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Storied Collections: Ciaran’s Pendant Necklace

May 31, 2012

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There are some pieces that are gifted to you, some that are handed down to you, but the ones you make with your own hands have a special spirit and magic to them. I didn’t know you could craft your own talisman, but the lovely Ciaran from Momfluential proves you can – and it’s not […]

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Storied Collections: Jennifer’s Wedding Band

May 17, 2012


One of my most favorite kinds of story is one that involves seeing grandparents as rebels when they were younger. These people weren’t always the blue-haired ladies and gentlemen in dress slacks, you know. Some of them were FEISTY – like Jennifer’s. This story has so many great moments of two people pushing against the […]

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Storied Collections: Karey’s Trophy & Car

April 5, 2012


There are these people you stumble across on the Internet and you don’t recall how you might have found them, but when you do it’s like their words are brightly colored ribbons that dance and wrap around your heart. Karey Mackin is one of those people and if you haven’t spent some time with her […]

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Storied Collections: Apollina’s Christmas Present

March 29, 2012


I’ve sat for hours trying to figure out how to introduce this post – and come up with nothing but reverent silence. I am so tremendously honored that my sweet Internet friend, Apollina, would share this personal story filled with love and loss … and glitter. If you don’t know Apollina, you really should. She […]

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Storied Collections: Andrea’s Not-So-Ordinary Coat

March 22, 2012

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What is it about grandmothers? It’s as if they have a magical way of making the simplest things priceless. I’m so pleased to introduce you to Andrea and the story of her grandmother’s coat. I dare say a coat this meaningful is more extraordinary than ordinary. From Andrea: * * * * * * I’ve […]

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Storied Collections: Sarah’s Artic

March 15, 2012


Sometimes the most cherished and valuable items are the ones worn around the edges. The ones that comfort us, warm us and catch our tears in their fur and smile back at us through their stitching. I’m so honored to introduce you to Sarah – and her bear, Artic. You should get to know Sarah […]

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Always:Never Interview – Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan

March 8, 2012

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While attending Altitude Design Summit in Salt Lake City, I had the great pleasure to interview Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, Co-Founder and CEO of Apartment Therapy. Launched in 2004, Apartment Therapy has grown to be the most popular and quite possibly most influential design site on the Internet. Each month 8.5 million visitors arrive at Apartment Therapy […]

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Always:Never Interview – Emily Henderson

February 9, 2012

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The best advice is usually the simplest, wouldn’t you agree? The things we learned as kids or in kindergarten – those are the things that make life easy. I had a chance to visit with Emily while at Alt Design Summit and I am here to tell you what you see on TV is what […]

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Always:Never Interview: Anya Ayoung-Chee

February 2, 2012


images by christine tremoulet photography While attending Altitude Design Summit a few weeks ago I had the fantastic opportunity to visit with Anya Ayoung-Chee, Project Runway Season 9 winner and previous Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe 2008. For all the flack Anya received for the “not knowing how to sew” angle on Project Runway, you […]

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Storied Collections: Danielle’s Butterfly Necklace

December 8, 2011


As kids we have our parents, binkies and stuffed animals, a favorite blanket or even our thumb when we need comfort. But life intervenes as an adult and we can’t always find that hug from mom or dad or grab our Snoopy-printed blankie – eventhough there are days and weeks we desperately need them. Tough […]

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