If you are looking for last minute kinky holiday gifts, I have a suggestion for you: check out Rupert Huse & Son, Inc
Even if you aren’t, check it out because they not
only have amazingly well crafted BDSM devices, but the web site itself
is beautiful and fun to visit.
first encountered Huse toys in person at the vendor fair for KinkFest
in Portland. Despite the very intimidating designs, Rupert and his wife
(who both were working at their booth) were very friendly and easy to
talk to. Not only that, but Rupert has great stories about how he got
into this line of work. I personally find it very impressive that he does all the metal work in his Oregon studio.
photo courtesy of Huse.com
Leland: How did you get started in making toys beyond what you use for yourself?
This is a good question with a fairly involved answer. The short story
is I was a general contractor and cabinet maker and realized I was bored
with that business after 15 years. I wanted to do something different
but wasn’t sure what. Around this time I found out I was to become a
father. This forced me to do something as I wanted to be home rather
than going to job sites so I could be with my children. At that point I
dropped the contracting business and started doing this one full time.