a reunion of sorts

When an absence occurs people feel as if they have an obligation to reconcile with others. The “I’m sorry I’ve been distant, let’s grab lunch,” or the “I’ve been really busy, can I make it up to you?” rhetoric that people trade as emotional currency (to somehow alleviate their guilt). We’ve grown a lot over…

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boss women of the hearth and home: chloe may brown and her ceramics

“To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.” – John Ruskin Perfection, quite honestly, is often boring. Imperfections add unexpected detail, and irregularities pique interest. This is particularly true with one of our favorite ceramics artists, Chloe May Brown. According to Chloe’s website, Chloe lives by the sea in Portland, Maine.…

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boss women of the hearth and home: the sisters behind old glory in nashville

This week we’d like to introduce you to two women who inspire us immensely, particularly because of their ability to turn an old, run down space into an architecturally unique, interesting, and inspired cultural hub. Their names are Alexis and Britt Soler and they’re the masterminds behind the bar Old Glory in Edgehill, Nashville. As…

Stonefruit: A Look into the Espresso and Botanical Heaven

Shoved in the middle of Bed Stuy lies the Stonefruit Espresso + Kitchen, littered with the cult of boho-chic iconography ranging from the standout rugs, to the abstract art, to the color palette. Stonefruit stands as a frequent neighborhood stop emerging from a Kickstarter in 2015 and hauling locals and people parading off the G. Their…

Refinery29’s 29Rooms: Thoughtful Art or Calculated Advertising?

Art’s purpose is to make you think. We know the rundown, it’s about expression, communication, connection, and emotional resonation. Whatever medium, art helps us be better human beings or at least less awful ones. Some may say me peeling my romper from my left butt cheek could be an exquisite, frenetic form of that. Expression,…