Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
If you’re close to New York City between now and December 31 be sure to check out the NAU (pronounced “now”) pop-up shop in Soho formally named HERE / NAU / NYC. The fine folks at NAU built out there incredible space using materials that were “almost entirely rooted in New York City’s waste stream— fallen tree limbs found on the street, timber and metal pipes from derelict Brooklyn factories and piles of discarded cardboard boxes.” Part store, part gallery, part event space, and with plenty of room for all things unpredictable, HERE / NAU / NYC’s about sharing an approach to sustainable business and considered design in an unforgettable way. A showcase for NAU’s modern eco-friendly design vision, the pop-up shop is peppered with a carefully edited selection of their favorite sustainable and socially responsible complimentary brands including STEWART+BROWN, Tom’s and Freitag.
Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
Stewart+Brown was proud to help raise funds for Reins of H.O.P.E. This local (to Stewart+Brown) non-profit organization, located in scenic Ojai, California serves the local community by offering an Equine Assisted Psychotherapy program to at-risk youth, families, individuals and groups. Reins of H.O.P.E. partners with horses as an experiential form of therapy, emphasizing the unique needs of each individual to promote growth and learning about themselves and how changes in their behavior, thoughts and feelings can bring change in their lives.
Tuesday, July 7th, 2009
We reported a few weeks ago on Huxley’s First Road Trip to Northern California during Mothers’ Day Weekend. The first dispatch focused on our test-driving of the Lexus 450RX hybrid SUV. This dispatch will detail the Stewart+Brown trunk sale we attended at the eco-fabulous Eco Citizen boutique in San Francisco.
Eco Citizen is a super cute and cozy shop located on Vellejo street and if you live in San Francisco and haven’t been there we highly recommend checking it out. If you don’t live in San Francisco you can still get a taste on their great website www.ecocitizenonline.com or, see some shots from our trunk show right here!
Thursday, March 19th, 2009
Juniper in Seattle, Washington (Madrona to be exact) offers the promise of timeless looks as well as a chance to meet a new kitten. Shop owner Lisa Clinton believes that less is more and styles the shop with a hip, minimalistic touch. When asked to describe her store, Lisa says, “Juniper offers a carefully selected mix of items in the shop. Mostly clothing with a few homewares and a little jewelry. The focus is on quality over quantity and I prefer to offer fewer items to make it easy to see each piece and appreciate the fabric, design and construction. I am drawn to designers who are conscious of the whole process of their design. The beauty of design includes all aspects of it: who is making it, how it is made and the longevity both in construction and style.”
Thursday, December 11th, 2008
Casa Natura is an organic oasis housing every sustainable amenity you can imagine whether it be jewelery, clothes or housewares. Even the paint they used is non-toxic! Melissa of Casa Natura says, “We specialize in customer service, always helping to find the most suitable items for each customer. An Ideal customer would be one with an eye for design as well as someone that enjoys individual attention with a focus on building a relationship of continued service. And, of course, a customer who is supportive of organic and sustainable goods.” Fit the bill? Then check out the full story.
Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
It doesn’t take a Boggle expert to figure out that you can spell shopper out of grasshopper and that’s just what you’ll want to do at grasshopperstore.com. They have a full selection of unique and crafty kids clothes and items ranging from classic books like Blueberries for Sal to bright and beautiful artwork from Jennifer Mercede. Be sure to enter the coupon code FRIENDS on the checkout screen and you’ll get free shipping on orders over $75.00 through Sept 30th.
Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
Pima Collar Scoop Dress
Doe, San Francisco’s very own indie boutique is much more than your average San Francisco indie boutique. It doubles as an art space showcasing under the radar artists like Jill Bliss and Axelhoney (shown below). It’s full of unique, hand crafted housewares and apparel selected with the artful eye of Kati Kim. Check out the full story to see their write up in Lucky Magazine and which Stewart+Brown piece they can’t live without.
Friday, February 15th, 2008
If you’re in Portland, Oregon, consider yourself very lucky to have a great store like Tumbleweed right in your own back yard. We make a point to stop by anytime we’re in the area. It’s cute, clever and chock full of Stewart+Brown. Read the full story to see what friend and owner Kara has to say about the store.