Lola is one!

November 20th, 2013

Our gorgeously scruffy little pup is a year old today! Happy Birthday Lola!

New puppy & new studio

March 13th, 2013

Hello! The past few months have had some big changes. I’ve moved into a new and bigger studio space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  I now have a lot more room to spread out and I’m sharing with a painter named Jackie Meier. She does fantastic large scale abstract graphical paintings and she’s having a show at Nancy Margolis Gallery that opens on March 28th. I definitely recommend checking it out.

Additionally, we’ve adopted a new member into our family! Meet Lola, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. She’s about four months old (three months in this picture) and is so much fun and so much work! She’s growing so fast and has tripled in size since we got her two months ago. I’m a little obsessed and have been going kinda instagram crazy documenting her growth.

I have been working… Last month I showed at capsule, a trade show in NYC. If you have a store or know any stores that would be a good fit for carrying my bags, please email me. I’m still taking wholesale orders and will be starting production soon on my AW2013 collection.

A beautiful morning in Coney Island

June 24th, 2012

I never thought I’d say those words. I’ve been to Coney Island a handfull of times in the past and it always left a bad taste in my mouth. This morning, EC ran a 5k race  (he came in 5th!) on the Coney Island boardwalk, so we arrived at 9am. It was such a perfect morning. The beach was clean and there were very few people. It was so relaxing to lay on the sand and listen to the ocean. I’m going to try to go out there more often (but only in the mornings).

Things to worry about…

May 15th, 2012

Things to worry about:
Worry about courage
Worry about cleanliness
Worry about efficiency
Worry about horsemanship
Worry about…

Things not to worry about:
Don’t worry about popular opinion
Don’t worry about dolls
Don’t worry about the past
Don’t worry about the future
Don’t worry about growing up
Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you
Don’t worry about triumph
Don’t worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault
Don’t worry about mosquitoes
Don’t worry about flies
Don’t worry about insects in general
Don’t worry about parents
Don’t worry about boys
Don’t worry about disappointments
Don’t worry about pleasures
Don’t worry about satisfactions

Things to think about:
What am I really aiming at?
How good am I really in comparison to my contemporaries in regard to:
(a) Scholarship
(b) Do I really understand about people and am I able to get along with them?
(c) Am I trying to make my body a useful instrument or am I neglecting it?

In a 1933 letter to his 11-year-old daughter Scottie, F. Scott Fitzgerald produced this poignant and wise list of things to worry, not worry, and think about.

From F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters.

[via Explore]

St.Vincent is my new hero

May 6th, 2012

Photo by Tom Dennis/Buffablog

Friday night, Ed & I went to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for a music festival called Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, curated by brothers, Bryce and Aaron Dessner, of The National.

The two bands we were mainly there to see were The Antlers and St.Vincent. I’d seen The Antlers play before, when they opened for The National almost two years ago, but had not seen St. Vincent live.

Can I just tell you – AMAZING.

St.Vincent was so much more than I ever expected. She (Annie Clark) is such a talented musician, trained at probably the most prestigious classical music school in the country, yet a punk rocker at heart. Just when I started to think her sound reminded me of Bjørk or The Breeders/Throwing Muses, it changed and threw me off completely. Her sound is so individual and omg, the way she plays electric guitar… oh my gawd. This chick even came out into the audience and CROWD surfed!

Seriously, this was the best show I’ve seen in a really long time. We’ve been playing her music pretty non-stop at home all weekend.

A lovely Easter Sunday in Williamsburg

April 10th, 2012

Easter Sunday was a beautiful day in Brooklyn. We met friends for brunch at this newish restaurant, Isa, which is owned (and designed) by Taavo Somer, owner of Freemans in the LES. I immediately fell in love with the interior. Isa is so unique and beautifully designed. It feels rough, but every detail is intentional. In this NY Times piece, Somer calls it primitive modernism and it is so fitting. It has clean, yet natural lines. It is bright, airy and very cozy – like a sophisticated treehouse for adults. Brunch was quite good, but I really want to go back for dinner. Eggs are never really the best barometer for experiencing a chefs talents.

After brunch, we walked around Williamsburg. The neighborhood was so nice and quiet. We stopped by Beautiful Dreamers, a few other great boutiques and of course Mast Brothers Chocolate for Easter treats. We ended up for longer than I care to tell at Radegast Biergarten. Please note my new easter egg clogs – they make me happy!

Words of wisdom for creative people from Ira Glass

March 20th, 2012

Spring comes early in Brooklyn…

March 15th, 2012

Around the house

February 20th, 2012

I worked from home today and somehow I got a little distracted. We recently moved into a coop brownstone in Park Slope and the past month has been spent settling in and making it ours. My photo shoot started with lunch. I made the most simple, yet delicious and healthy dish and was so thrilled with myself that I had to photograph it. I basically threw dried French lentils and brown rice in a pot with water and vegetable bouillon, let it cook for about 30 min, then threw in some chopped broccoli and cooked it for 10 min more. After lunch, I couldn’t stop and ended up photographing a few of my favorite things. Hope you enjoy.

Things get better…

July 22nd, 2011

I saw this last night on my way home (at the Nassau Ave G-train in Greenpoint), after leaving a birthday party for Nicolette. So true…

ps. After a little digging I discovered it is by street art collective, Trustocorp. Check out their other work. Pretty awesome.