1 JOIN US FOR THE 2014 MARTHA STEWART AMERICAN MADE SUMMIT
On November 7th and 8th, my team and I will welcome you to a can’t-miss networking event and maker lecture series at our headquarters! We look forward to meeting you in person! Space is limited, so act quickly and get your tickets today, just click here: http://goo.gl/g2ojQs
2 Our American Made Meetup took place at the wonderful Haven's Kitchen - a recreational cooking school, specialty food shop, and event space, owned by Ali Cayne. http://havenskitchen.com It's a food community where people learn about, prepare, and share delicious food that sustains the community.
3 The meetup was hosted by Patrick Janelle (@aguynamedpatrick) and Lareysa Smith (@lareysa) - who did an excellent job of bringing together a nice group of makers and many friends to help spread the word of new products and people! Here they are showing me around this great space.
4 Ali explained how she found this wonderful space for Haven's Kitchen and how her idea for her business has evolved. Haven’s Kitchen has quickly become a celebrated neighborhood café and gourmet shop, a one-of-a-kind event venue, and an ideal place to learn about cooking and sustainability.
5 My video production crew joined us to capture all of the great makers and interview them. We will be showcasing the video on marthastewart.com in a few short weeks. Stay tuned!
6 Every gathering needs a signature drink! For our American Made Meetup event, Bridget C. Firtle, owner of The Noble Experiment, showcased and served the delicious white rum which she produces called Owney's Original Rum. http://www.tnenyc.com
7 Bridget is bringing back the fine art of small batch, hand-crafted spirits. Everyone loved the delicious rum punch.
8 I loved meeting Amy Huebner and trying her amazing Fire Cider. She and her husband, Dana, created their version of this age-old tonic made from raw, certified organic apple cider vinegar and raw wildflower honey. Apple cider vinegar is an incredibly healthy food since it contains several beneficial acids plus beta-carotene, amino acid, bone building minerals, enzymes, magnesium, potassium, pectin and tannins. Find out more here: http://www.firecider.com
9 The room was beautifully adorned with fresh flowers designed by Saipua. http://www.saipua.com Saipua not only grows their own flowers for their floral design business, but they also make hand cut olive-oil based soaps, and hand-made candles.
10 This is Genevieve Rainsberger and Ashley Martin from Saipua. Saipua's Brooklyn studio is located at 147 Van Dyke Street.
11 This is Nina White from Bobolink Dairy. http://www.cowsoutside.com Bobolink produces 100% grass-fed raw milk cheeses and wood-fired breads from heritage grains. They are located in New Jersey, not far from where I grew up. Their cheese is available at farmers markets in and around New York City.
12 My TV crew shooting Jeremy Stanton of The Meat Market in Great Barrington, Ma. http://www.themeatmarketgb.com He had a beautiful italian red meat slicer which allowed for very thinly sliced cuts of meat and the very best taste. He also had an wonderful selection of delicious charcuterie and cured meats. I enjoyed trying the many different mustards and toppings and even their pate. Yum!
13 The Meat Market sources and purchases whole grass fed animals directly from local farmers for their butcher shop and catering company http://fireroastedcatering.com. Their butchers supply the community with fresh cuts of the highest quality, healthiest, and tastiest meat available. Not one bit is wasted.
14 It was a great treat to meet Jono Pandolfi. http://www.jonopandolfi.com Jono is an American ceramic artist and designer. He works out of his studio and production facility in the last-standing industrial building in Union City, New Jersey.
15 Jono is well-recognized in the design and culinary communities for his high-profile dinnerware collaborations with notable chefs. Jono is also a faculty member in the Product Design department at Parsons the New School for Design.
16 Jono believes in letting the materials speak for themselves. “I like to keep the design as simple as possible,” he says. “Simple lines, simple surfaces. Think of a design as a recipe—use the best materials available, practice it over and over, and eventually you’ll get it right.”
17 Jono and I admiring his work!
18 Here am I chatting with Ed Roth of Stencil1. http://www.stencil1.com Stencil1 is a stencil design company started by Ed in 2004 that produces laser cut washable, reusable stencils. My paint colors and brushes from Martha Stewart Crafts http://goo.gl/JIz9dH worked beautifully with the stencils, creating many masterpieces!
19 Stencil1 has an extensive selection of ghosts, skeletons and pumpkins - just in time for Halloween!
20 Courtney Robinson of Birdkage Style http://www.birdkagestyle.com supplied wonderfully simple aprons for everyone. She designs a collection of kitchen linens and accessories that are beautiful and functional.
21 Courtney drew on her lifelong love of baking and being in the kitchen, and on years of design experience to create Birdkage. Educated at Manhattan’s Fashion Institute of Technology, she made her mark working in New York and London as a fashion editor and stylist before launching her company. The Birdkage collection is wholly designed and produced in New York City. It is available in more than 40 boutiques and specialty stores nationwide.
22 I also met Caroline Z Hurley of Caroline Z Hurley designs. carolinezhurley.com Her beautiful textiles, pillows, napkins and blankets filled the room. Caroline studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. She was a painter until she took an inspiring trip to Bali a few years ago. When she returned, her paintings took the form of textiles and a company was born!
23 Here are a few of the gorgeous textiles designed by Caroline. Her designs are now sold in more than 100 stores worldwide. The company produces exclusively with a cooperative of Guatemalan artisans in New Bedford, Massachusetts - the cooperative prints every piece by hand.
24 These hand-printed bags and pouches by ARC of LA http://arcofla.bigcartel.com were also on display. Each one is hand-crafted from start to finish by New York-based musician and artisan Abigail Rose Chapin. Each piece is printed with hand-carved wooden blocks and sewn in her studio.
25 Martha Stewart Living editors Lucinda Scala Quinn and Hannah Millman and I had a great time meeting these wonderfully talented makers! We are so excited for the big event! The Martha Stewart American Made Summit on November 7th and 8th! Buy your tickets here: http://goo.gl/g2ojQs