Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Hello dear friends, as we cosy up for the holidays surrounded by those we love it is a great time to reflect on the year, and what a year it's been. At least for me, personally, I feel a tremendous change in the air in a way that is completely unknown, a bit scary and exciting at the same time. There is a great sense of community unity percolating, everyone wondering what the new year will hold.
As for Jan & Äya the new year will also hold a lot of new things which I'll detail at a later date. For now come on by this weekend for 20% any purchase with the above coupon. There are some lovely new things such as our super cute hand painted kid's clogs $65 (adult sizes can be customed orders), llubav felt flowers ($50) and garlands ($38), delicious, and very adult, chocolate at $8.5 a bar or 3 for $24, fir scented votive candles ($33) and teas (such as chocolate and mint, perfect for a cold night) $18 a tin.
Love and thanks to all,
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
so I've had a little crush for a while, a chocolate crush and being swiss that is not surprising, but these chocolates are not from switzerland, rather from right here in greenpoint and jan & äya will be carrying them. I'm very excited to announce the arrival of the "mast brothers chocolate". Impeccably home-made of pure raw cocoa beans with such things as fleur de sel and cocoa nibs and wrapped in the finest italian papers, these are affordable luxuries in slim times. $8.50 a bar, these make the prefect little gift from not only someone who cares about chocolate, but about supporting local artisans.
Monday, November 3, 2008
A warm and whole-hearted thank you to all the very talented greenpoint artists and designers that participated in jan & äya's first greenpoint design conference. Our first evening included artisanal baker Sarah Magid and felter/stylist Llubav Choy Duerr. This past saturday Mia Hebib of Oblik Atelier and Jaqueline and George Schmidt of Screech Owl Design joined us, as well as an inspiring video about Joey Roth's Sorapot. The evening was filled with thoughts on art and design, and lovely conversation. More picture to come soon!