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NYC Design Collective Held First Pop-Up Shop in East Village

October 7, 2013


Six eco-conscious NYC designers came together yesterday afternoon at 75 E 4th Street in the East Village for a collaborative pop-up shop made possible by Made in the Lower East Side (an awesome org that offers short-term multi-use spaces as community hubs). The storefront showcased a combination of apparel, accessories, and jewelry all from brands […]

LYDALI: Valuing Beauty, Preserving Local Craft

June 6, 2013


Spearheaded by San Francisco-based friends Lydia Harter and Ali Price, Lydali is an online store that offers a curated selection of one-of-a-kind goods including jewelry, accessories, and housewares. Featuring brands like Proud Mary and Raven + Lily, Lydali works with artisan cooperatives and companies in 25 different countries. Each ethically produced item has a story that contributes […]

All About Denim: Nicholas Schmidt USA

September 23, 2012


Without the presence of a cotton twill, fondly coined “blue jean” in 1873, American sportswear as we know it today might well have developed into something quite the contrary. For the sake of this post (and as a little mental exercise on my part), I’ve tried to envision a denim-less scenario that doesn’t leave me […]

Leather for the Ladies (and Gents) by Noah Marion

September 22, 2012


Noah Marion Quality Goods started small in a south Austin, Texas garage in 2006 utilizing all recycled and repurposed materials to create one of a kind bags and accessories. With a focus on quality over quantity and a brand idiom “buy once, buy for life,” Marion’s business and design work has now 

Kate Henri Jewelry Designs

May 1, 2012


Quirky casual jewelry with slow fashion values Robyn Berg’s new line of jewelry combines exotic colors and textures, a vintage sensibility, and offers just the right amount of quirkiness. This eclectic and well-traveled designer focuses on creating pieces that are informed by place and culture, whether indigenous or simply her own upbringing, and she does […]

RAW: Madison’s New Indie Arts Network

March 3, 2012


This past month, RAW — an independent arts organization that operates in over 21 cities across the U.S. — put their grassroots down in Madison, Wis. I attended their first launch event, entitled “Activate,” to get a glimpse of their mission in action: spurring on local talent and cultivating creativity. The vibe? Cirque du Soleil of the underground. […]

Africa Glitz ‘n’ Graphics

January 7, 2012


 Polished surfaces and graphic African prints bring home a fresh aesthetic in these 15 socially conscious finds By paying homage to tradition and building new models of sustainable development, these ethical fashion brands stand amongst those on the forefront of high style and high social impact for Africa. Adjoa Osei‘s Adapt Collection is an eight piece, limited […]

Bold Moves at Brass Razoo

November 2, 2011


Social worker turned designer, Elise Vaughn, has a whole lotta bold moves, gorgeous baubles, and restyled wearables Model, Lindsey Anderson wearing the Elise Vaughn Metal Collar Necklace, $36 Elise Vaughn’s well-loved boutique, Brass Razoo, was on my list of must-visits during a trip back to Idaho this past summer. That was when I heard the news: Brass Razoo […]

Mei Vintage: Classic. Kimono. Style.

October 12, 2011


Classic, curved lines, architectural details, and kimono prints are signature moments found in Alice Huang’s USA crafted handbags. Having grown up both in Asia and Los Angeles, and spending 10 years in Hawaii, Alice’s blend of origin and style from the Far East to West Coast have found their way into each and every hobo, cross-body, […]