Sew & Tell

Premiere DateNov 18, 2011
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: "Daydream" by Tycho)
02:48 Interview with Korinne Kubena Belock of Urban Simplicity
08:38 DJ Marie
10:12 I Just Saw Raleigh Moncrief
14:00 I Just Saw (Baths Remix) Raleigh Moncrief
17:15 3 Umbrellas Avey Tare
19:58 DJ Marie
21:15 Interview with Korinne Kubena Belock
29:47 DJ Marie
31:06 Wild Go Dark Dark Dark
35:41 Bohemian Dances The Do
39:54 Red Hunting Jacket Little Scream
43:48 DJ Marie
44:34 Interview with Korinne Kubena Belock
51:51 DJ Marie
53:48 By Your Hand Los Campesinos!
58:01 Finish

“[It’s about] making space for the things you love.” – Korinne Kubena Belock

What better way to wind down the year and welcome the cold than with a beautified nest? This week’s show is dedicated to spatial organization and design – those aesthetic and logistical choices that improve your environment, whether it’s work or home, and bring the best holiday gift a girl could wish for: sanity. Korinne Kubena Belock honed her organizational chops in the world of politics, working alongside Mayor Blumberg and other politicians, ensuring efficiency in their campaigns. Now she’s translated those talents for a new client: you. Korinne started Urban Simplicity last year, and offers civilians her one-on-one services in personal organization. From children’s bedrooms to office suites to hectic life transitions, she creates solutions for each situation and teaches her clients tactics that will enable them to better manage their own lives. Who couldn’t use some of that? On today’s show, Korinne graciously offers some organizational wisdom, insight into the impossible (aka storage solutions for small spaces), and even a few pointers of practical, but fashionable, holiday gifts!

Plus, music on the show from Dark Dark Dark, The Do, Avey Tare, and a new track from Raleigh Moncrief followed by the Baths remix of… that very same track from Raleigh Moncrief. Remember that pile of papers in the corner you’ve been avoiding all year? Don’t worry – just turn up the volume! Korinne and BTR are here to help.

Organization Solutions & Gift Ideas
(Recommended by Korinne Kubena Belock of Urban Simplicity)

The Grid-It Organizer from Cocoon

Stephanie Johnson Products
(All photos courtesy of Stephanie Johnson)

iPAD Case

MINI Pouch in Mumbai Blue

JENNY Train Case in Hamptons Night

*For more fabulous fashionista-friendly organization ideas, visit Stephanie Johnson’s website.

The Container Store
(All photos courtesy of The Container Store)

Crome 2-Tier Sliding Organizer
(Perfect for under-sink bathroom OR kitchen storage!)

Utility Hooks
(Great for kitchen utensils, hats & scarves, belts, or the craft closet!)

Hardwood Pushpins
(How gorgeous are these?!)

Ideas from IKEA
(All photos courtesy of IKEA)

HEMNES Wardrobe
(Pretty AND practical!)

ARSTID Wall Lamp
(Sweet simplicity)

(Form and function meet!)

Organizational Magic from Urban Simplicity
(Photos courtesy of Korinne Kubena Belock)

Linen closet – BEFORE

Linen closet – AFTER

Sideboard – BEFORE

Sideboard – AFTER
*Be sure to check out Korinne’s blog, as well as Glitter Guide, Oh Joy, and Apartment Therapy for even more inspiration and tips!

(Photo by Will Anderson)
Nov 30 – The Arch at Upenn – Philadelphia, PA
Dec 1 – The Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA
Dec 2 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Dec 3 – Black Cat – Washington, D.C.
Dec 9 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
Dec 10 – The Electric Owl – Vancouver, British Columbia
Dec 15 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Dec 16 – Kuumbwa Jazz Center – Santa Cruz, CA
Dec 17 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA


Avey Tare
(Photo by Atiba Jefferson)
Nov 29 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
Nov 30 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C.
Dec 1 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Dec 2 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
Dec 3 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 4 – Oberlin College – Oberlin, OH
Dec 5 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
Dec 6 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
Dec 7 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
Dec 9 – Eagle Rock Center for the Arts – Los Angeles, CA


The Do
(Photo by Andre Gabb)
Nov 18 – L’Etage – Rennes, France
Nov 23 – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen – London, United Kingdom
Nov 24 – Hansa 39 – Munich, Germany
Nov 25 – Le Noumatrouff – Mulhouse, France
Nov 27 – Gebaude 9 – Cologne, Germany
Nov 28 – Brotfabrik – Frankfurt, Germany
Nov 29 – Uebel & Gefahrlich – Hamburg, Germany
Dec 1 – Postbahnhof – Berlin, Germany
Dec 4 – Sala Music Hall – Barcelona, Spain
Dec 5 – Caracol – Madrid, Spain
Jan 26 – Bush Hall – 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…