Entries by Jesse Syswerda

Romance

I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of romance lately. Not necessarily the kind that involves a significant other (although that definitely counts), but romance in the everyday. Ro·mance Noun A quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life. Romance is writing with a fountain pen just because. It’s stopping to […]

A Story of Buttons

A few months ago, while researching buttons, I had one of those moments that sends a shiver through your body. I twisted around to look at the bookshelf behind me and there, on the bottom shelf and tucked out-of-sight, sat a tin container gifted to me when I was a little kid. Its been sitting there […]

Where We’re At

Its been quite a while since I’ve written anything. This past year I put my head down and gave my all to figuring out exactly what Eenvoud was to be and how to keep it afloat. There is so much that I want to share that has been swirling around in my brain for so long. So here […]

Ease

I believe that behind everything that we chase in life – people, places, things, experiences – there is a desired feeling. The reason that we want certain things isn’t really about the actual thing, its because of the way that that thing makes us feel. A certain relationship might make us feel connected, loved and […]

Spring Simplicity

Spring is so wonderful, but it can also be pretty tumultuous. The weather can go from 70 and sunny to a snowstorm and back again. Everybody seems to get sick. Hello allergies! And that longing ache for full-on summer. Here are 5 tips to help ease into and simplify your spring. Spring Clean Its cliché, but spring cleaning really does […]

December Feelings

December can get crazy. There’s this pressure to get everything done so that you can relax by Christmas. There’s pressure to attend all of the parties. There’s pressure to spend money buying gifts. There’s pressure to find the perfect gifts. This year, I’m trying to take a step away from all of that and instead am focusing on all of the little things that […]

Designer Q+A – Kristin Glenn

I first met Kristin four years ago via a very brief email exchange. She had just launched her then brand, Revolution Apparel, and I was about to begin studying at Parsons. Fast forward time and as fate would have it we ended up sharing a studio in Brooklyn this past summer. Kristin is one of those special kinds of people that truly lives their […]

Keep Showing Up

The last few months have been full of change. My studio mate, Kristin, and I decided to move out of our big Brooklyn work space. She’s moving to the west coast and I moved into a cozy (tiny) office closer to home. It’s fully fall. The webstore is about to launch. New winter samples are […]

Rushing

Last month I had a wake-up call. I was rushing from a fitting to a casting, trying to make it onto a bus to New Jersey that only ran a few times a day. I was speed-walking down the street, whipping around people with an unattractive scowl on my face. I didn’t like that I […]

The Little Things

An ice cream cone in the middle of the day. Walking slowly to work. A croissant from the French bakery down the street – on a Monday. Noticing something beautiful on your block that you’ve never truly seen before. Having somebody innocently and genuinely smile at you. Finding a note from a loved one in an […]