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Design + Process | Coral Reef Window Displays

Eileen Umba

Design + Process  |  Coral Reef Window Displays

Hi! Eileen here and I'm the display coordinator at Cinder and Salt. It's my job to work with Rachel to create unique window and in-store displays that make our shop beautiful and help continue our eco-friendly ideals. Here at Cinder + Salt we’ve been striving to reach a goal at the shop to produce zero waste out of our facility. This challenge has influenced all of our work and our in-store display in particular. For our summer windows we decided to create coral reefs out of only recycled materials! Back in January we started a collection bin area for the...

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Profile | Meet Luke of Tourbus

Garnet McLaughlin

Profile | Meet Luke of Tourbus

“Don’t be a jerk! Don’t do anything that Jerry Garcia would not approve of…” is Luke Scott’s advice for attending a concert, “which leaves you kind of wide open, but on the hook for treating other with kindness and consideration.” And as the Founder of Tourbus and a loyal Dead & Co show attendee, we trust his word. Tourbus is a small side project and boutique business run out of a small purple office in back of Luke’s marketing firm in Bridgeport. Tourbus’ office culture feels like, “loud music, strong coffee, hoppy beer, boxes, pencils, stickers, rubber stamps, vintage cassette...

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Style | Staff Profile : Britta

Rachel DeCavage

Style | Staff Profile : Britta

Three words to describe her style?punk, qt, babyOk, I added the purple, but only because it suits Britta's personality. She's the furthest thing from black + white.  Britta joined our team in the spring of 2017 and has given our content a face-lift. Now, we're giving her a blog debut as she does a style review of the whole cinder + salt team in the coming weeks. BUT FIRST!!! More about this firecracker... Britta : I always have been interested in fashion, I suppose? Sometimes it was terribly bad fashion…but fashion none the less! I’ve always been attracted to counter...

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Adventures | Mystic Knotwork

Rachel DeCavage

Adventures | Mystic Knotwork

In late June I made the short pilgrimage to Mystic, CT; my absolute favorite town to visit in the state. A bit of a drive, tucked down in the far southeastern corner, this quaint, idyllic town is worth the drive.  After a quick stop at Mystic Supply Co, where you can now find a small collection of our mens tees, we hurried downtown (by that i mean a 2 minute walk down quiet Holmes Street past this beautiful harbor) for the ribbon cutting at Mystic Knotwork's newest store. At the ribbon cutting I learned that this is truly a family business!...

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Profile | Meet Randi and Jolie of Rayne Home Decor

Garnet McLaughlin

Profile | Meet Randi and Jolie of Rayne Home Decor

Photos by MOJALVO Creating scents is a science - not unlike cooking. Randi and Jolie, the owners of Rayne Home Decor have mastered the art of creating a well balanced fragrance. Inspired by almost everything; food, cocktails, travel and even customer suggestions; their candles have exotic, cool names ranging from Sensual Hut, to Citra Noir and Hey Honey and their scents are both familiar and unique.   Randi and Jolie met in 2011 and quickly fell in love. In 2013 they created Rayne Home Decor. They both have always had a passion for creativity and scents. Jolie had both experience...

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