Thanks @ Stephanie LaCava for this lovely piece in the New York Times today:
“I may be their most passionate member,” says the snow-white-haired designer Natalie Chanin of the Southern Foodways Alliance (S.F.A.), a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the culinary heritage of the American South. For years, it’s been Chanin’s calling to preserve the textile traditions of Florence, Ala., with her clothing line, Alabama Chanin. So when the S.F.A. director John T. Edge approached her about doing a collaborative project, hand-sewn quilts seemed like an obvious departure. Auctioned off this weekend at the Taste of the South event at the bucolic Blackberry Farm in Tennessee, this particular blanket features the words of Roosevelt Scott, the founder of Scott’s Bar-B-Que in Hemingway, S.C.: “…Cut. Chop. Cook. It’s all right here. In the wood.” But it’s just one quilt of many. “Sign me up for a baker’s dozen,” Chanin said when she joined the cause.
Go to southernfoodways.blogspot.com. For information on bespoke quilts, e-mail email@example.com.
P.S: I wrote to John T. Edge last night that I am most certainly a very passionate member of the Southern Foodways Alliance; however, I question if I am their MOST passionate member. That title might go to Rathead Riley (Rathead T. Edge) – just saying… xoNatalie
Thanks to 1 band1 brand for featuring Alabama Chanin this week beside April Smith and the Great Picture Show.
Listen to some great music and check out their site.
I know that many of you have already read the article; however, it is just so beautiful in the printed Design and Living 2011 Issue that I can’t help sharing again.
Thank you to Sally Singer, Pilar Vilades, Alexandra Lange, and the New York Times…
Thanks to all the HEATH Ceramics team for this lovely piece on Alabama Chanin in their November Newsletter:
Slowing Down (and Sitting Down) with Alabama Chanin
Stitch and clay intersect to create modern heirlooms in our newest collection
Slow down. This may feel like an impossible pursuit, particularly in this season, but when Heath Ceramics Creative Director Catherine Bailey explained that one of the intentions of Heath’s collaboration with Owner + Designer Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin was to “celebrate slow, thoughtful design,” the word really resonated.
So excited about our collaboration with HEATH Ceramics. Look for the entire collection to launch next week. Until then, a little sneak preview via the New York Times…
One of our favorite places to visit - Refueled – has a beautiful new look. (And we are thrilled to be shown as a sponsor at the bottom of the page.) While we were working on a project last month, I had a chance to catch up with Chris Brown – Refueled’s creator and creative director:
I know very little about you. What do you do when you aren’t doing Refueled?
Refueled, Inc., encompasses a number of things: publishing, design and film. As creative director behind all three entities of the company, I keep quite busy on a daily basis. Refueled magazine is published bi-yearly, spring/summer and fall/winter. Developing features, working with contributors, collaborating with photographers, and hitting the road for ideas and inspiration never stops. Once an issue drops, I am knee-deep in the next.
The newest issue of KYUR8_Webzine, created and curated by my friend RUDJ, launches today.
Guest Editor: Natalie Chanin
Have a look and spread the word: KYUR8_Webzine
I love the juxtaposition of these two images.
Pages 76-79, Refueled Issue 7: now available.
And the shoes from BILLYKIRK…
Thank you to Jamie, David and Luke for coming to Alabama to shoot this short film featuring a story from Alabama Chanin.
And to everyone at Starbucks who felt that our story deserved to be shared…
Happy holidays from our family to yours,
Natalie and all of us @ Alabama Chanin
Thanks to all the folks @ CasaSugar for including my home in their House Tours. I feel very grateful for our little home It has been a great house, an even better neighborhood, and a lovely place to raise little Maggie.
I pulled our holiday decorations out of the attic today and will work on adding holiday pictures and projects over the next weeks:
At Home with Alabama Chanin