This week, I helped Etsy launch a new blog series highlighting memorable buyer stories. First up: Pride-related finds.
"I'm always going to try to think of ways to delight," Minnesota-based textile artist Mandi Smethells told me earlier this month. Step inside her studio and learn more about her happy-hued fiber arches on the Etsy Journal.
Los Angeles-based designer Giselle Hernandez partners with artisans in her native Colombia to create handwoven home goods for her line, Someware. I got the scoop on how it all came together, plus some of Giselle's tips for traveling to her hometown.
Setting the mood for a festive celebration starts with setting the table, and Bash Party Goods' bold decorations make that task a treat. This week, I spoke with founder Angela Wator to learn more about her collection.
Dream designers Jenna and Cary gave me the inside story on what running their Earth-friendly fashion empire, Ace & Jig, entails.
Ceramicist Kim Gilmour shares her tips for wintertime travel along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Like her inspirational pins and prints, UK-based artist and illustrator Lee May Foster-Wilson is full of wisdom. Check out our recent conversation on the Etsy Journal.
Current status: Dreaming of a trip down south, inspired by my recent conversation with textile artist Kiva Motnyk.
Every day is a good day to champion women, but since March is Women's History Month, I put together an extra special round-up of rad women collectives that are doing their thing.
The middle of winter means we could all use a little pick-me-up; I rounded up some little luxuries for Etsy’s latest “Fresh Shops” post.
What a difference a year can make. That was my takeaway after interviewing Donna Rossiter, who went from working full time as an account director in London to practicing yoga in Mysore, India to making her own line of cotton yoga clothes in Bali—all within a dozen months.
High school sweethearts and Huntsville, Alabama natives Rick and Colleen Holtz built a leather goods empire out of some seriously hard times. Chatting with them was a heartwarming reminder that never giving up is how you win.