Tuesday, April 14, 2009


our greenpoint shop is now officially closed and as you can see our little Äya is not too happy about it. BUT you haven't seen the last of us yet and soon our online gallery | magazine will be alive with featured local artists, events and reporting on great design.

Friday, March 13, 2009

party and sale this weekend

Dear friends,
This past year has been filled with wonderful discoveries, adventures, hard work, dedication and love. It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that our space on Franklin St. will close at the end of March. I want to thank each and every one of you for all your support, love and commitment to buying local.

jan & äya will continue to represent local and national artists and designers online. We will feature a monthly local artist on our site and report on local design here in greenpoint. In addition, we will continue to hold events and special "pop" up stores in the near future.

Please come and celebrate with us at the store on Sunday, March 15th from 4 to 7pm! Everything will be between 30- 50% off. Join us for cupcakes, wine and celebrating new beginnings!

Much love,
Carolyn & Kai

NOTE: If you have a store credit or gift certificate, please email or call me 917-609-1691 to make arrangements.

DESIGNERS | ARTISTS: I will be writing to you this week with more details about picking up your work, payments, etc..

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

almost a year

Looking back at almost a year at jan & äya...

Philip Ficks

Philip and I worked together at Real Simple magazine a few years back. When he offered to do some photos of the shop and it's products I could not refuse. The once art director turned photographer has exactly the beautiful combination of elegance and sublime lighting. Here are a few sneak peaks at what we are working together on.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

llubav new site

jan & äya's design services had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with llubav to create her new website which was featured on DesignSponge. And a super thank you to Steve of Poppybagel for all his fabulous web programming.

Esther Derkx

Our fabulous Esther Derkx wine and champagne glasses have been featured in NYmag.com. Add a little conversation to your dinners for $15 each. Give us a call to place an order.

Julie Floersch- part 2

Our wonderful Julie, seen here on opening night with her beautiful quilt has gotten some great press in Daily Candy and NYmag which only deserved to be shared!