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Carrie Asby

Once items someone no longer needed now SO much more. All my designs are distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces created with materials on their second lifecycle. This shrug is made from a men’s sweater. The top is made with remnants passed along from another designer. Handmade by me so 100% sweatshop free. I keep leftover scraps out of the landfill by shredding them into pillow stuffing. When it comes to taking a sustainable approach, I constantly ask myself “what can I do better?” Yes, I’m a tree-hugger. 🌳 Sutter Larkin is exclusively available  @filosano_maury #SutterLarkin. . . Retro accessories from my personal collection. Inquiring on purchasing is accepted.

Once items someone no longer needed now SO much more. All my designs are distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces created with materials on their second lifecycle. This shrug is made from a men’s sweater. The top is made with remnants passed along from another designer. Handmade by me so 100% sweatshop free. I keep leftover scraps out of the landfill by shredding them into pillow stuffing. When it comes to taking a sustainable approach, I constantly ask myself “what can I do better?” Yes, I’m a tree-hugger. 🌳 Sutter Larkin is exclusively available @filosano_maury #SutterLarkin. . . Retro accessories from my personal collection. Inquiring on purchasing is accepted.

When we were younger we were the best of friends. As time went on we became normal siblings and fought like hell. I am extremely grateful that as we got older we brought it back around and became friends again.During those decades in which we went head to head, our anger towards one another was something fierce. I was convinced I hated him. But the opposite of hate is not love. Love and hate are to have feelings. The opposite of that is to not care at all. When people share with me that they ‘hate’ their sibling, deep down inside I want to scream “oh no you don’t.” I keep quiet because I don’t know their actual situation and take the risk of projecting my deep rooted issues upon them. However, it does make me reflect on what my mother said to Nate and me when we got into trouble, “I’m not mad at you; I’m mad at what you did.” Nate passed away 4 years ago today. It’s definitely a day of reflection and stirring up memories. I picked this photo to share because this was part of the good years. I truly wish there were more.  I miss you, Nater.

When we were younger we were the best of friends. As time went on we became normal siblings and fought like hell. I am extremely grateful that as we got older we brought it back around and became friends again.During those decades in which we went head to head, our anger towards one another was something fierce. I was convinced I hated him. But the opposite of hate is not love. Love and hate are to have feelings. The opposite of that is to not care at all. When people share with me that they ‘hate’ their sibling, deep down inside I want to scream “oh no you don’t.” I keep quiet because I don’t know their actual situation and take the risk of projecting my deep rooted issues upon them. However, it does make me reflect on what my mother said to Nate and me when we got into trouble, “I’m not mad at you; I’m mad at what you did.” Nate passed away 4 years ago today. It’s definitely a day of reflection and stirring up memories. I picked this photo to share because this was part of the good years. I truly wish there were more. I miss you, Nater.

I give cool things another chance: all my designs are distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces created out of items someone no longer needed. Handmade by me so 100% sweatshop free. I keep leftover scraps out of the landfill by shredding them into pillow stuffing.Yes, I’m a tree-hugger. 🌳 Knit wrap & scarf made from sweaters in great condition. Fringe on wrap found in a remnant bin, way in the back of a warehouse.Sutter Larkin is exclusively available @filosano_maury #SutterLarkin. . . . Mesh top is a Sutter Larkin in limbo: can’t decide if I want to keep it for myself or not. Ralph Lauren brown corduroys are a swap find. Belt from San Francisco’s awesome Goodwill that’s no around. Calvin Klein peep is a tribute to my generation.

I give cool things another chance: all my designs are distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces created out of items someone no longer needed. Handmade by me so 100% sweatshop free. I keep leftover scraps out of the landfill by shredding them into pillow stuffing.Yes, I’m a tree-hugger. 🌳 Knit wrap & scarf made from sweaters in great condition. Fringe on wrap found in a remnant bin, way in the back of a warehouse.Sutter Larkin is exclusively available @filosano_maury #SutterLarkin. . . . Mesh top is a Sutter Larkin in limbo: can’t decide if I want to keep it for myself or not. Ralph Lauren brown corduroys are a swap find. Belt from San Francisco’s awesome Goodwill that’s no around. Calvin Klein peep is a tribute to my generation.

When a piece of jewelry from one of my relatives is passed along to me, I love repurposing it so it becomes something that I wear on a regular bases. I work with artists to create custom pieces that are well crafted (and reuse the materials). It’s a collaboration of past and present making my jewelry unique and extra sentimental. .When my grandmother (dad’s side) passed away she left me her wedding ring. I remember her sharing with me, when I was very little, her idea for a new setting she wanted to get: my opinion mattered to her and that was really special to me. She designed her setting and now I designed mine. The design this time was inspired from another ring I had repurposed. When I was gifted a pale sapphire ring from my great grandmother (mom’s side), I designed a setting that wrapped the stone: to protect it and for the look. I wanted the design for the new ring to complement it. I love the way it turned out. I keep staring at them. They look great when worn separately but together…BOOM. The women on both sides of my family are extremely creative. When I wear them I feel like I am Wonder Woman and these are my super power rings.🏻 MUCH thanks to my parents for the best Christmas gift. Love. Love. Love.

When a piece of jewelry from one of my relatives is passed along to me, I love repurposing it so it becomes something that I wear on a regular bases. I work with artists to create custom pieces that are well crafted (and reuse the materials). It’s a collaboration of past and present making my jewelry unique and extra sentimental. .When my grandmother (dad’s side) passed away she left me her wedding ring. I remember her sharing with me, when I was very little, her idea for a new setting she wanted to get: my opinion mattered to her and that was really special to me. She designed her setting and now I designed mine. The design this time was inspired from another ring I had repurposed. When I was gifted a pale sapphire ring from my great grandmother (mom’s side), I designed a setting that wrapped the stone: to protect it and for the look. I wanted the design for the new ring to complement it. I love the way it turned out. I keep staring at them. They look great when worn separately but together…BOOM. The women on both sides of my family are extremely creative. When I wear them I feel like I am Wonder Woman and these are my super power rings.🏻 MUCH thanks to my parents for the best Christmas gift. Love. Love. Love.

My perfect New Year’s Eve: it’s raining outside and the windows are open, Mr. Jones is curled up on my lap, Pink Martini is playing and I have my journal. Time to reflect and set my intentions for the coming year. I’ll be asleep before the ball drops and up early for a sunrise meditation followed by a yoga practice that’s inspired by what my body needs. Self love, baby. Treat yourself with love and you become it. #truth   Here’s to the new year; may your thoughts be clear and loving, may your words be honest and kind, and may your heart be full of courage and compassion.

My perfect New Year’s Eve: it’s raining outside and the windows are open, Mr. Jones is curled up on my lap, Pink Martini is playing and I have my journal. Time to reflect and set my intentions for the coming year. I’ll be asleep before the ball drops and up early for a sunrise meditation followed by a yoga practice that’s inspired by what my body needs. Self love, baby. Treat yourself with love and you become it. #truth Here’s to the new year; may your thoughts be clear and loving, may your words be honest and kind, and may your heart be full of courage and compassion.

That first meeting to discuss the potential of a new creative idea: thump thump goes my heart. What I wore: – Down jacket: inner layer of a @patagonia Men’s Tres Parka. – Rust wool jacket: I got WAY back in the day when I lived on Alberta Street in Portland, OR. It’s over 10 years young. – Grey sweater: @akrisofficial . During my SF days I was a stylist at @nordstrom , based in designer. Yup, that WAS fun. LOVED that job. – Black velvet, Donna Karen pants: clothes swap find. – Cuff bracelet: a Christmas present to myself. Handcrafted by NYC’s very own, @rebeldesignsnyc – White, organic cotton t-shirt: @patagonia

That first meeting to discuss the potential of a new creative idea: thump thump goes my heart. What I wore: – Down jacket: inner layer of a @patagonia Men’s Tres Parka. – Rust wool jacket: I got WAY back in the day when I lived on Alberta Street in Portland, OR. It’s over 10 years young. – Grey sweater: @akrisofficial . During my SF days I was a stylist at @nordstrom , based in designer. Yup, that WAS fun. LOVED that job. – Black velvet, Donna Karen pants: clothes swap find. – Cuff bracelet: a Christmas present to myself. Handcrafted by NYC’s very own, @rebeldesignsnyc – White, organic cotton t-shirt: @patagonia

Once 2 dresses and a pair of slacks now SO much more. I take the unwanted and turn them into the wanted. Distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces were created out of garments someone no longer needed: a skirt and top with matching scarf. Handmade by me so 100% sweatshop free. I keep leftover scraps out of the landfill by shredding them into pillow stuffing. When it comes to taking a sustainable approach, I constantly ask myself “what can I do better?” .Yes, I’m a tree-hugger. Skirt and top available on-line at @filosano_maury#SutterLarkin. . . Accessories from my personal collection. Inquiring on purchasing are accepted.

Once 2 dresses and a pair of slacks now SO much more. I take the unwanted and turn them into the wanted. Distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces were created out of garments someone no longer needed: a skirt and top with matching scarf. Handmade by me so 100% sweatshop free. I keep leftover scraps out of the landfill by shredding them into pillow stuffing. When it comes to taking a sustainable approach, I constantly ask myself “what can I do better?” .Yes, I’m a tree-hugger. Skirt and top available on-line at @filosano_maury#SutterLarkin. . . Accessories from my personal collection. Inquiring on purchasing are accepted.