Rebecca Atwood launched her new collection this week… celebrating one year since her initial collection launch! Becca’s pillows are some of my favorite things (and Becca herself is the sweetest!) and I’ve loved watching her collection evolve and grow… this new collection is gorgeous and makes me wish we had more couches.
The Future of Furniture : West Elm
hint… West Elm thinks the future just may be local. I love to see a traditional brand focus – realistically and empathetically – on American made and local production! Looks like most of the local products are on the West Elm Blog for now… check it out!
Justin Halpern (Sh*t My Dad Says) walks us through how TV shows get made – and what he learned from making the Shit My Dad Says TV show. I love his inside – and honest- perspective into the network television process.
I’ve been a fan of Alex Yeske’s blog, Dreams + Jeans, for a long time… She’s got an awesome streamlined aesthetic and is an amazing photographer (check out her insta!). Alex is a graphic designer for Madewell and turned me on to their new American-made line of denim, Rivet & Thread, which I hope to check out soon. Read on for her American made picks (including some TAE favorites!)… Thanks, Alex!
I’m obsessed with everything Caroline Ventura does (just check her out on instagram) and her jewelry line is one of my favorites. It’s so simple and delicate and easy to layer with. And I love knowing that she makes each piece by hand!
I secretly wish I was a surfer and Saturdays helps me dress the part. I love their signature candle, made in collaboration with Baxter. It’s a woodsy, gender-neutral scent and it looks great in our apartment.
I discovered Digby and Iona a few years ago at Catbird. Maker Aaron Ruff creates incredibly gorgeous, unique pieces of jewelry that are unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I was thrilled to get a chance to learn more about Aaron and his collection…
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
History, nature, and random scraps of trash.
WHAT MADE YOU START YOUR LINE?
After working as a carpenter, then woodworker, I wanted to try my hand at a new craft.
WHAT IS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR LINE?
History, classic literature, and the drive to make heirloom quality jewelry.
WHAT DRIVES YOU?
The almost psychotic need to out do myself.
WHAT IS NEXT?
I want to continue on the same trajectory by expanding my craft, and workign on my high end lines. Maybe even open a brick and mortar store in the near future.
WHERE DO YOU DESIGN?
Everywhere, but most successfully over a few drinks.
WHERE ARE YOU MOST INSPIRED?
WHERE DO YOU MAKE YOUR COLLECTION?
My studio is in Cobble Hill Brooklyn in the old elevator shaft of a warehouse building.
WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO SHOP?
WHY DO YOU MAKE YOUR COLLECTION?
In order to keep up with the constant overflow of ideas.
WHY IS AMERICAN MADE IMPORTANT TO YOU?
Local manufacturing and being able to interact face to face with manufacturers.
Just a few of the more interesting things I’ve read lately:
Rebecca Atwood in the New York Times! My Rebecca Atwood pillows are some of my favorite pieces in my home and it has been so fun to watch Becca grow her collection over the last year. In case you missed it, read her TAE feature from last fall!
Girl of a Certain Age: How much is too much to pay for a pair of jeans? (The conversation is in the comments on this one!)