“All of a sudden it was like, bam: motherhood and entrepreneurship. They ran into each other straight from the get-go. It’s always been a juggling act, but I love that [my daughter's] grown up literally surrounded by all this.”
"Everything from the lights you choose, the mirrors, to what the staff is wearing and what kind of music is playing, how people answer the phone—all of that stuff is part of the personality of a restaurant."
Luke Stockdale, Australian expat, owner and creative director of Sideshow Sign Co., is the driving force behind the company’s quest to “break up the tedium of modern plastic signage”—or, as he put it in our interview, to dismantle our culture’s “scary level of comfort with making shitty stuff.”
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An interview with a Nashville-based fashion designer. "I didn’t want to be another New York designer, straight out of school in the city and trying to start a brand. I would have been one of thousands."
If there were one visual to sum up the passion that drew Sam Orlando Jr. into the family catering business at Orlando's Event Centers, it just might be a four-foot papier-mâché watermelon filled with fruit salad.
An interview with one of fashion's most influential players, André Leon Talley, who ventures to St. Louis in the middle of America for the show Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear at the Saint Louis Art Museum.
"We have so many stories to tell, about the people we have encountered, and the closets–the closets we shop are just spectacular. This book is not so much about the “stuff” in the closets, but the stories that comprise them."
Claire Winfield, associate painting conservator at the Saint Louis Art Museum, talks through several current paintings she's restoring that range from 200 BC to 1600 AD, and what it takes to become an art conservator.
While there is a thriving culture of makers in the middle of America today, from around 1000 to 1300 AD it was also home to one of the most innovative, resourceful societies to ever thrust a stake into soil, fire pottery or carve rock.
"But at a certain point in your life, it pivots and becomes much more solitary. To write, you have to invite in solitude and sit alone in a room for much of the day. You’re circling a lot of your fears, experiences."
"I think appreciation for art comes from introspection. It’s about being open and being honest with yourself. It takes some grit to take on that examination, and that’s the kind of man I hope my products target."