Making Lists

Daniel and I share an Evernote account, allowing us to easily see each others’ research and work process.  We use it for non-creative notes: to-do lists, notes on fabric pricing, the cat sitter’s contact info, evolving business documents that don’t need to be in excel, and so forth. As we were driving down to Mass…

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color indicators

Since Daniel and I got together, my wardrobe has basically doubled: with worn-in men’s clothing in black, or black, or black that has been washed a bunch of times and might be considered grey. This spring I started to feel like I want to wear color. Daniel has an economic theory about the relation between markets…

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The Ideal Hotel

Traveling is a funny thing. It amazes me that it’s relaxing to reduce life to finding a place to stay and food to eat. (Or maybe it’s not surprising that taking things back to the essentials is relaxing…) I’ve been having this ongoing dialog with Daniel about the mechanics of travel and comfort.  I’m not known…

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Visualizing Time

There’s this shift that’s happening to the fashion season calendar. Daniel and I were talking about whether we should make this transition with our brand and how it would affect production planning.  I drew up my visualization of a year. Daniel looked at it and laughed.  “You think of the year as a counter-clockwise circle?” Yeah. I…

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Essentials

Coffee.  We used to use a fancy double bialetti system, which looked cool but really was hard to clean.  Now we use a regular old Mr Coffee with a timer.  Not cool, easy to clean, and nice to wake up to. Some fifteen years ago I bought four of these crumple mugs.  Two have broken…

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Vision

As it so happens, when you announce on your blog that you no longer want to wear glasses, people just come out of the woodwork to say that they stopped wearing glasses some time back and their vision improved. So, while I’m not expecting a miracle, I have been doing a fair bit of research…

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Categories + Trendspotting

Like at least half the internet last week, I was charmed and quasi-revolted by the very funny socalitybarbie of instagram. She must have had one of the fastest follower-gains of all time, going from 5k to 900k in about a week.  So I read about her #authenticlife on various news platforms, while fb suggested similar memes, including The…

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New Collection : Spring Summer 2015

Always amused by how far ahead in time fashion cycle runs….Daniel frequently asks me “what year are we working on? And what year is it now?” For spring 2015, we were thinking about power objects.  Gold, tattoos, jewelry, amulets, decoration.  And plants.  greenery and flowers.  Jungles and warrior princesses. So all that gets synthesized into…

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