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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Required Reading

disc interiors

Space of the Week: This living room by Disc Interiors is beautiful – and I’m dying over that deep ruby lamp!  I really think I need one just like it.

We’ve been shooting spring 2015 product this week which is pretty exciting!  I love seeing everything come together and working with Emily Johnston is a dream.  Our all accessories have also launched online and we’re gearing up for the holiday season.  Next week I’m off to San Francisco and then Palm Springs for a family wedding so there’s a lot to do before heading off.  Here’s a bit of link love for the week:

Disc Interiors has a new website and it’s beautiful.

You need to know about this lip care company. You can thank my sister.

See more of what I like to read here.

Jenni Kayne’s lake house is beautiful.

A reading list I’m going to make my way though…I’ve already read many of the titles but am always looking for new recommendations.

A fantastic interview with a natural beauty expert.

Just learned about Rose & Ivy and you should check them out.

One of my favorite designers now has an online shop!  Unfortunately it’s not in the budget, but a girl can dream.