Alabama Chanin Journal Stories We Love #2 Weekly Series with Inspiration from Alabama Chanin Instagram


Continuing our new weekly inspiration series where we share the stories, works, and musings that inspire Natalie and our team each week. Follow along on Instagram @alabamachanin to see more stories that #NatalieLoves each week. (P.S.— Explore our inaugural Stories we Love post here.)

InStyle: “Peek Inside Alabama Chanin Founder Natalie Chanin’s Gorgeously Curated Home.” Explore the new feature on Natalie’s home and kitchen renovation written by our dear friend, the ever-talented Sarah Cristobal.

Read Sarah’s entry from our 21 Years Celebration

Natalie’s Look: The Archer Dress—hand-painted in the “21 Toile” motif and hand-sewn by our local artisans.

Life + Living Collection: Shop modern essentials for a sustainable home, and watch for new styles dropping on Tuesday.

#Natalieloves: Our dear friend Rosanne Cash (@rosannecash) x TEDWomen 2021 (@ted). Watch Rosanne’s TED Talk and performance, “The Rhythm and Rhyme of Memory, Solitude, and Community.

Sustainable Life + Living: Heath Ceramics (@heathceramics) x Alabama Chanin dinnerware collaboration. Shop Heath Ceramics x Alabama Chanin here.

Read about our history of friendship and collaboration with Heath Ceramics in our 21 Years Celebration:

Cathy Bailey, 2011 (one half of the husband-wife duo behind Heath Ceramics)
Heath Ceramics Collaboration, 2011
The Camellia Pattern, 2013
Alabama on Alabama – Heath Ceramics, 2015
Bon Appétit and Heath Ceramics, 2015
Heath Ceramics – Jewelry Collaboration, 2019

Architecture goals via Piéce de Résistance (@piecederesistance): Blue Box House, designed by Mayumi Miyawaki in 1971, Tokyo, Japan. 

Organic cotton Core Essentials, made in Alabama. Photographed by our friend Christy Bush (@christybush_public).

#NatalieLoves: “L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped” by Christo and Jeanne-Claude (@christojeanneclaude) via Chariots on Fire (@chariotsonfire) and Commune Design (@communedesign).

#NatalieLoves: The history, design, and commitment to sustainability of Heath Ceramics (@heathceramics). #EarthDay

Inspiration: “Nothing is less real than realism―details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get the real meaning of things.” —Georgia O’Keeffe

Explore O’Keeffe’s garden at her home in Abiquiú, New Mexico here (via @cultivating_place) and here (via @okeeffemuseum).

Black Rock with White Background,” 1963–1971 by Georgia O’Keeffe via @okeeffemuseum.

Black Rock on Red,” 1971 by Georgia O’Keeffe via @okeeffemuseum.

Read our Journal post on Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern.

#NatalieLoves: Maison La Roche, 1923–1925, designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret Paris. Via Commune Design (@communedesign).

San Francisco de Asís, constructed between 1772 and 1816, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico via Commune Design (@communedesign).

From Alabama Chanin: The Cypress Dress, hand-painted and appliquéd “Wind” design. Photographed in Athens, Georgia by our ever-inspiring friend Rinne Allen (@rinneallen).

Thanks to all who joined us at The Factory for Project Threadways’ 2022 Textiles and Activism Symposium, and to chef Whitney Otawka (@whitneyotawka), Heath Ceramics (@heathceramics), and the whole Alabama Chanin and Project Threadways crew for hosting a beautiful Friends of the Café Dinner to kick off the weekend. Much love and gratitude from all of us @ Alabama Chanin. 

Limited-edition Wave blue plates from the Heath Ceramics x Alabama Chanin collaboration are available, with 100% of proceeds benefiting Project Threadways. Contact our team to purchase a plate (or two):


Follow @projectthreadways for a recap that will unfold over the following weeks.

Make a donation to support Project Threadways’ ongoing work.

#NatalieLoves Women Artists: “On the Stroll of the Stolen Life (Ripe for the Taking),” 2022 by Dianna Settles (@platonicyouth) via @marchforwardmarch.

Explore a feature from T: The New York Times Style Magazine featuring Settles’ work

The Fisher Dress: Photographed by Rinne Allen (@rinneallen) in Athens, Georgia and at our design studio, styled with the Marin Coat and Slip Dress (+ Natalie’s incredible blue suede boots).

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