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Stories by katie nave freeman

Got It Made

How One Designer Built a Team When She Was Used to Doing Everything Herself

Got It Made BY katie nave freeman 02/10/2017
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When Marisa Howard, then a commercial lighting designer, first started making her own jewelry by watching YouTube videos, she never imagined she'd be in a position to support herself full-time on the hobby - let alone others. But interest in her minimalist, rune-like metal creations - which now go by Seaworthy - grew in a flash, and, BAM, she's now the head of a team of four. Here's her bosslady approach to getting there. READ MORE
Stuff We Love

How to Turn Your Hobby into a Full-Time Hustle

Stuff We Love BY katie nave freeman 04/14/2017
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Michelle Meronek always had an interest in design - she played around with making jewelry for family and friends in high school - but she took a few detours before deciding soldering and stone-setting was what she wanted to do all dang day, every dang day. Switching career gears can be a scary thing, and since Michelle seems to have handled it like a boss (look no further than her shapely, burnished-metal and gemstone earrings and rings for proof), we figured we'd ask her to point us in the right direction. READ MORE
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How to Feel Confident and Just Plain Great About Getting Dressed

Stuff We Love BY katie nave freeman 06/07/2017
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Look, not to shade anyone in particular, but we're pretty firm believers that outfit guides that compare bodies to fruit have never been of any real use to anyone. But that doesn't mean there isn't truth to the notion that what we wear and how we wear it affects the way we carry ourselves out in the world. Just ask designer Lindsay Reif, who earned her clothing-cutting chops by altering vintage pieces to suit her own preferences - and then used her sewing skills to create Reifhaus, a universally flattering line of wrap jumpsuits, boxy tops, and swingy dresses for the rest of us. Here's Lindsey's expert advice on shapes to lean into and conventional wisdom to ignore, 'cause rules were made to broken, yah? READ MORE
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5 Famous and Incredibly Cool Homes You’ll Want to Drool Over

Stuff We Love BY katie nave freeman 12/08/2016
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Marisa Howard has always had a thing for extraordinary architecture - and it shows in the structural, modern jewelry she creates for her line, Seaworthy. "I'm drawn to homes that interact with their landscapes," Marisa shares. "I especially love the history of these designs and the opportunity we have to honor and preserve their stories." Here's the Pacific Northwest native's list of digs to daydream about - bonus points if you find a way to reference them at your next dinner party. READ MORE

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