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Life / Monday, 11 Feb 2019

Becoming: Jordan Ferney

If you’re just joining in, for the month of January we were inspired to change up our content for the month to focus on women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our Book Club book of the month by Michelle Obama. We received such a great reaction, we’ll be sharing them as a permanent column. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for many more!

Jordan Ferney is the founder of the delightful party website and shop, Oh Happy Day, and color experience, Color Factory. She was one of the first bloggers to focus on creating beautiful original content on Oh Happy Day and set the bar high both in quality and innovation. I first became familiar with Jordan’s work when I came on board as a contributor in 2011 creating party tutorials and have loved following along on her journey ever since. I’ve grown to admire her dedication to setting high goals and going after them even if they’re super risky. As a non risk-taker, I value seeing that pathway. She’s always been super generous with her business advice both and I’ve been so lucky to be on the receiving end of it. Lately, one of my favorite things to do is to follow her personal Instagram page because she’s super open about showing both her successes and failures. This year she’s shaking things up a bit and she’s sharing some if it with us today.

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Life / Tuesday, 5 Feb 2019

Becoming: Emily Henderson

If you’re just joining in, for the month of January we were inspired to change up our content for the month to focus on women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our Book Club book of the month by Michelle Obama. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for many more!

I’m thrilled to introduce one of my favorite people to follow, interior designer and stylist, Emily Henderson. I was definitely rooting for her when she first appeared on HGTV’s Design Star and WON! And it’s been wonderful cheering along from the sidelines as she’s grown her business and team. Yes, I love following her for all the tricks and tips she has, but even more than that, she’s got the unique talent of also being enjoyable to read and watch. She makes design come alive just in how she talks about it and for that reason, I will read every word she puts out there. Without further ado…

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Life + Uncategorized / Friday, 1 Feb 2019

Featured illustrator: Cat Seto

If you’re just joining in, for the month of January we were inspired to change up our content for the month to focus on women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our Book Club book of the month by Michelle Obama. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for many more!

Today we’re featuring Cat Seto, our featured Book Club artist of the month (you can download her printable poster and bookmark here!). I’ve been a big fan of Cat’s work for quite awhile ever since my good friend, Eva Jorgensen of Sycamore and Co. first introduced me to her work. Cat is a San Francisco-based artist, author and founder / creative director of Ferme à Papier. The collection was inspired when she visited Paris for the first time and was overtaken by the intimate architecture, chic Parisians donning plaid, and visits to bio-dynamic farms in the countryside.

Upon returning from the trip, she found herself obsessively drawing images, which would result in the Paris-meets-Brooklyn, eco-friendly Ferme collection. The stationery line has since been featured by The New York TimesVogue,  In Style, Elle Décor, Real Simple, Lonny, Design Sponge, and Refinery 29; and is now found in more than five hundred stores, museum shops, and bookstores in the U.S. and internationally. Her books include Impressions of Paris and Mom, Inc. (published by Chronicle Books). Her custom work includes collaborations with a number of large retailers. Cat holds a BFA in painting and MFA in fiction/creative writing from the University of Michigan and was included in the first Best of American Voices anthology. Her fiction has also appeared in journals such as Glimmer Train, Triquarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Nimrod. To see more about Cat’s custom and collaboration work please click here.

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Life + Projects + Uncategorized / Thursday, 31 Jan 2019

January book club artwork: Becoming

When we announced our book club book for January, I didn’t expect such enthusiasm behind it. I’m so glad! Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming, really is inspiring regardless of politics. The book inspired our new series of interviews focused on women in creative positions. If you haven’t had a chance to read some of them, I encourage you to do so.

To support the book, I asked illustrator and artist, Cat Seto of Ferme à Papier to create an illustrative quote and she NAILED it. I love how it turned out. It reads, “Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own.” It fits so well with our theme for the month, and you know what, we’re making it the theme of the year.

Learn how to print this free printable posters and bookmarks below!

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Life / Wednesday, 30 Jan 2019

Becoming: Joy Cho

If you’re just joining in, for the month of January we were inspired to change up our content for the month to focus on women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our Book Club book of the month by Michelle Obama. You can read the rest of the interviews here. Stay tuned for many more!

Joy was one of the very first design bloggers who I had ever heard of and I was a fan from the start. What has always set her apart from the rest is how she always carried a professional, well-branded air about her creative work even when blogging wasn’t really a thing, or a lucrative one at that. My guess is that she somehow magically knew all along that something major was going to happen. And major it has! Joy has paved the way in the content creator world by partnering with great companies for licensed products. Companies like Target, Petco, Calpak and so many others. It seems like every day there’s a new announcement for a partnership. Joy is a supporter to all and loves to bring joy to the world through clever design projects and great product recommendations. On a personal note, I’ve looked up to Joy as a pioneer in our field who is always setting the bar high and has been so generous in offering advice. I can’t wait for you to get to know her better!

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