Monday, September 10, 2012

Ryan goes to Brimfield....

Boy did I have a haul at Brimfield this weekend!

My first time going to the show, let's just say I got a bit carried away.  Should be lots of inspiration for some coming collections!

For those of you who are not familiar, Brimfield is a thrice yearly show in Sturbridge, MA with over 500 or something antique dealers from across the country.  It's like going to the MET.  You need a week to do it justice.  But you can also do a flying survey in a bout a full day.  Tornado warnings scared us off, but fortunately we were able to see a lot.

I will definitely be returning.  Especially for the special textile auction that accompanies the spring show next year.

So perfect for a Nantucket house!

Love the hand!

And this elephant!

A trunk from the days before rappers ruined a great brand.  Thank god for epi-leather!!

This tray table needs to be in my living room.  Covered with bottles of Blanton's, Bulleit, Gosling's and Hendricks.

Looks like the good 'ol Berkshires.

Cute print from the 70's.  Awful material.

Awesome weathervane for a Nantucket home.

I need this extremely rare weather vane for my shooting lodge.  But maybe I could commission one for less than the $8,000 price tag on this puppy.

Another great find for the living room of a Nantucket house.

I talked about having the dealer cut the edge off this one.  The center is fabulous.  Love the wave-like pattern.

My haul....

Creative Director

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sailing Trip Day Uno

We're sailing (well more like drinking on the boat while our friends Robert and Terry do all the work) from Boston Harbor to Sag Harbor via Provincetown, Nantucket, Cuttyhunk, Newport, and Block Island.  Let the finale of summer begin.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fall Preview Coming Soon

We're at the beach but look out in your emails for an exclusive peep of our fall collection, coming soon to a campus near you!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Gifts

We're in love with the look of these bracelets our creative director discovered this summer. They look great regardless of whether you know what a brummel is.

You can buy them here:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Travel Guides: Best of Nantucket Food

Best Farm-to-Table Restaurants
American Seasons
80 Center St
(508) 228-7111

love the dresscode-- Under-the-radar or Over-the-top

The Boarding House
12 Federal St (right next to Eye of the Needle)
(508) 228-9622

Best Dinner to Bring to the Beach
What better way to spend the evening than with a picnic to bring out to Madaket and watch the sunset?

Lobster dinner from Sayle's Seafood, 99 Washington St

Bottle of wine from Current Vintage, 4 Easy St

Best Lunch to Go--
Lola Burger, 10 Broad St

Even if you don't feel like indulging in the signature Lola burger, they have a great greek salad and the Tuna burger is a healthful option.

Best Ice Cream

The Juice Bar, 12 Broad St (get there before 8ish to avoid long lines at night)

Best Grocery
Barlett Farm-- all the fresh produce from Barlett farm along with a deli that has great salads and sandwiches, and some other basics

If you're going to Bartlett Farm don't miss the brewery tour (ie tasting) next door at....
Cisco Brewers, 3 Bartlett Farm Rd.
(also available at most liquor stores on the island)

Farm Fresh Food in Town
If you're too tispy (or lazy) to make the short trip out to the farm, fortunately you can get the best produce in town as well-

Nantucket's fresh food staple (with famous tomatoes) is
the Bartlett Farm stand (on Main St)

you can also check out-
the Sustainable Nantucket Farmer's Market

Catch Your Own

For a great day of fishing try
Albacore Charters

Locavore Social Event of the Summer
Sustainable Nantucket's Farm Fresh Feast at Moor's End Farm-- Sustainable Nantucket's annual fundraiser draws an eclectic mix of local food producers and their patrons and always features a delectable spread and great auction

Travel Guides: Nantucket Art Galleries 1

The Cavalier Gallery's second floor is a must visit for those interested in contemporary art.

I was obsessed with Nantucket artist Steven Pitluik's brightly colored satires of Nantucket WASP culture, as well as Alex Cao's gigantic tableaus of American icons.

Steven Pitliuk
I sped and blew my horn in Sconset, 2011
acrylic and resin on canvas

Alex Guofeng Cao
JFK vs Jackie, ed 5, 2010
Chromogenic Print

Cao composes his giant images (the JFK is about 10 ft tall by 6 ft wide) from smaller images of iconic photographs that give context to the larger image. (the gallery has a magnifying glass to see the smaller pictures more clearly.) In the JFK series, Cao has hidden a candle for the date that Marilyn Monroe sang to JFK on his birthday as well as the image of a pistol. Good luck finding them out of the thousands of pictures of Jackie!

Alex Guofeng Cao
Hepburn vs Dietrich, ed 18, 2009
Chromogenic Print

An essay on celebrity.

Planning on visiting their other location in Greenwich now that I've returned to CT via 12 hours of ferries, buses, trains and taxis-


*Special thanks to The Cavalier Gallery for the use of their images

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nantucket Trunk Show Reminder

Don't forget our Nantucket trunk show at Eye of the Needle on Federal Street, Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm