Using a pair of knitting needles and some yarn, Noortje de Keijzer, a Dutch multidisciplinary designer, has come up with her answer to female loneliness… specifically the kind that some women feel when they don’t have a guy around (ladies... why, why, why?).
The design project she calls My Knitted Boyfriend is essentially a life-size man pillow. Think blow-up doll, but one that uses stuffing instead ... [Read More]
In addition to building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place, one local California chapter of the Girl Scouts is now committed to fostering girls' interest in the largely male-dominated industry of video game design.
As recently reported by GirlGamer.com, the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) have teamed up with Women in Games International ... [Read More]
Trailblazers like Ursula Nordstrom, Lynda Barry, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Agnes Martin are women we ALL should know. Illustrator Lisa Congdon and writer Maria Popova are making sure we do through a creative collaboration they call The Reconstructionists. Launched in January 2013, this inspired online project is a yearlong celebration of remarkable women - beloved artists, writers, and scientists, as well ... [Read More]
French photographer and Woman You Should Know, Cerise Doucede creates gravity defying photographs capturing a moment of time.
In her series Egarements and Quotidien, Cerise shows her subjects among the chaos of their own thoughts, lost in daydreams from their otherwise boring reality. Inspired by everyday materials and everyday life, the objects are arranged and suspended to create mesmerizing, brief ... [Read More]
'Tis the season when a large portion of the world is waiting in anxious anticipation for the birth of a very special baby. While you're probably thinking we're talking about the Baby Jesus, sadly we're not. It's the in utero "Royal Baby" of Prince William and Kate Middleton that seems to have the world in an inexplicable frenzy. We just don't get the gluttonous fascination or the gross intrusion of their ... [Read More]
Ever see something you like and say, "I could make that!"? Woman You Should Know Erica Domesek, a respected design and style expert, definitely has. But unlike most of us, she actually followed through on this DIY declaration.
She did it so often and so well that she single handedly (or two handedly) crafted her passion for reimagining, reusing, and reinventing into an influential DIY lifestyle brand and ... [Read More]
Have you ever been out to dinner with someone - friend, date, sibling, spouse - who just will not turn their cell phone off? You watch them staring at it, fully distracted, as they feign interest in what you're saying, eating or doing. So rude, but so the way of our over-connected world!
Well, we think it's time for the phone obsessed to learn some table manners. That's where Woman You Should Know Ingrid ... [Read More]
Skull and leopard and tiki prints... oh my! Ten years ago, while on the hunt for a comforter, Sandy Glaze came up empty handed thanks to a lack of bedding options that matched her adventurous style. So in true WYSKy form, Sandy set out to create her own line of quality bedding with the edgy look she longed for... tough and bold, yet still feminine. The result was Sin in Linen, a home goods company she ... [Read More]