Meet the Maker – Jordan Grace Owens, Durham, NC Illustrator, Goods at Gather

Durham, NC Illustrator Jordan Grace Owens, Goods at Gather

Recently, I visited illustrator Jordan Grace Owens in her home/studio in Durham, NC. She lives in a gorgeous light filled studio loft right in the downtown with easy access to all the wonderful restaurants there, Mateo, Pizzaria Toro and Parlour come to mind but gosh there are so many. She shares . . .

Lena Corwin’s Made By Hand Book

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A maker after my own heart, Lena Corwin is a multifaceted artist, whose work has been translated to fabrics, books, and more. She created a series of compelling collaborative books a few years ago called Lines & Shapes and she has designed textiles for Calvin Klein, Jill Stuart, Anna Sui among . . .

The People I “Met” At Alt Summit

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The best part of Alt Summit was hands-down connecting face-to-face and developing real relationships with people who I’d otherwise worked with solely online. Below are just a handful of the people I adored “meeting” at the conference. And though I connected with many in brief spurts, there were . . .

Judah Ross

And speaking of talented friends, Oami Powers, the seamstress/owner behind Judah Ross relocated here from San Francisco a little over a year ago and I couldn't be happier about it. She is a sweet friend and such an inspiration. Her creations are gorgeous: simple, well-crafted, elegant. Oami is also . . .

Inspired By…Celia Gray

I first encountered Celia Gray as the best man at a friends wedding. And though we didn't talk much then, I was immediately struck by the artsy-cool vibe she exuded. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work with Celia at the Rock & Shop Market and have seen how cool (and talented) she . . .

Bake It Pretty

Last week on the indieNC blog I interviewed the affable owner of Bake It Pretty, Amanda Krueger. Read the interview here to find out more about her vintage-inspired baking supplies business. And check out her blog for fun tutorials like this one on how to make button-shaped candies. Also, be sure . . .