Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ecco Eco blog

For all you blog lovers out there (of course we're one of them), be sure to check out this new one Ecco*Eco. We recently got in touch with Abigail and she's so sweet, so we just wanted to give her blog a little shout out. Her posts are beautiful and romantic, and we discovered this great online Eco-style magazine Thread by the BBC through it- who knew!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Interview with our Fall 08 Photographer- Elizabeth Weinberg

So one of the best things about doing Sublet is that we get to work with some amazingly talented people who are just living and trying to create something they find meaningful as well. We feel really strongly about supporting them, so we're going to try and do interviews with some of the people we've collaborated with. Hopefully letting you guys get to know them and their work a little better.

How we met Eliz:
We actually found her through myspace. She had taken a beautiful picture of a friend of ours Alix. A few emails later, we met up and decided to do our fall 08 shoot together. She actually introduced us to both of our fall 08 models as well- Kristin and Emily who are both talented singers in their own right.

Name: Elizabeth Weinberg

Hometown: Franklin, MA

Currently living: Brooklyn, NY

What got you into photography?
Not sure exactly... shooting photos was just something I did to document my life and it became more and more a part of something I did every day.

What and who inspires your work?
I'm mostly inspired by my friends and nature--the woods, the sun, the beach.

You've done some amazing projects- ranging from portraits of Santogold and Cat Power, reportage for Bonnaroo, assignments for Nylon magazine - is there any project that was your favorite and why?
Shooting Bonnaroo for two years was really fun because there were no rules. I got amazing access and was able to get backstage portraits, live stuff, documentary type stuff, everything. The light was really amazing. The NYLON assignments also fun because it was one of my first forays into editorial fashion photography. I had a blast.

Any good websites or blogs on your radar?
I read
aphotoeditor.com, youthoughtwewouldntnotice.com, photoshopdisasters.blogspot.com, and tons of friends' photoblogs... too many to list!

Who are you listening to now?
I'm all over the place. Kate Bush, Descendents, St. Vincent, Stereolab, Elliott Smith, Fleetwood Mac.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sample sale and book swap tomorrow!

We'll be having a sample sale tomorrow at TEICH's (amazing) studio! There will be a book swap and refreshments as well, so swing by and bring a friend if you're in the area!

Sample sale:

Wednesday, December 10th


299 West 12th St, 7D (between Hudson St and 8th Ave)

Designers: Sublet, Again NYC, TEICH, Ryann, Fluxworks Studio (jewelry)

Swap: Bring at least one good book to exchange.*

Fluxworks Studio in Williamsburg features jewelry from an international group of jewelers: Shin Yi Chiang, David Creamer, Stuart Gold, Alicia Humphries, Megan Isaacs, Natalia Krasnodebska, Lalita Perranan, Alix Toothman, Elizabeth Thompson and Polly Wales.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Parsons MFA photography exhibit

Last night we went to Parsons MFA photography exhibit to support one of our very talented models Sam, who we shot for our upcoming spring 09 collection. It's always exciting to see work from young artists, whose names you'll hopefully be hearing more of in the next few years.

Be sure to check out Sam's site. Parsons chose her photograph as the front image for the exhibit, which you can see why below.
Also, check out some more talented artists below, whose work is pretty inspiring.


Sam with her work:

Other amazing up and coming artists that caught our eye.

Keith Telfeyan

Sandra Elkind

Sally Dennison

Thursday, December 4, 2008

From the studio today...

Playing around with buttons in the studio today and thought we'd share these..

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Behind the scenes of our shopflick.com taping

Today we were filmed for shopflick.com- it's basically Youtube meets online store. We did several segments where we talked about our company, our story, and some highlights from our fall collection.

We went to our showroom at 8:30 this morning to get ready and although a little nervous think it went pretty smoothly. It helped that Sara from our showroom, the Four Hundred, looked great and helped model. Plus, our two camera guys were good humored (and cute) as well. The segments will be airing sometime in Dec. so we'll keep you posted!

Tara filming with Sara

Oh hi!



Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sample sale with Clothes Pin!

We've paired up with one of our favorite blogs, Clothes-Pin, to host a fantastic sample sale. Stock up on your basics like the Alex tee (now $31) and others marked up to 55% off! Shipping is included in the listed price. Click on the link below to check it out:


Feel free to pass along to friends and family and also, congrats to Clothes-Pin for the mention on Daily Candy!

Paper or Plastic

Clear, informative and in-depth- check out this article by the Washington Post about paper vs. plastic. (via swissmiss)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Design Sprout post

Veronica over at Design Sprout did a post on Sublet, and we just wanted to re-post, because it's so cute! See it below.

Also, Design Sprout was named as one of the top Environmentalist blogs (congrats!) by X-Ray Visionaires. Check out the entire list on her site here.

From Design Sprout:

"So you wanna be good. You want to dress sustainably in organic cotton with bamboo thread manufactured only by fair-trade companies but paying $95 for a t-shirt seems a bit c.r.a.z.y. to you. I understand. That's why I'm so thrilled for the change of seasons when things previously waaaaay out of my price range suddenly become affordable.
Sublet, a green clothing line, whose designs I DROOL over is having a humdinger of a sale with some options under $100 and Greenloop, the mac daddy of sustainable fashion, has loads of items for men and women up to 60% off. Now is where is where I say something cliché like "Go green without spending a lot of green" but what could be more fitting?"

Monday, October 6, 2008


Renee Garner, guest blogger of Modish did a great post on composting. Check out her simple yet informative illustrations that make the sometimes yucky business of composting- quite lovely.

This is a pretty good overview of composting through the EPA (here).

Also, if you're in the NYC area, you can take composting classes through the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.. on our to-do list as well..

And if you love Renee's illustrations like we do, check out her site.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Cincinnati leads the movement in green roofs

CNN.com recently posted an article about Cincinnati, who wants to lead the movement in green roofs. Though they have yet to gain traction in the U.S., Cincinnati hopes to change that by channeling grants and loans into increasing the number of green roofs across the city.

Read about green roofs on the EPA's site (here)

Check out some of these green roofs and their progress below:
Milwaukee's municipal building (here)
Chicago's City Hall (here)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Elizabeth Weinberg- photographer

So we just wanted to give a shout out to our amazing photographer- Elizabeth Weinberg. We actually got connected with her because she took an old friend's picture on myspace and the rest is history. Funnily enough we went to the same college- small world.

She's shot for Rolling Stone, NYLON and Tokion and we were lucky enough to have her shoot our our entire fall campaign. Eliz did an amazing job despite the fact that it was freezing outside!

We've posted some of her gorgeous photos, but check out some more on her
website. She also has a blog, which you can check out here.

Sublet- fall shoot

NYLON magazine

TOKION magazine

Cat Power

Monday, September 22, 2008

Olio United's fall look book

One of our fantastic partners, Olio United, created this lovely look book for fall. Check out these gorgeous shots of the Bellamy and Alex tee.

They did a post about the shoot on their blog (here), where you can also see outtakes.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Nendo- cabbage chair

Nendo chair via Brocade Design etc. Made for XXIst Century Man exhibition that was curated by Issey Miyake. Miyake wanted Nendo to make a piece of furniture out of paper that is used during the process of making pleated fabric and which is typically discarded after production as unwanted by product.

Check our more innovative paper furniture via Cool Hunting, Inhabitat and Treehugger.

Nendo chair:

Molo Designs' furniture via treehugger
HauteGREEN 2007 Sneak Peek, Haute Green Sneak Peek, Molo Soft Furniture, Molo Paper Furniture, Papersoft, Cardboard Paper, Flat Pack, Collapsible Seat

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Building a website?

The ultimate resource for people wanting to build their own website- the Agency Tool. It's the "definitive resource list for designing, developing, marketing & maintaining websites." Look up everything from web safe colors, to picking a domain name to SEO optimization. via Swiss Miss

We didn't exactly use this because a) we didn't know about the Agency Tool and b) if you don't have the time to do it well, hire someone talented to help out.. so we had two amazing graphic designers (*plug)- Jared Stone and Christopher King build and develop ours.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Kenneth Snelson- sculptor

We love art and nature inspired and informed by mathematical principles. American artist Kenneth Snelson's sculptures are some of the most inspiring works based on this idea.

Using the concept of
tensegrity- his sculptures' structural integrity is based on the simultaneous pushing and pulling of components- creating a strong but flexible form. If a wire is cut, it will cause a major deformation or collapse of the sculpture entirely.

See other works via Treehugger and Inhabitat based on the same principle. Check out Richard Buckminster's table via Treehugger (which you can also create a DIY version here) or new forms in architecture that uses tensegrity to flexible, dynamic buildings via Inhabitat.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Sublet Clothing's summer sale!

Our summer sale starts this week. We have limited availability on some pieces, but we've reduced prices to the following:

Alison dress: was $242, now $150
Anais cardigan: was $110, now $55

Amirah dress: was $143, now $98
Alex tee: was $55, now $38

Anne top: sold out

Monday, July 28, 2008

We're on ZOOZOOM!

Our Belinda jumper dress from our Fall '08 collection made its debut on the opening page of ZOOZOOM's "You Are What You Wear" story.

Be sure to stay tuned, as we'll be releasing the rest of our Fall collection online soon! Until then, you can see the Belinda and read the rest of the ZOOZOOM article here.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Marks & Spencer starts charging for plastic bags

Marks & Spencer, the UK based department store, started charging customers 5 pence (10 cents) for every plastic bag they use (via Treehugger). So far they've seen an 80% reduction in plastic bag use- that's 70 million fewer bags already! Money raised by the surcharge will be used to improve parks and play areas across the UK.

Between 500 billion to a trillion plastic bags are used every year, so we think it's fantastic that our neighbors across the sea have found a way to significantly reduce plastic bag waste.

If you have plastic bags and want to recycle them, find a place near you through plasticbagrecycling.org or even better bring your own to the store! Envirosax's graphic series or Baggu's super bright totes are our picks!