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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 […]

American Summer: Life, Liberty & Courage to Pioneer

July 4, 2013


Having grown up in the mountains of California and Idaho as a young girl, I am amazed at how my upbringing continues to direct my current path. Beyond my family built home many miles from any sign of pavement, I used to explore my surroundings on foot and by horseback. It wasn’t uncommon to spend […]

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 

My Trash…Africa’s Treasure? Not Likely.

August 31, 2012


This is part 3 in a blog series exploring our wardrobe and our lifestyle: who makes our clothes, where our clothes come from, and why a struggle for quality over convenience might just change our outlook on life and the world around us. Read part 1 and 2. Photo credit: James Greenfield via Flickr. It’s easy […]

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. […]

NYFW: Gretchen Jones

February 19, 2012


I felt the pulse of New York Fashion Week from around the web as it concluded this past week and took note of fall/winter 2012 previews that caught my attention on two levels: 1) Aesthetic impact and 2) Sustainable design solutions (no matter how small). [This is Part 2 in a series of short reviews. See Part 1.] Gretchen […]

Developing a Craft

December 29, 2011


Looking for beauty and experimenting with new skills these last few months has allowed me to begin developing my own creative work along with a tangible appreciation for craftsmanship. It’s one thing to write about other people and the work that they create, but to push myself to uncover my own visual voice has been […]