The 8 Ball: Karen Kim of Binu Binu

Mar 28 2023 Filed in: Jaimie FitzgeraldThe 8 Ball

"Soap bars, the simplicity of soap. How can I distill it into something so pared back, to highlight the beauty of bar soap?" Inspired by the ritual of the Korean public bath, Binu Binu is a brand of modern soaps, incense, and bath accessories. The Korean public bath is a place free of vanity where generations are brought together in the simple act of cleansing. Binu Binu reflects renewal. We spoke with Founder, Karen Kim, regarding Binu Binu's beginnings, traditional Korean brassware lidded bowls, often used for rice or soup, as inspiration for her stainless steel candles, and the severe simplicity of Donald Judd's Stacks acting as a reference for her soap bars. Join us in welcoming Binu Binu at Covet + Lou.

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The 8 Ball: Nathalie Schreckenberg

Mar 22 2023 Filed in: Jaimie FitzgeraldThe 8 Ball

Elemental and timeless. Smooth and sculptural. Always sculpted by hand. Words to describe Nathalie Schreckenberg’s namesake line of jewelry and homeware. We are pleased to welcome new additions for SS23. Enjoy this talk with Nathalie! 

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introducing: Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons

Mar 14 2023 Filed in: From TinaJaimie FitzgeraldNew Arrivals

Octogenarian Rei Kawakubo, founder and designer of Comme des Garcons, is a radical artist and fashion designer. She straddles the lines of the binary (fashion/anti-fashion, then/now, clothes/not clothes) to create collections that debase the notion of what is typically attractive.

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Susanne Manasi Persson of Manasi 7

Feb 20 2023 Filed in: ApothecaryJaimie FitzgeraldThe 8 Ball

Manasi 7 has been on our Apothecary shelves for quite some time now. We are in love with the All Over Colours; creamy, blendable, and multi-use. With colors like Bisque, a barely there, peachy-beige hue and Etruscan, a neutral antique rose pink, there is something for everyone. Manasi 7 offers the high performance of some of the conventional beauty brands out there, without any of the bad stuff. Instead, the formulas use nourishing, wild harvested and organic ingredients. Susanne Manasi Persson is the woman behind the line with more than twenty years of experience as a professional makeup artist. Today we talk with Susanne about how her convictions towards her personal health & wellbeing inspired Manasi 7.

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The 8 Ball: Chris Abrams

Feb 01 2023 Filed in: Jaimie FitzgeraldThe 8 Ball

Emberken is Chris Abrams’ practice in the creation of handmade ceramic objects. Emberken is based in Woodstock, NY where Chris uses a variety of techniques to hand build and finish one of a kind vessels. Each form is truly unique often starting from his pocket-sized sketchbook. His approach to different forms has stayed consistent over time, but he does see the most evolution in the finishes he uses, like textures, colors, and patterns. Take a look for yourself. We can’t wait to find a spot for one of Chris’ vessels in our home.

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the Winter Edit: Love Story

Jan 02 2023 Filed in: Jaimie FitzgeraldThe Edit

Taking inspiration from Ali MacGraw's quintessential 70s New England prep. "Love means never having to say you're sorry" etcetera.

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"Galaxie 500: Temperature's Rising" with Naomi Yang

Nov 30 2022 Filed in: Jaimie Fitzgerald

We know Naomi Yang from her time shopping with us at Stel's and from her time spent as the bass player & occasional vocalist in Boston-based indie band, Galaxie 500. After the first edition of "Galaxie 500: Temperature's Rising" sold out, Naomi and crew decided to bring it back in print and have it available to all again. We're happy to have the book in our shop. Read on for more with Naomi.

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Rei with Monastery Founder Athena Hewett

Sep 23 2022 Filed in: ApothecaryJaimie FitzgeraldMonastery

Instant glow. Rei, the latest to come from natural skincare line Monastery, is a gentle retinol cream made with botanicals and real retinol. Founder Athena Hewett tells us all we need to know about this potent yet gentle addition to our apothecary shelves.

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The 8 Ball: Fabiana Pigna

Sep 13 2022 Filed in: Jaimie FitzgeraldThe 8 Ball

Fabiana Pigna is a Venezuelan fashion designer based in Los Angeles, California. Crafted from the highest quality Japanese and European fabrics, each collection embraces sculptural silhouettes, timeless clean lines, and some unexpected details.

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The 8 Ball: Milena Silvano

Aug 29 2022 Filed in: Jaimie FitzgeraldThe 8 Ball

"The universe had a plan and here I am." Milena behind her eponymous line, Milena Silvano, tells us about 90's Italian trouser suits, what's bringing her joy lately (hint; it has four legs), and about the opportunity & desire to tread lightly within her own operations. Read on for the full feature.

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