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Stuff We Love

Stuff We Love

The Most Charming Studio and Shopping Street in Fort Worth, Texas

Stuff We Love BY katie nave freeman 04/17/2019
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Carly Burson and her small-but-mighty, all-women crew at Tribe Alive pride themselves on collaborating with artisans across the globe, paying them fair wages to produce block-printed caftans and breezy shorts, and they try to keep that same communal energy going at their Fort Worth-based retail space and studio. "Our small team of introverts and extroverts know how to get the job done and how to keep each other laughing in the process. We're not just co-workers. We're friends," explains Carly. Here, she hands things off to head designer Katie Sansom to share a tour of the space and the places you can find this gang around town when they're not at work. READ MORE
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All the Reasons Your Next Party Should Be a Picnic

Stuff We Love BY katie nave freeman 04/16/2019
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Sure, your monthly wine-and-cheese night is great, but if you're feeling antsy for a new kind of party plan, consider the humble picnic. For Liz Clark, there is no greater joy than basking in the glow of the Bay Area sunshine - especially when sprawled out on one of her own bright, color-blocked Nipomo blankets. That's why the busy babe launched a pop-up picnic club to encouraging her community (and herself!) to get outside and chill hard. Oh, and the whole thing has a bonus purpose, too, explains Liz: "Another goal is to spread awareness around the importance of cleaning up our outdoor spaces, so we bring along gloves and trash bags. Our hope is to build habits within our larger community." Here's how to follow in her footsteps. READ MORE
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A (Very Strong) Case for a Creative Sabbatical

Stuff We Love 03/07/2019
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At the start of 2018, Chloe May Brown wasn't exactly planning to take five months off from her work as a ceramicist. But she was in the midst of finding a new Portland, Maine, studio when she realized it was time for a break. "I was waking up in the morning and starting work before even having my breakfast and working all day until the evening. Basically, all my time at home was spent working," she recalls. So Chloe did the scary thing and stepped away. And even though her sabbatical changed some plans she'd set for the year, she came out of it more inspired and ready to work than ever. Here's how and why it got her (pottery) wheels turning. READ MORE
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5 Feminist Artists That Might Change the Way You Think

Stuff We Love 02/22/2019
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"Feminist artists tend to make me feel instantly seen," says Melanie Brewster, who is a Columbia psychology professor and an artist herself. "They are able to capture common gendered experiences, such as marginalization and disconnection, and encourage you to think about them from a slightly different vantage point." For her, creative works are also sometimes a better way to get to the truth of someone's story, she explains: "We are constantly bombarded by content that aims to manipulate us to think one way or another. Art is inspiring to me because it speaks for itself and isn't coercive." With that in mind, here are five artists - and one gallery show - that she can't get out of her head. READ MORE
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How One Designer Runs Two Businesses From Home

Stuff We Love 02/14/2019
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Paige Cheyne describes her jewelry line, which she runs out of her L.A. home, as "pretty much a one-woman show" (though she does have an adorable cat and pup as co-workers). But in 2018 she took on whole new challenge - and a work wife - when launching the online vintage and independent design shop Weird Sisters with her close friend Jillian Maddocks of 323 Clothing. The two knew each other from trade shows and were looking for another outlet to highlight their fellow creative friends. Here's how Paige balances WFH - and occasionally work from Jillian's house - without getting overwhelmed. READ MORE

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