I decided to start james dry goods as homage to the general store – I love the simple idea of going to town to hear the latest, buy the necessities, and embrace the fellowship of community.
In the early 1900′s, my great-grandfather, whose middle name was James, ran a general store in Alvin, TX. In fact, his store counter is featured in the header of this site and a few of the interior shots are posted here and here.
james dry goods is the modern-day incarnation of the practicality and community of the a general store.
Here are a few things you should know about me:
Raised in Oklahoma, I moved to NYC in 2000 and am now living in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Hate is the only four-letter word I consciously try not to use.
I hate emoticons. And whiners.
I have been to 35 of the 50 United States…and I loved something about each of them.
I like people who create things, are problem solvers, and have a slightly cynical view of the world.
A good glass of wine is great, but I had an Old Man Coors a couple of weeks ago…and that was pretty great too!
james dry goods is a forum for us to share our obsessions, inspirations, and conversations. james dry goods is also home to the Made in America: contemporary project – highlighting designers who are creating fashion for all of us.
Feel free to jump into the mix at anytime and let me know what you’re thinking…drop me a note, like me on fb, follow me pinterest, fly with me on twitter (where I act up the most!) or comment on a post. Can’t wait to add you to my circle of friends!