The Sill



Two women, Eliza Blank and Gwen Blevens came to talk to me about their company The Sill.  They had concieved this idea while working together in Boston and took the bold step to quit their jobs and move to NYC. 

The Sill is a place where you could sign up for a subscription model around plants for your home where the plants are planted in beautiful containers made by local artisans.  Does the business eventually have a small brick and mortar shop, does it evolve into being a place for hand made pots to be sold?

Who knows but here is what I loved about this business model.  Both Eliza and Gwen are passionate about what they have created.  They are smart about how they are going about it.  They have no interest in taking tons of money and believing they are the next $50 million business but they are interested in creating a business that they are passionate about that is part of their life.  A business where they can make enough income to fund their own lives and life styles.  There are many women out there who nobody hears about that are doing just that.  It gives them the ability to do so many things and the number one thing is flexibility. 

They have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to start their business on the right path.  I gave.  Take a look…and if you can, support their dream. 



Comments (Archived):

  1. leeschneider

    Hope it’s OK to post the Kickstarter link:…Very cool

    1. Gotham Gal

      totally fine.

    2. Suzan B

       Thanks for posting the link Lee–it saved me time trying to find it so I could learn more.

  2. Lally Rementilla

    This is brilliant!

  3. rebeccastees

    this is cute.i could use some better pots for my plants.i was thinking, it’s a starter kitfirst take care of the plant,then one can graduate to a puppy.  lol

  4. awaldstein

    I like.I like more if they can provide advice in a fun way on what plants do well where. Plant ignorant people like myself want to know.Lifestyle businesses are popping up more and more.Question seriously about Kickstarter that I can’t resolve as many of the projects, like this one potentially, are using Kickstarter, almost as seed for a passion based project.Do you see it that way? If so, then many artisanal or craft type of home or small projects for food or stuff would be right.Am I wrong about this?

  5. Tom Labus

    My wife is a horticultural therapist and will love this site.

    1. Gotham Gal


  6. ellen

    A once a month subscription would be great as a gift. Personally, for me I enjoy choosing the plant and also the decorative  container for it.  I love to do my own outdoor planters filling them  with annuals and small shrubs, but for others this would be a great service.

    1. Gotham Gal

      agree. i usually send some type of food thing for each month but i’d love to send a plant.