Thursday, November 18, 2010

So French women don't get fat, and now Dutch women don't get depressed. What about American women?

"The ideal American woman doesn't just putter around in the kitchen or dabble in knitting. She opens a cake shop and knits scarves for fashion shows. She appears on Oprah. She follows her dreams."

A quick mental run-through brings me to conclude that I have always considered my own hobbies or skills as potential business situations,* even though I've never acted on these thoughts (it's really just a matter of time). Is this a result of my American upbringing? Is the entrepreneurial spirit born into every American?

*upon closer scrutiny, I think most of the entrepreneurial spirit comes from a desire to get out of the rat race, no? That would bring this little conversation full-circle. And now you know how my mind works. Lucky you! It gets pretty convoluted in there sometimes :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Home libraries, throw pillows, and natural light. Oh and slanted ceilings. What more does a person need? This room is perfect.

photography by morten holtum

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


This book is just ... well, it's so "kate." Over the years, you've worked with a number of designers. How do you keep the brand voice so clear, consistent, and authentic?


This book is a perfect example of how we work - we always go back to the things we love as a foundation and continue to reinterpret and modernize them.