all things hand made. His heart had limitless love, patience, and generosity. Being adored and mentored by him was a gift I will cherish forever. I watched his hands develop over time into perfectly crooked calloused works of art – such a significant characteristic, as those strong hands continued to create, fix, make, until the very end.
Momo Nick is my homage to Nick. His spirit lives on through the creative process and execution of our products. All of the leather goods in this collection are hand made in Los Angeles, CA. We source only vegetable tanned leather, designed to age with perfection and character-something you can love and admire forever…