Listen Up: We've Got a Fresh Episode 20 of a Few Things with Claire and Erica
This week on our Heritage Radio show A Few Things with Claire and Erica: blooms and looms! First up, we've got some low-key flower-buying and -arranging tips (hint: don’t take out your recycling until you’ve finished listening). Then, one of our all-time favorite designers (and creator of our fly new coaster and trivet set) Caroline Z. Hurley tells us how she went from DIYing macaroni necklaces (which, to be fair, were super rad) to founding her own small factory in the former textile town of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Oh, and we are also giving you this photo from Bed of Roses, SO THERE'S THAT.
Episode 20: Cool Blooms and Historic Looms // LISTEN
Special and amazing guest: Caroline Z. Hurley
Let’s talk about: no-fuss fresh flowers and creative ways to make things in America.
The post-listen link dumpage:
Fun with florals...
+ The Bouqs—$40 flowers for when you need to “bouq it up!”
+ The Sill, for tiny succulents (which are never going out of style).
+ NYC’s option for bike bouquets: Petal by Pedal.
+ Bloom That packages flowers in very smart paper cones.
+ Presenting (possibly) the world’s only florist/skate shop, Park Deli.
+ Apartment Therapy’s extremely scientific test of flower freshness tricks (tl;dr: toss a penny in there).
+ Bare Collection’s Jeet Sohal on going monochrome and doing daily water maintenance.
+ Inside Claire’s DIY wedding flowers.
Our look at makin' things in America (but not necessarily NYC or L.A.!) with designer Caroline Z. Hurley!