Sew & Tell

Premiere DateOct 21, 2011
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: The Porch Beats Antique)
03:08 Interview with Margaux & Walter Kent of Peg and Awl
09:25 DJ Marie
10:28 In Our Circles Guineafowl
14:17 Wonder Years Real Estate
16:39 Unspotted Clothes Luke Roberts
21:10 DJ Marie
21:58 Interview with Margaux & Walter Kent
25:03 DJ Marie
25:47 Sleep For You Nikki Lane
27:40 Horses Jumping/Paradise Slow Club
38:36 DJ Marie
39:08 Interview with Margaux & Walter Kent
43:36 DJ Marie
45:49 Charmed Life Icebird (RJD2 & Aaron Livingston)
49:32 Finish

Calling all fashion fans! As the weather turns cooler, what better time to curl up with your journal? Or, better yet, wear it? For today’s show, in honor of BTR’s Book Week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Margaux and Walter Kent, the husband-and-wife design team behind Peg and Awl, a beautiful line of wardrobe, home, and garden accessories created from repurposed antique and vintage materials. They offer hand-bound leather journals, both in a traditional book size and as functional miniatures you can wear around your neck (!), beautiful repurposed wood pieces for home and garden, waxed canvas totes, and more. On today’s show, Margaux and Walter tell us the story of how Peg and Awl began, where they find some of the treasures they work with, and a few of their favorite reads.

Plus, a great set of vintage country-folk-pop tracks from artists like Gunieafowl, Real Estate, Nikki Lane, and more! So settle in with your journal and get ready to take some style notes…


Peg and Awl
(All photos courtesy of Margaux and Walter Kent)


Autumn Burgandy w/ Tiny Letter T – large journal necklace


Book Necklace: Teeny tiny scrap leather


Sikes’ Bull’s Eye No. 2 – Vintage leather crimson journal


Victorian Lace Ring in silver – handsewn in 1800’s


Bone Necklace: silver, anatomical


Silver and glass lockets


Waxed Canvas Tote: Coal, antique military leather, antique fabric


Candle Blocks: Ship at Sea, Reclaimed wood, Black


Wood Tub Caddy: Reclaimed Oak, cozy autumn/winter bath


Peg and Awl T Shirt: Men’s organic cotton, screen printed, vintage black


Mugshot Bookends made from reclaimed oak

*For many more delightful treasures, and to stay up-to-date on news and products, visit the Peg and Awl website, the Etsy book store, the Etsy home and garden shop, and their Facebook page.

*Margaux’s Reading List:
The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien
– Dostoevsky
– Jose Saramago
Life: A User’s Manual by Georges Perec
– Willa Cather


Real Estate
(Photo courtesy of Real Estate, via FILTER Magazine)
Oct 22 – Charlatan – Ghent, Belgium
Oct 23 – Brighton Ballroom – Brighton, United Kingdom
Oct 24 – Islington Mill – Salford, United Kingdom
Oct 25 – The Garage – London, United Kingdom
Oct 26 – Start the Bus – Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 27 – Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 28 & 29 – Pitchfork Music Festival – Paris, France
Oct 31 – LIncoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Nov 1 – 400 Bar – Minneapolis, MN
Nov 2 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE
Nov 3 – South Moe’s – Englewood, CO
Nov 4 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 5 – Neurolux Lounge – Boise, ID
Nov 6 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
Nov 7 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
Nov 8 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, British Columbia
Nov 11 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Nov 12 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Nov 14 – Sail Inn – Tempe, AZ
Nov 16 – The Parish – Austin, TX
Nov 17 – Dada – Dallas, TX
Nov 18 – Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
Nov 21 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 23 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Nov 30 – Sala KGB – Barcelona, Spain


Nikki Lane
(Photo by Sarah Soquel Morhaim, ft. Project Urban Renewal, courtesy of Space 15Twenty)
Nov 5 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Nov 6 – Theater of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 18 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
Nov 21 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Nov 23 – Loveless Barn – Nashville, TN


Slow Club
(Photo by Laura Pannack)
Nov 3 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
Nov 4 – The Rock Shop – Brooklyn, NY
Nov 6 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
Nov 8 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
Dec 15 – St. Philips Church – Salford, United Kingdom
Dec 17 – Kid Canaveral’s Christmas Baubles – Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dec 19 – Union Chapel – London, United Kingdom

HOST Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…

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