In February of this year, Jones of Boerum Hill were lucky enough to secure one of the artist residency spots at The Invisible Dog Art Center as our new showroom and workshop. The Invisible Dog was opened in 2009 in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn by Lucien Zayan. The building itself was built in the 1800's, and was purchased in the 1950's as a factory to produce belts and jewelry. Lucien transformed the ground floor into a large, raw gallery space. The top two floors are the communal artists studios. Jones of Boerum Hill shares the 2nd floor with many talented artists and creatives, from filmmakers to photographers, illustrators and sculptors. It turns out that Lucien really likes aprons, so we were a shoo-in!
The challenge we faced when trying to find an office was that we needed some combination of co-working space that would allow us to have our chef and restaurant clients visit a clean and beautiful space, and also a workshop where we could be a bit noisy when we needed to sew Aprons. The Invisible Dog was the perfect match for us.
We have been welcomed by our neighbors and are delighted to be part of this community. It is such a wonderful place bursting with creativity and talent, and is really an extension of the Boerum Hill neighborhood, which happens to also be filled with lots of designers, media people, writers, actors, and other creative types.
Two weekends ago, The Invisible Dog hosted their 7th Annual Open Studios, where the doors are flung open and everyone is invited to come in and take a look at what's going on inside the artists studios! Here are some shots of the Open Studios weekend, and some of our very interesting new home:
Craftsman Calvin Stalvig demonstrating Shibori style indigo dying in his Jones of Boerum Hill Osaka Stripe Apron
Mac Premo's studio
Our studio-mate, Nemo Hoffman.
Come visit us if you're in the neighborhood! Shoot us an email at inquiries@jonesofboerumhill to book an apron appointment.
The Invisible Dog is located at 51 Bergen Street in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.