Donna Wilson

Posted in Handmade by Shannon South on November 22, 2010

Yesterday, I stopped by The Future Perfect on Great Jones Street to see the wonderful world of Donna Wilson, winner of the 2010 British Designer of the Year award. Ms.Wilson creates the most wonderful knitted creatures, as well as textiles, hats, scarves, ceramics, pillows, and furniture. It was all so lovely and the kind of work that brings a smile to your face and just makes you happy.


The Story of Electronics: Designed for the Dump

Posted in Knowledge by Shannon South on November 9, 2010

Annie Leonard of The Story of Stuff has a new film and I couldn’t agree with it more. The electronics industry is so careless. Is it even possible for them to make their parts universal or upgradable and still maintain financial growth when we are so accustomed to equating tangible products and shiny new designs with better?

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Brooklyn Diary

Posted in Brooklyn by Shannon South on October 13, 2010

Brooklyn Diary has arrived! Jennifer, Jenny, and I are all thrilled to be featured in Lena Corwin’s new book.¬† The photography is beautiful and it’s a great compilation of some of the really inspiring things going on in Brooklyn these days.

reMade USA studio in Brooklyn!

Posted in reMade USA by Shannon South on June 14, 2010

I’ve found an amazing studio space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, right next to McCarren park. The studio is in a beautiful space owned by artists and filled with vibrant, creative energy. My neighbors include Odette NY jewelry, Wiksten handmade clothes, Fay Andrada handmade jewelry, Nicolette Camille floral design.

photos by Jennifer Sarkilahti of Odette.

Nashville, Tennessee

Posted in Travel by Shannon South on May 26, 2010

We visited the Hatch Show Print shop, where posters for most of the greatest American musicians were (and still are) designed and printed. Hatch has not changed its printing methods and is a true hand-crafted art form.
Take a tour.