Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Music: High Highs


There's no such thing as too many sunny, catchy melodies. High Highs does this genre with a contemplative sadly romantic flair. See them play the last night of their residency with another new favorite of ours ABADABAD at Pianos in the LES tomorrow night.



"Flowers Bloom", captured on video by Video Marsh.




Check out their website and FB page for more info!

Image still taken from "Flowers Bloom" video.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

We love this version of L-O-V-E and we're sending it straight to all of you, friends! LOVE in different languages.

Monday, February 13, 2012


Our friend and one of our favorite jewelry designers Jill Platner showed Loomstate some love in this month's Martha Stewart Living. Our organic cotton blank tees are her everyday go-to's. We must agree -  we do love the look of a statement piece worn over one of our plain V-neck tees.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Loomstate To Parsons Students: Design A Zero-Waste Garment, And We’ll Make It

MAKING IT

THE CLOTHING BRAND SCHOOLS BUDDING DESIGNERS ON THE ECO BENEFITS OF WASTE-FREE FASHION.
Companies frequently sponsor student competitions at design schools, but they rarely commit to producing the winning submission--and for good reason. For starters, imaginative students might turn in compelling work that is costly or tricky to manufacture, presenting a huge investment for the company that it might not recoup when the product hits the market. But Rogan Gregory and Scott Mackinley Hahn, the owners of the organic fashion brand Loomstate, decided to take the gamble, challenging a class at Parsons the New School for Design to create garments with zero waste.
The students’ work was whittled down to five finalists, with the winner--a loose-fitting anorak with dolman sleeves by Andria Crescioni--chosen at a Parsons exhibition on zero waste. Along the way, Gregory and Hahn coached the class, led by Timo Rissanen, on methods of construction and Loomstate’s style. The key was to maximize a single piece of cloth, using the scraps for pockets and cuffs and external details; Crescioni also sourced leather for detail work from factories in New York’s Garment District. “The width of the final fabric is one of the most important factors for proper execution,” the designer tells Co.Design. “It might sound really limiting, but for me, this process made the end result more unexpected and interesting.”
Loomstate ultimately chose a gray wool with a narrower width than the original design called for, forcing Crescioni to rethink the pattern--and the sizing. "I approached this by creating an easy-to-wear, oversized piece that is being sold as 'one size fits most,'" Crescioni writes. “There are definitely ways to overcome that, though, in order to create zero-waste garments that are friendly to every size and shape.” The anorak is available in limited quantities for $345.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Auroras





The largest solar flare in the past seven years happened 2 days ago. Now, the rays are beginning to reach Earth. The increased radiation should not pose a threat to the land-bound, but a change we can experience will be the increase in auroras over the next few days! Auroras over Lake Superior, via National Geographic.