Living Swoon Radar:

The Local Creatives – Brooklyn


    Textiles–so rich with history, vibrant patterns and alluring color palettes. Spotting the perfect hand woven piece makes our hearts skip a beat. If you understand this, there is no need to explain our excitement in learning about Amira Marion’s textile based collection Archive New York. Amira does the hard work for you, she hunts down the most enticingly rare vintage treasures and transforms them into gorgeous silk print pillows and detailed woven designs.


    It’s no secret we love a good rug. Aelfie, a design studio home to a signature line of rugs, pillows and curated collections of textiles from around the world, is on our radar. You can rest assure we were in rug heaven visiting the studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Aelfie Oudghiri is one cool gal with a crazy good eye for texture, color and fun patterns (i.e. her ‘Selfie’ or ‘Cool Banana’ throw pillows – also did you see those natural dyed sheepskins?!)


    Houseplants are the easiest way to brighten up any space. Visiting the studio of The Sill, a new plant delivery service, was a match-made in heaven for these girls on the go. Sure its easy to pick up a baby succulent on the run but what if you need something bigger for a space that is dying for some greenery? The Sill has you covered. Founder Eliza Blank introduced us to her plant family. We love their motto, Plants Make People Happy because really isn’t that the truth?


    Minimal, functional, thoughtful, precise and clever: words that come to mind when visiting Farrah Sit’s studio for her home collection Light + Ladder. An industrial designer by trade, form and function has always shined through her designs. Living in a metropolitan area, we are short on space so we must think twice about what we bring into our homes. We know we won’t regret a Light + Ladder anything.

    Local Creative is a collaborative lifestyle project curated by Jenna Saraco and Nicole Steriovski. Through their images and words they tell the stories of local makers, artists and entrepreneurs in communities where they live, shop, eat, travel and gather.  

    Thank you for contributing to SWOON RADAR  xx /athena

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