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.
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.
José Russchen shares her workspace in Groningen, Netherlands where she lives with her boyfriend, Tim, and their two cats, Felix and Dex.
Monterrey, Mexico based photographer talks to us about what inspires her.
Above all else, I’m an artist. I work in watercolors mainly, but also dabble quite heavily in oil painting, weaving, and modern calligraphy lettering. Besides creating, I also think of myself as an official Spreader of Kindness. I’m always thinking of the next way I can make somebody smile.
I am a designer and maker of cork and wood goods for the home. Although, I also have been teaching spoon-carving classes on the side. I am actually on tour on the west coast at the moment and am going from LA to Canada to teach classes!
Today, we walk under the Full Moon in Virgo. If you’re a fan of Theory of Place and enjoy the office life of other creative types, I can only assume that you too are a Virgo. So, I am deeming it appropriate to talk about how your knack for details might just pay off this cycle. If your birthday falls within a few days of the astrological event, be on the look out for great changes (good and bad).
With so many things going on this weekend, lets take a moment to admire Emma Duckworth’s space. As an interior decorator, Emma deals with colors all day long so she prefers to lounge in neutral palettes at home - tans, grays, and whites. Take a stab at recreating her look this summer and fall into your creative corner with ease.
Louisa Wells is a talented photographer who runs her own print shop in New York City. When she’s not learning the ropes in graphic design, she finds inspiration from interior design and indie fashion magazines. She’s fallen back in love with this dying medium and has used it to gain perspectives on color, design, and the creative industry.
Emma Harris is a lifestyle blogger, photographer, stylist and maker from Brighton, UK. She has a serious love for interiors, fashion, flowers, art, photography and her two lovely girls -- Elvia and Dottie (says her gorgeous blog). Her current workspace is a room in her home but it’s evolved into the ideal blogger’s environment.
Marketa’s workspace is clean, simple, and incredibly modern -- she is in love with black and white. Her environment is all about sharp lines, minimalism, basic colors, and typography.
As a student, Anna Marie Kornum covets her workspace. She spends a lot of time in her Denmark office, tackling the difficult demands that come with a midwifery education. Her childhood home is a big inspiration for her design senseability. It's always been warm and cozy, especially the workspace. So embracing a neat and inspiring desk is a must!
Marthe is a person without limitations and labels – she is an individual that thrives with a routine, and says yes before thinking. Marthe is a blogger, librarian, freelance journalist, wedding planner, stylist, and a dreamer.
Although the word “stylist” is on her business card, this description is not enough to describe the woman that is Catherine Wilson. She offers a whole range of styling, from photography to consulting services, touching upon all creative industries. In addition to her lifestyle website (www.catherinegrace.com.au - personal style, interiors, kids spaces, and event styling), she also offers style & shoot by CATHERINEGRACE (This provides customers with easy access to high quality, professionally styled images of their products -- ready for use as part of their print marketing or on their blog, e-commerce site or social media platforms).
Most notably, she is known as the founder and shopkeeper of Millay Vintage, an online shop specializing in women’s vintage clothing and home goods — a tightly curated collection of wears and wares that seeks to find the balance between timely and timeless goods for the wardrobe and home. It is a job that she loves, and it’s been exciting to see the brand grow!
As a second year law student at Loyola Law School, Teddy Nguyen's workspace is reflective of his true genius - he does a great job at linking law to life. Here is a brief look into what inspires his life of books, brains, and barrister.
A dream cave of collaborative ideas, The Grey Attic is a creative concept built upon the importance of aesthetic. They capture, create and beautifully integrate to develop untainted emotional connections that develop allegiance and cultivate a recognisable identity for brands. The Grey Attic creates organic, individually stylised concepts supported by honest creativity and distinctly specific direction. This is The Grey Attic provides art direction for content creation, in the areas of fashion editorial, blogging, styling and social media.
When it comes to creating an inspiring environment, Jake draws vision from everything around him. His workspace is filled with moments and memories from his past; travels across the globe, meanderings at quaint markets up the coast, trinkets and treasures he's collected along the way. This freelance photographer and director's style is anything but boring.