Monday, February 20, 2012

Projects and Studios


Now that we've finally tied up all the loose ends, there's something I've been dying to tell you...remember that huge project we so victoriously completed a few weeks ago?  It was for Apple!!! We were over the moon with excitement when Apple got in touch last fall and asked us to make a whole bunch of bags for them (wouldn't you be?!) - it pretty much consumed our life for the better part of the holiday season and into the first part of 2012.  We felt so honored to have made bags for a company whose products we live our life by and love knowing our bags went to a bunch of awesome creative people! 

And now, there's something else I've been dying to tell you:  Moop Studios is MOVING!  AGAIN!! 

We've been in Pittsburgh for just about three years.  When we left Massachusetts, we left behind the best home and studio space we've ever had (we still miss it!) and moved into a store front studio space that was not part of our home.  The space has served us well for the last 2 ½ years but we could not be happier to be moving on.  We are going on to a bigger and better and more positive and more awesome and more productive space.  

This was taken in November, when we just began working on the space.  The first thing Jeremy did was build a wood shop, with dust ventilation. You can see it in the back left corner.

This was taken at the end of January.  All of the office/studio spaces are fixed along the perimeter so the center of the space can be more flexible to accommodate any project we take on.  I'll show the right side of the space in future photos...
Jeremy has been building out the new space for the last four months and it is so so great.  He has custom designed and built work spaces for everyone: a wood shop, an electronics studio, a space to play music, a skate board ramp, a small kitchen, a photo studio, Moop production space, a studio for Parker (she's into indoor gardening right now), storage, a place for us to just be and plenty of room to grow.  It has tons of natural light and we've been building it out using the most economical materials we can (in the next post, I'll show you detailed shots of Jeremy's use of OSB on the walls and how we repurposed old windows to keep an open flow in the space).

I'll be sharing photos of the build out from now until the move happens…and then, there will be so many fun photos as we settle in!  We're so excited for this transition and hope you'll follow along with us as we make it.  We're planning a huge fun party on May 5th…so mark your calendars and check your in-boxes for invites - it'll be a while before i get to those, 'cause there's still so much to do - but, keep an eye out!

Much love,
Wendy

**update** we totally will not be ready to have an opening party by may5th...we're planning it for a bit later in june...we'll update you soon!

20 comments:

  1. Wow & massive congrats! Well deserved!

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  2. Are you guys still staying in PGH??

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  3. oh yeah...i should have mentioned that - yes, we're staying in Pittsburgh! We're hoping this is the last time we ever move the studio (but, you never know!!)

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  4. Wow! Huge congrats!!!! You folks just dream big and then make it so!!! :-)

    With all that building, how's your house coming?

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  5. What neighborhood are you in? I'd love to visit sometime! I love huge studios like yours!!

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  6. Oh wow, congratulations!!! Your space looks so amazing, even in-progress! It's so great to see an independent brand be so prosperous. :)

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  7. this is so exciting! congratulations!

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  8. that is so amazing! what an incredible opportunity. congrats on your accomplishments!

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  9. Wow, how exciting on the move! Now, were the Apple bags for company gifts or? I love all my Moop bags and gosh, they are so perfect for toting my Macbook around with me and my kindle, phone, books, keys, notebook, wallet........ LOL

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  10. So, so thrilled to read all of this, Wendy!

    Moop has come so far. It is so exciting to learn of such great news!

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  11. Congratulations. That new space looks and sounds great. Looking forward to watching you GO!

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  12. so so excited to say i carry your bags! thrilled for you guys.

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  13. This is wonderful! Time to expand! Moop has grown so much. Can't wait for the 5th!

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  14. Congratulations! Can't wait to see your beautiful pictures! :)

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  15. Congratulations! This is really exciting stuff!

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  16. Wow! Big change! Congratulations!!!! All of you are deserved!

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  17. Congrats, what an exciting time! I hope your new space is the stuff of dreams.

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  18. You are quite an inspiration Wendy! Best of luck with your new space. It looks amazing!

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  19. YAY!!! so excited for you all! Good luck with all the moving and setting up, its very taxing but the rewards will be so great! CONGRATS!!!

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  20. Congratulations Wendy !

    This is wonderful!

    :))Still I am sewing at 9 m2 ,big space for me is dream :)

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