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Theory of Place highlights entrepreneurs and creators in today's design space and gives a peak inside the careers and workspace of each individual. Read more about their desk.
Semihandmade is here to help you turn that showroom-perfect look into something you can live with because hacking IKEA’s pre-fabricated furniture is their specialty. The modular packaging affords Semihandmade the flexibility to customize sofas, tables, and cabinets the way their customers truly want.
Brooklyn, New York
Laura Beck is the founder of the first ever social good scratch-off. LottoLove is not your ordinary lotto scratch-off card. Every scratch off card is a winner and gives charitable gifts to one of their partners who support literacy tools, clean water, nutritious meals and solar energy.
Before launching The Everyday Co., Kathryn started with The Everyday Napkin and the company quickly evolved into the brand that it is today. The Everyday Co. is inspired by simple living and dedicated to creating products for a more beautiful, less wasteful home. Cut from remnant fabrics, The Everyday Co’s small-batch cloth goods are handmade with passion and purpose in our studio in Dorchester.
As artists, Lauren and Kassandra Hernandez loom intricate tapestries that are driven from there past and present experiences. They eloquently step away from the screens to use their hands, and allowing them to practice mindfulness through their craft.
Farron Hicks and Krista Lowe are two friends with a passion for connecting like-minded wimmin. The Wimmin Collective's mission is to bring working wimmin together to build solid relationships and connect on a deeper level.
Pine Bush, New York
When Alexandra's family arrived in the Catskills in the early 1930's, they knew the land would one day be passed on from generation to generation. In 1971, her father built the home where her uncle Bob would spend most of his memorable years.
Justine Morris lives in Houston Texas with her husband, three daughters, and their beloved pooch (Coco). She is currently a stay-at-home Mom who loves interior design and rearranging her house. She started home_and_abroad on Instagram as a way of sharing her photography with loved ones back home in Australia.
Marta Sulocka is a self-taught textile and pattern designer who works from a small studio in Essex, Vermont. She was born and raised in Poland but moved to the US more seven years ago after meeting her husband. Marta packed 24 years of my life into three suitcases and flew across the ocean.
Los Angeles, California
Katelyn Roybal, an artist based in Los Angeles, California, is blessed with the privilege of working with a multitude of artistic mediums daily. Roybal says, “before anything can be designed digitally, it must first be dreamed up on paper.” Thus, let the doors of creativity open because this is where Roybal and her expertise steps in.
Sag Harbor, New York
Three years ago, Stephanie Michaan moved out of New York City in pursuit of something greater. She recently opened a shop in Sag Harbor that's stocked with everything from textiles to kitchenware. Theory of Place asked her about the inspiration for the store and how it came to be.
Hashtag Workmode is an all-female coworking space that focuses on creating connections between women who work in digital and the creative industry. By renting a desk at workmode, all women get access to a strong community base with over 100 boss babes. Hashtag Workmode started with a smaller space in the city center of Amsterdam and today has grown into three locations (two in Amsterdam and one in Rotterdam).
Ingrid Opstad is a freelance graphic designer and a social media manager. Her career started in Leeds where she completed her Master in graphic design and moved to London where she worked as an internship at a music venue designing their promotional materials - posters, flyers etc. Her career took her to another live event company where she spent the next 4 years learning about film premieres, sporting events, and event planning. After moving to Italy she started working freelance and focusing more on her blog. Ingrid now does everything from creating logos, websites, brochures to managing social media for her clients.
Theory of place asked Hege Barnholt and Bjørn Johan Stenersen to take us inside their home and workspace. The interior stylist and the graphic designer (respectively) manage their succsefful blog (2athome) from a little corner in Oslo, Norway. They aspire to share creative moments from their lives as they pull inspiration from nature and the changing seasons around them.
True Vine is a floral and design studio based in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, MA. It’s founder, Kaylyn Hewitt, loves all things floral and all the joy that they provide. Among the laundry list of things they do, True Vine spends their time designing, blogging, hosting workshops, and will soon be opening an online shop.
Abbey Estep, the creative mind behind Wayfarer Design Studio, grew up in the mountains of West Virginia where she basked in long and slow days. She grew up in a town where one could take comfort in the familiarity of community. The rural landscape gave rise to small and unique businesses. As a response, Abbey saw the potential to help these business create brands they could be proud of.
Sprawling out in your own kitchen table gives way to a much more productive environment than your cramped dark cubicle you call your office. Flexibility has been a perk most professionals look for when making the decision to accept a job offer or not. Here are 5 benefits to skipping the morning commute and opting out for your dining room table.
As a recruiter, Preet knows what Google managers are looking for, so we met up with her at their massive office in Chelsea to pick her brain on how to land a job at Google.
Every personal workspace needs a fantastic home library to display that voluminous collection of books. Here are 4 libraries that make me want to read all day and stay cooped up in a quiet corner.