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Jess interviews Jane

My turn to interview Jane!  We had such fun last week that we thought you would want to know a little bit more about Janie.  Have a lovely weekend! - Jess

Photograph by Bryan Gardner

Jane Likes:

Firm handshakes

PG Tips Tea

Boiled Egg and Soldiers

Reading about the Mitford Family

Watching Ice Skating and Ribbon Gymnastics

Hotel beds


Bird Chatter

Indian Food

Flat Whites and Cheese Scones but ONLY in New Zealand

Click-tastic Khoisan Languages


Daniel Craig in a Tuxedo

Historical Fiction

Winnie The Pooh

Andy Goldsworthy


Period Drama

The Archers


Goeff Lloyd’s Hometime Show

Walkers Cheese & Onion Crisps

Watching YouTube Marathons of Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Shooting Stars

Hearing anything on the subject of Dogging

Desert Island Discs every Sunday

Dr Hauschka face products - my one weakness

Kath & Kim and Outrageous Fortune TV marathons

Going to the beach

Obsessing about Morgellon’s Disease

Squirrels stealing from vending machines

Bronzing Balls

Mary Portas

Laughing Cow Triangles

Jane Dislikes:

Vocal runs

Getting wet sleeves

Skat singing

Interpretive dance


Lady Ga-Ga

Keira Knightly

Competitive Sports

Ironic facial hair

Litter dropping - bones especially


Public displays of affection

Any exercise that makes one out of breath

Receiving manicures and pedicures

Poor quality hair pieces

Line cutters in Museums

Open mouthed gum chewing

Smelly food on public transport or in the Movies

Drivers who change lanes without indicating.

Favorite part about being the Owner of Foxy & Winston:
Working in Red Hook, getting to take my dog to work, varied fun and interesting clients, being creative for a living and curating my little shop.

10/01/1972. And I’m a Libra.

Favorite color:

Favorite drink:
Hendricks Gin

Favorite author:
Somerset Maugham

Favorite Illustrator:
Male : Edward Gorey Female:  Lisbeth Zwerger

Favorite designer: Virginia Johnson

Hero: Frank Lloyd Wright

Movies you can watch over and over again:
Billy Liar, Withnail and I, Babe, Dirty Dancing, Murial’s Wedding

TV Shows:
Mad Men, Downton Abbey, Lark Rise to Candleford, Forbrydelsen (The Killing) This is England,

Guilty Pleasure:
Watching Titanic, Storage Wars, Barbara Streisand Movies

Dessert Island Discs: (You must pick 8 tracks and then decide which one you would keep if all but one washed away)

1. Old Cape Cod - Patti Page

2. Going to California - Led Zeppelin

3. Do you really want to hurt me - Culture Club

4. Stayin’ alive - The Bee Gees

5. There is a light that never goes out - The Smiths

6. Slide Away - Oasis

7. Enjoy the silence - Depeche Mode

8. Disco 2000 - Pulp

I’d Keep Zeppelin if the rest washed away…

What Book would you bring with you to said Island?
Hemingway’s a Moveable Feast…oooh and The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter

Death Row Food:
1st course: Fried Calamari
2nd course: Penne a la vodka
3rd course: chocolate covered potato chips

Introducing Foxy & Winston's new Studio Director

I’m thrilled skinny to announce we’ve grown! I’ve recently signed on a new studio director to work beside and I couldn’t be more excited. Introducing, Jessica Vanderberg!

Recently, I sat down with Jess and got to know a little bit more about her.

Jess Likes:

deli/gas station coffee
Connecticut style lobster rolls
extinguishing matches in water
the pacific northwest
new toothpaste containers
binge TV watching
hotel bars
pretending not to notice celebrities on the street
IMDB black holes
hand clapping in songs
three part harmony
Jess Dislikes:
revolving doors
onstage all-star jams (however, this does not include “super-groups” like The Traveling Wilburys or Monsters of Folk)
getting out of the shower
thin apartment walls
the beach
waiting in line
line cutters
teething babies
glamping or camping or having to sleep outside my own bed for any reason whatsoever 
spicy food
Favorite part about being the Studio Director at Foxy & Winston:
Jess: Aside from working with clients, managing the daily operations of the studio and spending time in Red Hook…our Phil Collins lunch breaks and watching old British TV shows on YouTube really make my job the most fun.
9/7/79.  born: 7 lbs. 9 oz. at 9:34 PM (3+4=7). I’m all 9’s and 7’s. And I’m a Virgo.  
Favorite color:
Pink, definitely Pink
Favorite drink:
lemonade and Bailey’s, though not together.
Favorite author:
Maurice Sendak
Favorite designer:
Jane Buck
Jim Henson
Dessert Island Discs: (You must pick 8 tracks and then decide which one you would keep if all but one washed away)
Jess: I think the exercise here is to keep your spirits up - so none of these are necessarily “serious” choices of best songs ever…just a disclaimer. 
What Book would you bring with you to said Island?
Movies you can watch over and over again:
Selena, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, Almost Famous and The Royal Tennenbaums
TV Shows:
Twin Peaks, Mistresses, Fringe, Parks and Recreation

Guilty Pleasure:
See “movie you can watch over and over again” answers one and two.  Additionally, looking in apartment windows and saying “must be nice”, regardless of what it looks like - no, not creepy at all. And anything starring Michael Fassbender
Death Row Food:
1st course: Poutine 
2nd course: Linguini with Clam Sauce
3rd course: Duck confit with some kind of melty cheese gratin
Dessert: Dark chocolate covered pretzels or sour watermelons
(I think I’ve covered all the food groups).
Come stop in and say hello - Jess is looking forward to meeting you all! 

Happy New year!

Good morning 2012! I for one am pretty pleased to see the back of 2011 and welcome the new year with open arms!

I never keep (or even remember) my resolutions each year, so this time I thought if I wrote them down it might keep me in check. Hopefully this time next year I will look back and have achieved at least 5 of them (keeping it real) here goes….

  • Learn to use my camera properly and take MUCH better photos (start by reading the manual?) 
  • Hang that blessed CUSTOM WEDDINGS sign outside my shop!
  • Get better use out of my expensive archival inkjet printer (manual??)
  • Buy a Serger and make some use of my Fashion Degree by making a few clothes
  • Have printed running yardage available (upholster a chair for the shop window)
  • Work on a new line of Organic Cotton Voile Crib bedding for next holiday season
  • Create a new digital line of paper goods - cards, calender, journals etc..
  • Finish my Letterpress Weddings Collection once and for all!
  • Formulate a digital template based on my 2010 Family Tree Design
  • Design an Animal Alphabet for posters and small limited archival runs
  • Create a portfolio of prints for Licensing
  • Illustrate a Children’s Book
  • Hire an employee to help with all of the above
  • Take a vacation somewhere warm (England /New Zealand does not count)
  • Practice more Yoga and work less hours

I know! it’s a big list which is why I only aim to cross off 5 of them, then if I achieve more I’ll get a major pat on the back!