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 →
From as early as grade school, I was fascinated with beautiful fabrics.
I used to tag along with my mother to fabric shops where she would find what she needed for new skirts, dresses, and blouses for herself. I was more interested in yardage to hang on the walls of my room- intermingled with my posters of The Who, The Cure and the like. A bit of an odd mix, but it all came together neatly in my head under the heading of "inspiration".View full article →
As for any list of eagerly awaited annual events, ACL's Pop Up Flea in NYC would land squarely at the top. Yes, it's an opportunity to sell our wares, but equally important- it is an opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones with whom we've only had the chance to visit through social media. Okay, we do love Instagram, but it's a far cry from seeing and speaking in person...View full article →