Ma Crush Monday: Jessica Barensfeld: Jeweler and Plant Lover

Crushing is an understatement. We're swooning over designer Jessica Barensfeld, and her beautiful family for this week's #MA CRUSH. Click through to learn a few things about this illuminating Brooklynite. 

We met Jessica years ago in her Williamsburg live/work space- an introduction made by her close friend and artist, Fanny Gentle. We became obsessed with her hand knit, embroidered and collaged necklaces . We were taken with the gorgeous, sun-drenched and artfully-arranged urban jungle she created with her now-husband, Simon Howell. The couple also owns the handcrafted, Alpaca beanie label, Lynn and Lawrence . Adding to their beautiful home of beautiful things, they made a darling baby boy. Jessica took a moment to tell us about him and answer #thesamethreequestions. 

1.PS: Tell us a bit what's behind your children's names:

Lakota Cass, 6 months

J: Lakota - means friend and ally and is also one of the seven Sioux tribes. Simon (Lakota's dad) met a tribe elder in North Dakota awhile back and when we were considering names he proposed Lakota. We love how the name sounds and the strength it represents. 

Cass -  We were considering Casper as a first name but it got shortened to Cass as a middle name instead. It's cool and easy.

 Lakota Cass: friend + ally. 

Lakota Cass: friend + ally. 

2.PS: Can you share a few of your Motherhood Favorites?  

J: A short list of things I love: 

Swedish Dream Salt Soaps & Candles. (I buy in bulk) 

Frozen Grapes / green & purple (grapes are the greatest things in the world - frozen).

Plants.(I'm a plant lover!)  Sprout Home in Brooklyn and Spielberg Nursery in Amagansett are two of my favorite plant spots.  

Baby clothes. I wish I could get every single piece from Nature Baby. 

Sunnies. RAEN.

The nicest selection of beautiful yarns (I love to knit). Purl Soho.

 

3. PS: Would you mind sharing a SCRIBBLE? (a doodle, a recipe, a poem- anything!) 

  Jeweler's hands, green thumb.   

 Jeweler's hands, green thumb.

 

 Simon + Lakota play footsie in the lush loft.

Simon + Lakota play footsie in the lush loft.

 A wooly hat from the  Lynn and Lawrence  look book. 

A wooly hat from the Lynn and Lawrence look book. 

 Babes x 3.

Babes x 3.

 Apple of her eye. 

Apple of her eye. 

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