Summer Preparations

Living in the northeast one feels the change of seasons strongly and suddenly. The weather seems to veer from cold and damp to sunny and glorious with little warning.  There are two weeks of terrible black flies, followed by a few weeks of tolerable mosquitoes, and then it is really here: Summer. About a year…

Fit Guide: Undies, Bras, + Lingerie

The exhaustive and nearly-complete guide to Brook There underwear, bras, and lingerie fit.  Buying for someone else? This might help- but please do try to get your giftee’s measurements. We’ll aim to explain the details of all our styles, cuts, and a size guide. Plus, you might learn somethings about lingerie in general. First Things…

Spring Clothing Capsule

Our spring 2018 clothing capsule is here. Enjoy. Shown: Organic Cotton Tank Top in Midnight, Fog, & White Jersey Slip in Buff, Meteorite, & Macaron Organic Legging in Black & Slate Jersey Short in Goldenrod & Stone

Creativity Generates Creativity

And energy generates energy. While it might seem to run contrary to the physics law of conservation of energy, we can use this as an emotional and inspirational truism. Everyone knows the feeling of being sluggish, tired, and having no energy. Then, you go to the gym or for a long hike- and the next…

Simple Winter Underlayers

I love to choose dark, rich, shades in the winter.  Think nutmeg or chocolate.  Basic black is always a nice option as well.  The deeper shades complement winter clothing choices- layers of cottons, silks or wools, in my case.  Nothing like a cocoa brown bralette under a steely silk camisole paired with a woven shirt…

Creative Rituals While On The Road

There is this age-old truism that travel is inspirational. Travel shakes up the stale thought patterns and brain grooves, jumbles them together and allows something fresh to emerge. This is true. But there are the practical realities of traveling as well, apart from the theoretical creative benefits. Bad food, depressing hotel rooms, too much time…

Life Outside

There are authors who connect with different phases of one’s life.  When I first started working in technology, I liked to read William Gibson and Neal Stephenson. When I was in art school, it was Alan Watts and Kant. Now it’s Edward Abbey, the outsider, the peaceful anarchist, the visionary of the southwest. His books…

Harvest Time

There is a quote that goes something like: “Always plant three times the quantity you expect to want, because you need to feed yourself, the animals, and your thieving neighbors.”  Perhaps it is of Shaker origin? If you know the true source, please let me know. All of our family members have gardens, and graciously…

A Capsule Wardrobe for Your BodyMind

Get out your pens and notebooks, writing exercise ahead… Creating a capsule wardrobe of well-curated thoughts patterns and emotional structures: What are the thought patterns I want to encourage in my life? (eg: creativity, growth, inspiration, future-orientation, relationship-oriented, etc.) a. b. c. d. e. What are the thought patterns that I would like to remove?…