A new family favorite, this warm and simple dish from blog Food52 and Shannon Cummings Morris will take the chill off of any winter evening.
“Doing what one loves is never considered work.” General Knot creates limited edition neckwear and accessories that are made in the U.S.A. (designed in Bedford, NY and made in New England.) They use rare and vintage fabrics collected from around the world to offer uniquely designed and enduring products that stand the test of time.
We got to catch up with to Andrew Payne who is the Founder and Creative Director over at General Knot & Co. and asked him a few questions about work, life and who would play him in his big screen debut:
Tell us the story of how you got started?
AP: After directing design teams in NYC for years, Ann and I had built up quite a collection of vintage clothing and fabrics, which we both love to wear and draw inspiration. With that and the desire to branch out on our own, utilize the skills we’ve picked up along the way, and combine our love of design and manufacturing, we took the big leap with General Knot & Co. in Fall 2010.
What was your first job?...
One of the most rewarding things about having your own company is being able to meet new friends and colleagues along the way. Case in point, one of our recent grooms who we collaborated with on custom bows for his wedding.
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Patchworking began as a way to utilize scraps of fabric left over from past projects. After cutting fabrics for dresses, shirts, blouses, pants, jackets, whatever was being made, there were plenty of odd shaped pieces to repurpose and give a second lease on life. Quilts, of course, were the first creations resulting from patchworking. A perfect example of "waste not, want not".View full article →
Being people who thoroughly enjoy the act of creating, whether it be three dimensional or conceptual, we've never quite embraced the limelight associated with the "showy" aspect of talking about it. With that being said, after Greg Caruso and his team shared their vision for their documentary Making The American Man and asked us to participate, we couldn't say no.View full article →
Growing up in the same general area of Connecticut, our parents having worked together for years, and sharing a similar appreciation for design and American manufacturing; it was upon finally meeting Jon Terbell that I felt we had already known each other forever.. During the three years since our first meeting, our perspective brands (he's the man behind New England-based shirt brand, Jack Robie) have continued to grow and evolve alongside, with frequent opportunities to work together at various pop ups and by Jon's offer to join in on the fun at his One Orange Shop in Nantucket. We always look forward to being a part of this island destination.
We recently had a chance to catch up with Jon and run a little Q&A by him:View full article →
As the proliferation of the "Pop Up" phenomenon continues, a person can never be quite sure what there is to find at such events. Last weekend brought us to Esquire Magazine's partnered pop up with Sharp Events in SoHo NYC. As this was their first event of its kind, we too were not sure what to expect.
Happily, the event went off without a hitch and was well-received by curious shoppers and a slew of fellow brands of whom we had a chance to meet...View full article →
I am surely not alone in my sadness, hearing of Pearl Paint closing it's legendary Canal Street flagship store. It played an important role in my years at Parsons in New York City. Without having Pearl Paint so easily accessible and so fully stocked with every conceivable art supply known to man, I would have been up a tree. Along with every other art school student and artist in New York.View full article →
Anyone who knows us, knows that we care a great deal about our packaging. Years of receiving our purchases from companies who send their products off in poly bags and carelessly thrown into boxes keeps us motivated. We figure that the entire package, not just the contents, should be given equal attention and that you will appreciate (as we do) the full presentation of opening your purchase when it arrives at your door.View full article →