We spent the afternoon with Kettl tea founder, Zach Mangan, who taught us how to make matcha tea the traditional way. Kettl hand selects a quality line of teas directly from local farmers in Japan. Zach and his team in Fukuoka personally work with a trusted network of farmers, growers and producers to find Japan’s [...]
December 12th, 2014 | Uncategorized
July 18th, 2014 | A Moment With . . .
Textile artist Sally England‘s oversized macramé weavings have been on our radar for some time, and we recently had the opportunity to meet her in person while admiring her work at Sight Unseen OFFSITE. We chatted about her creative process, the macramé revival, and Michigan summers. Sally and her cat in her studio. Photo by [...]
May 28th, 2014 | A Moment With . . .
We’ve often admired photographer Michael A. Muller‘s work on his blog, Threading in the Choirs, and in some of our favorite publications (Cereal, Kinfolk, Freunde von Freunden, Sight Unseen, and Remodelista, to name just a few). We were recently put in touch by our mutual friend, Julie Pointer, and had the opportunity to talk with [...]
May 23rd, 2014 | A Moment With . . ., In Stock
It’s always a pleasure to team up with handbag designer and good friend Clare Vivier, whether it’s for a special edition bag, a monogramming trunk show, or a sunglasses collection (coming soon). Our latest opportunity for a collaboration was a Clare V. x Steven Alan photo shoot in LA, featuring some of our favorite bag [...]
November 8th, 2013 | Uncategorized
We recently had the opportunity to chat with one of our favorite photographers, Alice Gao. Over the past couple of years, we’ve grown especially fond of her Instagram feed, which she uses to capture the quiet beauty in her everyday life. No matter the subject – whether it’s her morning coffee, flowers from the market, [...]
October 17th, 2013 | Uncategorized
Since opening in the storefront of the Shinola shop, just below our office, The Smile Newsstand has become a daily stop for many of our staff, brewing our morning coffee, providing delicious pastries for an afternoon pick-me-up, and occasionally serving as a meeting space when our conference rooms are full. We spoke with The Smile’s [...]
September 23rd, 2013 | Uncategorized
We caught up with Alyson Brown, graphic designer and voice behind one of our favorite blogs, Unruly Things. She shared some Instagram snapshots of her life in Bend, Oregon, and told us what’s on her wish list for Fall. Alyson at home with her son, Wolf. How did you spend your summer? I spent my [...]
September 18th, 2013 | Uncategorized
Our Win Your Wish List contest officially kicks off today. Three winners will receive $1000 to shop their wish list at stevenalan.com. Here’s how to enter: 1. Log in or create an account at stevenalan.com. 2. Add items to your wish list via the “Add to Wishlist” link on our product pages. Your wish list [...]
August 12th, 2013 | Uncategorized
Jeremy and Roderick from our La Brea shop recently stopped by the studio of leather craftsman Julian Imrie. Working out of two workshops in Sun Valley, California, Julian handcrafts men’s boots, and now belts, which are sold exclusively through our shops. He spoke with our team about his materials, process, and travels. Tell us a [...]
May 22nd, 2013 | Uncategorized
We recently opened our first shops in Japan in partnership with Beauty & Youth United Arrows, with a campaign featuring our own Lizzie and Reggie, who work in our Upper West Side and Tribeca shops. We’re longtime fans of the company and really enjoyed collaborating with their team. The three shops, located in Tokyo (Shibuya [...]
May 3rd, 2013 | A Moment With . . .
In honor of Mother’s Day, we thought we’d catch up with our favorite mother-daughter creative team, Nian Fish and Natane Boudreau. The NYC-based pair collaborated on our Spring 2013 film (Nian produced and directed, Natane wrote and starred) and were hard at work on no less than nine CFDA films when we spoke with them. [...]
April 10th, 2013 | A Moment With . . .
When transforming our former office space into our Home Shop, we enlisted the help of Ian Collings and Gregory Buntain of Fort Standard to bring our ideas to life. The duo set to work, designing fixtures, furnishings, and even some of the objects we sell in the shop. We recently spoke with them and learned [...]