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.