I’m clearly late to the party with this one, but I just discovered Mazama and I’m into the focus on modern ceramic drinkware. The collection is made in Portland by a diverse group of creatives who fuse new technology (laser cutting!) into the ancient art of pottery – I think their approach is pretty rad, but all that really matters is that the products are beautiful.
Month: November 2014
The Abstract: 11.7.14
Garance Dore: The Astro Twins
“My dream is that everyone knows what their chart is so they gain the self-acceptance and understanding. When you understand yourself and you can be in harmony with yourself, that is the only way to world peace.”
I’m thinking of scheduling a reading… has anyone ever done this?!
The New Potato: Rosie Assoulin on Food, Fashion and Dressing for Yourself.
“I don’t like mourning things that ‘aren’t’ anymore. I think that we’re moving in a good direction; we have to find the good things in new places, you know? I’ll always like getting dressed up. When you’re getting dressed up for something special, you really have to think about it. There are so many existential questions – I hate to get so heavy about it – but it’s interesting: what we’re saying, what our dreams are, what our hopes are. All those cheesy things that people think about, really come through in clothing, I think.”
Rosie’s collection is a primarily made in New York dream.
Kaufmann Mercantile: 5 Things I’ve Learned
The KM team celebrates their 5 year anniversary by asking some equally rad entrepreneurs what they’ve learned thus far.
Domaine Home: Inside a Young Family’s Eclectic California Home
If you follow me on pinterest, you probably know that I’ve got housing on my mind these days… I can’t stop looking at this incredible house designed by Amber Interiors
Unis Women’s Varsity Jacket
After receiving countless requests from the wives and girlfriends of their customers, Unis New York is now offering their much-loved Varsity Jackets in women’s sizes, as well as men’s. The lookbook is gorgeous and I want/need this one.
Faribault + Target
Hart & Honey – honored to be a featured creative on this beautiful blog run by two incredible women.
Photo: Wing Ta | Canary Grey for The American Edit
The Introduction: Sleepy Jones
I fell deep into the internet wormhole that is the Sleepy Jones tumbler last night (while I should have been sleeping…) I’d like to live in the Sleepy Jones world. I suppose wearing the pajamas would be the first start? (…and actually sleeping would be the next?)
ABOUT THE BRAND:
Sleepy Jones was established in 2013 by Andy Spade and long-time collaborators Anthony Sperduti and Chad Buri. After years of working together at kate spade, Jack Spade and Partners & Spade, the three set out to create a company that believes in the virtues of tinkering and pondering. The result was a collection of sleepwear, underwear and not-quite-ready-to-wear for men and women inspired by the lifestyles of artists. Essentially, an everyday uniform for reading, writing, painting and playing – whether you’re in or outside the bedroom.
SLEEPY JONES: Shop | Tumblr | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram |
(My other favorite pajamas)
Faribault + Target
“In partnerships you have to be similar enough to make sense but different enough to be interesting.”
– Chay Costello, Assistant Director of Merchandising, The Museum of Modern Art, at Nearly Impossible
I’m still processing everything I learned at Nearly Impossible last week but the quote above (from one of my merchandising heroes) is apt for this week’s launch of the limited edition, online only Faribault + Target collection.
There’s no question that I love Faribault Woolen Mill – it is an incredible company filled with amazing people working tirelessly to create products that will last a lifetime.
Target is also an incredible company – it is where I learned about responsible, ethical production and sourcing, it focuses on community outreach and giving, and, let’s be honest, it makes many of our lives easier.
Both brands are also based right here in Minnesota. Similar, yes. But also very different. Which is what makes this collaboration so incredible.
Typically, Faribault partners with brands like Madewell and Steven Alan by producing premium quality exclusive designs. Target also partners with the best designers in the world, but manages production and sourcing internally to provide more accessibly priced options.
The obvious execution of this partnership would have been for Target to product Faribault designs within their current production processes. But Faribault is a Minnesota made brand and Target, also a believer in American made, respected that.
In order to provide obtainable price points AND produce the product domestically, the companies worked together to create a simplified weave and material blend – that is still durable and very soft.
The entire collection of blankets, scarves, and accessories is made in Minnesota – and every item is under $80. That’s pretty incredible, right?
Shop the collection:
Original photography for The American Edit thanks to Wing Ta of Canary Grey Photography and styling by Megan Gonzalez of Mae Mae & Co. Product samples were borrowed from Target – this is not a sponsored post, just a collaboration I’m happy to support.