Our inspiration for the Jo tradeshow booth is a mix of modern, industrial and re-purposed touches. The beams and the table are made of wood found in a reclaimed lumber yard in Brooklyn. As an interior designer with a true love of furniture (and power tools), Dee gave new life to 100+ year old pieces of wood which were part of buildings no longer in existence.
In this picture, metal rebars from a local hardware store hold our bags, vintage stools and Anne, our dress form, our best model to date.
In this picture, galvanized cable from a local hardware store showcases Jo necklaces, table made by Dee, Jo sign made by Wendi.
Dee at work (actually, she considers this play).
Our wire rings are back in stock at Alternative Apparel. The last batch sold out in days! We absolutely love this brand – from the garments they make, to the store they opened not too long ago. To top it all off, they give-back to their community with efforts like the T-shirt Recycling Program benefiting Upward Bound House. More on their community programs here.
With temperatures in the 40′s and 50′s it’s hard to believe it’s the middle of winter in NYC. This past weekend, the warm sun made our weekly shopping trip to Union Square Farmer’s Market all the more enjoyable.
We visited our favorite farmers and picked up some goodies for the week — Pumkin Bread from Hawthorne Vally, Bread from Rockhill Bakehouse, Carrots, Cilantro and lots more veggies from Locust Grove, Apples and hot cider from Windfall Farm, Beans and Corn from Cayuga Pure Organic and some indoor plants from Fantastic Gardens.
Ended the day with a long chess match in the park.
We’re nearing the end of the end-of-year shipping cycle. Stores all over the country are getting lots of Jo goodies. We’re super excited (and a bit exhausted.)
Over the past year we met many of the store owners of these fabulous stores. They each have such a unique perspective on style. We love their well curated shops. If you live close to any of these, be sure to stop in!
With all the running around we do, it’s important to nourish our bodies well. Hence our love of green foods. We reinvent recipes we know on a daily basis and in the process we’ve come up with some really yummy combos. This is glimpse of some our meals. We’ll start posting recipes soon.
Pea soup with homemade garlic croutons
Green juice with spinach, kale and fruit
Avocado Salad with cilantro
One of the most exciting things that can happen to an up-and-coming company (like us), is to be called upon by a worthy company (like Free People) to create exclusive products. This was the case a few weeks ago when we were asked by Free People to design and produce an iPad case and a camera strap. We love the outcome of this collaboration!