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Studio Visit with PO-EM

Studio Visit with PO-EM

PO-EM is a creative collection of handmade textiles, wares and art by artist & designer Carla Venticinque-Osborn. Collections take inspiration from stories, poems, the hand's work, the animal gaze, storytelling through pattern, utility, and merging old things with new things. Every piece is intent on being genuine, and serves as an ode to the handmade.

Last summer I had the chance to go to New York to view the Spring/Summer collections for 2020. While I was there I took the subway to Brooklyn to visit the PO-EM studio. Owner and designer Carla Venticinque-Osborn showed me her newest collection (now available), let me take photos of her workspace, and recommended a great lunch spot, Five Leaves. One thing I've noticed from visiting designers in their workspace is the abundance of natural light. Carla's space has beautiful light and a cool exposed brick wall. 

Carla in her PO-EM studio

Carla works with artisans in India, Guatemala, and Mexico to produce her original textiles exploring traditional methods like block printing, weaving, and resist-dying. 

PO-EM Brooklyn Studio

The "Camo" print below was designed by Carla for her SS20 collection. She starts with art which is then turned into a block printed pattern. Block printing is when an artisan carves a design into a block to create a stamp. Then with ink applies that stamp to create a pattern on fabric. 

PO-EM Camo block print pattern

PO-EM is a sustainable brand producing via socially and environmentally positive channels of production. They use natural non-toxic dyes and materials and support  craftspeople-artisans-makers. Their artful clothing are also relaxed styles, reminding us to slow down in this world.  

PO-EM Brooklyn studio visit

Every studio needs a dog for inspiration:)

PO-EM puppy

 

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Pop-up with 3rd Season Designs

Pop-up with 3rd Season Designs

3rd Season Pop-up

 

We are excited to have 3rd Season Designs at the shop again! This Los Angeles brand is focused on sustainable fabrics and textile designs that always amaze. They will be at the shop with their latest collection on July 20th during the 40th Street Block Party, so it's going to be a fun time!

 3rd Season Designs

3rd Season Designs

3rd Season Designs

3rd Season Designs

 

Q&A with Mabel Martinez & Alycia Anthony of 3rd Season

How did you two meet and why did you decide to work together?

Alycia and I first met in college. We were both studying Fine Art and became best friends. We both share an obsession with textiles and all things fabric. We wanted to explore various traditional techniques while remaining influenced by our artistic foundation.

Can you describe the process for creating your textiles and collections?

When starting a new collection, we set aside special days that we call “Playtime”. We choose a couple of mediums or techniques to explore ideas that we have been gathering on our phones and notebooks. This part of the process is more exploration than anything else. From there, we focus on few to pursue further.

Tell us about your brand name.

Our name symbolizes both of us being born in the 3rd season of the year and, starting our business during the 3rd decade of our lives – our 30’s.

How do you spend your free time?

Alycia plays the ukulele and is pretty good! I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. Together, we enjoy going to local gigs and art shows as well as traveling.

 

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Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

2018 holiday gift guide 1

Nola Mae Mug, Sunshine Key Chain, Attar Repair Concentrate, Splatter Dish, Westward necklace

2018 Holiday gift guide 2

Cone Wall Planter, Oakmoss Amber Diffuser, Dear Indigo Scarf, Lapiz Body Oil

2018 Holiday Gift Guide 3

Lion Perfume Oil, Brass Hair Pin, Green Zipper Pouch, Moonwalker Earrings, Beaded Fringe Earrings

 

2018 Holiday gift guide 4

Boobs Sweatshirt, Oscillate Lip & Cheek Stain, Lavender & Eucalyptus Bath Salts, Olive Striped Bootie Socks

Dandelion Post Gift Certificate

Gift Certificates always work! Dandelion Post Gift Card

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Mood [ August ]

Mood [ August ]

 

.1. birds tank : po-em
.2. black glazed mule : zou xou
.3. parker shirt : furo
.4. spiced wine top : bella dahl
.5. leather zipper pouch : shilsol
.6. sontag top : furo
.7. whisper higher ground jeans : 3 x 1 denim
.8. navy riviera dress : 3rd season designs

 

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Vineyard Days

Vineyard Days

One of the best parts about living in the Bay Area is the proximity to so many activities and beauty. Yes I like wine, but I love the rows of grapes, bright sunshine, the green landscape, and sitting at a picnic table eating snacks and drinking wine with friends. Some of my favorite wineries are Frog's Leap, Gundlach Bundschu, Lambert Bridge, and Dry Creek Vineyard. If heading to Lambert Bridge or Dry Creek Vineyard don't forget to stop off at Dry Creek General store for tasty snacks. 

Sonoma and Napa fashion collage

1. Forti Dress 2. Shiloh Heels 3. Jarvus Champis Sunglasses 4. August Bracelet

 

 

 

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Mood [ June ]

Mood [ June ]

 

.1. green simone jeans : loup nyc
.2. jarvus champis sunglases : carla colour
.3. luna striped tee : just female
.4. seagrasses tank : north of west
.5. jug tank : po-em
.6. forti dress : gravel & gold
.7. nude saga clog : nina z
.8. arrow jeans : prairie underground
.9. kokomo one piece : pali swim

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