Products and Services by Simon’s Rock Alumni (December 2012)
Disclaimer: Bard College at Simon's Rock has not vetted and is not endorsing any of the products or services found on this list, or descriptions thereof.
To have your work added here, please e-mail information to firstname.lastname@example.org Most listings below are in the words of the artisan or service provider.
Molly Howitt de St. Andre ‘96
At Moho Designs, we do all our screen making and printing by hand in our home-grown studio. Each design is made specifically to compliment the color, cut, and contours of the particular garment or textile on which it is screen-printed. We also work in partnership with small businesses, organizations, and individuals to create custom apparel for events or retail.
Harry Zernike ‘82
I sell a magazine for cyclists online. A few other things as well. "9W is a journal of cycling photography and writing named for route 9W, cyclist’s best-known escape route from New York City-- loved, hated, endured; training ground, test piece, and springboard to farther-flung cycling exploits. Accordingly, we feature stories and pictures of cycling culture both local and around the world."
They're at http://9wmag.com/shop/
Julie (McKay) Covert ‘84
I have two books that I have published (one under my maiden name of McKay and more recently one under my married name of Covert.)
BOOK: Art of Winter: A Photographic Essay by Julie M Covert [July 2012, Whitehead Press, hard cover, 96 pages, 978-0-9853690-0-2 $38]. This year’s perfect holiday gift is Art of Winter. Celebrate the beauty that winter creates with ice and snow with this beautifully presented volume containing over 160 enthralling photographs along with two essays about the delights of winter. Surprising plays of light and sculptures of ice are the reward for braving bone-chilling temperatures. These images are a feast for the eyes and will captivate the senses. Praised by nationally respected photographers, this unique volume will delight anyone with an interest in the photography, nature, the Great Lakes, or who is awed by winter’s forces.
BOOK: The Insightful Body: Healing with SomaCentric Dialoguing [January 2010, Singing Dragon, paperback, 256 pages, 978-1-84819-030-6, $24.95], teaches therapists how to help clients become more aware of the messages their bodies try to communicate to them, which creates a deeper level of healing. The SomaCentric Dialoguing system offers therapists simple yet effective techniques for improving communication with their clients, and for helping clients understand and articulate the messages of their body. Learn about how individuals communicate and process information in different ways. In this book, McKay describes how therapists can identify each client’s unique language blend, and how they can use this knowledge to encourage them to become more in tune with, and more able to express, their body’s needs.
Excerpts and ordering information is available online www.JulieMCovert.com or order from your favorite bookstore.
Rob Johnston ‘84
My website features my Mixed Media 21st Century Folk Art and includes various works at all pricing levels. The name of my company is Johnston America and you can buy my work directly through my website: www.johnstonamerica.com
You can also find me on Facebook by searching for Johnston America there.
Catherine Schane-Lydon ‘80
And be looking soon for Toccata Blocks in a music or toy store near you!
Delano Lopez ‘87
Why the Star Wars Prequels Sucked, and Why It Matters. A Polemic on Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics. With Lightsabers. http://www.lulu.com/shop/delano-lopez/why-the-star-wars-prequels-sucked-and-why-it-matters/paperback/product-20543705.html
Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself. A children's activity book for grades 4-7. http://nomad.bookstore.ipgbook.com/amazing-solar-system-projects-you-can-build-yourself-products-9781934670002.php?page_id=21
Minna Bromberg ‘88
CDs (or stickers with a download code if you'd prefer to give a downloadable version) plus voice finding sessions and a new not-yet-published offering: custom lullabies! (We talk, you tell me what's most in your heart to convey in song and I write a song of soothing for you or a loved one).
My newest CD (which I think is my best one :)) is at: http://minnabromberg.com/listen/
Folks can also find my music on iTunes or at cdbaby.com
Ken Eppstein ‘88
Prageeta Sharma ‘89
Sydney Francis ‘89
High-quality health products and nutritional supplements: www.bhipglobal.com/sbfrancis
DNA-repair products, including skin repair and internal repair:
I have aligned my business to donate to some non-profits. 30% of my sales will be divided between the following non-profits: Childhelp and Pine Forest School (a Waldorf School in Flagstaff, AZ)!
Par Scott ‘90
I am a massage therapist and acupuncturist in the Boston area (Brookline), and would be happy to offer two for one on treatments through the holiday season. This means you can get a one hour massage and a gift certificate for a friend, or for coming back in January yourself (or just get two gifts). Price is $90. My website is parscott.com, or I can be reached at email@example.com.
Jehanna Zell ‘91
My website is www.jehanazell.com. It is all handmade jewelry, mostly freshwater pearls with sterling. I do some custom work as well. Thanks!
Patrick McGinley ‘91
Brief Description of product(s) and/or Service(s): Patrick McGinley ('91-'95), aka murmer, has been working with sound, performance, and radio since 1996. He specializes in field-recording and found sound, and has also hosted the field-recording based radio show Framework for over 10 years. His work is about small discoveries and concentrated attention; it focuses on the framing of the sounds around us which normally pass through our ears unnoticed and unremarked, but which out of context become unrecognizable, alien and extraordinary: crackling charcoal, a squeaking escalator, a buzzing insect, or one’s own breath. His compositions have been published by record labels from around the world, and many of them are available directly from his website, along with many free downloads, information about upcoming concerts and activities, and links to his radio show and other projects. There is also a contact form - please get in touch and say hello!
Find it here: http://www.murmerings.com
Anne Thalheimer ‘91
I make custom sized and designed hats (and, now, bags and other odds and ends). My one-of-a-kind work is visible on my Etsy site and my custom design monster hats are available from mymonsterhat.com, where you can build and order your very own custom monster hat. My Etsy site has my comics and original drawings as well.
Mishka Shubaly ‘92
Fixes guitars, published kindle stories.
Jason McCloskey ‘93
I make bespoke furniture and skis: www.flitchstudios.com
Kelly Pitts ‘93
Brooklyn Acupuncture Nook is the husband-wife team of Michael Pingicer (acupuncturist) and Kelly Pitts (massage therapist). Offering therapeutic massage, acupuncture, and Chinese herbs in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY for over 12 years. Specialties include deep tissue, prenatal, sports/medical massage for chronic pain and repetitive strain injuries. Gift certificates available for 60 or 90-minute massage sessions with Kelly.
Louise Powers ‘93
- Qi Healing & Qi Gong instruction
- Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Doula services
- Interfaith Minister - Weddings, Civil Unions, Handfastings, Blessings
- Custom Fascinators for Bridal & Everyday - Sexy & Sophisticated
- Traditional Tasty Treats with a Twist
- Banana Bread
- Death by Shortbread (Shortbread, Caramel, & Dark Chocolate Ganache sprinkled with Pink Himalayan Salt)
Val Ferrier ‘94
I do cross stitch, some ready-made, but mostly custom, through my shop on Etsy:
Amy Lavine ‘98
Product/Service: I have a store in Hudson, NY and sell art supplies & stationery: http://www.sketchhudson.com/
River Kelley ‘07
My blog can be found at www.riverdragonceramics.blogspot.com. I write mostly about ceramics, and occasionally about other adventures. I often post pictures of work in progress and recently finished work.
My Etsy shop can be found at www.etsy.com/shop/RiverdragonCeramics. It's a little slim on merchandise just at the moment, but I'm expecting to add more to my shelves in the next couple of weeks before the holiday.
If you want to contact me directly, I'm still using my Simon's Rock email, which is firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRESENT AND PAST STAFF AND FACULTY
Crazy colorful & playful mixed media handmade fine art and African beaded jewelry. I just started these sites this week actually so they are still a work in progress:
The limited edition merchandise that celebrates the 45th anniversary of Simon’s Rock is almost sold out. All merchandise was designed and made by alumna Molly Howitt de St. Andre ’96 of Moho Designs. See sweatshirts and other great items on the Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SimonsRock45gear