Rowan Willigan

Hey!

We want to walk alongside artist and small businesses from around the country and the world. Alpine focuses on community and we want to foster community the best we can. We are going to feature an artist or business on the first Monday of every month! Our first feature is the talented....drum roll.........

Rowan Willigan!

 

Meet Rowan! 

ROWAN IS A VISUAL ARTIST, CHOREOGRAPHER, DANCER, AND PHOTOGRAPHER LIVING IN THE HUDSON VALLEY OF NEW YORK. SHE IS A GRADUATE OF BARD COLLEGE WITH A DEGREE IN STUDIO ART. SHE IS ALSO THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE D'AMBY PROJECT, AN IRISH AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY FOUNDED IN 2012, LOCATED IN RED HOOK, NY.

ROWAN'S STUDIO PRACTICE IS HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY HER MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A DANCER AND CHOREOGRAPHER. ROWAN IS HEAVILY INSPIRED BY MOVEMENT, ABSTRACTION, AND SPACE.  SHE HAS A PASSION FOR MANY MEDIUMS AND LOVES TO EXPLORE NEW MODES OF EXPRESSION INCLUDING PAINTING, DRAWING, VIDEO, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND SCULPTURE. 

As you can see, Rowan has an impressive resume and trust me, her heart stays humble. 

Here is a little taste of her incredible work! I know you are asking where you can go to buy Rowan's work and I have an answer! click -----> artbyrowanwilligan.etsy.com/

To get inside her head a little more and see behind her work, check out the interview she did with the Draft Collection here: https://www.thedraftcollection.com/art-talk-blog/

Being an artist can be hard, but it is easier when you have a community of people who surround you and believe in what you are doing. We believe in Rowan and we believe in you. If you are interested, message us and we will feature you on the site!

- nate -

Live A Little Chatt

Joe and Brian "bridge the gap between tiny house 'dreaming' and tiny house reality" through beautiful and intentional designs. The young entrepreneurs have worked hard to created an environment that causes a natural peace and allows guest ". . . to just LIVE. Right now...in the moment...present...aware of the world and all the awesome stuff that is happening around you" and they have outdone themselves. 

This past weekend my friends, Adam and Ashley, surprised me with a getaway trip to Live A Little Chatt and the experience was dreamlike. Alpine has a huge focus on community and finding people that have the same focus is exciting.

At Live A Little Chatt you have the option of staying in a variety of tiny homes that are all beautiful and all different. There is a "tiny" for those of all tastes. Seriously, check out the variety and intentional designs of these homes -

 

 Photo by Ashley Evans

Photo by Ashley Evans

 Photo by Ashley Evans

Photo by Ashley Evans

Not only are you in a beautiful tiny home on a hill with an incredible view of Lookout Mountain and the sunset, you are also a short 20-minute drive from downtown Chattanooga and its glory. You may not venture into Chattanooga once you set foot on Little Chatt. Greeted by kindness, a beautiful view, and a fire pit, you have all you need. Not to mention the hot tub on the side of the cliff. Little Chatt is a getaway I would recommend to any person, no matter the getaway reason. Check them out and stay a night, you won't regret it.

What are you waiting for? Get off that device and go! Have fun and send me pictures of your time and any Alpine products you have!

Love you guys!

 

This Is Alpine

Hi! I'm Nate, Founder and Sole Crafter at Alpine Leather Co. 

Don't be a stranger, say hi!

People often times ask me what the story behind Alpine is, it is not extraordinary. The idea was sparked after a road trip to Nashville with friends. Alpine was founded out of a desire to live life more fully. I am passionate about craftsmanship (creativity), community, and adventure. There was an urge to start something that would allow me to wake up every day and do something I loved and was passionate about while finding community and seeking adventure. Leather crafting peaked my interest and fulfilled what I was seeking after. 

Quickly, I realized Alpine was more than myself, it was a community of people (you) coming together to make something great work.

I launched a Kickstarter in November of 2016 and although the project wasn't quite funded, I was blessed to have people in my life to spot me the money to reach my Kickstarter goal. Although I didn't raise my goal of $12,000, I did raise roughly $6,000 to launch Alpine further. 

Following the Kickstarter, Alpine has begun to travel more, allowing us to grow our community and find more adventure. We have started to host pop-up shops at various locations around Atlanta and we are looking to continue.

Recently we have partnered with Merica' Clothing Co. to introduce their "Stay Wild" bracelets. What an awesome collaboration and incredible people to work with (check them out)! We want to continue to collaborate with other companies to bring awesome products, made in the USA, to life. 

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Alpine community, that excites all of us here! We don't bite, usually, so say hello!

 Photo by Merica' Clothing Co.

Photo by Merica' Clothing Co.