Posted by anna at Friday, July 18, 2014
Stack up some summer cool.
xo, miss anna
Plain Jane Bracelet, Changeling Necklace, Ear Cuff, Mignon Memory Ring, Classic Hammered Ring, Tomboy, Tiny Dancer Studs and Catbird Heart Ring.
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I think a staycation is definitely in order because I'd very much like to light a Campfire candle and soak in this tub. With a whiskey.
Posted by Leigh at Monday, July 14, 2014
Oh, to be clean and clever, it's a true gift! Speaking of gifts, pile up a couple of bars, tie with a big fat bow, et FIN. We make it easy.
Bonjour Monsieur soap, available in store and online, $9
Posted by Rony @ catbird at Thursday, July 03, 2014
We're invited to our friends' house in Asbury Park for this holiday weekend and I am coming equipped with sparklers for everyone and a beach-y candle for our lovely hosts.
Happy Fourth, Kittens!!
Posted by Stephanie at Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Summer is my favorite time of year! The days are longer, the nights are warm, and it's totally acceptable to eat ice cream as often as you like. Whether you're lounging at the beach, chilling by a pool, barbecuing in the sun, or cruising around town, there's nothing like a perfect summer soundtrack.
I did a quick poll of the birdettes for their favorite summer tunes and compiled them (along with some of my personal favorites) into a playlist. We hope you use it wisely...aka while you're drinking pina coladas and flirting with summer babes.
Pools and palm trees,
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Tuesday, July 01, 2014
July, the month of escapes to Rockaway, fireworks, beer the color of sunshine and melty ice cream cones. Straight from the shop, our Kittens Jess and Stephanie share their picks for our favorite month.
Steph's beauty routine is going dark(!) with Rituel de Fille's Forbidden Lipstick in Shadow Self. "This shade to me is a sort of goth summer look, and can be lightened up by layering on top of a peach or pink lip stain." And on the subject of layering, the lingering scent of Summer Solstice bath bar mixed with Nova Chakra parfum is her July calling card. Light florals with Bulgarian rose and hints of tobacco musk and leather--a solid choice for this Brooklyn heat.
Jess is going with classic rings and simple silhouettes. Check out her golden #catbirdstack: classic hammered ring, twisted stacker, Bittersweet's famous letter ring, diamond baguette, threadbare and opal teardrop. Topped off with a few tomboys and a Bittersweet's Boo ring. Did you catch all of that? Check out our stacking guide for the breakdown.
And don't forget to share your summer #catbirdstacks with us, tag us at @catbirdnyc
Posted by Rony @ catbird at Friday, June 27, 2014
Before our fair city acquires her very, er... distinctive summer fragrance, she is bathed in the most delightful scent of Linden trees. Right now - very early summer - the smell is everywhere and I find myself deeply inhaling it. This season is sweet, yet oh-so-short, and needs to be appreciated at every turn.
Have an beautiful weekend everyone!!
Posted by RayRay at Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Our very own, Stephanie, along with her stone cold fox bandmates just released a super bad ass EP today. While we embarrass her by blaring it in the store (and on our iPods on the train), you should give it a listen as well. Template Hair, released via Manimal Records, is available here or in the handy playlist below. You are so welcome for your new girl crush.
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Our Kitten (and studio manager!) Candice attended Coney Island's Mermaid Parade outfitted in the most mystical creation I've possibly ever laid eyes on. A former costume designer, her inspiration came from Luna Park, the recently resurrected theme park notorious for its unlucky history.
The result is a pretty genius blend of the boardwalk's old-fashioned bathing suits and Luna's illuminated pinwheels, electric towers, and side shows. Amazing.
Images c/o Getty and New York Magazine
Posted by Leigh at Monday, June 16, 2014
In which the magic is revealed, the curtain pulled back, and the old and the new waltz happily together to my favorite kind of tune.
Claudia Cardinale, on the set of Visconti's The Leopard, 1963, found via LSD's Pinterest
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Friday, June 13, 2014
It's Friday the 13th, which means we're swapping cocktails for a night in with Black Cats & Evil Eyes by Chloe Rhodes. Under the full Strawberry Moon, you'll find our noses buried in this history of the most widely spread superstitions. From the true power of a swan feather to when crossing your fingers really works, hundreds of beliefs are traced to their origin.
And in the sprit of good fun, we're pairing this book club session with our Bittersweets 13 Pinky Ring.
Black Cats & Evil Eyes available here
Posted by anna at Thursday, June 12, 2014
Summer is in full swing. We bet you have weddings, birthdays, graduations and many barbecues to attend. Be the best guest and gift the hostess one of these neat John Derian decoupage handmade glass catch-all dishes and trays.
See all John Derian objects we carry HERE.
- miss anna
Posted by Rony @ catbird at Monday, June 09, 2014
...who published her first crossword in The Times at age 19 and gets to talk to Will Shortz about what is, and is not, a thing. Anna, want to have Sunday breakfast with me?
via Opening Ceremony
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Because today finally felt like a Brooklyn summer -- 80 degrees of heat cooled by an evening rain -- here are a few things that taste like summer:
1. peach iced tea
2. corner store ice pops, like the one I had today courtesy of Darla
3. photos by Mark Borthwick, whose color and mood bring to mind the mellow days ahead**
** this last one is a case of synesthesia
Posted by Leigh at Monday, June 02, 2014
Let's make some waaaaa-waaaaa Theremin (or, Theremini!) music together, you, me, and the memory of Clara Rockmore, "premiere artiste of the electronic museum medium." Now, if that's not a dream date, I don't know is. Waaaaa-waaaaaa...
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Thursday, May 29, 2014
#tbt to two weeks ago, when chief #catbirdette Rony made an appearance on New York Observer's Brooklyn Influentials list. Excitement over the article coining her "The Baubler" was topped only by the company. Athena Calderone and Kate Young? YES! Molly Guy, Alexa Chung, and Chloë Sevigny? Cool, cool.
It was a girl crush dream of sorts. The end!
Posted by Stephanie at Wednesday, May 28, 2014
I can't take credit for discovering this Aussie babe. I overheard our very own lunch lady, Ash, playing Courtney Barnett in the shop and I swooped in demanding (politely of course) to know who it was. Her playful lyrics and chill vibes make me feel like I should be drinking beers in the sunshine with friends while laying in a hammock. Very specific, I know. But take a listen, you'll have visions of sunny buzzy days in no time.
Here's a video for my favorite track, Avant Gardener, where she talks about gardening, asthma attacks, and smoking bongs:
Listen to her full album, The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas here:
(image via pitchfork.com)
Posted by anna at Thursday, May 22, 2014
Congratulations! Hear-Hear! Felicitations! Hip-Hip Hooray! Salut! Best Wishes!
Sparklettes, Moon & Stars Prize Ribbon, Deborah Lippmann, Dorothy Parker Flask, A Tiny Celebration, Royal Rose Syrup, Whistle Keychain.
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Thursday, May 22, 2014
I was once told that given 5 minutes flat to run out the door, a girl should reach for blush above all else. Why? Because a flush of color = instant pretty. Taking said beauty mantra to heart, Olio E Sasso #2 Melon will definitely turn me into a dewy sun-kissed goddess not unlike this runway beauty.
Okay, wishful thinking. But a moisturizing balm with ingredients I've actually heard of? #yesplease
Apply with clean fingertips to lip and cheek, layering to intensify color.
Photo: Valentino F/W 2013 Runway
Posted by Rony @ catbird at Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Garance Doré has the most lovely article on her blog this week. I highly recommend it. Have a look:
... it’s also very cool to just love your job as it is, to love the place where you live, and the world you’ve created for yourself, whatever that may be.
It’s cool to just have an awesome shop without having to turn it into a worldwide chain – Colette is a great example of that, by the way. It’s cool to just be the best neighborhood baker, without necessarily wanting to write thirty cookbooks about it. It’s even cool to not work at all. Come on, what? If you have enough money and you’re happy, why not?
Pic from Fawn DeViney.
Posted by Stephanie at Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Spring has finally sprung. Buds are blooming, layers are being shed, and it feels like we're all slowly waking up from that nightmare of a winter. Beck's new album Morning Phase seems to mirror that transition: dreamy, a bit somber (ugh, all that residual winter angst!), but sweetened with hopeful melodies. We're digging it. You might, too. Listen along below.
Posted by Sriya Karumanchi at Wednesday, May 14, 2014
We personally have our eye on this day-to-night number by Opening Ceremony. Picturing it with a rose gold stack and perhaps a Ballerina Bracelet or two. Classic never looked so good.
#ottepop is at 193 Bedford Avenue
Posted by Rony @ catbird at Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Despite the fact that none of us (what!!?) were at the Met Gala last night, we feel pretty connected to it since lavender-haired Nicole Richie was wearing Catbird there. Plus some serious side boob.
Via US Weekly.