Friends, welcome to my first post here. It's very strange to be writing this against the somber backdrop of a worldwide pandemic and protests against police brutality sparked by the killing of George Floyd and many others. So I'll keep it short and simple.
I started this journal to offer a behind-the-scenes look at all things that inspire the shop, fun snippets from vintage sourcing trips, designer and maker features, mood boards and interior inspiration. These past three months of closing our doors have been a great time for reflection, and has reinforced further for so many the importance of home as a space for solace. Long Weekend opens its doors again today on June 12th, and we're excited to continue sharing beautiful furniture and homewares with you.
A special mention to the students of the Livingston Manor High School for organizing the march here in town.
I've included below some links to black artists and businesses I admire, including some here in the Catskills.
Artist and businesses
Tellefsen Atelier, ceramicist Alexis Tellefsen is based in Middletown, NY
Heirloom Botanicals, Livingston Manor local Jamie Helper makes crazy good lip balm & more
Claude Home, incredible curated vintage pieces
Lolly Lolly Ceramics, Columbus, OH based ceramicist
It is really important to stay hopeful, even in the face of tremendous opposition. We need to be out here living the best that we can so that we can support the causes we believe in. It's important to start at home, at our roots, to take care of ourselves so that we can take better care of others. Thanks for reading. ∞
Black Lives Matter March in Livingston Manor, June 2020. Photo courtesy Peter Crosby