Love… Odette New York

Posted in Fashion, NYC by Shannon South on November 28, 2011

I wrote about Jennifer of Odette NY a few months ago, but I just wanted to share her beautiful collection again (since it’s gifting season!). Her photos are stunning and she makes such beautiful and unique jewelry. I love that everything is made right here in NYC.

Psst… Join her mailing list for special holiday deals! She has something for everyone…

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

Posted in Brooklyn, NYC, reMade USA by Shannon South on November 21, 2011

This weekend we shot our latest collection of bags for winter 2011-12 on the rooftop of my studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. A former shipyard, it is such an incredible place to work and one of the best kept secrets of NYC. Just across the East River from Manhattan, it has one of the most beautiful views of the city and it is an industrial wonderland full of so much history. Old dilapidated buildings with just the frames remaining next to green businesses run out of huge loft spaces, it is a thriving urban industrial park with big plans for the future.  New York state is putting so much work into reviving the yard and turning it into the sustainable manufacturing center of NYC.

I highly recommend visiting Bldg 92, the brand new museum dedicated to the BNY’s history. I stopped by this weekend and it gave me a renewed appreciation for where I work.

Photos by Edward Cotton.

Happy Fourth!

Posted in Life, NYC by Shannon South on July 5, 2011

This was my second 4th of July spent on Jennifer & Steve’s rooftop in Williamsburg. Though the fireworks are set off on the west side of Manhattan and they live east of the city, the view of the city in the foreground is spectacular. It was an absolutely gorgeous evening with the most incredible and surreal sunset I’ve ever seen.

It was also a special night because Jenny & I said goodbye to our awesome intern, who is heading back to Toulouse, France today. It was sad, but hopefully she’ll come back one day! (Anaïs, thank you for all of your great work – we will miss you!)

Last picture is our jar of Pimm’s cup that Ed & I contributed to the evening’s beverages… it was delicious!

PS – We are having a really nice sale this week.

The High Line : nature in NYC

Posted in NYC by Shannon South on July 4, 2011

Who says New Yorkers can’t get their nature fix in the city? Saturday, Ed and I took a really nice bike ride, from our home in Park Slope, over the Brooklyn Bridge, to High Line Park. The High Line is breathtaking and they just opened the second section last month. I just love the way it’s architects have managed to blur the boundaries between nature and (hu)man-made. What is interesting is that the High Line is completely remade, yet still retains an image of the run-down, over-run with wild flowers, above ground track that was neglected for so many years. Inspired by the old, the High Line has been manicured and the indigenous wild flowers that once overtook it are now tamed into a sort of wild garden. It is really fantastic.

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