Save The Date! Mud Talks : The Retail Renaissance
Moderator: Ingrid Abramovitch, Executive Editor, Elle Decor
Panelists: Shelley Simpson, Mud Australia Ceramics; Michele Varian, Michele Varian Shop; Sarah Zames, General Assembly Design, Assembly Line Shop
Location: Café Kitsuné, 112 Bond Street (capacity for 100 people)
Date: Saturday May, 18th
Time: 3:30-4:30PM Panel Talk with Q&A, followed by a reception

Ingrid Abramovitch, Executive Editor, Elle Decor will moderate a lively panel talk and reception with Atlantic Avenue shop owners Shelley Simpson, Founder & Creative Director of Mud Australia, the porcelain homewares brand with a penchant for color and craftsmanship, alongside its neighbor on the avenue, Michele Varian, whose home goods store serves as a treasure trove  for many locally made and one-of-a-kind products, as well as Sarah Zames, principal of design firm Design Assembly and co-founder of Assembly Line.

The discussion will center on how our commercial corridor is home to a multitude of small, independently owned, Brooklyn-based design businesses, most of which are women-owned. Hear the stories of how this small stretch of Atlantic Avenue became a design destination and how to foster and sustain similar small businesses and communities.


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