Thursday, August 28, 2008

new brooklyn blog

erin at sodafine has started a new blog for neighborhood news about Grand Street, here in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. she says:

i just started a blog over at to post events, sales, and openings happening at all of the businesses on Grand Street. posts are minimal right now, but we're working on getting everyone involved and posting asap! if you have any Grand Street news... please send it our way!

i'll surely be keeping an eye on it!
and i know that you already know that sodafine is the place to buy from indie AND eco-friendly designers, including fellow and former brooklynites feral childe, dear birthday, bobbi, popomomo, supayana, and so many more! and they even have an online shop...

Friday, August 15, 2008

Flirt Brooklyn classes and call for designers

A Few Announcements From Flirt and Home Ec!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! We're sad to see summer coming to a close but have some exciting announcements...

Lots of new classes including:
-Children's Clothing Class (for adults)
-Teen Build a Bag ages 12 and up (don't worry, we're working on the 12 and under class as I type this)
Also Cal Patch will be back with a new Dress Making Class and Altered States dates TBA soon!
For complete schedule go to
ALSO. . .
Flirt and Home Ec Seeking New Designers!!!
If you (or anyone you know) are an independent designer who produces home goods Flirt and Home Ec are currently seeking new submissions. We welcome all things locally produced, handmade, one of a kind, or any combination of above! Some of the things we would love to see:
Framed or Unframed Prints
Kitchen or Bath Accessories
Tablecloths, Napkins, etc
Surprise us with something we've never seen!
To schedule an appointment to show designs please email with pics, links, or just a little snippet about what you do!
Hope everyone's summer is lovely!!!

-The Ladies of Flirt

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

news from 31 Corn Lane

Nestled snugly within the beautiful rolling New Jersey hills was Rumson Country Day School. Where they offered neat sports like lacrosse and archery and all the girls had beautiful flaxen hair. Where students went sailing on the weekends and only sported the fanciest footwear.

As wee ones in the mid-80's us Sperber Sisters used to watch the frou-frou festivities from afar - while rocking the same unwashed mini-denims we had been playing in for weeks, scooting about town with wildly messy hair, proudly donning our fave stinky sneaker rollerskates and puff paint sweatshirts.

This new 31CL line is our homage to the superdeluxe RCD world of ruffles and quilting! To the unmatched color combo of bubblegum pink and kelly green! To rolling hills and the Mercedes convertibles that coasted along them!

So friends, see all y'all at next weekends big regatta We'll be the ones in the homestyle half-sinking sailboat. The one with the tattered pirate flag whipping in the wind. The one blasting Cyndi Lauper from a giant jambox!

Smooth sailing everyone!,
The Sperber Sisters of 31 Corn Lane

Friday, August 01, 2008

dear birthday, treehouse turns 2!

valerie from
dear birthday has added some of her stunning wares to the treehouse shelves. from handmade cards to floral undies and summer rompers- we are proud to have her in our branches.

oh! and check out OUR treehouse birthday party this SUNDAY from 3-7pm . we've turned TWO! details below...

treehouse birthday party: takin' it to the streets!
(....or at least the sidewalk)

this sunday, august 3rd: 3-7pm
Holy bikinis, batman! Have we got some news for you...treehouse has just turned two rings old! ka-POW! And to celebrate, of course we're havin' a party! this SUNDAY, AUGUST 3rd from 3-7pm ...Lemonade! Spiked Lemonade! Beer! Treats! Prizes! Surprises! and as always, incredible SALES GALORE!!!!!

chill in the branches with a tasty cocktail (or two or three) and help us ring in the treehouse new year! come celebrate treehouse in true summer style! dresses from kelly lane are flying off the racks..printed rompers and undies from dear birthday are dancing out the door!..and spectacular cat and unicorn candles from isis rising are burning their way through the shop...and don't miss the vintage shoes, sunglasses, dresses and more! more! more! ladies, gents and tots- come party in the branches! because we... are... family!....

kisses from the trees,
Sirius* & Becky Lee