guest blogger : grace kang …!

erica weiner
i absolutely adore all the jewelry pieces from local designer erica weiner. a self taught crafter, erica made her first piece of jewelry in her small apartment in east village in 2005 and the rest is history. by incorporating natural objects with vintage-inspired pieces, erica produces affordable jewelry that doesn’t look cheap. from france and hammer necklace to handcuff lariat necklace to bird cage earrings, her pieces speak for themselves. it’s the perfect gift for any vintage lover and fashionista. find your special erica weiner piece at Pink Olive in 439 east 9th street between 1st and avenue a.

ciaran tully
i was fortunate to meet photographer ciaran tully at a craft market this past holiday looking for a unique gift for my boyfriend. i was instantly drawn to his work. having spent so much time in east village (both personally and professionally) i was truly taken with this “I love you” piece titled “east village, NYC” originally from dublin, ciaran tully moved to NYC in 1990 and has made a name for himself in lower manhattan. over the last 18 years, ciaran has come to appreciate and understand the love and soul of NYC and you can see that in his work. his versatile and creative work is quite contagious ~ you will want to decorate your entire pad with his work. ciran tully’s photography will be exhibited and sold exclusively at Pink Olive in east village this spring. looking for the perfect valentines gift for your partner? look no further…

atsuyo et akiko
i have never seen anything get such a positive reaction in both of my east village and brooklyn stores as these tee-shirts from brooklyn designers atsuyo et akiko. designers atsuyo yang and akiko mukae bring a fresh approach to fashion design and we are excited to have them as part of our assortment. atsuyo and akiko both share an affinity for screen-printing and look to add illustration to ordinary everyday items that tell a story. from je taime brooklyn/new york onesies to kid and adult tees to tote bags, you can dress your entire family with je taime. it’s our #1 gift item for newborn babies or for someone who is just proud to live (or hoping to live) in brooklyn or new york. if you have some connection to france, even better! we {heart} atsuyo et akiko!

Thank you so much grace for your beautiful post, and for all the delicious info!! xoxo

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  1. please sir

    I love the first jewelry – they are fun, yet still very lovely pieces.

  2. blue moss

    barb….thanks pal for taking me into grace’s amazing store when we were in nyc…it is such a gem. i was just sad that i missed meeting grace

    grace….thanks for the lovely’ve made me want to go to new york even more than i already do…which is saying alot!
    i can’t wait to go to your store again.


  3. knackstudio

    No problem pal…… East village is my happy place, and I knew you would love it too;)

  4. grace

    thanks michelle! you’re so sweet to say 🙂 let me know when you plan on being in NYC and will make sure to be at the shop! meanwhile, i just checked out your blog and it’s super duper adorable. love your post about pom pom’s (i’m a total pom pom girl 🙂 and your jewelry pieces are darling. xo

  5. jess gonacha

    i love that ‘i love you’ van!!!

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