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Got It Made

All the Messages Hidden in Christine Alcalay’s Mesmerizing Patterns

Got It Made BY liz 05/30/2019
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"A lot of people don't know where patterns come from," explains Christine Alcalay. But in the world of this apparel designer and Brooklyn boutique owner, each print that shows up in her collection is part of a larger seasonal vision - and is custom-made by Christine and her team. So when developing our limited-edition scrunchies, she wanted to give her favorites a sustainable second life (and, um, hand-cut every component from scraps). Here's the scoop on the very worthy winners - so if you scoop up a hair accessory and the inevitable compliments start rolling in, you'll have the perfect "well, actually…" follow-up. READ MORE
Stuff We Love

The Rules a Jewelry Designer and Mom of Four Swears by to Get Each Day Done

Stuff We Love BY courtney conway 05/29/2019
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Juggling a jewelry line and four kiddos requires some impressive dexterity. Take it from Kris Singleton, who both runs her business Kiki Koyote and runs after her kids in her Minneapolis home and has spent years figuring out the best ways to get everything - or at least all the important things - done. Below, her hard-won tips and a useful checklist for anyone who has a whole lot going on. READ MORE
Listen Up

Listen Up: The Female VCs Changing the Funding Game

Listen Up 05/28/2019
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Two very important (and very different) topics coming at you hard this week: pelvic-floor strength and the power of putting women in charge of venture capital. Anu Duggal and Sutian Dong are the brilliant minds behind Female Founders Fund, an early-stage investment firm created to identify women-led companies that old-school (cough, male) venture capitalists often overlook. Clearly, you need to know more, right? READ MORE
Hone Your Craft

Make Your Own Easy, Shelter-Mag-Worthy Hanging Leather Plant Holder

Hone Your Craft BY katie nave freeman 05/28/2019
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Analisa Jimenez produces the leather bags for her line Marloe in Long Beach, California, as sustainably as possible - which includes using up the scraps from every collection. Recently, she began hosting community workshops to help others make treasures out of what would otherwise be trash. When the owner of a local plant shop, Rolling Greens, heard that Analisa was sitting on a stock of leather leftovers, they decided a plant hanger tutorial was in order, and you can get in on the virtual version below. READ MORE
Key to the City

Your Locals-Only Guide To Tokyo

Key to the City 05/23/2019
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Here's something that's bound to make you jealous: The jewelry designer behind the brand Nishi, Joanna Bengoa, was born in Tokyo and grew up jetting between there and Spain. She still makes it back to visit the Japanese supercity every year, and it's safe to say she knows a few must-see spots that might not be on your radar. Bring on the yakitori! READ MORE

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