Monday, October 15, 2007

Latest article in Java Magazine

Java Magazine- September 2007

If you have not already checked out this months Java Magazine, pick up an issue at your local Phoenix coffee shop or check out the new on line version at While you are skimming through the Club Cam pictures, take a moment to read my latest article on Central and Camelback, Developing a Unique Local Shopping Experience. It highlights several local businesses that I respect and adore. It can be found in September Java Magazine, or check on line at . Thank you. Feel free to let me know what you think. -Lisa

COLAB honored with New Times Best of Phoenix award

New Times Best of Phoenix 2007
Best Communal Boutique
C.O.L.A.B. [Map]
720 N. Fourth St., No. 5
Phoenix, AZ 85004
"T-shirts with bike prints that expand the eco-consciousness. Skirts dolled up with kitschy flower patterns. Hand-sewn, hippie-friendly hemp bags and wallets.
These are just some of the items you'll find at the Collectively Operated Local Artists Boutique (C.O.L.A.B.). More than a dozen artists communally run the space dedicated to serving the community with handmade fashions and accessories for men, women and children. Approximately 95 percent of the hippie-dippy goods are handmade by local designers such as Sticker Club Girl Fashions and Spraygraphic Apparel. Since there's no middle man or woman, those earrings, lingerie and hats are sold to the public at very affordable prices. The space also features monthly First Friday exhibits with an emphasis on textile design."

Conspire -the conspiracy to inspire

Fashion, Art, Coffee, Politics
The Conspiracy to Inspire

Conspire is an offshoot of COLAB, and previous to that The Downstairs Collective. Some of the founding members from COLAB and Downstairs are a part of this new project including Joey G of Mob Action, and myself Lisa Jacobs aka Sticker Club Girl, as well as several others. There a few main ingredients that make this new venture a whole new thing include the people, the space, and the concept. There all new people involved in this project with new ideas and new goals. The space is almost a thousand square feet, triple that of any spot we have ever had. Conceptually this project will be different as well. Instead of being limited to a hand made fashion group space, we will be including a wide variety of arts, crafts, and hand made goods along with a strong presence the unique, hand made, artistically designed fashion and accessories that we have previously been known for. We also will have studio space available for use by our main members. In this working studio we will be offering classes and workshops for the community to participate in. The Anarchist Library will be available for use. Sticker Club Art Night will move to the new space, free for local peeps to hang together and be creative. And...we have many more tricks up our sleeves. With this new business, located at the South East corner of 5th St and Garfield, we will Conspire to make things and make things happen! New people are welcome to become involved in this venture. Their are a variety of membership opportunities available to promote a wide variety of custom made fashion, arts, and crafts media. Please contact us for details.

New Sticker Club Girl handmade and vintage fashions now available at a variety of locations

Vintage Fashion available at:
Retro Redux

Handmade Fashion available at:
Conspire Phoenix 901 N 5th St
Bunky Boutique 918 N 6th St
Retro Redux 4303 N 7th Av
Gold Lion 501 E Camelback Rd
Mint Vintage 201 E Camelback Rd

C.O.L.A.B. designers move to Conspire Phoenix

COLAB - New Times Best of Phoenix 2007 "Best Communal Boutique"

C.O.L.A.B. resident designers and artists move to a new location. The group is evolving into a different kind of business filled with creative conspiricies, in a larger location, at 901 N 5th St., NE corner of 5th St and Garfield in downtown Phoenix
Featuring fashion, art, accessories, kitchy crafts, classes, coffee bar and events.
All handmade by local residents.
Featuring over a dozen new artists and participants.
Open October 2007 for First Friday Artwalk, regular hours starting November

Conspire Phoenix
901 N 5th St
SE corner of Garfield and 5th