MONDAYS
Jennifer Fiore, Nina Lalli, and Signe Yberg make stuff in Brooklyn. Follow our inspiration and works-in-progress here. Shop our collection at MONDAYSprojects.com
Regrammin @spina Thank you guys for this!! (at Spina)

Regrammin @spina Thank you guys for this!! (at Spina)

local-creative:

In 2013 we were lucky enough to share time with some of our favorite local Brooklyn makers.  We kicked the year off with a organic/biodynamic wine tasting of regions in France with sommelier Trevor Kellogg, found new local shopping for our flora, home-good and vintage needs at SPINA and MAHPS both in Greenpoint, jumped into summer with a traditional Swedish Midsommar Party in BKLYN Curated’s backyard, had the honor of being featured in Good Food Job’s blog Gastrognomes, dined at Red Hook staple The Good Fork and new neighborhood spots Alameda and Glasserie for a taste of what’s to come, visited Good Eggs NYC headquarters, met with a group of ladies who make the most beautiful hand crafted ceramics - MONDAYS,  launched our DIY craft night - "Book Club", had a magical breakfast in The Amazing Garden and ended the year with a Thanksgivukkah Friendsgiving and Local Creative Holiday party at the beautiful Brooklyn Farmacy.  What a year! We are so grateful to be able to meet all these amazing and talented people who are truly an inspiration to our community. 2013 will be a hard one to top but we are up for the challenge in 2014!

xo Nicole & Jenna

THanks Ladies!  we loved meeting you too! 

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Collaborative coffee sets made for Little Paper Planes now in shop!

more here:  mondaysprojects.com

Collaborative coffee sets made for Little Paper Planes now in shop!

more here:  mondaysprojects.com

Our folded planters are featured in @bonappetitmag’s gift guide OH YEAH 🎄✨🎁💪🌵🎅 (at bon appetit magazine)

Our folded planters are featured in @bonappetitmag’s gift guide OH YEAH 🎄✨🎁💪🌵🎅 (at bon appetit magazine)

Sneak peek of work for our trunk show: @m_o_n_d_a_y_s  at Mrs. Robertson/Gabriela de la Vega 88 South Portland Avenue, Fort Greene Bklyn. 11/14, 7-9, 🍷

Sneak peek of work for our trunk show: @m_o_n_d_a_y_s at Mrs. Robertson/Gabriela de la Vega 88 South Portland Avenue, Fort Greene Bklyn. 11/14, 7-9, 🍷

New collection coming soon. @stonebarns #bluehillatstonebarns #dreamcollaboration

New collection coming soon. @stonebarns #bluehillatstonebarns #dreamcollaboration

nice kiln good kiln (at Mondays Studio)

nice kiln good kiln (at Mondays Studio)

totemize:

BILL DURGIN
 
For a couple of years, Bill Durgin has explored what has become the backbone of his work: the human body. The American photographer captures and studies the anatomy and its limitations from a fresh angle, resulting in pictures that are both stunning and disturbing, yet where the nudity has a sense of fragility rather than gratuitousness. Durgin’s subjects can appear little more than half invisible, their bodies curled up to form abstract figures. The perspective with which the photographs capture them emphasise this aspect even more. Durgin works with his own body, and sometimes with dancers and performers who take contortion to the extreme. The artist challenges our perceptions of reality, and even if we can see human bodies perfectly, the result is fascinating, almost sculptural because of the unusual situations and surreal positions in which they are presented.

billdurgin.com
© Photos : Bill Durgin

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Tell me about you, what’s your story?
 
I grew up in New York City and Long Island. My mother was a photographer, so it’s always something I knew one could do. She died when I  was young and I didn’t take it up until some time after. I do have fond memories of doing photograms with her in the basement as a child. I ended up studying photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and California College of the Arts after that. In between schools I worked as a commercial assistant and freelance printer. I moved back to New York about twelve years ago and I live in Brooklyn with my son.
 
Where does your passion for photography come from? What are your processes and influences?
 
The balance between art and science that has always drawn me to photography. I also love making things with my hands which keeps me in the studio and brings out the sculptural elements of my work. My influences are constantly changing and are too many to list. On my cork board at the moment are images by: Justin Matherly, Sarah Lucas, Tono Stano, and Alberto Giacometti
 
First thing you do in the morning?
 
If I’ve shot something the day before I look at it. I was once told you can’t lie to yourself first thing in the morning.
 
What advice would you give to a young photographer?
 
Persistence is everything, but be unique, be honest and work hard. Oh, and don’t be an asshole, that may not help your work but the rest of us would really appreciate it.
 
What books are on your bedside table right now?
 
Play it as it Lays by Joan Didion, some water and a Buddha (oh I misread, that’s everything on my bedside table…)
 
Some things absurd you would like to do now?
 
I would like to cast some of my still life’s which is pretty much impossible. Alternatively, I’m going to bring a hammer to the set as a styling tool.



Amazing work from our friend Bill.

Spying some of our work in T Magazine’s item on the new #wytheshop at @wythehotel, curated by the beautiful and talented designer @caroncallahan. The shop’s open till Christmas! (at Wythe Hotel)

Spying some of our work in T Magazine’s item on the new #wytheshop at @wythehotel, curated by the beautiful and talented designer @caroncallahan. The shop’s open till Christmas! (at Wythe Hotel)

Chicken wire, sea-fan, and mesh plates for a wedding registry. WE DO THOSE. (at MONDAYS Studio)

also—please vote!! http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/81318

Chicken wire, sea-fan, and mesh plates for a wedding registry. WE DO THOSE. (at MONDAYS Studio)

also—please vote!! http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/81318