yes, i’m back yet again to my favorite strip on van brunt in red hook — i just cannot get enough of this block which already has erie basin, red lipstick and fort defiance (and i’m not done, there is at least one more shop i want to profile). the foxy & winston shop is just as whimsy and cheery as the cards and prints that jane buck creates. not too big, and not at all cluttered, the foxy & winston shop features jane’s amazing creations. she makes the most appealing creatures like rats, rabbits, ostriches and zebras (not too cutesy either) with her fantastic hand screening technique, often using bright blues, reds and yellows to highlight her illustrations. even when i’m not at the shop, i seem to gravitate towards the foxy & winston designs without realizing it as i did yesterday when i got a few pitch perfect valentine’s cards at bird.
in addition to so many excellent and original cards printed on gloriously thick card stock and limited edition prints, the foxy & winston shop carries a few other fun things like drawstring muslin bags for laundry or shoes (i got j. some so that he could try to stop piling his dry cleaning shirts up in a random pile — it seems to have worked so far) as well as lots of baby things like tees, onesies, bibs and hats. coming soon, according to her blog, foxy & winston will be rubber stamps and ink pads, as well as some fabric. i have become a bit addicted to stamps so i must go look at those when they arrive.
even though many of my favorite new york places have the foxy & winston product (acorn, environment 337, greenwich letterpress), going to the store and meeting the very british jane is a treat. when k. and i visited in december, jane couldn’t have been lovelier or friendlier. she took us to the back of her space, and showed us some silk screening in action and explained how to do it and what she was going to do next all the while answering the many random 6-year old questions that came her way. for more jane, see hey brooklyn for an interview and design*sponge for a sneak peak of her cozy home. if you need some sweet but not cloying cards for that big heart holiday coming up, i think foxy & winston will save the day. foxy & winston, 392 van brunt street between dikeman and coffey streets, brooklyn, new york, 718.928.4855.