Alissia is a talented NYC based product designer who works with a variety of materials, including plastics and natural leathers. She works with a range of production methods, from 3D printing and laser cutting to hand crafted, always finding new and unexpected uses for materials. I love how the planter basket suddenly makes the ubiquitous terra cotta pot into a design object.
This summer, I took the most amazing vacation to Sicily! My maternal grandma was Sicilian and I’d always dreamt of seeing where that side of the family came from. We drove around for two weeks, visiting some of the most beautiful towns on the island. Everywhere we went was unique in its own way. I’d go back in a heartbeat.
I recently came across Brooklyn based artist, Maya Hayuk’s killer mural on Houston and the Bowery. I’m so in love with her work.
Mimi K. is one of my closest friends. We met over ten years ago, studying industrial design at Pratt Institute. She is a very talented Turkish designer with a unique perspective on design. She is based in Brooklyn and mostly designs products for the home. Here are a couple of her pieces and they are both available for purchase on her website. *I’m lucky enough to own both of them.
Just a quick Lola update to say she’s growing and doing well! She’s a year and three months now and equal parts rascal and sweetheart.
I’ll be selling bags at the Textile Art Center’s Holiday Market. Please stop by!
I’m a total minimalist when it comes to dressing, but I love killer accessories (go figure!). I fell in love with this onesie by Stella McCartney x goop and think our Tulum clutch looks gorgeous with it, as well as some of my other favorite pieces.
1. Moon Journey scarf by Helen Dealtry, $225
2. Lotus necklace by Me & Ro, $2800
3. Charcoal jumpsuit by Stella McCartney x goop, $1240
4. Tulum clutch by Shannon South, $260
5. Van Doren slip-on by Vans, $55
6. Klaia cage ring by Odette, $138
Our gorgeously scruffy little pup is a year old today! Happy Birthday Lola!
“The biggest obstacle to creativity is breaking through the barrier of disbelief.” – Rodney Mullen
I recently got back into skateboarding after years away from it. I basically quit when I moved to NYC in 1999. I didn’t have any friends who skated and I was so busy working that I didn’t have the time anyway. Recently I came across this video and it inspired me to pull my board out of storage. I’ve been skating mini ramp about twice a week and it’s incredible how your muscles remember things. It is so much fun and, like yoga, there’s always something new to master. It’s a full on mind/body sport that requires you to be 100% present and doesn’t allow for multi-tasking. The perfect escape.
Rodney explains the art of skateboarding so beautifully and his message is applicable to any creative person striving to invent something new. Watch it. You’ll be inspired.
Shannon South also offers a custom ‘leather jacket-to-bag’ transformation service under the name Remade USA, where she hand-makes special order bags in her Brooklyn studio. remadeusa.com