Saturday October 21st
36 Waverly Ave, No 326
Brooklyn, NY 11238
We're joining forces with our neighbours for an all local, all lady, all handmade studio sale!
Come say hello to us, Jane D'Arensbourg jewelry, MONDAYS ceramics.
Manibeni will be opening her studio and creating unique organic Japanese gel manicures. And Jane's mom will be doing psychic readings.
All of us will have a selection of samples jewelry available at 50-70% off as well as current collections.
Come have a bellini, say hello, and support your local maker/designers with some early holiday shopping!
Field + Supply 2017
Another beautiful weekend in Upstate, NY thanks to Field + Supply
Sharing a booth with J.M. Generals and December Box, as well as all the other lovely exhibitors, made the event all the more special.
Big thank yous to everyone who visited us - we loved meeting customers for the first time, as well as introducing new folks to our work.
We're already looking forward to next year!
Join us in Kingston, NY for Field +Supply!
We'll have a selection of leather goods from the collection, as well as new home accessories and one-off pieces, made exclusively for this lovely event.
Hope to see you!
Gratz Pouch, in Sand, featured in Majestigal's beautiful August editorial.
Read the blog post for more images, and enter the chance to win the Gratz Pouch in a give away!
Thank you, Mel! xx
Styling: Melissa Dewar
Photography: Wui Lee
Summer Sample Sale is On!
Show samples that got a little too much love, and styles/colours that won't be coming back next season are 50% off.
We'll be adding new styles every few days, until August 10th, so keep your eye on our sale page.
Located on an unspoiled block of west SoHo, In Residence is a space to discover and acquire the work of three New York based, woman-owned designer/fine artisans: OTEM, Bartleby Objects, and Totally Super Deluxe. Within the rooms of a private townhouse, the pop-up boutique encourages visitors to engage with our expressive objects in a friendly, conversational setting. Integrating fashion, home, jewelry, and original artworks, In Residence is an invitation to join us in our ongoing search for lasting beauty, goods of clear intention, and good company.
*RSVP for Opening Cocktails: firstname.lastname@example.org
L-R: OTEM, Bartleby Objects, Totally Super Deluxe
From June 29 - July 31,2107 use the code JETLAG2017 on your purchase of a full-price Practical Wallet
for 40% off, and we'll donate an additional 10% to the ACLU.
Customs cards, visas, entry permits, passports, connecting flight tickets, reference letter, institutional acceptance letters, national ID cards - I've needed a combination of all of these documents upon entry to the US, over my 17 years or residency. It once took so long to process my student visa that I had to fly from where I was living in Scotland, back to Malaysia, before finally receiving my visa to come to the states. a couple thousand dollars in airline tickets, lost working time, 40 hours in the air. I still get sweaty palms at immigration.
I made the Practical Wallet as a tool for those of us who can't afford to be out of it after a 24 hour flight, when missing documents can mean 6 hours in a holding room, only to be put back on a plane because the college that's accepted you put the wrong date on your letter.
Yes, I'll admit, this is political and it is personal.
Nobody needs to feel bad about it, no one person is to blame for the current state of affairs. Crossing a border, a body of water, a rock wall, has likely been risky for millennia. I think the Romans who encountered the Picts in Scotland can tell us something about that.
International borders are a conceptual problem that I cannot solve, but I can try blunt the edges.
And for this month, we'll all do our best.
In starting this new-ish business, I've been advised to identify "Our Customer"
My answer, or at least one of them, is not very good for business but I think it's true: Our customer feels a slight sense of alienation from the current moment. Our customer is accustomed with being out of step. Our customer doesn't want to represent the current moment, she wants to get through it with her soul unscathed and her back, straight.
I never much cared for contemporary music which I was in school. I was not cool.
I didn't get the appeal of Nirvana, or Oasis, or Missy Elliot. This was the music of my peers and I was not into it.
I liked Ani DiFranco. I likes Nina Simone. I like Queen.
I was not cool, but I was theatrical.
I listen to music from the 90s now and there's an energy that I didn't have as a younger person. I thought indie angst was boring and predictable; I was interested in containment. I didn't act out, I acted out on the inside. I didn't care about culture that reflected a teenage moment, I cared about culture that expanded the possibilities of what else was possible.
Working in the studio, about a year ago, I fell down the YouTube rabbit hole, listening to one of these albums that I didn't much care for when it was timely. Not cool, not not cool, just kind of overly mainstream amongst my peers - we were an opinionated lot. 20 years after it's debut, I heard it again and in that way that is not at all reflective of my current cultural moment, I was into it. I liked the straight-forwardness of it, the quaintness of the video, the lack of irony. The blessed absence of commentary.
I'd been struggling with a prototype for a while, and with one track on repeat, I banged it out in about 3 hours.
And for my slightly alienated customer, I call her Dolores.