Required Reading

EntrywaySpace of the Week: This bench and bolster look like the perfect piece for a sun filled entry way – don’t you think?  Image source (found via Coco + Kelley).

I’m back from California a bit jet lagged and with a little cold.  It feels good to be home!  We had a really nice trip to San Francisco followed by Palm Springs for my brother-in-law’s wedding.  The wedding was really gorgeous and definitely brought out the romantic in me.  It seems hard to believe that November is almost here! I hope you’re enjoying this lovely fall weather.  Here are a few must read links from the past week or so:

Sharon Radisch featured Duo NY on her blog…and it reminded me how much I love that shop.

Great idea for the studio.

Cookies Joanna Goddard recommends…they look SO good.

Just 9 Mondays left this month…crazy!

These candles are gorgeous and so are these ceramics.

My sister is launching a new site, and you should sign up for the newsletter.

Advice from Emily Johnston.

Outfit inspiration.

Loved this post on picking out a rug.

The interviews my sister has been posting lately are so good, and the latest with Stacy Smallwood of Hampden Clothing didn’t disappoint.

I gave some advice over on the B Bar this week.

Cedarwood & Lavender Candle

Rebecca Atwood Cedarwood & Lavender Candle with Dip Dyed BagWe’re thrilled to introduce a candle collaboration with Riles & Co!  We worked together to create this custom scent of Cedarwood and Lavender.

Warm and cozy, Cedarwood and Lavender combines soft soothing lavender and delicate geranium with notes of cedar, teak, oak and mahogany to create a relaxing yet robust scent perfect for the cooler months. Hand-poured in small batches in apothecary-style jars, this candle is all-natural and uses 100% domestically-grown soy and only the highest quality, phthalate-free  fragrance oils and lead-free cotton wicks. No additives or chemicals added. The 9 oz. candle will burn for 50 – 60 hours.

Each candle comes with a hand dip-dyed cotton bag which makes it the perfectly packaged for gift giving, and the pouch can be reused of course!

dipdye bag

Cristina Toff is the talented woman behind Riles & Co.  All of the candles are hand-poured in the East Village in NYC.  My sister actually introduced us as she was already a fan of the line.  Cristina is so sweet and takes so much care in her process which is one of the reasons I wanted to work with her.

Learn more about her process after the jump!   (more…)

Brooklyn Early October

brooklyn shadows brooklynbrooklyn orange doorbrooklyn lilacsbrooklyn03Earlier this month I took a few photos on my walk over to Carroll Gardens to meet Erin of Reading my Tea Leaves.  It was such a nice little break from my normal routine.  The weather was just starting to feel like fall but with bits of summer lingering on.  I hope this week you can get out for a nice leisurely stroll around your neighborhood and to meet a friend for lunch.

In The Studio: 10.22.14

Emily JohnstonPhoto by Emily Johnston during our Spring 15 Shoot

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a studio update around here.  Time flies and often it seems like that’s all there is to say! Starting your own business is hard work and there are days where I really feel it.  It’s just over a year and a half since the launch of our first collection.  Sometimes I can’t believe it’s only been that long!  We’ve been in the studio almost seven months, and now I can’t imagine how I had done it out of our apartment.  It was pretty rough towards the end of it…we were practically swallowed by pillows!  There was no space to think.

This past week we photographed our Spring 15 collection.  On Tuesday we did all the mood shots with Emily Johnston, and on Friday we did the product shots with Ren Yagolnitzer.  Both days went so smoothly and it felt really great to not only see it all come together, but to be a few seasons in and have worked together in the past.  There’s something reassuring about being able to work off of and grow from what you’ve done together in the past.  I’m lucky to work with such talented photographers – and Nellie as well who is our studio & wholesale manager.

I’m going to try and post our studio updates a bit more frequently, but instagram is always a good place for a peek at what we’re up to.  We also just joined Steller and you can see our first story, a peek behind the scenes of our photo shoot, here.

Studio Four

Studio Four, New York

Studio Four is an amazing textile design studio and showroom located near Union Sqaure.  They have fabrics, rugs, wallpaper and more.  We are thrilled to have our fabric line represented here amongst so many talented designers including Eskayel, Caitlin McGauley, Avo and more.  They even have an in-house weaver, Soraya Shah, who creates custom fabrics on a loom in the studio.

They’ve recently expanded their wonderful showroom and now will also have our full line of pillows.  We know many of you in New York have asked where you can go to see our pillows in person and we hope you will stop by Studio Four to see the collection!  Their hours can be found on their website and everyone there is truly so nice.

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