ATTENTION TO ALL VEGANS IN MONTREAL: VSS (Vegan Secret Supper) will be moving to Montreal by the end of the month.The ever growing popularity of pop-up kitchen’s dispersed throughout cities, dinner clubs,themed potlucks and secret supper locals ( where no address is public) is redefining our eating experience. Though for vegan foodies, many of these prove to not be suited for us. Vegan Secret Supper is a dining club by chef Mérida Anderson who’s main focus is using fresh, organic,vegan ingredients proving that fancy dining can be done without the use of animal products. Keep your eye’s and ears peeled for their diners around the city. Chef Merida’s first stop will be at DEPANNEUR LE PICKUP January 28th , make your reservation quick as spaced are limited.
Inder currently flew to Atlanta, where we will be showing our Fall 13 line for the first time. We are all excited to hear / see reactions from customers. We have a good feeling about this one ( considering everyone at the office want’s to buy it all already… unfortunately we’ll have to wait!) We are happy to introduce our SS13 line to the public in a few weeks. There’s something about the launch of our Spring line that makes me feel our Canadian winter is coming to an end.. is it?! Please! I guess I can only hope & think it’s coming to an end when in reality it’s not… we still have a few months to go considering our office currently looks out to a 15 ft mountain of snow. Oi! Spring where are you? In any case, here are details for our Atlanta show!
Retailers! Come see our collection at the Atlanta international Gift & Home Furnishing Market starting tomorrow. For more info:
Los Angeles: 323.559.1840
New York: 718.797.5750
Every year, new resolutions are made, some harder to keep than others. The start of a new year is a refreshing way of looking at our goals for the year. I’ve made it a point every year, to keep my resolutions realistic and focus on gaining at least one new hobby. My best pointer to keep your resolution for the entire year is to actively talk about it with friends and make it visible in your home. The constant reminder is a vital component in maintaining motivation and focus towards your goal. I like to keep a journal and write something every day about the progress of achieving my goal. This year : I want to snowshoe , learn to belly dance & sew more. My first step at learning to belly dance began in my living room last night as I watched dance tutorials on You Tube. It was fun! Our digital age allows us to learn a new hobby at the click of a button, why not take full advantage of that this year? Use the internet in a different way than you’re used to! This is something I actively plan on doing this year. This week I read a fun article from Design *Sponge on how to keep and maintain your new year resolutions.
Here are a few helpful tips from our friends at Design *Sponge:
Tips for Keeping Your Resolutions
- Keep it simple and realistic. Don’t set goals that involve big purchases or a total change in your daily routine. Small changes are easiest to keep.
- Write them down and display them somewhere you’ll see them every day. The fridge door, the back of your front door or taped to the top of your laptop work well.
- Make it public! Sometimes, if you let people know about your goals, it’s the extra push you need to get them done. Try posting your resolutions on Facebook, Twitter or your blog or sending them in an e-mail to close friends.
- Make seasonal resolutions: Let yourself dream big and put things on the list that you might not get done over the winter but that will be enough to get you moving in the right direction. Then adjust and add more as the year progresses.
- Build a support group. If your friends and family know what your goals are, they’ll be better able to keep you on track.
- Reward yourself! Set small goals for yourself and enjoy a small reward when you meet goal points along the way.
- Allow yourself a slip up or two. A few small mistakes or setbacks are only natural. Don’t let them derail the long-term goal. Shrug them off and try again the next day.
- Helpful Apps: Mint (finance), Fantastical (calendar), 30/30 (awesome timed task app), Sleep Cycle (sleep better), Fooducate (know what you’re eating), Mindful Eating, Buddhify (mindful meditation)
- Here are a few resolutions from design sponge reader’s that resonated well with us.
What is your new year resolution? We look forward to a beautiful year, filled with positivity, creativity & love.
2013… to think that it’s already been 18 years since we started the business, constantly evolving & changing, we’ve been through a lot to say the least! We recently moved offices a few weeks ago. This enabled us to be nostalgic and look at samples dating back 10 years. Shoe samples, coats, belts, jewelry, there were many prized Matt & Nat treasures found in dusty old boxes in our storage room. Most of them difficult to get rid of, we kept the ones which remind of our roots, where we started and where we are now. Back to basic & our roots, we’re happy to introduce our new line which is focused on a cleaner, minimalist aesthetic focusing on strong bold shapes & colors. We continue to live beautifully and experiment with new innovative sustainable materials. Here’s to a fresh new start all whilst remembering where we started from. Here’s a little flashback on key years for us.
1995 – Launching of MATT & NAT a vegan line with a name inspired by MAT(T)ERIAL + NATURE.
2007- 100% RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES USED AS LININGS ON ALL PRODUCTS
2009- The infamous “experimental years”
2012- We went back to our roots
2013- We are excited to introduce the use of cork, a renewable resource into our line! We continue to be focused on creating beautiful things that have a positive impact.
- Our shoe line… our experimental days!