"I like the functional and intimate nature of architecture. I think that bags (purses & handbags, messenger bags & briefcases, ect) are like buildings. We move in & leave traces of ourselves in them. Handbags have a structure, and like a home, you live inside them."
Adan Ballou moved back to his home town in Canada. Establishing in the Canadian prairies, the Canadian country side provided Adan Ballou with the means to invest himself entirely into a creative person and pursue a brand with social responsibility from the beginning.
Symbolism is fudamental to Adan Ballou's designs. A fascination with how nuanced, complex, even ineffable concepts can be subtly expressed with a few strokes. A symbol's potent capacity to communicate is a power which Adan Ballou uses to express his message.
Adan Ballou accessories are inspired by things that glow in the way things do when they are made without ulterior motive, made with enthusiasm or for the joy of sharing. The sorts of things that a soul or intuition know are real, authentic & true. The kinds of things that resonate with the heart & can’t be faked.