Permanent Collection

In Their Permanent Collection

Saba Parsa

Mariah Nielson & JB Blunk

Mariah Nielson & JB Blunk
On the occasion of Father's Day, Permanent Collection co-founder, Fanny Singer, chatted with her partner, Mariah Nielson, about a favorite object in her personal collection, a piece made by her father, the artist JB Blunk (1926–2002). Mariah speaks to the experience of growing up with a father who was possessed by a relentlessly creative spirit, and how that shaped her life as a child, but also informs her approach to her roles both as Director of the JB Blunk Estate and co-founder of Permanent Collection.

Heta Fell

Heta Fell
This week we wanted to amplify the voice of someone doing some concrete good in the world. We turned to our friend, the London-based cultural changemaker, Heta Fell, to speak to her about her work and—as this series would dictate—her most treasured belonging. Most recently, Heta organized 'New World New Rules,' a fundraising initiative to benefit Plan International's Coronavirus Appeal, which supports at-risk children, especially girls, around the world. 'New World, New Rules' runs through June 14—check it out, buy an artist print, and support this urgent cause.

Emma Lipp

Emma Lipp

This week we spoke with our friend, Emma Lipp, the chef and owner of Valley, a brand new Sonoma restaurant and wine bar. Since we just made 'Acqua e Vino' singles available online—Italian glassware intended for red, white and sparkling wines—we thought there'd be no better person to catch up with than Emma, someone whose taste in wine (and food!) we trust implicitly. We asked Emma what personal possession she would place in her so-called 'Permanent Collection.'

 

Ally Walsh & Casey Wojtalewicz

Ally Walsh & Casey Wojtalewicz
For our first ever couple's feature, we reached out to Ally Walsh and Casey Wojtalewicz, the partners-in-life-and-coffee behind cult Los Angeles roastery, Canyon Coffee. We felt that Valentine's Day gave us the perfect excuse to see what personal object this dream duo would chose to place in their so-called 'Permanent Collection.'

Sloane Crosley

Sloane Crosley
For this week's 'In Her Permanent Collection' feature we caught up with Sloane Crosley, one of the most consistently charming and funny people we know, and incidentally also the bestselling author of I Was Told There’d Be Cake (a 2009 finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor) and the recent essay collection, Look Alive Out There. We asked her to name the one thing she most identifies with her personal 'Permanent Collection'.

Lazuli Whitt

Lazuli Whitt
This week we caught up with Lazuli Whitt, the antique jewelry collector behind Monk EstateWe asked her to name the one thing she most associates with her personal 'Permanent Collection.'

Shinichiro Nakahara

Shinichiro Nakahara
This week we caught up with Shinichiro Nakahara, the design visionary behind Tokyo-based design firm Landscape Products and San Francisco's Playmountain East.

Anna Morton

Anna Morton
We're thrilled to be catching up with Anna Morton, co-founder of Leaves and Flowers, to talk to her about her most treasured possession. 

Eileen Mockus

Eileen Mockus
This week we're especially thrilled to be speaking with Eileen Mockus, the CEO of organic bedding company Coyuchi because her team will be joining us  for a pop-up at our new store at the Marin Country Mart—opening today! Come shop their gorgeous range, November 7–14!

Nancy Wu

Nancy Wu

For this week's "In Her Permanent Collection" we spoke with Nancy Wu, the designer, and co-founder of Building Block. Given her ability to spot unusual and idiosyncratic details in all things design, we couldn't wait to see what possession she’d selected—we suspected it might be something a touch outside the ordinary.

We're thrilled that Building Block will be joining Permanent Collection for a week-long pop-up at our Marin Country Mart Store, December 6–13. Save the date!

Rhea Fontaine

Rhea Fontaine
This week we spoke with Rhea Fontaine, Partner and Gallery Director of Paulson Fontaine Press in Berkeley, California. Given that Rhea's considerable career has involved so much critical looking at art, and collaborative work with artists to help them execute their visions, we were eager to see what possession she would choose to share with us.

Rosa Park

Rosa Park
This week we spoke with Rosa Park, Editor in Chief of Cereal and Director of Francis Gallery. Because Cereal is known for its refined aesthetic and keen editorial sensibility, we were curious to know what possession Rosa would place in her so-called 'Permanent Collection'.

Leigh Patterson

Leigh Patterson
This week we spoke with Austin, Texas-based creative and editorial director, Leigh Patterson. Leigh is the founder of the creative studio, LUCCA, and is the visionary force behind many of our favorite brands and designers. Leigh also runs an ongoing project called The Moon Lists, which started as an online series but evolved into a book  just launched last month! Given that Leigh is someone who thinks about objects of personal importance as much as we do (a question she asks all interviewees for The Moon Lists is to reflect on an object old and new), we were excited to see what she would select for her own 'permanent collection.'

Sam Bakewell

Sam Bakewell
This week we stopped by for a studio visit with the London-based clay artist, Sam Bakewell. Sam has explored the possibilities of clay since childhood—first encountered in grade school, the medium now sits at the core of his practice as the current ceramics resident at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Given that Sam spends his days in the legendary ceramics collection galleries at the V&A, we couldn't help but wonder if the immersion had perhaps swayed his choice of 'permanent collection' thing...

Alisa Grifo

Alisa Grifo
For this week's 'In Their Permanent Collection' we caught up with Alisa Grifo, co-founder of the cult, ever-changing shop, KIOSK. Alisa and her partner Marco ter Haar Romeny travel the world in search of the everyday, ordinary household items, found and used locally but virtually unknown elsewhere. Always on the go and in search of beautiful things, we couldn't wait to see what Alisa would choose as her permanent thing.

Claire Ptak

Claire Ptak
This week, we caught up with the brilliant cookbook author and superstar pastry chef (not to mention the owner of London's cult bakery Violet), Claire Ptak...one of whose many claims to fame is having been picked by Meghan Markle to craft her infamous wedding cake. We were eager to know what personal possession Claire would place in her so-called 'Permanent Collection'.

Amy Revier

Amy Revier
This week we caught up with weaver, sculptor, and textile artist Amy Revier. This Texas-native's London home—a Deco apartment adjacent to Hampstead Heath—is filled with so many beautiful objects and artful details, we couldn't imagine the pressure of having to choose just one thing for a 'Permanent Collection'...

Kajsa Ståhl

Kajsa Ståhl
For this week's edition of 'In Her Permanent Collection,' we spoke with Kajsa Ståhl, a brilliant graphic designer, and one-quarter of the London-based design collective, Åbäke. We asked her to tell us about the one possession in her 'permanent collection' she treasures most. 

Kitty Travers

Kitty Travers
This week we spoke with Kitty Travers, ice cream confectioner and founder of our favorite ice cream shop in London, La Grotta Ices.

Aleishall Girard

Aleishall Girard

For this week's edition of 'In Her Permanent Collection' we got in touch with our friend, the Berkeley-based artist and designer, Aleishall Girard Maxon. Granddaughter of celebrated designer, Alexander Girard—and creator of one of our custom wrapping papers!—Aleishall told us the story of the one thing she most identifies with her so-called 'Permanent Collection'...

Cathy Bailey

Cathy Bailey
We're counting down the days to the second annual Heath Make Good Market (in which Permanent Collection is thrilled to participate for the first time!), so we decided to reach out to Cathy Bailey, co-owner of the iconic Bay Area tableware and tile company, Heath, to see what personal belonging she would place in her so-called 'Permanent Collection.'

Martino Gamper

Martino Gamper
This week, we reached out to our friend and collaborator, Martino Gamper, an internationally-renowned Italian designer based in London. We suspect the set of Acqua e Vino glasses he designed for us might be the 'Permanent Collection object' for many—but we wondered what personal belonging he would nominate for himself.

Simone Bodmer-Turner

Simone Bodmer-Turner
For this week's 'In Her Permanent Collection' series, we reached out to one of our favorite makers, the New York-based ceramic artist, Simone Bodmer-Turner, who's currently in residency at Shiro Oni Studio in Japan. In her work, Simone frequently draws inspiration from ancient objects in the permanent collections of museums like the Metropolitan—we were eager to see what personal possession she would choose to place in her figurative 'Permanent Collection.'

Momoko Mizutani

Momoko Mizutani
This week we spoke with our friend, Momo, owner of the beloved design shop, Momosan, located on a sweet little stretch of East London's Wilton Way. Because we covet just about everything in her store—not to mention admire her innate sense of style—we were curious to know what possession she would place in her so-called 'Permanent Collection'.

Hannah Goldfield

Hannah Goldfield
For this week's 'In Her Permanent Collection' series, we spoke with New Yorker food critic, Hannah Goldfield. We caught up with her—between meals—to learn more about the possession she treasures most.

Christine Nielson

Christine Nielson
This week we sat down with Christine Nielson, the mother of Permanent Collection co-founder, Mariah Nielson, and founder of luxury organic bedding company, Coyuchi. Because all of Permanent Collection's jewelry designs derive from Christine's personal collection of J.B. Blunk creations, we were excited to see what she would choose.

Veronica Ditting

Veronica Ditting
This week, we reached out to London-based art director and designer, Veronica Ditting. We were eager to hear what one possession this powerhouse creative would place in her personal 'Permanent Collection.'

Renee Friedrich

Renee Friedrich
This week, we reached out to Renee Friedrich, owner of the beloved San Francisco shop, Anaïse, and someone we'd trust to decorate our dream home (and dress us head to toe). We were, needless to say, excited to hear what one thing she'd place in her personal 'Permanent Collection'.

Su Wu

Su Wu
This week, we reached out to Su Wu, a curator and writer based in Mexico City and the author or our favorite blog-cum-Instagram feed, @imrevolting. Su, tell us what one thing you would choose to place in your personal 'Permanent Collection'.

Jacqueline West

Jacqueline West
This week, we caught up with acclaimed Hollywood costume designer, Jacqueline West. Described by Brad Pitt as a 'method costumer,' West does deep research to create looks for characters that will convincingly – and atmospherically – situate them in a given historical period. We were eager to see what personal belonging she would choose to place in her so-called 'Permanent Collection'.

Leslie Williamson

Leslie Williamson
Photographer Leslie Williamson travels often to shoot the remarkable interiors and belongings of her subjects. Given that she's been inside the homes and personal collections of some of the greatest artists, designers and tastemakers who've ever lived, we were especially curious to hear which of her possessions would make the cut...

Christina Kim

Christina Kim
This week, we called on Christina Kim, the legendary artist & designer behind cult fashion label, dosa, to nominate an object she would place in her personal 'Permanent Collection'.

Gabriela Cámara

Gabriela Cámara
This week's 'In Her Permanent Collection' is dedicated to the woman behind some of the best food in North AND Central America, the celebrated chef and restaurateur, Gabriela Cámara, owner of Contramar in Mexico City and Cala in San Francisco.

Thessaly La Force

Thessaly La Force
This week, we caught up with New York-based author and editor, Thessaly La Force, who currently serves as the Features Director of T Magazine.

Heather Sperling

Heather Sperling
This week, we caught up with Heather Sperling, co-owner of our favorite new spot to eat in Los Angeles, Botanica restaurant. In the wake of her Silver Lake eatery's first birthday festivities last week, we talked about the objects we most cherish...

Francis Upritchard

Francis Upritchard
Introducing 'In Their Permanent Collection,' a weekly series of stories about the personal belongings people love the most. This week, we've asked celebrated, London-based artist Francis Upritchard to weigh in to start us off... 

SHIPPING AND RETURNS POLICY

Permanent Collections offers UPS Ground shipping on all U.S. domestic orders. International shipping to Canada and Europe is available via DHL and UPS.

Orders are processed one time per week, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. All orders ship from Berkeley, CA. Availability of products is not guaranteed. If you have ordered an item that is not available or that is delayed, we will notify you via email or telephone. When your order is processed, you will receive a shipment confirmation email with the shipping tracking number. Residents of California will pay state tax on their purchase (8.75%)

Expected arrival date for international orders is approximately 10-14 days from the order date. For international orders, a customs duty will be charged to you depending upon the country in which you reside and the cost of the product you have ordered. Permanent Collection is NOT responsible for payment of this duty. Please consult an online duties calculator before placing your order, as this charge could amount to a few hundred additional dollars for which you will be liable.

HOW TO RETURN

Should you wish to return an item, it must be in unused, unworn, unwashed, unaltered, and in undamaged condition and returned within 30 days of purchase. All returns must include original packaging: any boxes, hangers, garment bags, and other packaging materials.

To begin the return process, please contact us at customerservice@permanentcollection.com. We will then email you a return UPS shipping label and a return packing slip for you to mark with the reason(s) for your return. Repackage the item(s) you would like to return and place the prepaid UPS return label on the outside of the box you’ll ship back to us at:

Drop off your shipment at a UPS Store (find your nearest store at www.ups.com) or at any UPS facility.

As soon as we receive your return, we’ll let you know in an e-mail and make sure that your refund is processed within 7 days. It may take up to 14 business days from the date we process your refund for it reflect on your original form of payment.

We reserve the right to deny refunds if the merchandise returned does not meet our return policy requirements.

ALL SALE ITEMS ARE FINAL SALE. NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES WILL BE ACCEPTED.


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