2017 W Division St Chicago, IL 60622
Stephan Collins first began making jewelry in 1974 in Madison, WI at The Jewelers Workshop. His first forays included beaded necklaces, but he soon discovered his passion for metal smithing. He was inspired by the motifs found in Navajo jewelry along with shapes and patterns found in nature. He has traveled extensively and incorporates inspiration as it strikes, imbuing his pieces with bold, unique elements. His new collections catch the eye and captivate the imagination.
Brine pickles fresh, organic produce from local farmers in California. Even our spices are fresh. Just because pickling is a preservation process doesn’t mean you can use dried-up thyme or week-old asparagus that’s already a little spongy. We want to give our customers crisp, crunchy and delicious pickled vegetables and fruits. Most of all, we want to expand people’s palates and prove that pickles don’t always come in a green or red variety.
— Postprandial Magazine
California natives Petra Frenkel and Gordon Byun are passionate about pickles. Gordon was raised on a steady diet of kimchi in a traditional Korean family. Helping his mom make the spice mixture and prepare the vegetables, he learned from the best. Petra blames her pickle obsession on her parents who migrated to SoCal from New York. Dissatisfied with the L.A. pickle ecosystem, her parents made kosher pickles at home. Petra became a bit of a pickle-snob, but thinks that everyone should eat delicious things, so it’s really more of an egalitarian snobbery.