We are inspired by our customers. These unsung heroes throughout our communities encourage people to overcome challenges with their creativity. Their stories become a communal currency of humanity, giving us hope, and helping us grow.
“For me, it is really an exploration of breaking down and dissecting the very simplest of forms. I’m always trying to achieve the perfect combination between hard and soft.”
“The downtown New York woman has always been my signature look, while the ageless and active woman my inspiration.”
David Strettell is the founder of Dashwood Books. From David’s store in the Bowery, Dashwood Books presents some of most iconic photographic books with an impressive collection of publications by some of the leading authors in the industry today.
“I have more of a curated sense behind my books, a certain sensibility—I look for books that are very much more than the sum of their parts.”
Zohar Zohar is the founder of Zucker Bakery. From her bakery in the heart of the East Village, Zohar conjures up her one-of-a-kind signature treats, Playdates, with spices spread between thin layers of hand-rolled dough, a local favorite treat.
“I try to keep the homey feeling of my grandmother’s house and hope to touch some people’s nostalgic memories through the cookies’ taste and the design of the shop, while keeping my fine details and quality.”
“I would love to believe that my work speaks for itself….Looking back, it makes so much sense, it is almost as if I couldn’t do anything else…”
“We are inspired by the fine Italian craftsmen who have spent generations working the leather in Vinci to build some of the most iconic fashion goods for the world.”