Entries by Jesse Syswerda

FROM THE GUT

I’ve spent the past several weeks working on writing and editing a script for our upcoming Kickstarter. I’ve never written a script before, but knew what I wanted to say. So piece of cake, right? Wrong. I’ve spent the past 3 weeks trying to cram 800 words into the space of 200; trying to be […]

HOWARD ROARK

If you’ve read The Fountainhead, then you know Howard. If you haven’t, you’ve yet to fall in love with a man named Howard Roark; an idealistic young architect who chooses to struggle in obscurity rather than compromise his artistic and personal vision. I read The Fountainhead for the first time in 2011, in the midst […]

TARA ST JAMES

As clothing designers, we’re fascinated by what other creative people are doing around us. So we decided to ask some questions. Welcome to our first Designer Q+A, a space where we’ll be featuring other makers from Brooklyn and beyond. Since our initial conception in 2013, Tara St James of Study has been a sort of acting […]

PARSONS

Parsons has a mystical aura surrounding it that instantly lends you coolness in conversation. But what’s it’s really like is a little different. It’s really hard. It’s very inspiring. There’s so much work. There’s no sleeping. Really, I stayed awake for 51 hours one time. You will leave a different person than when you started. Here are a […]

2014

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference […]

SIMPLICITY

Simplicity means something different to everyone. Some people shun the concept. Others cultivate it into a lifestyle. For us, simplicity is a way of living — a choice in everything you do driven by slowing down and being present. Simplicity breeds a sense of ease and joy in the small moments and the little things. […]