Urban Outfitters Collaboration


Remember how I said I was working on a big collaboration that was consuming my life last month? Well, blood*, sweat, and tears paid off and today I can happily tell you that my collaboration with Urban Outfitters’ Urban Renewal line is out today! Three exclusive necklaces made with my hand-formed concrete beads alongside vintage glass beads.

These babies are limited edition, so get ‘em while they last!

Shout out to my girl Katie for helping me with these, I couldn’t have done it without her.

*literally, sanding that many concrete beads I sanded the hell out of my fingers, oof.

New Jewelry: Kate Miss x Will Steinman Recycled Wood Necklaces

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Sometime earlier in the year, or maybe even last year, Will came home from work one day with a little wooden bead he’d made at work from scrap wood. He gave it to me and thought I could figure out what to do with it. I strung it on a piece of bright red suede and it quickly became a staple necklace for me. People stop me all the time to ask where it’s from and how they can get one – so I started bugging him to make more so I could sell them. Needless to say it took ages for this to finally come to fruition, but it was worth the wait. So in stock now are these beautiful necklaces – hand cut and sanded by Will. The wood is recycled from offcuts  – each one beautifully unique with hints of paint and wood glue in slightly varying rectangular shapes. Lightweight and easy to wear every day, these necklaces come with your choice of two different cord materials in four different colors: red or charcoal grey suede, marigold or black nylon. The cord is adjustable from about 14″ long, so you can wear it long or short.

I’m excited to have a collaboration with my husband and hope we do more in the future! And yes, a real jewelry release is in the works in time for the holidays, life is just in the way lately!

Weekly Music

Alt-J’s new album This Is All Yours is incredibly varied and interesting. Sometimes I’m not sure if I love or hate albums that are all over the place, but in this case I like it upon a few listens – it’s like listening to a great mix in a way. Three very different songs from the album to give you a taste of what I mean.

I put a song on my September mix, but I wanted to elaborate here how much I love the new self-titled Ryan Adams album. It’s weird to say as I’ve never considered myself a fan, but I guess I’ve never known his music, really. I had an idea of what it was and hadn’t give it much attention until I started hearing songs on KCRW. It’s a good one to blast and sing along with after a long day on the drive home from work.

Lastly, I have two music-related podcast episodes to recommend! The first is an NPR All Songs Considered episode, an interview with producer John Congleton. If you’re into the way songs are made and interested in the way the brain of someone who sets the tone for great albums works, you’ll dig it as much as I did. I love love hearing musicians and producers talk about what influenced them when they were young, too, and his examples are so funny and great. Secondly, a recent episode of Radiolab re-hashed an episode of Meet the Composer that I thought was so great. It focuses on composer John Luther Adams, whom I knew nothing about, and his interesting and complex pieces rooted in nature. Both worth a listen!