Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like ...

Holiday orders are coming in and going out fast! It's exciting to wrap and send Reiter8 bags and pillows around the globe!

Now back to sewing...

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday Coupon!

Free Domestic shipping on all Reiter8 orders made through Etsy today only when you enter the coupon code CYBER2012 at checkout.

Happy Cyber Monday.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sandy Update #1

I'm 99% sure this security photo from the building is the same doorway from the previous post. It was taken around 7 pm which was before the high tide.

Waiting to hear more updates and for the wind to die down before I venture out to assess the damage. So very thankful that my studio is on the 4th floor. So very sorry for my ground floor neighbors.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sandbags for Sandy

This is what one of the doors to my studio building looked like yesterday.

The below photo was shared on the NYT's website this morning at 9:20 am and shows the opposite side of the building which is sadly already flooding. Sandy isn't predicted to 'hit' until tonight.

Luckily, I am on the top floor. I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Whale of a Time

Saw Scott Kelley's show at the Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland Maine last week. If you are in the area, make a point of dropping in. I have a postcard from last year's show featuring his amazing watercolors of birds on the wall in front of my sewing machine at the studio. A nice reminder of beautiful work.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sophisticated Nautical Decor

Did you catch this weekend's WSJ article about nautical decor? I love how designers and retailers are exercising restraint with the nautical theme.

photo credits: (top) William Abranowicz/Art + Commerce, (above) James Ransom for The Wall Street Journal

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Fleet Week 2012

This morning we took a walk down to Piers 7 and 8 off of Columbia Street. For reference, Pier 1 is just south of the Brooklyn Bridge. We strolled on and off of a handful of beautiful ships both sail and military: ETOILE (France), CUAUHTEMOC (Mexico), JUAN SEBASTIAN de EL CANO (Spain) and JS Shirane (Japan), FNS Pohjanmaa (Finland) plus several Coast Guard ships.

All of the ships are open for tours (some guided) from 8 - 5 today and 8-4 tomorrow. Then they start to head out of town up the East River on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Full schedule and more info here.

I couldn't help looking at all the sail material and thinking about all the upcycling potential!

Enjoy the long weekend!

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Big Issue

Reiter8 is featured in Taiwan's The Big Issue. They were kind enough to send me a copy. The article reports on the hows and whys of Reiter8 and sustainable lifestyle. The layout is beautiful and fun to see 'Katherine' and 'Reiter8' amongst all the Chinese characters.

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Bright Idea: Plumen

I always find it a stroke of genius when the obvious is beautifully reinvented. Plumen's designer energy efficient light bulbs are a case in point.

Available here.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Etsy Handmade Portrait - Recycled!

Check out Etsy's Handmade Portrait of Reiter8 which was re-edited and shown on NYC Channel 25 recently. Just goes to show that nearly anything can be recycled!!

NYC Channel 25 is my new favorite go to for the inside scoop on NYC - they have great shows and features. Take a look at their online content if you are not in the viewing area.

Monday, February 20, 2012


I reached my 999th sale on Etsy just shy of midnight last night.

There will be a little something special slipped in with sale 1000 and every sale made today.

Check out the shop here.

Friday, January 6, 2012


Hey, so how is that first week of resolutions going for everyone?
Me? I have a few and I'm at about a 75% success rate and slipping.

I love the sweeping generalization of this resolution that was posted outside of Van Leeuwen's in Boerum Hill: treat yourself. Very obtainable, don't you think?

Have a resolute weekend.