Be My Valentine

Ideas for the loves of your life...

Ockin Pendant Necklace: in red if she's daring and in blue if she's bold.

lasgodivas crystal Earrings: for the one who never apologizes.

Elsa choker with pearls: for the quintessential lady.

Chilipili Charm: for the creative type who easily gets bored. 

Penélope Earring: we hope she doesn't get tired of people telling her she lost one earring (comes solo).

Santa Maria Earrings: if she's coastal, from Havana Cuba to Montauk, a lover of the wind and the sea. She's uncomplicated and minimal. 

Ockin in lapis lazuli: for your sunshine, your only sunshine. 

Place your order by Wednesday 02/08/2017 to have your piece arrive gift wrapped in PR Series packaging, just in time for Valentine's Day. Guaranteed ship date of February 9th - UPS 2nd day delivery. Limited availability.

Common question answered: Why we don't have sample sales

And why we make everything local.

A few of our most beloved customers have asked us about sample sales, and we thought the best way to answer this common question was via our blog. 

When I was working for big companies and manufacturing for fashion brands in China and India, I started to realize that the amount of pollution, waste, and excess was not only harrowing, but not worth the craze.  I have never believed in disposable fashion -  I love collecting and having a "curated" selection of pieces even if that means spending more/having less in my closet. And my brand and pieces reflect that philosophy. 

Therefore, it has been a personal mission to create high quality pieces that hold meaning and display artisanal craftsmanship. Our motto has always been "one piece a month" and "made to order", and we hope to maintain this concept mainly for two reasons:

One, we never over produce.  This means that we make a few pieces of each style to have in inventory (for some of you who need last-minute gifts) and we make a few more for magazine requests and loans.  

The second reason is because we don't want to ever over saturate the market.  As we grow, we want to make sure we control quantities. This ensures the pieces are reaching a select group of individuals - hopefully ones that care, like us, about a curated wardrobe, a special find, and a classic style, instead of a fad.

We make everything in New York for many reasons, but the most important ones are fuel consumption and air pollution.  By keeping everything local, we do not need to have pieces shipped from all over the world.  We also have the privilege to walk/bike or take the subway to our manufacturers.  We do not need to ship samples back and forth and by keeping it local, we also have the ability to produce as many pieces as we want to meet demand. 

My goal is to deliver the best and most unique pieces to you. And to do so in a way that is sustainable. I'm building a brand that creates pieces that I hope people keep forever, but I am doing so in a way that does not compromise the community, or the world, that we live in. 

Love to all,

Pili

 

The World of Agnes Martin (1912 - 2004)

Standing in front of Martin's work was like being in a profound meditative state of mind.

The sixty year retrospective at New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum challenged me and every single human standing with me to look through the layers of meaning she ingrained into each canvas and flip those feelings and experiences inward. The result: a quiet and serene peace of mind. 

"Abstract emotions", she said, - feelings of happiness, love, and experiences of freedom, beauty and perfection are the only true subjects of art. 

Agnes Martin, This Rain, 1958

Agnes Martin, This Rain, 1958

The experience felt liberating to say the least.  Her lines, which are representative of her technique and present throughout her work reveal, at a closer look, the "mistakes" of the human hand.  Her dedication to her practice (imaging drawing infinite number of lines in every piece of work you do) while aspiring towards perfection was the most valuable lesson I took away from this retrospective.  

These lines give the painting life.  They make you come closer, check their reality, and accept their beautiful purpose. "Not only in artwork but in life itself, we wait in readiness and with patience for the next step in awareness of truth, of reality," she once said. "The revelation of truth is the process of life."

Agnes Martin with level and ladder, 1960

Agnes Martin with level and ladder, 1960