Journal — A Conversation With RSS



A Conversation With: Maxine Midtbo of Memor

An ongoing series of conversations with friends, collaborators, and creatives to explore a dialogue on inspiration, passion, community, travel, and life in general. -----  To celebrate the launch of our exclusive Mosaic Vases from Memor, we chatted with the Cincinnati based ceramicist, Maxine Midtbo.  A shared fascination with travel, cultures, and the relationship between old and new, drew us to Maxine and her work.  Through Memor, she breathes new life into ancient traditions and discarded finds and antiques by re-contextualizing them in a contemporary form.  Get to know Maxine and what inspires her and her art.   Can you tell us about your background and how you got started making ceramics? In art school, I primarily focused on sculpture.  In 2013, I attended an...

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A Conversation With: Rosa Rubio of Los Objetos Decorativos

An ongoing series of conversations with friends, collaborators, and creatives to explore a dialogue on inspiration, passion, community, travel, and life in general.  We are thrilled to introduce you to our newest designer, Rosa Rubio of Los Objetos Decorativos.  Rosa designs sculptural objects with a thoughtful creativity untethered to a particular discipline and process.  The results?  Ceramics that are at once artful and functional.  Here, Rosa gives us insight into her story and inspiration, alongside a glimpse of her apartment/studio she shares with her boyfriend and adorable cat. Tell us about yourself and your background.  How and why did you start Los Objetos Decorativos? I'm 33 years old, and I was born in Valencia.  I studied Industrial Design, with a masters degree in furniture...

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A Conversation With: Susan Alexandra

An ongoing series of conversations with friends, collaborators, and creatives to explore a dialogue on inspiration, passion, community, travel, and life in general. Upon first spotting the Watermelon Dream Bag online, we immediately had to reach out to NYC based designer, Susan Alexandra.  An unapologetic lover of color, she makes artful jewelry and handbags bursting with whimsy, exuberance, and originality.  Read on to learn more about what inspires her and her work. Hi Susan!  Tell us about yourself. I am a NYC based jewelry designer, painter, dog mama, and salad maker.  I started my line after realizing that what brought me the most joy was creating with my hands and following my own dreams and whims, not those of someone else....

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A Conversation With: Catzorange

An ongoing series of conversations to explore a dialogue on inspiration, passion, community, travel, and life in general. Intuitive and free are adjectives not often associated with fashion, but they're apt descriptors of our newest addition to the shop, Catzorange.  Recently, Coco and Johnny Mannix, the married couple behind the brand, founded their line of gorgeous, woven bags.  Handbags reflective of lives guided by gut feeling as much as mindfulness, self-expression, and a need to simply create.   Meet the charming duo below. Congratulations on the launch of Catzorange!  Tell us about your backgrounds and how you started the line.  Where did the name come from? Thank you! Johnny: I grew up in New York City, and Coco was born and raised in Berlin, Germany....

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A Conversation With: Paloma Wool

An ongoing series of conversations to explore a dialogue on inspiration, passion, community, travel, and life in general -- Our admiration for all things Paloma Wool is no secret.  With a philosophical approach to fashion and art, the woman behind the brand, Paloma Lanna, has designed an extraordinary world built upon the simple premise of getting dressed.  She and her tight circle of collaborators embody a lifestyle of freedom, expression, and creativity that’s refreshingly authentic and reflected in everything they touch.   To celebrate the launch of their 4th collection with us, Paloma shares her home, inspiration, and favorites. Tell us about yourself.  How did Paloma Wool come about, and how did you start collaborating with artist, Tana Latorre?   I...

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