We all know that America threads different strands together: cultures and classes, colors and creeds mix in beautiful and unexpected ways. As I write these words, I think of the jewelry we make - beads from everywhere, brought together in a new pattern here in Brooklyn.
As a jewelry designer, Saskia owns her fair share of pieces, ranging in size from super delicate to big and bold. Over time her dresser top grew a mound of necklaces that became unsortable and hugely aggravating. Last weekend, we decided to take action and thought our process would help all of you.
Penny had begun her career as a journalist with a wanderlust to see the world and interact with everyone she met (sound familiar?). Saskia regards Penny as a mentor, and recently sat down for a conversation, which yielded some very helpful tips that any small business owner should consider.
Our birthday routines encompass an eclectic mix of Dutch and American traditions that have meshed in a perfect way for our family and our life. We often think about this blend in the greater context of our lives.
Every once in a while someone new appears on the national stage and gets noticed. Maybe it’s a courageous act that brings them attention, or an incredible achievement, or maybe it’s just the way they speak.
This spring marks ten years of setting up tents and folding tables all over the city. Over the past decade, we have learned a few things about street fairs that we thought we'd share.