Time sure does fly when you are having fun. Please join us this Sunday to toast the last ten years during a sale in our Brooklyn studio. New one-of-a-kind jewelry as well as pieces from past collections for sale at below wholesale costs. Select jewelry materials are also available. We are making room for our next ten years of collections!
- DLC TEN YEARS SALE
- Hooligan Studios
- 177 N 10th Street
- Buzzer B
- Brooklyn, NY 11211
- Sunday, April 12th
- 3-7 PM
- Drink Wine, Look Good!
Production with Purpose with Dirty Librarian Chains
PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF!
I definitely find inspiration from many different realms. I own my own business and design several collections every year. I also make music in my home studio, and have several releases (on vinyl!) with my partner Marcos Cabral under the nameTime Reveals. Additionally I work with the Danish designer Henrik Vibskov, buying for the boutique in Soho. I also do Feng Shui consultations and have a small line of Feng Shui inspired home goods. So I am very busy! I try to find my way to a dance floor as much as possible, and when it is nice out, I bike into the city from Brooklyn for some lovely exercise. Finding joy in everything I do is very important to me. If it doesn’t excite and engage me, I won’t do it!
EDUCATION SEEMS TO BE A BIG PART OF THE DLC BRAND DNA. CAN YOU TALK TO US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS – HOW HAS THIS SHAPED THE DLC COMMUNITY?
Spreading the word on how to create a successful sustainable brand is really important for our future – the more people who follow ethical manufacturing process, the better -for the greater good. I teach several workshops a year, and I also host young designers in my studio to teach them how to build a successful brand.
WHAT IS ONE QUESTION YOU WISH PEOPLE ASKED YOU MORE OFTEN?
I love working on custom projects for clients. Meaningful gifts for bridal parties, necklaces made from heirlooms – these types of projects are really fun for me.
BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE, HOW DO YOU THINK NEW YORK FOSTERS THE SUSTAINABLE DESIGN MOVEMENT?
There are so many amazing like minded designers here. I am part of a designer Breakfast Club that meets several times a month to discuss owning our own businesses. I find that even though there are a lot of people doing similar things, the community is very supportive instead of competitive.
WHAT DOES BEING YOUNG AND ABLE MEAN TO YOU?
A movement of eager young designers that are testing the boundaries for what it means to own a label.
Madesmith Academy is an online school to help you learn sustainable business strategies + craft skills from top experts who've created successful brands. Get support along the way in our Designer Community.
Dirty Librarian Chains designer, Susan Domelsmith, has five courses where she guides you through making a necklace, statement earrings and charm bracelets - you can use your own materials or purchase the kits to make your very own jewelry.
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If you have a desk job, but dream about owning a business where you can create and sell beautiful products, Madesmith Academy will teach you the right techniques in the comfort of your own space. Learn to make beautiful Japanese shibori, sustainable jewelry from existing pieces or upcycled kids clothing. All our courses are focused on good design and aesthetic that will inspire you to make gorgeous products.
Ariel photographs of Iceland by Emmanuel Coupe-Kalomiris.
Shot in the streets of Brooklyn, this shoot shows that sustainable chic can be reflected in clothing and jewellery, and accessories for living, too. See more of the shoot here.
Creative Director: Dominique Drakeford (Drake Natural)
Fashion Photographer: Timothy Smith Digital Retoucher: Mark Elzey Visual Director: Malcolm Rolling Stylist: Lisa Milrod MUA: Ashante Terry Hair: Shaena Thomas Assistant: Ang Li Models Rebekah Cannon, Ashley Vasicek