Can you introduce yourself and your store?
My name is Storm Ritter and my store’s name is Storm Ritter studio. We do unisex clothing; everything is one of a kind, it is either digitally printed, hand painted or screen printed and we also do custom work.
What brought you to 8th street and what do you like about 8th street?
8th Street has an amazing history, and I was able to work with the NY studio school (my landlord) a great deal to create my own studio.
What is your passion?
I love food. Besides that, my passion is my work. I am definitely a workaholic. My cat, Velvet (make sure you follow her @sutdiocatvelvet), is my last passion for sure. I do a lot for her and she is with us all the time. Basically, I can take her everywhere with me, so it is like the dream job.
What do you like about Ancolie? What is your favorite thing?
Everything. First, the jars are fantastic, not only because the salads are great, but also because I can reuse them to make and store my paint. I also like the chocolate chip cookie with the salt on it, and the turmeric lattes, my new favorite!
What is your favorite store in the neighborhood?
That’s tough… I don’t know… mine! Kidding 😉 I would say Eva’s; it is the best, it has been here since forever. The food is delicious, the guy took all the photos inside and there are all like different icons from the village. It’s health food, they have a kind of health center in the back.
Do you have any recommendation for Ancolie? Things you would like to see on the menu?
You would need like a mirror on the wall, or some art, it would add a little color. Maybe, small dessert in jars!
How would you reuse your jars?
Obviously to make paint! I think make up would also be a great way to use it.
Thank you Storm for the interview ! We love our community of such amazing and inspiring people on 8th Street ❤