Boots & Pine


Shana Tabor in Greenpoint

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Where did you grow up?

I was born in Maine and grew up in New Hampshire.

What brought you to New York? 

I moved here in 1996 to attend college at FIT.

What do you do for a living?

Magic maker. Just kidding.

I design for and operate the shit show that we call In God We Trust.

How did you get started?

I studied jewelry design in college. Worked in fashion jewelry and accessories for a bit, then took the plunge.

Working in an office M-F and not actually making/ constructing things isn’t really my speed. I decided I needed to figure out a way to make work work for me.

Running a company the size of IGWT wasn’t my intention. In hindsight, I think what I was looking for was a small, simple situation that was self-sufficient. Not that I am displeased with IGWT, the opposite to be honest. It’s just some days I look around and think, “how did this happen?!”

What’s your favorite thing about your neighborhood?

I like that I am pretty centrally located in the city. Easy to move around. In Williamsburg but not in the thick of it.

I love my apartment. That’s in my neighborhood. And I love the relaxed parking regulations! Yes I have a car.

What’s the last treasure you found?

Oh treasures! It’s stupid but the thing I can think of is a really great green wool sweater that I basically live in.

There was this Isabel Marant sweater that i really really wanted, but couldn’t bring myself to splurge on. I found something oh so very similar at a thrift store for 5 bucks.

Made my day and continues to.

If you were going to eat your last meal in New York, where and what would you eat?

Oh man this is tough! Totally depends on what I’m in the mood for.

How about some of my favs?


Motorino (I know this is sorta stupid and I’ll get flack for it, but that pizza is so yummy!)



Carino ( nachos)

Yeah, so basically, I just answered this like a 5 yr old.

Pizza, burgers, nachos.

If you could have a sleepover with anyone who has ever existed, who would it be?

Like a sexy sleepover? Can it be an orgy?

If your life was a TV show, what would be the theme song?

Freedom by George Michael

Hard question.

What does New York need that it doesn’t have now?

Cheaper rent and city-wide WIFI.


Follow In God We Trust’s Tumblr and visit their website.

Visit the shops in person at:

70 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn (Greenpoint)

129 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn (Williamsburg)

and 265 Lafayette St., Manhattan (Soho)

© 2012 Arden Wray