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  • In The Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
    November 25th, 2015 | In the Neighborhood, Uncategorized

    HAYES VALLEY With a rich history of an engaging and creative community, Hayes Valley is one of San Francisco’s smallest and most impactful neighborhoods. Located in the middle of the city, this little neighborhood boasts tons of emerging restaurants, staple coffee spots, and distinctive shops. Ritual Located in a shipping container in the middle of [...]

  • Boston Guide
    August 26th, 2014 | In the Neighborhood

    Our Boston staff shares a few of their go-to spots in Back Bay, the South End, and beyond. The Public Garden is just a few blocks from our shop on Newbury Street and makes for a great after-work stroll. Pavement on Newbury is where we go to get our morning caffeine fix before opening the [...]

  • Store Highlight: Boston
    August 8th, 2014 | In the Neighborhood

    Our Boston shop opened about a year ago on Newbury Street, and as we reflected on our first year in Beantown, we talked shop with our staff there. Team members Gary, Casey, Jenna, and Tommy weighed in on the shop and neighborhood: 172 Newbury Street What do you like about the shop and the neighborhood? [...]

  • Neighborhood Guide: Chelsea
    July 24th, 2014 | In the Neighborhood

    Nestled between galleries, restaurants, and shops, our Chelsea store is situated at the heart of a lively neighborhood where art, fashion, and culture converge. Once known as an industrial district, it now buzzes with creative energy. A few of our favorite spots in the area: We’re lucky to have some great options for a caffeine [...]

  • Neighborhood Guide: Tribeca
    July 7th, 2014 | In the Neighborhood

    With our office, Showroom, Annex, and Home Shop dotting a stretch of Tribeca’s Franklin Street, we’ve really gotten to know (and love) the neighborhood we call home.  We feel lucky to work in an area brimming with amazing architectural details, picturesque cobblestone streets, and plenty of culinary delights. Tribeca also has it’s own unique vibe: [...]

  • Store Highlight: Westport
    June 27th, 2014 | In the Neighborhood

    Though only an hour from NYC by train, our shop in the waterfront town of Westport, CT feels far removed from the frenetic energy of the city. Whenever we visit, we make it a point to take a picturesque stroll along the Saugatuck River, take in the views at Compo Beach, or enjoy a farm-to-table [...]

  • LA Weekend To Do: Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant
    June 5th, 2014 | Events, In the Neighborhood

    This is the last weekend to check out Gas Giant, Jacob Hashimoto’s visually arresting installation at MOCA. Linking hundreds of handmade kites, Hashimoto constructed large-scale, layered patterns that are suspended from the ceiling, creating floating environments that interact beautifully with light. Roderick from our Venice team checked it out recently and shared his photos: – [...]

  • An Afternoon with Pennyweight
    March 24th, 2014 | In the Neighborhood

    Our friend Elise Joseph, the voice behind the blog Pennyweight, was in town recently. Since she was kind enough to share her favorite places in her hometown of Nashville with us, we decided to show her around our neighborhood on Franklin Street in Tribeca. Here’s her recap of our afternoon: A couple of years ago, [...]

  • SF To Do: Graced with Light
    January 20th, 2014 | In the Neighborhood

    Our Fillmore shop manager, Lori, recently checked out Graced with Light, artist Anne Patterson‘s installation at Grace Cathedral. The work consists of 1,000 ribbons (about 20 miles worth) in an array of vivid hues inspired by stained glass, suspended from the vaulted ceiling, and incorporates video projections by Adam Larsen. Patterson’s vision was to create [...]

  • A Day in Hayes Valley with Camp Comfort
    November 6th, 2013 | Food, In the Neighborhood

    Our friend Roberta Jane Petersen of Camp Comfort shared her itinerary for a day in Hayes Valley, one of our favorite San Francisco neighborhoods (and home to one of our shops). I frequently find myself meeting friends or taking out-of-towners to Hayes Valley. It’s pretty centrally located and easy to get to, and the neighborhood [...]

  • NYC To Do: A Fort on a Boat
    July 30th, 2013 | Events, In the Neighborhood

    In addition to creating some of the home goods we carry in our shops, Fort Makers are also responsible for much of the textile art that adorns our walls.  The Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary artist collective recently unveiled an installation on the deck of the LILAC, a historic steam-powered lighthouse tender from the 1930′s, which is berthed [...]

  • Clare’s Traveling Trunk Show Diary: Greenwich
    July 8th, 2013 | Events, In Stock, In the Neighborhood

    Clare Vivier and her traveling monogram trunk show recently made a stop at our Greenwich shop, where monograms were printed on all manner of CV leather goods. The event was co-hosted by local blogger Lindley Pless of The Sentimentalist, and featured rhubarb cocktails courtesy of Art in the Age, mixed by our own Matt Finkle. [...]

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