Mengly Hernandez is a working fashion stylist and textile designer. She is currently working on her fifth collection of scarves, pocket squares, and dresses. Her scarves are primarily digitally printed, but she also uses various techniques, such as silk screening, painting, and printing with Indian woodblocks.
Inspired by her grandmother—a brilliant, bold, and often outlandish artist—Ali Macdonald founded LARK+RAVEN in 2014 to showcase designs that gleefully toe the line between cheeky and chic. Ali uses unconventional media to create the bright, one-of-a-kind patterns and characters featured on all of her products. Here’s a hint—like the morning lark and the mischievous raven, these beautiful prints aren’t always what they seem.
Prior to creating her own bold and bright world with Sharpies, Ali got her start in the industry as a designer for Jonathan Adler. It was there that she gained experience working on products ranging from greeting cards for Paperless Post to graphics for company pillows and packaging.
Brooklyn-based artist, illustrator, and crafter. April like sparkles and beads and color.
I hand dye all the clothing/accessories in my shop. My clothing/accessories are made of a range of natural fibers including cotton, organic cotton, silk CDC, silk noil linen and canvas. The method I use is called Shibori. It is an ancient technique that started over 1,000 years ago in Japan.
GOLDHENN is a philosophy epitomizing a wellbalanced life. It juxtaposes simplicity with luxury, old with new and fun with serious. By blending unexpected materials, Goldhenn echoes your uniqueness and through this its aim is to empower and inspire you on your journey. Simply stated, Goldhenn provides accessory and lifestyle options that celebrate the luxury of imperfection. You're golden.
Ever carry multiple pairs of shoes to work? Or struggle with picking only a couple shoes to take on your next trip that would match everything? Alterre shoes were created with you in mind.
With our patent pending technology, you can mix and match your shoes to fit your lifestyle. With over 65 combinations, it is easy to transform your look from day to night and pack light for your next vacation. Customizable and comfortable, they are the perfect pair for any occasion. These shoes are as versatile as you are!
All of our shoes are designed in our New York Studio and made according to fair labor laws in Brazil. We donate 5% of the proceeds to the women's abuse shelter Restore NYC, so you get to do good while you look good.
Owner + Designer + Maker
Amanda ‘Mana’ Paulsen is the owner, designer, and maker behind Mana Made Jewelry. Combining her love for art, fashion, and all things vintage, Mana started designing beaded and stone jewelry under a mentor and friend in San Diego, CA nearly a decade ago. A native East End Long Islander, she brought her jewelry practice back to New York and learned metal fabrication techniques at a local metal studio, which are currently being incorporated into her designs.
Mana Made Jewelry reflects and combines Mana's love of finding unique vintage beads, stones, and materials with metal techniques. Jewelry pieces are ever evolving to incorporate new materials and different fabrication techniques.
From a lover of the sea and all things art + vintage + jewelry + fashion to a jewelry designer…Mana Made Jewelry is an amalgamation of the things that I love, which are emulated in each design. The jewelry I create incorporates materials I find doing the things that I enjoy – from sea stones that catch my eye while hanging out on the beach to unique one-of-a-kind beads collected during a vintage shopping adventure.
Each piece of jewelry is an original design and handmade from locally sourced materials in NY. Chains, stones, and beads from local vintage purveyors are mixed with new and modern materials to give jewelry designs a classic and one-of-a-kind look.
Bead & stone pieces are designed and produced in Mana's home studios based in Brooklyn and Hampton Bays. Metalwork is fabricated at a local metalsmithing studio in Brooklyn.
Mana Made Jewelry is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, and inspired by the environment – both man-made and natural. This has influenced each of the current collections 'City', 'Sea',' and 'Sones'.
Pieces in the City collection are made in Brooklyn using a mix of vintage and locally sourced metals, stones, and beads.
The Sea collection is inspired by /incorporates natural elements found along the beautiful shorelines of the East Coast.
I love working with primal elements of metal and fire to create something so precious and small in scale. My current collection is minimalist and lightweight, made by me from start to finish from sterling silver, oxidized silver and 14k gold. I strive to create elegant designs that are easy to wear yet make a subtle statement.
Minnie and Camilla was formed by wonderful stories of my two dynamic great-grandmothers. Both cosmopolitan fashionistas, each ahead of her time and inspiring to all who knew them. At Minnie and Camilla, I create classic but trendy accessories for the fashion forward. I scour New York City for the most unique textiles and materials.
Nahual's textiles feature hand-made embroidery by the Otomi. Merging everyday and mythical depictions of fauna and flora in saturated colors and delightful designs, we offer a wide array of home goods such as pillows, wall art, table runners and lampshades.
Nahual was formed in 2015 out of a love for the work of the Otomi, the original inhabitants of Central Mexico. Ricky is based in Puebla, where he collaborates with 30 Otomi women in the state of Hidalgo, where all the work is hand embroidered in their tradition. Depending on the product, it is then either finished completely in Mexico (for instance, the textiles are sewn into pillows in Puebla by our Mexican seamstress) and shipped to Pauline in New York, or in the case of the lampshades, the assembly begins in Mexico and is then completed in Brooklyn. Our approach is quite different to other companies that sell Otomi embroidery in that we treat the makers' work as art, not merely products, and always attach their name to the pieces. We follow fair trade principals and foster traditional techniques to maintain Otomi cultural heritage while supporting the artisans and their communities. Recently we formed a new relationship with Mexican artisans in Puebla to create a line of lampshades and are very excited to be selling them in stores throughout the country.
Sabrina Rose lives and designs in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Her brand began to take shape when Sabrina was studying Religious philosophy and found the spiritual healing that comes from both creating art and viewing art.
People (and colors!) are her inspiration. She likes having a feel for a person and being able to create something for that based on the energy they share. You can see in her free flowing style across all mediums that she is is energized by the fluidity of life; always changing and always taking new forms.
She has been working on her collections for five years now. Starting in Charleston, SC, selling at local boutiques and then on a whim moving up to Brooklyn. Now she is selling in Brooklyn and Montauk.
Renzo Tijerina's fine-art photography emphasizes the unique and often surreal mood and spirit of moments in places we often take for granted. Over the last three years, he has focused on the ghostly beauty and ruminative nature of South Brooklyn's tunnels, bridges and streets at night when nobody seems to be watching.
Jiyoun Lee-Lodge creates kaleidoscopic portraits influenced by animation and surrealism as well as cut outs titled 'Army of Me'. She will be bringing these together with silkscreen prints titled 'Mindscape' and new paintings to f.a.d. weekend. Jiyoun was born In Seoul, South Korea and currently lives and works in Queens, NY. She received her MFA in Studio Art at Brooklyn College.
Tula inspires city dwellers to fall in love with plants through unique design, care and innovation. By way of a mobile greenhouse (think food truck, for plants) and showroom, Tula sells plants, plant accessories, home design, and plant doctor services for those who want to bring nature into their urban homes.
Katie Levinson is a mixed media artist
specializing in the small, little, and dear.
Katie grew up in the suburbs of Long Island, New York - spending
the majority of her childhood collecting rocks.
She currently lives and works in New York, New York
and continues to collect & categorize rocks.
We are two girls, Emily Francis and Sherry Tsang, constantly discovering, sharing, and creating new things. Based in New York City and wherever life takes us.
This is a new-age, interdisciplinary fashion brand and blog solely committed to self discovery, social responsibility, and the adventure-seeking lifestyle. We document and share discoveries, both good and bad, in the fashion community while creating our own unique, one-of-a-kind items inspired by these endeavors.
Our items can also be customized and fit atelier-style specifically for the customer. All our items are made in NYC and from recycled, found, upcycled, sustainable, and/or locally sourced materials.
Colaba [ko-la-ba] is the hippest neighborhood in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Colabas [ko-la-bas] curates beautiful and socially conscious products, hand-made in India.
Every product sold by Colabas is made by an artisan who is paid a fair,
above market wage in good working conditions.
Each organization or business we work with also gives back in some way:
Paying to educate the daughters of the artisans
Donating to a charity like www.soschildrensvillages.in
Promoting and creating sustainable livelihoods for women and their families in remote areas
Each city is a canvas made of hand-woven threads. A saunter across an off-beat street, it’s essential thread, brings up architectural details, textures, and moments that collapse in a swirl of intellectual delight. Those swirls are quite priceless — in the end, they encompass the essence of the city, it’s character that one is free to explore, capture, love, or hate.
Props in a Box and Props in a Bag are creative dress up kits for kids where they can allow their imagination run wild. Marrying two characters, a hand illustrated backdrop and all packed in a box or backpack. The product comes with a free Props in a Box Movie Maker app allowing kids and parents to record their movie magic, add title pages and special effects.
FROM OUR HANDS TO YOURS.
The objects in our lives should be thoughtfully designed, expertly crafted, and accessible to all. Our designs are modern, beautiful, functional, and affordable, and our products are 100% handmade with your daily routine in mind. Jonathan Castro Designs products are made from porcelain clay and finished with lead-free, original glazes. We make each piece entirely by hand, one at a time, in our New York City studio. We make them with love, and we know you will love them too.
Dandy Farmer is a Brooklyn based modern bonsai studio that makes products meant to instill the quiet life of the countryside. Our bonsai are very slowly crafted and hand-trained into small gardens that enliven the small corners of our lives. We believe that putting living works of art into your hands is healing, and that promoting meaningful exchanges with the land makes our lives more abundant. Our plants are hand-selected and nurtured close to home, and each of our hand thrown stoneware pots is uniquely different.
Functional, fun handmade ceramics.
I design and make ceramics in the city. Mostly wheel thrown or hand built. Love minimal design inspired by nature or little things that I discover in everyday life.
Gentilly Kitchen & Bar is a southern NOLA restaurant in the West Village with an ecommerce site selling items that honor Southern Hospitality & Humor. From aprons, mugs, barware, hand towels, coasters, New Orleans artwork and totes with original art from Walking Man Studios in NOLA.
xnasozi (pronounced 'by nə/sō/zē') is a home décor and lifestyle brand that designs and creates modern interiors and home decor accessories. Services range from spatial planning, interior and architectural photography, to custom furniture design. Our interior apparel collection integrates the finest of global textiles, including mudcloth (Bogolan), Dutch and African wax prints, West African indigo, and other African fabrics combined with contemporary ethos.
Nasozi Kakembo is the founder and creative force behind xnasozi. She graduated in 2008 from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP). Her company name derives from her very own, which is a Ugandan name meaning something to look up to in praise of. Born and raised outside of Washington, DC, and a Brooklynite since 2005, Nasozi founded xnasozi in 2011. For the greater part of a decade, she worked in the international human rights and social justice fields, meanwhile indulging in African textiles by night. She still incorporates the fundamental principles of her extensive international experience into her business model. Her Ugandan and American heritage as well as her studies in art history, architecture, and eventually human rights have landed her in the far reaches of the world. She currently resides in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and splits her time between there and her home in Kampala, Uganda.
Celebrate simply. Live with what you love. And Give. We design premium-quality, modern blankets and accessories to use and love for a lifetime. We believe in celebrating yourself in small ways, everyday, while making life a little brighter for someone else.
My grandmother June believed that you should give when you can because you never know what someone's situation is. This company encourages and celebrates this tradition of giving, and coupled with our passion for design, Goodnight June was born.
We proudly contribute a portion of every sale to children and families in need. Proceeds assist families through the rough days and everyday, from clothing to daily supplies and family events.
Catbat Shop launched in 2016 as an everyday wear cape line for men and women. Our capes are made from high-quality deadstock wool in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Handmade large macrame wall hangings and vintage goodies.
Resources are finite. Where things come from and how they are made matter.
There, we said it. Long preoccupied with re-purposing, reusing and salvaging we incorporate these values in every piece we make. WoodKnot Design is a duo dedicated to designing responsibly. We believe that there is inherent character in every old piece of wood. Each patina is imbued with history and energy. We hope you share our love of old things given new lives.
Tina was borne in the late 70s in Bulgaria on the verge of a major political and social change in Eastern Europe. She started shooting when she was 6 years old with a child-size Russian film camera her grandfather gave her, and never stopped. She won an academic scholarship and moved to the USA when she was 18. Tina has lived in Florida, California, North Carolina, London and New York City. She worked in finance for 10 years in New York until she made the commitment to dedicate her time and efforts to what truly brings meaning to her life - photography. She is now a student at the International Center of Photography in NYC and works with photographers in NYC, California and Italy.
Tina strives to capture stories of inner and outer beauty, drama, emotion, tradition, history, smells and sounds. She is driven to reveal what is beyond the surface of a face or place, and leave her subjects as a timeless representation of their lifetime story. Her "Capri Nuns" was published in National Geographic Daily Dozen online publication in September, 2015. Additionally she has been published in Corriere della Sera, Bulgarka Magazine and travel start ups.
Robots + Lamps = Robot Lamps
Having two kids myself, I found jinbei to be some of the most versatile clothing I had for my children. A jinbei my son wore when he was only a few months old, still fit him 2 years later. Warashi-ko jinbei run big when babies are only a few months old, which is perfect for covering up sensitive skin. Then, jinbei can be adjusted by strings, so that jinbei fits perfect for multiple years. This, and my love of Japanese textiles, is why I decided to start making them myself.
All jinbei are made with the highest quality hand-dyed textiles from Japan, so not only are they durable, but they get softer and softer as they get washed! Since the cloth is hand dyed, colors will fade with time, but that is part of what gives each jinbei its unique look.
Jinbei are perfect for playing outside in the summer, relaxing at home, sleeping, etc. And since you can easily layer them under or over clothes, they are great for spring and fall too!
Each jinbei is designed by me at my Brooklyn studio, and made by either me or an artisan in Japan. Each piece is unique.
- Miya Hideshima (designer and owner of warashi-ko)
I am an artist living and working in Brooklyn. I design tee-shirts, all original designs and hand print them in my studio. I am influenced by old Brooklyn and evolving Brooklyn. I love vintage imagery and combining current ideas into the design. I create the screens and hand print using water-based ink to insure a soft touch to the tees. They are high quality cotton tees, soft and a great fit and style.
I am an artist, mommy and wife, based in the catskill mountains of New York. I love creating playful, sweet and simple designs on organic cotton children's clothing.
SeventyThree, the new journey...
I always loved salvaging artifacts. For as long as I can remember, I spent countless hours of my childhood taking apart old radios, lamps, amplifiers or any other interesting artifact that was no longer being used in my house. Once I discovered these treasures, I carefully began their dissection by separating interesting and mesmerizing parts from the plastic ones in order to create a new and wonderful artifact that could become part of a fantastic dreamworld of vehicles and strange beings.
Time flew by, I grew up and I forgot all about it. It is so easy to forget the cool things that you loved when you're growing up! But something clicked in 2012 when I saw a box full of old grandfather clock parts on the window display of a small repair clock store. This inner feeling and desire to build a new world started to happen again! The spark started to glow. I entered the store and bought a couple of old pieces, and the design and creation began again... Collecting, designing and building each piece allows me to forget about time and become immersed in this fantastic world.
I love retrofuturism, I'm always inspired by classic science fiction, dystopian and victorian topics so I made a great connection between my mixed media art and retrofuturism concept.
Simulacra is a lifestyle brand born from a desire to design aesthetically, create responsibly, and jump into the unknown. Our goal is to speak not only to a person’s sense of style but also to one’s beliefs and agency and to how small choices have rippling effects. Simulacra is an attempt to create clothing, starting from these basic principles, in order to make some sense of what the fashion industry has become.
We are direct-to-consumer as an e-commerce site. Our materials are sourced from Canada; our products are made in NYC's garment center; and we donate a percentage of profit towards non-profit organizations with whom we align. In our design, we've created a line that can function day to night and active to casual.
Hecho en Harlem Jewelry is a line of Brass and Silver handmade jewelry constructed and designed by Ifetayo Abdus-Salam (better known as Ife) in her Harlem studio. HEH jewelry is inspired by the vibrant and unique visual aesthetic of Harlem, with its array of historical and cultural influences. Rooted in a focus on the geometric form, Hecho en Harlem Jewelry is bold, elegant and distinct, and is created with the fashion forward, professional woman in mind.
Meaning “star in the hand,” Izaskun was always destined to create jewelry. Her eye for spatial composition was nurtured in the Basque Country where she grew up with parents who socialized with artists and often brought her along to museum openings, studios and performances.
She eventually moved to New York, where she achieved Summa Cum Laude in the Jewelry Design Degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology, was awarded the Elsa Peretti/Tiffany scholarship for excellence, and later earned a Business Degree and Creative Enterprise Ownership Diploma.
Working with nOir, Izaskun designed trendsetting jewelry collections distributed worldwide whilst creating customized runway pieces for Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. and other performers, such as Rihanna. Her knowledge in fine jewelry translated to her work with Stella & Dot, and later to her own brand, where she now designs insightful collections inspired by the world around her - the natural forces with which we live, the subtle influences of the cosmos and the unique creations of the universe.
JBTwineDesign was born out of my desire to live a more balanced life, our love of photography and my husbands talents in illustration. My husband hadn't drawn in years and I had no idea just how talented he was. Once I saw his interpretation of a Japanese Maple I was flawed and an idea was born. Lets figure out a way to create affordable pieces to decorate someones home, office, etc. and use our original photographs and illustrations. The question soon became what method is best and what pieces to offer. We both have a fondness for working with wood, and tiles just seemed like the perfect canvas to create our hanging wall decor. My most enjoyable products to create have been our magnets. I use both finished wood and porcelain tiles to design and create these fun and beautiful magnet sets. I draw a lot of my inspiration from the seasons especially when Forest Park is your backyard. Many of my most recent art tiles and wood signs are designed around vibrant floral photos I've taken or inspirational quotes that invoke a sense of discovery. Our journey is just beginning and I can't wait to see where our small business takes us.
Meeschmosh is a design company specializing in enveloped hellos. Many of the products feature hand-drawn illustrations and lettering, along with witty sayings inspired by random thoughts and everyday life. Most of the pieces are screen printed, by hand, one color at a time, with the utmost care and attention to detail. The combination of bold colors and awesomely thick stock create a stationery power couple. Cotton and 100% recycled paper is the preferred stock, always keeping the environment in mind. Everything is assemble by hand, with love.
I'm a New York City-based journalist specializing in travel, food and wine, art, design and architecture. My articles have appeared in just about every major travel magazine, from National Geographic Traveler to Travel + Leisure, as well as newspapers that include the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe.
When I roam the world, I seek out what I call "hidden treasures," in other words authentic experiences that provide insights into the heart of the land and its people. I hunt down the little known cafe, the under-the-radar museum, or the just-opened underground art gallery. Whether I'm hiking through the volcanic landscape and vineyards on remote Pico Island in the Azores or biking near the Arctic Circle in Norway's Lofoten Islands, I provide my readers with intimate travel experiences. So much so that many have commented that reading one of my articles or blog posts makes them want to pack their bags and head straight for the airport.
But my path to becoming a travel writer was quite unusual and circuitous. I started out as a biologist, hoping to be a cardiologist until I didn't get into medical school. Then I taught biology on all grade levels, from elementary school to college, and continued my studies with a double masters in nutrition and exercise physiology. (Yes, I'm quite the life science geek.) But, unlike my peers, I wasn't interested in doing research or going into clinical practice. Instead, I became a health and fitness writer, publishing articles in all the major women's, men's and lifestyle magazines.
Yet, travel has long been a passion of mine. Since I was a teen, I explored the U.S. and international destinations on bicycle -- I pedaled from Seattle to San Diego, and led teen bike trips, including one from New York City to Montreal. (I'm very big on human powered locomotion, whether Nordic skiing, cycling, kayaking, hiking or walking.) So I decided to combine my love of travel with my ability to craft great stories. But I'm still a scientist at heart. My inquisitive nature and ability to probe for hidden details has long served me well as a journalist. And I use my background in microbiology, nutrition and exercise physiology to advise others how to stay healthy and fit while on the road, designing a first-aid kit organizer -- Doc-in-a-Bag -- for that purpose.
I'm also a photographer, designer, inventor and entrepreneur, completing two feature-length comedy screenplays, a children's book, a collection of flash fiction, and a travel tips e-book with a very extensive section on healthy travel. In addition, I've created a line of t-shirts with attitude and a line of clothing for women who travel and a uni-sex travel bag.
A British native, Steve earned his BA with Honors from the University of Central England with a major in Art & Design.
He considers himself to be an artist rather than a traditional jeweler, although he has worked since 1996 in the jewelry making industry for both international selling jewelers and as an independent designer.
Since 2003, Riley has been creating hand made art & jewelry in New York City. Each piece is meticulously hand crafted from recycled metals. All Steve Riley rings are suitable for civil partnerships, engagement, weddings, eternity, anniversaries, birthdays etc. Stones can be added to most designs. Custom work is welcome accommodated via the web or by private appointment at his workshop in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY.
I pride myself on making everything in house and never sourcing my work out to foreign countries. I support human rights, conflict-free trade and environmentally conscious production. My designs range in style from hand made squiggle chains to animal print rings.
I like to work in what I call a “modern primitive” style, obsessing over each mark, the controlled and random details are critical. Strong, bold, and organic, each piece is created as a play between materials and how that translates in terms of what is traditionally considered "masculine" or "feminine", “art” or “jewelry”.
My name is Lissette Padilla and I am the fine art photographer and photo jewelry maker behind my shop called "The BQE".
It all started for me as a hobbyist photographer about 7 years ago. In the past 3 years, I realized my passion for photography was very real and decided to work hard to pursue it professionally through selling at Artisan markets, festivals, seasonal events and online. My work focuses on a lot of places throughout New York City sprinkled with some still life and nature. I love to explore each borough to give it an authentic feel with a bit of a soft spot for Queens.
My 2nd passion is creating photo jewelry from the photographs I have taken throughout NYC and a little beyond. Each jewelry piece is handmade by me and I enjoy working with different jewelry finds and pendants to create unique pieces of wearable art for you to wear. I am a self-taught artist currently residing in Briarwood (Jamaica), Queens where most of my crafting and editing takes place.
I have been living and working in Brooklyn for some 30 years surrounded by a creative environment. Over the years I have made functional ceramics and branched out into wall art.
I have begun making works inspired by my surroundings and memories. Using images from old family photographs, movie and television images, and my own collection of photographs, and ones that I have admired that other people have taken, I translate them to my ceramic tiles and functional work. Using my knowledge of ceramic firing and application of glazes I have embarked on making this exciting wall art. Using my slip-cast box tile form or commercial tiles to recreate these images in clay and glaze I have opened up a new avenue for my creative exploration.
Challenging myself to create larger and larger wall pieces has been part of the process. I design my work in my Brooklyn studio, which involves much planning and research. Learning new ways to translate and interpret the images that interest me has been an exciting adventure. I hope that you will enjoy what I have produced so far.
I have now begun bringing the new techniques that I have been working on with the wall art back into my functional ceramics. This has been rewarding in opening up new possibilities.
Piamundo are curated home objects handpicked in Mexico. The collection is a mixture of artisan and designer/ artist pieces and are all handmade. The brand strives to highlight the diversity in Mexican design and the deep artisan roots.
Piamundo was founded by Kathrin Schmidiger Torres in 2015 to follow her passions of travel, beautiful objects and doing something good in this world. Growing up in Switzerland, travel and exploring different places have always been a big part of life for Kathrin and helped inform her worldview and nourished her curiosity to learn from other cultures. The move to New York City to witness for herself the extraordinary fusion of cultures and ethnicities in her early twenties seemed like the natural extension of that.
Her career path so far has led her to have some interesting experiences in the fields of Set Design, Display, Event and Photo/ Film shoot production; however, recently after leaving her last full time position she decided to do some soul-searching about where she would like the next step in her career to take her, and how to live a more purposeful life.
Piamundo — Pia, is Kathrin’s middle name and mundo means world in Spanish — was born out of the belief that objects we surround ourselves with should have a soul and tell a story. Kathrin also very much believes in preserving and nurturing artisans and supporting local communities.
Jessica began her relationship with Brooklyn in 1992, attending Pratt to study graphic design. In 2004, her love of the borough evolved into Artez'n Gifts & Gallery, a retail store in Boerum Hill. For 7 years she showcased her custom Brooklyn souvenirs along with affordable art and gifts by her curated selection of New York artists.
Jessica continues to create Brooklyn designs on barware, greeting cards, t-shirts and more through her award-winning Furst Impressions Design.
Recently she expanded beyond Brooklyn designs and launched Bad Girl Barware.
“Now I have both naughty and nice products.”
Hooks and Luxe creates everyday accessories including suspenders and jewelry, based in New York. Every product is handmade by Ryoko Kitazawa, the designer and owner of the brand. She moved to New York from Japan in 2009. After her graduation from Parsons the New School For Design. She has worked as a graphic designer in fashion and jewelry industries. The two different cultures in Japan and in the US gave her a broader perspective, and now sharing her creations to the world.
Natural Abstract is your one stop shop for beautiful handmade silver and gold designer jewelry Inspired by the complex beauty of nature and the abstract lines of modernism, and made for everyday wear. From simple stack rings to a one of a kind pendant, there is something for every jewelry lover.
After I earned my B.F.A. from Indiana University in 1980, I joined forces with two of my fellow painters from I.U., and we rented a raw loft space together in Manhattan. During college I had worked for two different printing companies. Those skills helped me to quickly find a freelance job at a small ad agency where I did paste-up and, no kidding, drew maps of Manhattan using rapidographs and french curves. I continued doing freelance work for various ad agencies, national magazines, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Later, I also had the luxury of a permanent part-time job at a typesetting company in Soho.
Through it all, I've worked to grow and develop as a painter. Mostly I've made large scale oil paintings. My exhibition history has been sporadic, but includes commercial galleries, alternative spaces and juried shows. I'm an active member of BWAC, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. I live in Brooklyn with my husband, a general contractor, our dog, and periodically, our young adult "children." I'm a compulsive reader with a lot of interests, but art is my vocation and passion.
We are Chaim, Rachelle, and Elijah (our 2 year old son), three creative souls living deep in the Catskill Mountains of New York. We love design and feel we have a knack for picking out home goods and gifts that are unique, well made, and beautiful-and decided to share our passions through our online Home Goods store.
The idea for this business was born on a trip to the Peruvian Amazon that Chaim took in November 2014, while there, he visited some of the local artisan markets and was inspired by the incredible qualities of the Alpaca textiles that were being offered. Upon returning home with some super cozy throws he picked up for Rachelle and Elijah, they decided they would work to bring these to the U.S. market and eventually expand the business to other quality home goods.
After returning from a trip to haiti where I spent a lot of time volunteering and serving at several orphanges, I started Ubuntuu (named after a Swahili word which means "I am because we are") in order to give back. Ubuntuu is a nonprofit with which I give 50% of each purchase to sponsor a child I met in Haiti, and use the other 50% for costs in the business (beads, shipping and packaging materials, etc). I am currently sponsoring a little called named Wilicia and each donation ensures that she recieves food and clean water, education, clean clothes and shoes, and physical therapy. My goal this year is to provide full sponsorship for every child without a sponsor at Getrude's Orphanage in Haiti. I also sell small charm and tassel key chains, called Tesoritos (little treasures) in order to raise money to fund more trips like the one I took to Haiti.
- Joslyn Allen
I run JamJamsJam, a small shop that sells fun & quirky baby clothing and accessories that are perfect for gift giving. I started JamJamsJam after my son was born, I was a stay at home mom but still needed to use my brain and keep busy. I have a background in textile design from Academy of Art in San Francisco. Every item in my shop is made by me. All the applique for the onesies and shirts is eco felt which is made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles (CPSA compliant) so it makes a cute way to recycle. I love to make items that are silly, fun, and of course anything food related! In addition to onesies and kids shirts I also make bibs, teething toys, hats, and decor.
zou xou is named after two style icons: josephine baker, the american entertainer living in paris in the 1930s, and the 1970s french actress/singer/model danièle ciarlet. both were free-spirited, creative women who inspired the collection with their timeless unconventionality and effortless elegance.
zou xou is defined by modern, versatile and refined footwear. designed with the city lifestyle in mind, zou xou makes the quintessential everyday shoe. the shoes in the collection are comfortable enough to wear all day yet elegant enough to be dressed-up. the collection blurs the line between the novel and the understated. the shoes are chic enough for those who wish to stand out but also simple enough for the woman who prefers to exude confidence quietly.
the shoes are meticulously handcrafted in small quantities by master shoemakers in buenos aires using generations-old techniques and premium argentinean leathers. the collection is designed in nyc by katherine theobalds.
The Rational Dress is based in Brooklyn and MADE IN NY.
We offer timeless garments that are easy, relevant and personal, keeping the focus on the woman who wears them.
We pay homage to the original Rational Dress movement, in which women liberated themselves from constraining fashions and embraced style that was easy and chic.
Jammie Waldron, Owner of Harlem Heirloom; a boutique home decor and gift shop located in the Harlem Neighborhood of Manhattan. We specialize in Tabletop, pillows, candles, and decor for the Home. Founded in 2014 by my partner Tyler Trinh and myself.
Dirty Mermaid Beauty is a natural beauty and lifestyle collection, assisting with your voyage to nourish your skin with pure ingredients by sea + land.
Harlem Soap is an All natural cold process Goats milk bar soap brand based in Harlem, New York. AllHarlem Soap ingredients come from sustainable companies located in the USA. Our soaps are handmade in batches of 180 bars to ensure quality. Owner Jammie Waldron created the brand a means to remediate his eczema and soon began gifting to friends and family to rave reviews thus he decided to turn Harlem Soap into a brand and began selling the soap from his home online in November 2014 and within a year has grown incredibly. Harlem Soap was featured as a premiere product in the CurlBOX inaugural "Body Box", is now sold in 9 stores across the country and recently debuted on the shelves of New York West Elm stores.
From working professional to entrepeneur
I had originally planned on creating something personal as Christmas gifts for family and friends. However, right before Christmas arrived, I was informed by my job that I was to be laid off in the coming months. What started out as a small plan in my head, to give personalized gifts to friends and family, blossomed into opening up my own business.
I have always been the artsy type of person who likes to make things with my hands. I work out of my home in NYC creating handmade products to provide for my customers. Each item for sale is personally created by myself.
Our mission is to balance your health & well-being using holistic approaches. A life Balanced will give you the knowledge & support you need to achieve your nutrition & health goals.
Remembering Herbs is about healing the essential relationship between human beings & herbal remedies.
CRAFTED BY TABITHA SILVER
Tabitha Silver started Remembering Herbs in 2012, mixing small batches of herbal remedies, herb infused foods & cocktails.
Remembering Herbs features flavorful herbal formulas that are straightforward health catalysts.
There is only so many times you can hear "you should sell that!"...welcome to Twizzles Tasty Treats specializing in handmade truffles and cookies!
At Good Leaf, we’re making it fun, easy and affordable to get your smoothie on by blending 100% organic fruits and vegetables into the most convenient form ever: the frozen cube! Combine four of our Smoothie Cubes in a blender with water and in 30 seconds you have a 100% organic, nutrient-rich smoothie. Also, they’re delicious.
Delectable Belizean style street food and microbatch condiments.
Kubo is a curated marketplace of handmade finds from all over the world. It is a destination for unique and carefully edited pieces for the modern home. (Kubo, loosely translated means "hut" or "home" in Filipino.) Our merchandise assortment includes small home accessories, bags, blankets & throws and handwoven mats. Each piece is unique and is produced in small meaningful quantities that is made more beautiful by the stories behind it.
Fruit Fly & Mosquito was established by Mikiko and Naoko in New York, May 2014.
We create original products with cats illustration.
A portion of all proceeds will be donated to various No Kill Shelters for all the great work they do saving animals, providing spay/neuter programs and find them happy homes.
Trained as a product designer and having a huge desire to create with my hands I was introduced to the multitude of functionality and aesthetics of pipework and metalwork through another large interest in home brewing beer. This has led to the eventual beginning of what I can only hope will be an evolution of artistic style and appreciation of repurposed antique materials. Most of the items from Iron and Light have a very industrial feel and theme to them. They are heavy, metal and rustic yet have a quaint charm and personality to them.
Bearö co. is a part of the bearömixx project and created images inspired by music and NYC with my bears.
Catrinka is an ethical fashion accessories label that invests in women and girls. Catrinka is about leveraging the power of women and girls to invest in each other and the future. Catrinka pieces are made by women, who invest twice as much of their income in their families as men. And with each bag sold, Catrinka provides a week or more of education and mentoring in crucial life skills for adolescent girls on the margin, so that they have the tools to take charge of their own future. Girls who have the ability to postpone marriage and childbirth beyond the age of 12 or 14 can make a better life for themselves, and then invest in the next generation.
To date we have provided over 50,000 days of education to girls and almost 5,000 days of fair work for women. Learn more about our impact.
Catrinka was founded by three friends in New York City in 2013. Our goal is to make products with a soul, and a story, and to provide a sense of intimacy among the whole community of customers, women makers, and girls who will change the world. We named our label after founder Megan Reilly Cayten’s then 5-year old daughter, Caterina (nicknamed “Catrinka”). Jodi Susman joined in 2014 to focus on sales and marketing efforts. We hope our mission speaks to anyone who knows a girl and wants to make her dreams come true.
My three biggest loves are travel/landscape photography, concert photography and retouching.
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and Detroit, so the sights and music of these cities became part of who I am, and led to a fascination with photographing Detroit local bands and other activities around the area. I soon realized that I wanted to make it more than just a hobby.
A photography education and a three week digital course in Florence, Italy stimulated my interest, and made me realize how much I loved being "out and about" capturing the beauty and action that seemed to be everywhere.
My work has been published in magazines, local papers, teen novels and The New York Times.
I have been involved for over 15 years now and have worked for different photography firms in New York City, where I now reside, honing my skills in Photoshop and other techniques.
An exciting new accessories concept, IDEAS 108 is the brainchild of the founders of the Deepa Gurnani brand. IDEAS 108 was created in response to the growing market demand for accessible, trend-led accessories at a competitive price.
I Innovative: Constantly seeking new ways to use materials and techniques.
D Designs: Original design and trend-led product.
E Ethically: We strive for ethical practice in all aspects of our business.
A Articulated: We take pride in the quality of our workmanship.
S Sourced: We work with artisans supporting their crafts.
108 An auspicious number in spiritual philosophy.
22Teeth started as a research and drawing exploration of early 20th century history and its innovative technologies. Early mechanical innovations from the Industrial Revolution through WWII provided an immense source of inspiration in each of the drawings. All of the items featured in the letter press prints are a tip of the hat to the blood, sweat and tears that went into the designing, fabricating and operating of these historically ingenious machines. More importantly, I focus on items that are analog and gear driven, whose historical impact set a new type of standard in its field, shaping the way in which we live and communicate. Offering limited editions and custom made frames for the poster sized prints.
Mawusi, inspired by a Ghanaian heritage and love of abstracts, makes available high quality handcrafted accessories, jewelry, and clothing. Playfully designed to encourage a lighthearted, self-expressive look on life.
Mawusi is for you, the conscientious individual, who value that which inspires within you a childlike confidence and excitement for daily living.
I taught myself to crochet up in my favorite tree when I was about nine years old growing up in Ghana, and I enthusiastically taught myself to knit recently. In grad school, I studied English literature (as I had done for my undergrad along with minors in photography and education). Apart from designing and creating for Mawusi, I am also an abstract photography artist, a writer (poetry & short stories), a lifestyle blogger, and an awkward social-introvert. Although I have no formal background in fashion design, I have always entertained a great passion for style——with emphasis on personal interpretations.
Mawusi is a one woman operated lifestyle brand and all pieces are carefully designed and painstakingly made by hands in a pet-free, smoke-free, laughter and (good!) music filled apartment in Queens, New York; where I live with my dearest Mother (whom my brand is named after). All Mawusi pieces come in small batches, lovingly and patiently crafted with every gratitude for life and love.
WHO WE ARE: Rica products are inspired by a history of southern family beauty recipes dating back to the owner’s great, great grandmother, fondly known as “Big Mama”, who used fresh farmland ingredients to make healthy + effective beauty products. RICA products include natural ingredients that maintain this time-honored tradition of healing through nature and old-fashioned simplicity. When you enjoy one of our Rica creations, you are living our family history with us. We are not a trend; we are a tradition.
WHAT WE DO: RICA products are fresh-made to order, daily (we do not pull from an inventory), in Brooklyn NY. Mixed “farm to vanity” style with organic and local grown ingredients (when possible) and sourced from the farms of Long Island’s North Fork. Made without synthetic preservatives, colorants, parabens, sulfates or petroleum, everything is USA made in a Brooklyn brownstone housing our production facility and showroom. The company is now run by Kristina and her husband, Ben, and a small staff including Emily, Jessica, Nicole + Alex. We mix, pack and ship hundreds of units daily to stores and customers all over the world. We love that our corporate headquarters is our kitchen table. Nothing makes us happier than our customers entrusting us to be their skincare personal chefs, mixing fresh helpings of comfort food for the skin.
I love to connect with people over my art. My biggest joy as a artist is when I see a piece of my art paired with the right person.
Little Paper Flowers specializes in handmade paper flower arrangements and succulents. Paper flowers are my way of capturing the beauty of flowers forever. This all starts with a quick sketch and a roll of crepe paper and ends with memories that will last a life time.
The works which I create, whether painted or drawn, deal most directly with the expression and suppression of emotion. The figure is usually present some form. Frequently the composition includes an animal, often in the form of shark or bird of prey. These animals in particular serve as avatars of fear and strength. Sharks are of special interest to me because of the nature of the fear which surrounds them. While there is an aspect of truth to the fear, much of it stems from socially constructed untruths which have endangered the existence of these important apex predators. This exaggerated fear is important due to its environmental implications, but also because it is indicative of a passivity of thought that is pervasive. Unfounded fears are established and held onto as absolutes, leading to the preconceived notions, irrational thoughts and prejudices which tear us apart.
Heather L Barone is an artist working in New York City.
Lisa Mignoli founded Metrix Jewelry in 2013. Growing up in New York City, and graduating the prestigious Fashion Institute, Lisa is used to a constant state of motion. Therefore, she takes solstice in the few things that remain constant. A triangle will always be a triangle and a square will always have four sides. Geometric shapes are at the center of all Metrix Jewelry’s creations.
Byk and Fisch is a husband-and-wife team creating hand-sewn bespoke pocket-squares for men and women. They have been in business since 2014 and do a lot of custom orders for weddings and special occasions. They love to travel and bring back fabrics, we let inspiration flow from our experiences.
RaceYa uses fun, fast, customizable RC cars to teach kids about STEM. We are fostering a community of curious kids, starting with a race-able science kit and expanding out into an immersive universe of customization, education and collaboration.
Abigail Edgecliffe-Johnson is the founder of RaceYa. She has a PhD in Anthropology as well as several years of experience as a Maker and Tinkerer. She has spent the past several years using her research chops to understand how and why kids play and learn the way they do.
Bsedesign is based off original photographs that present themselves in a different perspective whether through a silhouette or deconstruction of an image. My images aim to have audiences look at design through different lenses. Bsedesign was cultivated through a passion of photography and a love of design.
C.V. Saint dresses women in modern clothes with simple lines using innovative and natural materials. Our current work focuses on screen printing organically, using natural pigments sourced from minerals, soils, florals and myriad more. Using special dispersants and organic dye thickeners almost any botanical pigment is available to us in our screen printing process. Our imagery channels 80's surfer culture.
Laura Fortune grew up on the Florida panhandle and now resides in Brooklyn, New York. The bright colors and kitsch found in the south along with the beautiful decay found in an urban setting have consistently influenced her work. She began her studies at Alfred University in Alfred, New York and finished up at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, New York where she received her BFA in Metal. Laura has worked as a metal worker for a number of incredibly talented artists and designers, including Jim Cotter, Annette Ferdinandsen, TenThousandThings, and Ted Muehling. She has taken these skills, continues to learn, and applies it to the artwork she creates in her studio in Brooklyn, New York.
All merchandise is designed, created, and executed solely by Michiyo Shinohara. Michiyo (Shino) was born and educated in Japan and uses many of the techniques she learned there in the creation of her unique, rustic pieces. In particular, she utilizes weaving, dyeing, spinning, and stenciling sometimes employing one or more of these techniques in a single work of texturally complex, wearable fiber art. Her favorite materials are cotton, wool, silk, ribbon, gold leaf, indigo dye, and Bengala dye (a natural dye made in Japan from mud) which she purchases from various stores in New York as well as in Japan. Many of her creations are inspired by qualities found in nature, so she is proud that her pieces reflect her love of sustainable, eco-conscious materials.
Renee Frances Jewelry is designed and made in Brooklyn, NY. The design process is intuitive and allows for accidental "surprises." Her designs are not based on a fixed blueprint but rather grow from a loose idea and a process of discovery. Designs begin by casting a found object, often from nature, which is then manipulated into something new. Sometimes the final piece resembles the cast object but often it is so far removed from the original casting that it is unrecognizable while still retaining an essential organic quality.
Renee's love of travel is often a source of inspiration and an opportunity to find interesting materials. The first collection made this way, Tonkawa Trail, was created by casting part of a pine cone and using the cross sections as "material" to build the collection. Subsequent collections are based on castings from objects found in LA, Bhutan, and New Mexico, and other locations around the world.
I am a native New Yorker. I love organic shapes and have fallen in love with a technique called water casting. That is how I form the starting point from where I create my pieces. Also, I am starting to carve my designs from wax, as the starting point, and I am excited to see where artistically and aesthetically, that will lead me.
- Davida Sobers
I'm a ceramic artist. I makes tableware like cups, plate and bowls. The most characteristic point of my work is the combination of glazes and blue.
I started making jewelry at Christmas time 2006; one of my sons was shopping for painting supplies and I ended up passing the time in the bead aisle. Before I knew it, I started creating stretch bracelets.
I've always liked jewelry, and have studied, seen and bought a lot of Southwestern and Indian jewelry over the years. Beading and making bracelets became a way to continue that interest and make something of my own. It was also a way to make bracelets that are more unique and colorful than most run of the mill jewelry, especially jewelry made for men.
After starting with stretch bracelets, I began to think of other types of jewelry I could make. First came seed bead necklaces with one or several focal beads. I also experimented with bead weaving, bead knotting, Kumihimo and other techniques.
But, somewhere along the way I discovered chainmaille, and fell in love with the intricate designs, the work needed to make them and the jewelry that resulted. Chainmaille also appealed to me because of it's puzzle like nature, each new weave was a challenge to be mastered; and the increasingly intricate designs appealed to my architectural sensibility.
Finally, there is the math of chainmaille; mastering the gauge sizes, the ring sizes, the aspect ratios, the conversions from Imperial to metric, and figuring out what I needed for each piece showed me that all that high school math was not lost.
Over the years my work in chainmaille has included a wide variety of metal types, I have tried colored or anodized metals, I have included beads of all sorts in chainmaille pieces, and I even made one piece with steel washers I bought at the hardware store.
Recently my imagination has been going in two directions. On the one hand I'm working with "pure" chainmaille, just metal, usually steel or silver, in classic versions of the weaves. On the other hand I'm envisioning pieces that have pure chainmaille elements, with a few stones or glass thrown in for color and focus.
My creative philosophy is that jewelry should be for everyone and wearable all the time. Thus, much of what I make is designed for both women and men, especially the stretch bracelets and the chainmaille, though perhaps not many of the necklaces and earrings. That being said, my mind is open, if you like it, and want to wear it, that's great.
I strive to create jewelry that is affordable and that can be worn every day to all occasions. I try to keep the designs and the structure of the jewelry, what I call the "architecture", simple and clean so that it can be worn while working, playing, relaxing, and celebrating.
My goal is to create jewelry that is useful and attractive; that the owner loves to wear and loves to look at, and most important, makes the wearer feel better by wearing it.
There was a tall crafty femme named Sara Jane . Fair and stylish, she roamed the streets of Manhattan, some days even Brooklyn, taking in the city in all its many splendors. When she wasn't using her free time to fight the good fight, craft or bake, she was drinking wine - lots of wine, going to the Met to hear Romantic-era opera, eating Thai food, re-watching all the episodes of Arrested Development, and rocking at pub-quiz with her two best friends; It is known.
he would spend her days with her trusty side kick, Oscar the Cat, tinkering in her workshop (a.k.a. the guest room in her apartment) coming up with new things to craft. Crocheting, embroidering, knitting, sewing, decoupaging, baking, attaching glitter to anything that didn't move faster than her-there was no medium she wasn't willing to tackle. With each new project she improved, expanding her skills and knowledge as often as she could; sadly, it was never enough.
After countless hours of crafting anything she could get her delicately polished fingers on, she thought it was time to expand her hobby into something more. Sara Jane decided it was time to combine her skills in embroidery/sewing, love of bold patterns, and deep obsession with not-so-popular tv shows with her desire to make items for the queer community... and Femmebroidery was born!
Brooklyn Firefly candles are no one-note wonder. Our fragrances are a combination of complimentary aromas, resulting in the most intense, extraordinary interpretation of your favorite scents! We use the maximum amount of fragrance oil possible per batch (without compromising the quality of the candle) so you can enjoy the aromatic ambiance of your Brooklyn Firefly candle even when it is not lit.
We pour two types of natural wax in our studio: soy wax, made from American-grown soybeans, and palm wax, sustainably produced on private plantations and non-threatening to the orangutan population. Our wicks are 100% cotton with a paper core to burn clean without smoking. Our custom scent blends are hand-mixed in our studio from pure, phthalate-free fragrance oils, which are sourced from the highest quality fragrance manufacturers in America. Our gift boxes are lined with 100% recycled crinkle paper. We recycle the packaging from our suppliers when shipping our own candies, and recycle just about everything else. We are proud that our candles are produced with ingredients that support American growers and suppliers.
Upon is a zine publishing studio with focus on exploration of daily subjects. Coming from graphic design background, with silkscreen/ risograph printing techniques, Upon zines document the unfolding of curiosity, and celebrate random intriguing stuff.
Established in 2014, Anyie´s handmade shop is a one-woman operation, owned and run by myself, Anyelina Devers. I started my handmade business shortly after I began my natural hair journey. At the beginning of my journey, I was really lost when it came to the care of my hair, but I knew I wanted to try an alternative to the commercial Brands and go for a more organic approach.
So I started to research, and started experimenting and that's how Anyie's Homemade came about. I’ve always been drawn to the talented artisan and crafters. So this really inspired me to pursue this passion I have for all handmade things.
La Newyorkina was started in 2010 by Fany Gerson, after a long trip to her native Mexico to write her first book “My Sweet Mexico” she returned to New York wanting to share and celebrate the amazing frozen treats & sweets of Mexico.
Everything we make is handmade from scratch in small batches, using the best ingredients we can get our hands on and never use any artificial flavorings or colorings.
We carefully source our ingredients and work closely with farmers in NY and nearby to get our delicious organic dairy, seasonal fruits and herbs. Other ingredients that simply don’t grow or can’t be found around New York like the Mexican vanilla bean, Oaxacan chocolate, tamarind, some dried chiles, passion fruit and hibiscus are imported, but we spend a lot of time and care making sure we get the best ingredients available and work with small producers in Mexico as we believe its very important to support them as well.
From the beginning we have been commitment to social and environmental responsibility and continuously strive to become a waste free company. We compost our scraps, use recycled containers and napkins and source much of our packaging locally.
We are also very proud to support a wonderful organization called Crea and donate a portion of our sales to them.
Crea helps generate employment opportunities in Mexico for low-income women. These women are amazing and a continuous inspiration.
To put it simply, the heart and mission of La Newyorkina is to share the delicious sweetness of Mexico and rich culture. We deeply and sincerely hope that you enjoy its sweetness as much as we do!
Introducing the New Generation of Popcorn, PIPCORN! This delicious mini popcorn was launched by a brother and sister duo with the goal to redefine the way we snack.
Because Pipcorn is naturally half the size of ordinary popcorn, our mini popcorn shells break into itty bitty pieces, leaving fewer big hulls in your teeth and more crunch to be enjoyed. Finally, popcorn that is kind to your teeth!
Pipcorn is certified Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Whole Grain and B Corp. All flavors are popped in pure olive oil and produced in small batches, seasoning each kernel by hand! And to that we say, Pip Pip Hooray!
I don't like owning a lot of "stuff." What I do own I want to be well designed, timeless, and practical in the best sense of the word.So I created Canopy Verde, a line of eco and vegan handbags that are inspired by many things - my love of mid-century Danish design, the feel of my beautiful Brooklyn neighborhood, and a philosophy of making something in the most earth friendly way possible.
I have seen firsthand from working in the fashion industry how much waste gets generated with each season of product - everything from pages of color printouts to yards of leftover fabric that end up in a landfill. Starting my own brand gave me the freedom to create new processes and avoid the same old practices. Eight years ago I enlisted the help of my friend and former colleague in Hong Kong, who is now part owner of a factory - together we choose methods and processes that cut down on waste and reuse materials whenever possible. An added bonus is that I love working with another woman-owned business in a part of the world that has a lot of personal significance to me. (Going to Hong Kong to see samples also means that I can visit my parents and family!)
I hope you love the feel of the wood details and the pop of orange that greets you every time you open your Canopy Verde bag. We use certified organic cotton and supple vegan leather in our collection. Canopy Verde is about creating something that is classic, well designed, and lasts season after season.
I'm a NYC based pop surrealism artist. My work range from painting, illustration and most recently I started to paint on wood. My work has been exhibited in various art fair and most prominently in Comic Con.
Originally from the Philadelphia area, Tegan M Brozyna is a painter and mixed media artist based out of Brooklyn, NY. Brozyna recently received a MFA from Brooklyn College (2016) where she was a Graduate Teaching Fellow (2015-16), and a recipient of the Cerf Award in Art as well as the Dean's Award in Art (2016). She previously completed a Post- Baccalaureate Fellowship at New York Center for Art and Media Studies (2011) and holds a BA in Painting (2007). Tegan is a recipient of the Daniel Vollmer Art Scholarship (2003-07).
Tegan has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in New York and Brooklyn as well as in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Allentown, PA. She has also shown work internationally in Orvieto, Italy and Blonduos, Iceland. Recently as part of a solo exhibition, three of Tegan's large-scale sculptural pieces were on view at the Philadelphia International Airport (2014-15).
In addition to teaching at Brooklyn College, Brozyna has lectured at Messiah College (2014) and Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia (2013). She is a former artist in residence at World Class Learning Academy in New York (2014), and the Icelandic Textile Center in Blonduos, Iceland (2015).