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A Conversation With: Cindy Zell

An ongoing series of conversations with friends, collaborators, and creatives to explore a dialogue on inspiration, passion, community, travel, and life in general.  You may recognize the beautiful artwork of Cindy Zell from our last editorial, Collection.  Cindy is the designer behind the line of wall hangings, Wknd, as well as her eponymous line of large scale, fiber art installations.  We recently sat down with her to learn more about her work and inspiration. Tell us about yourself.  What drew you to fiber arts and most recently, to start creating your stunning hangings? I studied fine art and animation at USC.  When I graduated, I went straight into retail display at Anthropologie.  Playing with so many unconventional objects of varying scale (weaving baskets with...

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A Conversation With: Chinatown Pretty

An ongoing series of conversations with friends, collaborators, and creatives to explore a dialogue on inspiration, passion, community, travel, and life in general.  Created by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu, San Francisco based Chinatown Pretty is a photo project/blog chronicling the vibrant street style and stories of Chinatown senior citizens.  Beyond an obvious sartorial appreciation is a deeper, palpable love of (and ode to) culture, connection, and conversation -- a shining light of positivity that’s especially important in today’s world.  Here, we speak with Andria to learn more. Tell us about yourselves.  How did you meet, and what led you to start Chinatown Pretty?  We met through the food world several years ago.  I’m a freelance photographer who shoots a lot...

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A Conversation With: By FAR

the ladies of By FAR An ongoing series of conversations with friends, collaborators, and creatives to explore a dialogue on inspiration, passion, community, travel, and life in general.  Allow us to introduce you to By FAR and Sabina Gyosheva, one of the line’s co-founders.  This hard working mom fills us in on the story behind the brand, her inspiration, and jet-setting tips.     Tell us about yourself.  How did you meet your co-founders, and what led you to start By FAR?  The three of us are family.  Valentina and I are twin sisters, and Denitsa is married to my husband’s brother.  We’ve been best friends for more than 12 years.  Growing up, we shared a passion for art and aesthetics, but...

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A Conversation With: Gittit Szwarc and Laurie Franck

An ongoing series of conversations with friends, collaborators, and creatives to explore a dialogue on inspiration, passion, community, travel, and life in general.  In celebration of the Knobbly Studio x Laurie Franck Woman Tee, we interviewed both jewelry designer Gittit Szwarc of Knobbly Studio and photographer/tattoo artist Laurie Franck.  Learn more about these fascinating ladies and how they imbue their work and life with a refreshingly considered perspective. Tell us about yourselves.  Your backgrounds are very different from what you ended up pursuing career-wise.  What drew you to jewelry design and photography/tattoo?   Gitit:  I started off making accessories for myself, because I couldn't find what I wanted.  I'd never pierced my ears, and all the ear cuffs at the...

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A Conversation With: Sarah Perez of Electric Sun Creatives

An ongoing series of conversations with friends, collaborators, and creatives to explore a dialogue on inspiration, passion, community, travel, and life in general.  Here, meet Sarah Perez of Electric Sun Creatives, a maker, mama, and designer we’re proud to introduce to Fuggiamo.  Her incredibly thoughtful and generous personality is just as inspiring as her gorgeous brass wall hangings.   Tell us about yourself.  What drew you to work with brass and start Electric Sun Creatives?  A few years back, I had the opportunity to change up what I was doing career-wise and an opportunity to work with a jewelry designer popped up and I took it.  I then decided to advance that knowledge by taking a couple small metals classes....

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