NYC Intern – Fredericks & Mae

by Jenny Butler
Thursday 29th March 2012

Today we head to Brooklyn and meet the pair behind Fredericks and Mae, where Nat completed her second New York internship! Today is also the last day for you to go into the draw to win this week’s giveaway from Third Drawer Down, simply leave a comment on any of Nat‘s posts before 10.00pm tonight. The winner will be drawn at random and announced tomorrow – good luck! – Jenny x

Some of Fredericks and Mae‘s products and supplies. These beautiful tassels and arrows are available from Third Drawer Down!

Fredericks and Mae’s studio was super different to Confetti System’s. They work from the basement of their Brooklyn apartment. It is so kooky and has so much character – just like Gabe and Jolie of Fredericks and Mae. They were both amazingly nice and introduced me to turkey, which I hate, but it was a nice try. American people love turkey, it’s so weird?!?

Gabe working hard at Fredericks and Mae HQ!

I was only in their studio for a short amount of time but I learnt a lot about their little studio and how it came to be. Actually, what I noticed with both Confetti System and Fredericks and Mae is that they came to working on these businesses quite naturally. Making things for friends that others see, or simply making things for themselves and getting a great response so they just kept doing that and look where they are now!

They had sourced Mongolian horse hair for their beautiful tassels and bird feathers from across the globe their unique arrows. All of their work is again made by hand which is a similarity not many studios in New York can claim, I just so happened to be working with two of the best!

Nat x

by Jenny Butler
Thursday 29th March 2012


  • Emma 4 years ago

    What an inspiring experience you have had. Such beautiful work.

  • Tanya 4 years ago

    What a fantastic opportunity you have had Nat, very inspiring and very jealous…

  • Leah 4 years ago

    I need one of those arrows! Beautiful

  • margie 4 years ago

    I’ve been searching for Vintage arrows on eBay… Nice job Nat!

  • Elissa c 4 years ago

    Wow, what amazing internships!

  • Lee Tran Lam 4 years ago

    Just wanted to say how much I’ve been enjoying these hypervivid, enthusiastic posts on Nat’s interning adventures from NY!

  • kate 4 years ago

    love love love the nyc intern experience!

  • Miss H 4 years ago

    What an amazing opportunity you have had.
    Am sooooo jealous!!! Thank you for sharing your experiences…
    Where to next???

  • Frances 4 years ago

    what a great series – and an amazing experience! i’ve always liked the confetti system’s work, and it’s been great to have a behind the scenes glimpse at their studio and works-in-progress!

  • jess 4 years ago

    pretty arrows.

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