Though autumn solstice is still a few weeks off, the change of season feels upon us both at home and in the studio. Our kids go back to school (1st Grade! Pre-K!) in person this week with new teachers and class pets. Our studio is feeling a similar eager and optimistic energy with two new woodworkers joining us full-time.
We’re also excited to be launching our new cork collection on September 22 (equinox!) at Colony in New York. With shows cancelled in 2020, this collection has been long deferred, but somehow feels just right for this moment. It is warm. It is regenerative. And, it wants to be touched!
To capture the end of the season, we’re sharing some photos from our summer trip to the Olympic National Park. It is a place we have visited often over the years - in all weather - but there is always something new to discover. There have been many delayed trips and meetups over these past 18 months, but this adventure reminded us to dig deeper into the place where we are.
We gathered more huckleberries than ever before. The smoke had cleared and the air was filled with the scent of yarrow. We were solo backpacking which was quite a change from our hiking trips with kids. Our bags were heavier, but we were able to cover so much more ground. Oh, and it was warm enough to swim in the alpine lakes.
We hope you all had some new discoveries this summer as well. If you are in New York, save the date for our September show at Colony scheduled for September 22 - 24.
We’ll be sharing more news on all that soon! Happy (almost) equinox!
Photography: Grain, Grain, Charlie Schuck, Grain, Charlie Schuck and Grain.