NY – When New York jewelry designer Jessica Mindich first told us about her new line The Caliber Collection, we were immediately intrigued. It’s an inspired idea: acquire reclaimed guns and bullet casings taken off the streets of Newark, New Jersey and use those materials to make a product that would turn something destructive into a symbol of renewal. Ingeniously, the proceeds would generate funds to further support the expansion of gun buy-back and amnesty programs in Newark and other cities across the nation. And, this was all before the devastating and tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut last week. More
NY – If you love vintage jewelry the way we do and you haven’t discovered Erica Weiner Jewelry yet, then you’re welcome. Her incredible collection includes everything from beautiful necklaces to deco charms to one-of-a kind wedding bands and now, after much persistence, she’s gotten permission from the MTA to sell a little inspired NYC memorabilia. More
NY – Are you city proud? Then you’ll need to be wearing one of these hoodplates ASAP! This NYC inspired collection is created by a designer and Mom who realized she was not alone in her love of her neighborhood — Greenpoint in Brooklyn. Recognizing that most New Yorker’s share a fond attachment for where they live, this cool line of hoodplate necklaces were born. Tag yourself from Red Hook to Staten Island and let the world know where you’re from, where you live, or where your heart is! Right now, 10% of sales are funding programs in public schools in specific NYC neighborhoods. Check out Brooklynski for more details and where to buy.
NY – If you’re still trying to find ways to support the victims of Sandy, have we got a great a suggestion and it’s just in time for the holidays. Storm Support was the brainchild of graphic designer Walter Shock, who along with friends and colleagues Jesse Resnick and Anshay Bhatia, created an e-commerce site that showcases a line of t-shirts and tote bags that sport original artwork inspired by the aftermath of Sandy. They wanted to do something to make a difference so they used their talents to create something.
Now you can do something to make a difference by making a purchase and of course the best part is that 100% of the profits go to aiding those affected by the powerful hurricane. We love the cool designs and classic simplicity that promises to make any merchandise from Storm Support not only an ideal gift but quite possibly a collector’s item.
LA – It’s always fun to discover treasure and we hit the jackpot when we stumbled across SoLA (Sisters of Los Angeles), a Los Angeles-inspired gift and modern memorabilia collection designed by Barbara Bestor, celebrated architect and author of “Bohemian Modern: Living in Silver Lake.” More