loKal womens
the pip-squeakchapeau store in greenpoint, brooklyn is a treasure chest.  you’ll feel like you’re buying from the owners secret, and a bit messy, basement.  the store has a wholesale vibe…with prices set for retail clearing up any confusion! 
everything is handmade in brooklyn and made of all natural textiles.
www.abchome.com has recently started to carry this line in a small, thoughtful way for those who want a more convenient shopping experience.

loKal womens

the pip-squeakchapeau store in greenpoint, brooklyn is a treasure chest.  you’ll feel like you’re buying from the owners secret, and a bit messy, basement.  the store has a wholesale vibe…with prices set for retail clearing up any confusion! 

everything is handmade in brooklyn and made of all natural textiles.

www.abchome.com has recently started to carry this line in a small, thoughtful way for those who want a more convenient shopping experience.

nycedc:

Meet the 10 fastest-growing companies in NYC.
The Big Apple is embedded in their business DNA. 
via @incmagazine

starting a business in nyc isn’t easy.  
these 10 companies ignored the memo and are CRUSHING it!

nycedc:

Meet the 10 fastest-growing companies in NYC.

The Big Apple is embedded in their business DNA. 

via @incmagazine

starting a business in nyc isn’t easy.  

these 10 companies ignored the memo and are CRUSHING it!

americandesignclub:

Carry your hooch in #style with a #ceramic #flask from @misc_goods_co Available from the AmDC shop @bkflea in #Williamsburg today until 5. Coming soon to the web shop… (at Brooklyn Flea: Williamsburg )

americandesignclub:

Carry your hooch in #style with a #ceramic #flask from @misc_goods_co Available from the AmDC shop @bkflea in #Williamsburg today until 5. Coming soon to the web shop… (at Brooklyn Flea: Williamsburg )

lokal kids
one of my happiest moments at javitz last week was walking into the www.kirakids.com booth, which is a brand that bursts of happiness and joy.  kiraK…  went to place my order, but will be awaiting bananas ;)

lokal kids

one of my happiest moments at javitz last week was walking into the www.kirakids.com booth, which is a brand that bursts of happiness and joy.  kiraK… went to place my order, but will be awaiting bananas ;)

loKal womens
what a great summer-to-fall transition from mirandabennettstudio. simply sandals for now and boots like these along with a light sweater and/or a jacket for fall.
hand dyed in austin texas on cotton above and in silk when you click through to www.kickpleat.com.

loKal womens

what a great summer-to-fall transition from mirandabennettstudio. simply sandals for now and boots like these along with a light sweater and/or a jacket for fall.

hand dyed in austin texas on cotton above and in silk when you click through to www.kickpleat.com.

loKal tote
i love the freda tote bag, which a local artist illustrated for them, ”capturing the perfect magical vibes of a visit out west” explained best by freda.  
 

loKal tote

i love the freda tote bag, which a local artist illustrated for them, ”capturing the perfect magical vibes of a visit out west” explained best by freda.  

 

loKal mens
indigo scarf by forage haberdashery, handcrafted in small batches using new, vintage and deadstock fabric.  happy to report all forage textiles are made in new york!

loKal mens

indigo scarf by forage haberdashery, handcrafted in small batches using new, vintage and deadstock fabric.  happy to report all forage textiles are made in new york!

the fiber flame studio gift shop tries to support women, fair trade, and handmade products like these sweet mini-necklaces made by an austin-based women artist.

the fiber flame studio gift shop tries to support women, fair trade, and handmade products like these sweet mini-necklaces made by an austin-based women artist.

i remember being especially impressed with the women who started www.350project.net b/c i wanted to do s/th to help those impacted by the financial crisis, but i did not :( 
a few years later @cocoandhoneykidsfashion reminded me of this great organization by including the pamphlet in a cocobaby launch bag.
i thought it was high time (long overdue rather) to post it.   enough said.

i remember being especially impressed with the women who started www.350project.net b/c i wanted to do s/th to help those impacted by the financial crisis, but i did not :( 

a few years later @cocoandhoneykidsfashion reminded me of this great organization by including the pamphlet in a cocobaby launch bag.

i thought it was high time (long overdue rather) to post it.   enough said.

i cut down on caffeine and have been trying to increase my water intake. my new obsession, @leifshop has a really nice reminder in the form of a kitchen towel that i could place in my kitchen….if only i were ever there! hand sewn and printed in nyc of organic cotton.

i cut down on caffeine and have been trying to increase my water intake. my new obsession, @leifshop has a really nice reminder in the form of a kitchen towel that i could place in my kitchen….if only i were ever there! hand sewn and printed in nyc of organic cotton.

loKal boys
sweetwilliamltd likes to support independent designers….and i like sweet william.  moreover, i like supporting the sweet william store.
sweet william introduced me to niconico, which is made in america using organic cotton.

loKal boys

sweetwilliamltd likes to support independent designers….and i like sweet william.  moreover, i like supporting the sweet william store.

sweet william introduced me to niconico, which is made in america using organic cotton.

more favs from leifshop.  i’d love to line 6 of these up along the center of the picnic table in my pretend patio.   
candle bottles are made from locally sourced wine bottles; corks and labels are all hand made.  to review other scents available, click: http://circle21candles.com/our-scents/ .  60 hour burn time
 

more favs from leifshop.  i’d love to line 6 of these up along the center of the picnic table in my pretend patio.   

candle bottles are made from locally sourced wine bottles; corks and labels are all hand made.  to review other scents available, click: http://circle21candles.com/our-scents/ .  60 hour burn time

 

US budget deficit running below last year

Helped by increasing revenues and spending restraint, the federal government is on track to record the lowest annual deficit in six years. The Treasury Department issues its report Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eastern.

JULY DEFICIT: The Congressional Budget Office expects the July deficit to total $96 billion, compared with a deficit of $97.6 billion a year earlier.

LESS RED INK: Through June, the deficit for the budget year that began Oct. 1 totaled $365.9 billion, 28.2 percent below the same period a year ago.

In its latest monthly budget review, CBO said it believed the deficit for the current budget year would be around $500 billion. That would be slightly higher than the $492 billion it estimated in April but it would still be the lowest deficit since 2008 when the deficit totaled $458.6 billion, a record high for that time.

With the onset of the Great Recession, deficits soared to unprecedented levels, exceeding $1 trillion for four consecutive years. Tax revenues fell during that period, while government boosted spending in an attempt to stabilize the financial system and provide relief to people who had lost jobs.

The yearly deficit peaked at $1.4 trillion in 2009, dropping to $680.2 billion last year.