“Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.”
— Nora Ephron
As Spring arrives here in NYC, the city is coming to life with events and gatherings and we’re taking full advantage. Last night, we stopped by The Open Studio to see Garance Doré and her collaboration with Rifle Paper Co. We saw her latest pieces of work and met some pretty inspiring ladies. Take a look at our dalliances in the video below and learn more about Garance here.
Art by Garance Doré
The NYTimes asks whether making girls’ toys pink is positive or pandering. And in response, Yael Kohen at NYMag asks, what’s the problem with pink?
We’re off to The Cherry Bombe Jubilee at The Highline Hotel this weekend! We can’t wait to see the likes of April Bloomfield, Gabrielle Hamilton and the Cherry Bombe founders, of course!
A beautiful blog. (We’re visiting her studio today and we’re so excited!)
A beautiful magazine.
A beautiful woman.
For some, March is a month for daffodils and St. Patrick’s Day. For others, it’s merely a stepping stone to Summer. But at our studio, it will forever be known as the month of new beginnings and women.
In the last 25 days, we’ve shared our project with the world, met some of our favorite female entrepreneurs, begun filming our first season, welcomed Spring, celebrated International Women’s Month and launched our IndieGoGo Campaign. (So we’ve been a little busy!) But now, March is coming to a close: talks of Easter and Passover plans have commenced, Cherry Blossoms have begun to bloom and time is marching forward as it always, always does. Before it’s all April showers and May flowers, we’d like to honor the things that make this month special to us. And just this week, we were sent the perfect article to do so: The CNN 10: Visionary Women.
“A former welfare mother supplies cars for women re-entering the workforce.
A public health worker yearns to stamp out the stigma of menstruation in the developing world.
A biotech engineer embarks on a mission to teach a generation of black girls computer coding.
They’re smart, motivated and community-minded. They teach, create and employ with an eye toward improving the lives of others.
They are visionary women.“
This sort of bravery, creativity and generosity inspires us to continue in our efforts to share women and all of their greatness (and makes March our favorite month).
We’re long time fans of Design*Sponge but have you listened to Grace Bonney’s radio show After the Jump? This week, we’re loving her episode on How To Right Your Wrongs.
Olivia Wilde on women, Hollywood and the media.
A perfect Pinterest board to get you in the mood for Spring.
A beautiful blog.
A beautiful magazine.
A beautiful woman.
Spring is here: rain boots outside the door, cherry blossom trees crowd the sky and magnolia leaves litter the ground. We could not be more ready for this season.
Winter, for us, was all about locking ourselves in the studio and getting down to business — planning and writing and leaving home well after the sun had set. But Spring brings with it a reminder of the nature of things: growth and change, the light at then end of every tunnel, the beauty of new beginnings.
Plant your seeds, care for them daily and you will see them grow. Has nature ever taught us a more wonderful lesson? Today is a day for dreaming big and setting intentions. Take a moment on this first day of Spring, and ask yourself what you want to see grow in the months ahead. Then walk outside, take a deep breath of Spring air and do one simple thing that will help you achieve this goal.
Happy First Day of Spring!
“Keep Some Room In Your Heart For The Unimaginable”
– Mary Oliver
We’re always looking for insightful and inspiring stories from women. This week we came across this beautiful article on beauty, race and motherhood at Refinery29. Check it out here and share your thoughts on beauty with us!
“Beauty, though, I would prefer to let her define on her own with as few preconceived prejudices of others as possible. I consider it my job as her mother to be a safe haven for her. To speak words that she can hide behind if she wishes, even if it makes a friendly stranger feel a little uncomfortable. Our differences are ours to share or not as we please. She need not feel vulnerable to every passerby who hides curiosity in compliments.”