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 is 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.
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.
Indego Africa was founded in 2007 with a simple idea: empower women artisans in Africa by showcasing their beautiful craft and investing in the power of education. We team up with groups of women in Rwanda and Ghana to sell products that are designed in NYC and handmade in Africa—combining traditional techniques, local materials and genuine artisanal skill—all with a creative voice of playfulness, an appreciation of color, and a desire to bring beauty into the world while uplifting communities at the same time.
The co-founders of WEND Studio developed their home furnishing brand with three things in mind: transparency, people and place, and global citizenship. They offer the highest level of social and environmental commitment, without sacrificing aesthetics. With backgrounds rooted in painting, art history, international business and architecture, Genevieve Bandrowski and Michelle Plante are the perfect design duo.
Based in Leeuwarden, in the north of The Netherlands, Marrit de Lang is a talented photographer and a DIY blogger. Her passions afford her the opportunity to express myself creatively and to give readers insight into the world through her eyes.
How does a TV director turn her passion into a career? We got in touch with Tanya Balianytsia, author of Honey Tanie, to find out more about her work and love for seasonal foods and recipes. Balianytsia is a London based food photographer and stylist.
Theory of Place is excited to highlight Elise Heslop as more than just the usual entrepreneur, she is the founder this generation's bigger and better IKEA. PlyRoom is a company that boast beautiful furniture that's easy to assemble and made to fit every home. Since its launch, PlyRoom has been Featured in prominent magazines such as Australian House & Garden, Adore, and InStyle.
If you’re looking for a relaxed sense of workspace, Li-Chi Pan is the girl to follow. You will often find her floating from her bed sheets to her desktop. There are no rules to where her creative work happens.
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.
I've been wonderfully amazed by Roman & Williams thoughtful design lately. They're in tune with the human form and its movement through space. Explore their design philosophy in this short video: link
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.
In a feeble attempt to bring you pinterest-worthy inspiration, we've rounded up 3 perfectly styled gallery wall for your office life. Check them out!
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.
Anu of Decordots shares her Scandinavian home office: I live in Estonia, a small country in the northern part of Europe.
Born and raised in Switzerland, Marissa's love for design is constantly influenced by her European roots. She talks to us about how to start a creative business and overcome the challenges that tail this exciting endeavor.