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Goodlifer: A New Shop and Designer Initiatives at the Textile Arts Center

Meet the Makers at Textile Arts Center’s New Shop

Last week, the Textile Arts Center in Manhattan threw a fashion week party to celebrate the launch of their new shop. Many of TAC’s artist and designer friends came out to support textile arts…

Goodlifer: Gift Guide: Good Gifts From A to Z, Part 2

Gift Guide: Good Gifts From A to Z, Part 2

As part 2 of our A to Z gift guide we continue our celebration of handcrafted goodness, artisan collaborations, wild(er) publications, and environmental art projects that propose new models for urban renewal. Giving…

Goodlifer: Gift Guide: Good Gifts From A to Z, Part 1

Gift Guide: Good Gifts From A to Z, Part 1

Goodness comes in many shapes and forms, and we believe that the best gifts that you can give for the holidays are those the empower both the maker and the recipient. We have…

Goodlifer: a.d.o. S/S13 - Dreaming of a More Organic Future

a.d.o. Spring/Summer 2013 – Dreaming of a More Organic Future

I first met Anjelika Krishna in conjunction with an art and fashion event that I organized at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn for Earth Day 2011. I had heard about Anjelika’s unusual…

ARZU Studio Hope – Rugs With a Mission

ARZU, which means “hope” in Dari, is an innovative model of social entrepreneurship that helps Afghan women weavers and their families break the cycle of poverty by providing them steady income and access…

Make Bracelets, Not War

I love bracelets and tend to pile them on without abandon. Two of my current favorites aren’t just pretty to look at, they also carry a powerful message. The Peace Cord bracelet is…

Goodlifer: 240 Sweet Artisan Marshmallows

240 Sweet Artisan Marshmallows

No doubt you’re aware of many businesses tripping all over themselves to assure you how “green” they are. And I think that’s fine. But I have a lot more respect for those companies,…

Goodlifer: Interview with Alabama Chanin's Natalie Chanin

Interview with Alabama Chanin’s Natalie Chanin

After spending twenty years abroad abroad, traveling, living and working as a costume designer, Natalie Chanin returned to her hometown Florence, Alabama with the intention of producing a short documentary focused on stories…

Goodlifer: Chocolatiers in America: Knipschildt

Chocolatiers in America: Knipschildt

If I had to choose three words to describe Fritz Knipschildt, I think “innovative, innovative, and innovative” sum him up best. If Fritz ever stops thinking about new creations, and new ways for…

Goodlifer: Capogiro Gelato - A Healthy Obsession

Capogiro Gelato – A Healthy Obsession

Is it possible to be obsessed with gelato and sorbetto? If you don’t think so, you’ve never met Stephanie Reitano, the owner of Capogiro Gelato. As is so often the case, the idea…


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