Last night the founders of Spoonflower, Stephen and Gart, were in New York City to be honored at Martha Stewart's American Made Awards. It was incredible to be included in a class of such talented makers, and fun to meet our fellow honorees in-person at the event.
Here's a behind the scenes recap of the festivities:
After crossing the velvet rope, we were escorted into the building where we ran into our friend from Martha Stewart, Paige, and dozens of food stalls. Our particular favorites were the oysters, and a North Carolina corn whisky made by Troy & Sons. In fact, we enjoyed chatting with each other so much, they gave Stephen an entire bottle of the shine.
After sampling the good grub, we took photos with Martha Stewart on the 'champagne' carpet. We were totally dazzled by Martha's style and grace.
We were ushered to the the front of the room to get ready for the ceremony. Martha hosted with Andy Cohen of Bravo. Other celebrities present include a suprise appearance by Bobby Flay, Christie Brinkley and Bethenny Frankel.
After taking our bows with the other honorees, we had another photo op with Martha Stewart on stage. The Spoonflower guys were sent straight to the back of the group. Ah, the trials of being tall.
Stephen wore a pocket square of Spoonflower fabric, while Gart wore a High Cotton Bow Tie made with a Spoonflower design using his own drawing. A particular highlight (besides the moonshine) was the Vanderbilt room itself. It's extremely lovely, with the grandeur of 19th century design on full display. Another impressive piece was the American Made medallion. It took a second to see the hundreds of crafter and maker symbols represented in the sculpture.