Saturday, February 28, 2009

Green Depot in NYC- just opened!

If you live in the NYC area, you have to check out the new Green Depot which opened off Bowery. It's a great little stop that's come just in time for spring! We found it via Inhabitat and check out these great pics of the inside. To see more pics click here.

Similarly if you're ever in Paris, check out the Ekobo shop. Owned by Boo and Bruno, they design sustainable home products made from bamboo. We have a couple of their bowls and we absolutely love them! See the pic below of their store and you can read an interview with Boo online via Design Sponge.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

d&a- finally!

It's been a hectic last couple weeks getting ready for the d&a tradeshow (castings, photoshoots, look book.....!), but well worth it when we finally pulled everything together. We dropped by d&a this past weekend and were so impressed with the amount of talented and tenacious designers showing this season.

We chatted with fellow sustainable designer Lara Miller and absolutely love her beautiful sweaters. We met a few other designers from Chicago and were inspired by their collections.

Our camera ran out of batteries (oops), but here's a pic of one of our Dorothy top (organic cotton!) that d&a chose for their fall highlights.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Anne Kyle- painter

Our friend, Anne Kyle is amazing painter and we just wanted to do a little post on her work. She's probably the daintiest lady you'll ever meet and when she's not painting, you can probably find her roller skating around the city. We actually named our Anne top after her (spring 08) and our Dainty dress (fall 09) in her honor.

We used a couple of her paintings in our fall 09 shoot and you couldn't see them that well, so we thought we'd put up a couple pics of her work. If you're looking for something special to hang on your walls, Anne paints on commission. From her bird series:

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Behind the scenes of our fall 09 look book shoot!

Last weekend we shot our fall 09 look book and everything went really smoothly. Each time we shoot it, it gets a little bit easier. Thankfully, we had good luck with light and it was beautiful all day.

This time we decided to shoot it ourselves and are really happy with the results. Thanks to Stayc who did hair and makeup and our gorgeous and super sweet model, Caitlin J. who was wonderful to work with. If you are going to be at d&a tradeshow this weekend you can see the full collection at our booth. If not, here are some out takes below from the shoot:

Thursday, February 12, 2009

sublet at d&a tradeshow

Hi all!

Next weekend (Feb. 20-23) we'll be showing our fall 09 collection at the d&a tradeshow next weekend. If you're stopping by the show, just fyi the correct hours are:

Sat & Sun: 9-7 pm
Mon: 9-6 pm

We just shot the look book this past weekend and are thrilled about how it turned out (kudos to Caitlin and Stayc for a great shoot)! As always we've kept our effortless silhouettes, and are excited to expand them in beautiful sustainable woven fabrics. We'll also be adding key, versatile pieces to round our your eco-friendly wardrobe- so stay tuned!