Bekka Palmer

Photo by Brian Chu

Photo by Brian Chu

I spent my childhood alternating between sitting on the floor of my mom's sewing room and helping my dad in his wood shop. I watched them with a careful eye and picked up their incredible attention to detail. Now, I'm a photographer, designer and maker living in Brooklyn.

I founded Closed Mondays in 2017 and it’s the best full-time job I’ve ever had. I’m committed to an ethical work environment and pushing the patriarchal capitalistic boundaries of what a business is or does.

Additionally, I paint and keep up my blog about life, business, New York City and art. My favorite blog post I have ever written is: Rules for Wandering.

I can be reached at

A short video by Brian Chu showing my basket-making process.