New Right Now in Chelsea: 2/12

 
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Kate Koel

Each piece of Kate Koel’s jewelry is designed with passion and made by hand. Her jewelry pieces are reminders to celebrate every day and show your authentic self to the world. Her combinations of stylish geometric shapes and interiors bursting with color and glitter reminiscent of bouquets and galaxies are unique works of art that become an extension of the wearer. You’re sure to find a piece that is stunning, and as unique as you are.

 
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NoDa Design Studio

Laser Eye - Noda Design Studio is a Brooklyn based brand that was created by NoDá Design Studio. It compiles a range of laser cut and laser-engraved home accessories, greeting cards, wall art, table games, and other innovative gifts. Inspired by the natural elements wood and fire, Noda Design Studio combines these forces using laser cutting technology to create their custom wood magic. Some of their favorite pieces to make are custom created for their customers’ dogs, how sweet is that?

 
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Spooksvilla

Shahrzad Ghadjar is a New York native who's made her name as a coast-hopping illustrator, editor and creator of visual art. Her brain child, Spooksvilla, is a line of pins, lighters, greeting cards, prints and more emblazoned with her unique hand-drawn illustrations of mythical creatures, city scenes, and tattooed women. Self-described as “Metal-Eastern” her work spans some very esoteric subject matter, some of which is perfectly suited for the spookier season. We're totally in love with all of her creations, and with magical finds like the adult coloring book Dinosaurs Smoking Weed, who wouldn't be?

 
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Metrix Jewelry

Metrix Jewelry was founded by Lisa Mignoli, a New Yorker and FIT graduate who takes inspiration from geometric shapes - one of the few things that will always remain constant in a city that’s in a constant state of motion. She takes comfort in the consistent nature of geometry, because a triangle will always be a triangle and a square will always have four sides. Lisa loves to combine materials that aren’t usually put together, making for a truly unique collection of jewelry that is a mix of funky and futuristic. You’re sure to find a special piece that will become a staple in your jewelry arsenal.

New Right Now in Chelsea: 1/29

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Flutter by Katie
Flutter by Katie is back at Chelsea, just in time to bring vibrant color and dreams of spring to the market in these chilly winter days. Katie’s objets d’art featuring gorgeous butterflies are stunning conversation pieces that you’ll want to spend hours staring at. Each handmade sculpture is a piece of nature frozen in time, and a testament to enduring delicacy. Katie’s work is a great way to bring some nature into your home (especially for those who have trouble keeping plants alive).  Whether for gifts or wedding centerpieces, these sculptures are sure to capture everyone’s attention.

 
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Oohlala Petite Boutique
Oohlala Petite Boutique is a Brooklyn based line of all natural beauty products and candles created by Eni Xhori. Each of her candles are 100% soy wax and are housed in unique containers, like hand painted mason jars and antique teacups. Eni’s beauty products use natural ingredients and high quality essential oils, and her soaps are pure eye candy! You will definitely want to come by Chelsea to see and smell them for yourself. They’re perfect for treating yourself, or anyone else you know who could use some pampering.

New Right Now in Chelsea: 1/15/2018

 
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Min & Mon
Min & Mon is a New York City-based handbag label dreamt up in 2015 by three friends, an artist, a musician and an architect, who were inspired by the idea that bags should be fun, changeable, and beautiful. Their bags and accessories are finely crafted in the artisan tradition of the Andes, and their signature prints and eye decals add personality to any outfit. Each piece is guaranteed to inject some creativity into your accessory game!

 
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Selah Vie Jewelry
Selah Vie Jewelry is designed and handcrafted by Certified Gemologist and Goldsmith, Selah Michelle. Her modern bohemian jewelry blends the spirit of her California upbringing, her travels around the world, and the vibrant fashions of NYC. Each edgy and elegant piece is perfect for everyday wear, so you’re sure to find some beautiful new additions to your daily rotation.

 
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Dani and the Rings
Dani and the Rings was born as a collaboration between mother and daughter in celebration of the bond between mother and child, between family members, or lifelong friends. Founder Luchiya Vavouliotis crafts her pieces with the goal to redefine what fine jewelry can be, and how it should be worn. Her pieces are intimate and meaningful, evoking a sense of timeless and effortless luxury. You’re sure to find something perfect for someone special to you, and for yourself of course!

New Right Now at Chelsea: 12/18

 
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Verrier Handcrafted
Verrier Handcrafted creates products featuring original illustrations by Parsons grad Ashleigh Verrier. Her greeting cards, prints, totebags, and other accessories are sure to dazzle with their stylish and charming designs. Each card is hand embellished with glitter and paint to create custom whimsical art that makes for cherished gifts and vibrant collectibles. They are a perfect way to add some extra sparkle and glam this holiday season, especially for those who feel like there is no such thing as too much glitter!

 
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Real Bearded Men
Our favorite beard grooming gurus are back at Chelsea with their arsenal of all-natural beard oils, balms, combs and more to help you (and the other facial hair fanatics in your life) reach maximum beard potential. Chat with them in person for the best tips and how-to's on how to have the shiniest, fullest and most glorious beard you could ever fathom. Whether you’re looking to make your beard the best it can be, or gift someone the tools they’ll need for their facial hair journey, Real Bearded Men has got you covered.

 
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Hudson and Kings
Hudson and Kings was created in 2015 by fashion industry veteran and long-time Brooklyn resident, Lan Park. Park’s collection of embossed pillows, soaps, and other goods for your home celebrates Brooklyn’s unique charm in their vintage feel and architectural look. His designs capture the qualities associated with New Yorkers: tough, fearless, and original. Each piece is handmade by artisans from soft yet durable materials and embossed in Hudson and King’s signature styles. Scope out your favorite and stop by to take home your own piece of Brooklyn!

 
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Chacana
Chacana’s accessories collection brings a splash of color to Chelsea with their hats, shoes and bags handcrafted in South America. Natural and raw materials are a key design element of their pieces, with wood taking a starring role. Chacana combines ethnic patterns and details with natural materials to combine traditions with new trends. You’ll definitely want to try on a pair (or two, or three…) of their unique sunglasses, and take home some colorful discoveries, because nature never goes out of style!

New Right Now at Chelsea: 12/4

 
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Turbomasala
Nikita and Anastasia of Turbomasala are the creators of Holiday Orbs, a nature inspired twist on traditional ornaments. They are handmade using beautiful flowers grown in their own gardens or collected on their travels that are hand-picked and carefully dried. Turbomasala’s orbs are meaningful and personal, as every orb has its own wish that's based on legends related to the flower inside. These wishes are hand-stamped on a hang tag attached to each Orb, creating one-of-a-kind decorations suitable for all backgrounds and celebrations. Holiday Orbs are perfect for anyone who values natural style, elegance and the beauty of simplicity.

 
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Katie Dean Jewelry
LA based jewelry designer Katie Dean started her business in 2012 after leaving her home state of Michigan to see what the West Coast might have in store for her. When she first started wearing jewelry that she made for herself while working various jobs in LA, it was so beloved by others that she could rarely wear it for longer than week before someone wanted to buy it directly off of her! This led to her being able to jump full force into her business, creating pieces inspired by clean lines and geometric shapes mixed with earthy elements that are flirty, fun, and perfect for everyday occasions as well as those moments when you want an extra bit of shine.

 
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Mercato
Mercato was founded in New York in 2009, by Chika who was born in Japan. Chika has a degree and work experience in photography, and she has lived in Tokyo, Paris and Rouen in France. Her line originally started with just one headscarf, but now she makes everything from summer headbands to winter hats and tote bags. Chika’s head accessory designs are fresh, fun, and colorful, you won’t be able to resist trying them on! Mercato’s tote bags and pouches feature Chika’s original photography, and her collections continue to grow as she finds more inspiration from nature. Her delightful pieces are perfect for those who want to stand out from the rest of the crowd.

 
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Yania Creations
Yania was introduced to her first set of jewelry pliers by a family member in 2007. What started as a hobby – wire wrapping and working with semi precious stones – turned into a full-fledged passion. In 2008, Yania transitioned from her career as a television producer to focus her energies full-time into Yania Creations. Her beautiful designs are created with healing gemstones which are also sure to add a dose of sparkle to your ensemble. Each timeless and sophisticated piece is sure to become a new favorite in anyone’s collection.

 
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Rhea Kulcsar
New York based jewelry designer Rhea Kulcsar gains inspiration in everything from art galleries to nightlife, runways to real people, street style to exotic destinations. Rhea’s jewelry functions as wearable art, featuring unique and unexpected combinations of beautiful materials like natural geodes, gemstones, crystals, chain and tassels. Each of her designs is guaranteed to makes a statement. If you are a lover of beautiful stones, one-of-a-kind pieces, and dainty fine jewelry, then this is a match made in heaven!

New Right Now in Chelsea: 11/20

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Oohlala Petite Boutique
Oohlala Petite Boutique is a Brooklyn based line of all natural beauty products and candles created by Eni Xhori. Each of her candles are 100% soy wax and are housed in a unique containers, like hand painted mason jars and antique teacups. Eni’s beauty products use natural ingredients and high quality essential oils, and her soaps are pure eye candy! You will definitely want to come by Chelsea to see and smell them for yourself. They’re perfect for treating yourself, or anyone else you know who could use some pampering.

 
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Swim With Sharks
Swim With Sharks is Nicole Huber’s collection of clothing and accessories inspired by living near the ocean. She grew up splitting her time between Freeport and Montauk, and the nostalgia of those fishing towns is incorporated into her designs. The aesthetics of classic coastal living and minimal design are featured throughout her pieces, as well as vintage surf and nautical elements. The name Swim With Sharks was inspired when Nicole learned that sharks swim to breathe (crazy, right?), and it is a reminder to push forward and leave your comfort zone. So, even if you aren’t living by the water, you can take home a piece of the coast life and get some inspiration while you’re at it!

 
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Argaman & Defiance
Argaman & Defiance brings stunning silk scarves and apparel to Chelsea, showcasing an array of beautiful colors and textures. Each piece is cut, sewn, and hand dyed by Lydia Crespo in her Chicago studio. All of the dye extracts that she uses come from responsibly sourced natural materials like tree bark, roots, and leaves, and the surface designs are created by hand with water based inks. Lydia uses 100% silk for her designs for a luxurious feel and timeless style. Each piece is uniquely beautiful, and once you see them in person you won’t be able to choose just one favorite design!

 
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Avrocomy
Avrocomy is a line of jewelry created by Allison Jenetopulos, who splits her time between Miami and Chicago. Each and every piece is a labor of love, starting with selecting a stone and then sketching potential designs before starting the metalsmithing process. Her one of a kind items are carefully handmade from start to finish, and are made for the woman with an edge. Inspired by natural elements like the sun, crystals, and lush plant life, you’re sure to find a piece that resonates with you.

NEW RIGHT NOW IN SOHO!


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Vesper Rose

Vesper Rose - Designed in New York & Melbourne and lovingly crafted by master artisans in NYC and Bali, each piece of jewelry has a unique story. Her line has edgy pieces that will show you have a passion for originality and beauty.  Exotic is the word that comes to mind when you view her line.

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Baked in Color

Baked fresh daily, cheer someone or yourself up with these bright colorful and scrumptious cookies by Baked in Color! With customized colors and packaging these are the perfect gifts for friends and family. Sampler packages are local to NYC but they now ship to all 50 states.

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Seyahan

American/German couple Laura Parker and Matthias Weimer started their line in 2011.  Inspired by Turkish artisans with a mix of big city Istanbul and beautiful landscapes of the Anatolian region, they have created beautiful one of a kind pieces. From Turkish women's cooperatives to Turkish family operated workshops, their beautiful jewelry line reveals how traditional techniques can be appreciated in modern times.

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Quero

An old way of making shoes with a new way of buying them is the Quero modo. We couldn't agree more and having the myriad of leather options to mix and match your own design has our Soho market buzzing. You can tell quality control is priority number one when seeing the craftsmanship first hand.

New Right Now at Chelsea: 11/6

 
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Prim Botanicals
Prim Botanicals is an all-natural beauty and lifestyle brand started in the Philippines and currently based in New York. Their products use plush tropical ingredients and are formulated by their in-house esthetician. Everything is crafted in small batches and is accompanied by beautiful packaging, perfect for gifts or for treating yourself. With ingredients like precious oils from cold pressed sea buckthorn, black cumin seed, and wild moringa from the Philippines, your skin will be glowing in no time! It’s their first time at Chelsea, so you definitely don’t want to miss out on their little slice of happy skin paradise.

 
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Metrix Jewelry
Metrix Jewelry was founded by Lisa Mignoli, a New Yorker and FIT graduate who takes inspiration from geometric shapes - one of the few things that will always remain constant in a city that’s in a constant state of motion. She takes comfort in the consistent nature of geometry, because a triangle will always be a triangle and a square will always have four sides. Lisa loves to combine materials that aren’t usually put together, making for a truly unique collection of jewelry that is a mix of funky and futuristic. You’re sure to find a special piece that will become a staple in your jewelry arsenal.

 
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Real Bearded Men
Our favorite beard grooming gurus are back at Chelsea (just in time for Movember!) with their arsenal of all-natural beard oils, balms, combs and more to help you reach maximum beard potential. Chat with them in person for the best tips and how-to's on how to have the shiniest, fullest and most glorious beard you could ever fathom. Whether you’re looking to make your beard the best it can be, or gift someone the tools they’ll need for their facial hair journey, Real Bearded Men has got you covered.

 
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Dani and the Rings
Dani and the Rings was born as a collaboration between mother and daughter in celebration of the bond between mother and child, between family members, or lifelong friends. Founder Luchiya Vavouliotis crafts her pieces with the goal to redefine what fine jewelry can be, and how it should be worn. Her past experience working for brands like Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, Bottega Veneta, and Hermès has helped her develop detailed craftsmanship and mastery of traditional jewelry techniques. Her pieces are intimate and meaningful, evoking a sense of timeless and effortless luxury. You’re sure to find something perfect for someone special to you, and for yourself of course!

 
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Ariana Bohling
Ariana Bohling is a Brooklyn-based handmade shoe collection. Their stunning shoe designs are created from 100% leather, and their super comfy slippers are made using cruelty free alpaca fur and wool. All of the shoes are produced in Peru by local artisans in small workshops, maintaining the tradition and quality of handcrafted shoes. Founders Ariana Bohling and Alyson Kurtz believe in fair trade practices and travel to Peru to oversee the production and development process of each collection. Swing by Chelsea and try them on, they feel as great as they look!

New Right Now in Chelsea: 10/23

 
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Spooksvilla
Shahrzad Ghadjar is a New York native who's made her name as a coast-hopping illustrator, editor and creator of visual art. Her brain child, Spooksvilla, is a line of pins, lighters, greeting cards, prints and more emblazoned with her unique hand-drawn illustrations of mythical creatures, city scenes, and tattooed women. Self-described as “Metal-Eastern” her work spans some very esoteric subject matter, some of which is perfectly suited for the spookier season. We're totally in love with all of her creations, and with magical finds like the adult coloring book Dinosaurs Smoking Weed, who wouldn't be?

 
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Ambica New York
Ambica New York is a jewelry brand started by Ambica, a jewelry designer whose years of experience and international background has led her to create pieces that function as elegant and bold expressions of the wearer’s personality. The three essential elements of Ambica’s jewelry that are used to capture the wearer’s essence are a play with stone facets, vivid colors, and a hint of daring. Each design is a work of passion, drawing from Eastern and Western influences and made in limited quantities with handcrafted metalwork and beautiful stones. You’re sure to find yourself in one of Ambica’s pieces, or maybe the right piece will find you!

 
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Julie Mollo
Julie Mollo is best known as the designer behind pop star Katy Perry's iconic fruit inspired ensembles and is the go-to stylist for rockstars and party girls looking to make a statement. Julie’s designs are made for those who are looking to stand out in a sea of similarity, so if you’re feeling bold or want some exciting accessories to add to your everyday looks, Julie has got you covered! Her designs are flirty and fun with a retro vibe, and it doesn’t get much better than that.

 
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VU Frameworks
VuFrameworks are back and they take their frames seriously! They create eyewear with an Urban Zen style, preserving the unique look and texture of genuine wood with minimal environmental impact. Keeping with their goal of awareness about endangered wood species, they've also created a faux-wood line and each design is named after restricted or endangered wood species. And for those seeking a cool skater vibe, their sunglasses collection uses upcycled skateboard wood and each pair is named after a skateboard trick, how cool is that? They're bringing their line of adorable eyeglasses in tons of fresh styles, too - we're ready to stock up!  

Inside the Self Portrait Project

A selfie is an inherently selfish act, done in isolation or a moment of introspection. Anything that serves as a functional mirror - a bathroom mirror, an oil-slicked rainwater puddle on the asphalt parking lot (if you’re feeling particularly poetic). Selfies are moments of self-appreciation and self-assessment. The administrator picks the angle, and curates lighting and context. It’s an exercise in vanity, but also a foray into self-perception. But there’s something philosophical that separates a selfie from a self-portrait

The Self Portrait Project functions as a “visual archive that seeks to capture the zeitgeist of New York City.” With kiosks in Williamsburg (Donna, 27 Broadway), The Lower East Side (Black Crescent, 76 Clinton Street) and Soho (at our very own Artists & Fleas, 568 Broadway), the project captures daily life in vibrant sectors of New York City.

The Self Portrait Project is installed, intentionally, in places of gathering. Portraiture is not a solitary venture - and though in Lin’s project the subject plays two active roles as subject and photographer, there’s the lack of formality that makes traditional portraiture so, in a sense, daunting.

Andy Lin; creator and administrator of the Self-Portrait Project, is a National Geographic Traveler award-winning photographer. Lin’s global view and humanitarian background inform the project in a palpable way. After the devastating earthquake that left hundreds of thousands displaced, marginalized, and destroyed, Lin installed a Self Portrait Project kiosk to allow those most vulnerable and disadvantaged to maintain agency in how their lives were portrayed on film. While you may stumble upon one of the kiosks in a center of fun, capitalism, consumerism, it’s an opportunity for agency in a collective.

And then there’s the community aspect: while installed in public places, participants have the ability to log onto the project’s app and discover the people who have been in that place before them. You might just see someone you know – if you click under the Artists & Fleas Soho kiosk, you’ll find employees, makers, artists, shoppers; a microcosm of our market.

According to Lin, the Self Portrait Project is influenced by and owes a spiritual and aesthetic debt to a variety of sources, including Storycorps; the music archive work of John and Alan Lomax; the New Deal's Farm Security Administration images; early photo-paper-and-chemical analog photo booths, and a wide array of photographers including but not limited to Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell, Richard Avedon, Mary Ellen Mark, Robert Frank, Anton Corbijn, Sebastião Salgado, Anatol Josepho, Platon, Cindy Sherman, Diane Arbus, Edward Burtynsky, Eadweard Muybridge, Steve McCurry, Bill Cunningham, Brandon Stanton, JR, Patrick McMullan, Dorothea Lange, Andre Kertesz, Margaret Bourke-White, Luigi Ghirri, Paolo Roversi, Malik Sidibe, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

The Self Portrait Project is photojournalism meets editorial. The high-res images of bar life detailed in stark contrasts of black & white spontaneous portraiture, or bright and oversaturated color explosion of an experiential retail environment. It’s comprised of humans, in their natural environment, owning their own image and archiving an experience. 

The Self Portrait Project at Artists & Fleas is set to take on a new look every other month, offering fresh self-portraits on the regular for all who seek a deeper selfie session. For the months of October and November, we're featuring a disco ball backdrop. Come and reflect. Literally.

New Right Now in Chelsea 10/9/2017

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The French Mermaid
The French Mermaid is a collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry and curated handbags. Their mix of timeless classic pieces and transformed creations showcases their passion for all things fashion.  The jewelry in their collection is made from repurposed belts, buttons, buckles, and designer hardware, which brings a new life and new aesthetic to the materials. Vintage and fashion lovers alike will be delighted with The French Mermaid’s statement pieces and the stories behind them.

 
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Paste
Paste is a collection of graphic t-shirts and prints designed by artist Jason Laurits. Each shirt is 100% cotton, made in the USA and is hand-silkscreened in Brooklyn. Jason taught himself how to silkscreen when he was a rock/electronica musician so he could make his own promotional posters. Drawing from his background as a musician and his love of the process of making things, each design is experimental and the collection is ever-evolving.

 
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Glitterlimes
Glitterlimes is a collection of  jewelry made from real fruit and candy! Each item is preserved and then coated in a durable and delightfully sparkly glitter resin. Designer Debbie Tuch creates colorful, cute and sparkly pieces for everyone – from gummy bears to swirly rainbow lollipops and perfectly preserved slices of strawberries and other delightful fruits. Debbie is always on the hunt for new and exotic pieces to preserve and add to her collection, so keep an eye out to see what she comes up with next!

 
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Lungta Handicraft
Lungta Handicraft, designed by Pema Rishing, makes beautiful handmade scarves that will fit every style and occasion. Using luxurious materials like cashmere, silk, and 100% wool, each well crafted scarf is sure to delight its wearer. The wide array of colors and patterns is a feast for the eyes, so come by and peruse the collection to find some cozy wearable art.