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Life Lessons: Roller skating

Life Lessons: Roller skating

This past rainy weekend my ten year old and I went roller skating at the extremely fun Brooklyn Bridge Park roller skating rink. (Highly recommended for tourists and residents alike.) She has skated before so I was surprised to see her clutching the wall and only looking down at her feet - a slow, m ...

A night at the circus.

A night at the circus.

We're going to the circus! Cirque de Soleil, that is! What's more amazing than an evening in Brooklyn, seeing people perform seemingly miraculous feats, that they've actually worked so so so hard to achieve?!  We're real big fans of working like the dickens to make the impossible possible. Than ...

A riotous serenade.

A riotous serenade.

The colors! The light! The swan faucet! Ha cha cha, I love it.

-Leigh

photo from Saipua's Instagram

Thank you, Design*Sponge!

Thank you, Design*Sponge!

We are insanely proud to be apart of Grace Bonney's Guide to North Brooklyn! Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words and for the lovely neighborhood company! xx coco


Illustration by Tuesday Bassen for Design*Sponge.

Our THIRD Annual Catbird Bowling Night!!

Our THIRD Annual Catbird Bowling Night!!

After three consecutive, yearly bowling nights, we are practically professionals. That's right - I said consecutive. A few of us even broke one hundred. Awards were given (Most Mermaid-iest!), cocktails were rapidly inhaled - and dignity was relegated to a pretty low priority. I was a little too inv ...

Creeper.

Creeper.

It was snowing this morning, big fat flakes dashing downwards on the bias, and now the ground is nearly dry and the sun is shining over the Williamsburg Bridge. Spring, are you flirting with us? To be clear, winter is my first love. It's important that I'm honest with you, Spring - you are lovely, b ...

It's Okay My Dear

It's Okay My Dear



Ashley's fall 2013 lookbook is all I want (in terms of mood, decor, and apparel, that is). The black dress with a touch of sheer and cat face pockets is especially purr-worthy.

-Leigh

photos from It's Okay My Dear's Instagram feed 

Dream Date: Amy Merrick

Dream Date: Amy Merrick


We're moving into our new offices today (YAY!!!), and in the midst of the mayhem, these images of our friend Amy Merrick's beautiful studio is providing both calm and inspiration. As are the pile of doughnuts on our new kitchen table.

-Leigh

photos of Amy Merrick's studio by Amanda Hakan

Waiting for Sandy.

Waiting for Sandy.

We've closed the shop today. We're at our respective homes, waiting for Sandy. I'm typing in bed, with a pile of books and magazines by my side, Tarot Deck candles lit, coffee with cinnamon freshly brewed, Led Zeppelin playing in the other room. I suspect my fellow kittens are engaged in some sort o ...

Dream Date: St. Vincent

Dream Date: St. Vincent

I'd like to talk to St. Vincent about old Disney movies, and Marilyn Monroe's diaries. Mostly, I'd like to press some Catbird jewels into her hands. I found myself pressed up against her during her stage dive portion of her set at BAM's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, and I was very flustered and nerv ...

Dream Date: Agyness Deyn

Dream Date: Agyness Deyn


This week's Dream Date is inspired by the busted A/C in our studio. Agyness Deyn's Brooklyn apartment inspires cool, calm mermaid dreams.

top photo from Vogue UK
bottom photo from World of Interiors

-Leigh

Oh Donna

Oh Donna

Wow Williamsburg! So grown up and beautiful. Welcome Donna - new bar at 27 Broadway.

Via Hollister Hovey.

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