Courtney Church Discovers The Formula For Nerd-Chic With Periodically Inspired Brand

February 7, 2017 by

It was a cold Rhode Island winter in 2010 that led Courtney Church to start scanning the Periodic Table of Elements. She wasn’t looking to bone up on her chem savvy; she just had the sudden urge to try to create words and phrases using the one and two-letter abbreviations of the elements’ names. Little did she ... [Read More]

Featuring Fearless, Independent And Free-willed Women, H&M’s New Ad Challenges What It Means To Be A “Lady”

September 19, 2016 by

When you hear the word “lady” what does that mean to you? For us, it’s just another limitation put on women that’s associated with expected attributes, actions and qualities that went out of style with the pillbox hat. In an effort to challenge the old stereotype, ... [Read More]

Designer Handcrafts Bags And Backpacks Out Of Wood As Unique Way To ‘Keep It All Together’

September 19, 2016 by

Inspired by nature, Merve Burma has been handcrafting the most unique bags and backpacks out of real wood since 2011. To up the awesome of her Istanbul-based woodworking brand Grav Grav, she recently added a new collection that features a whole nother layer of artistry... cross stitching. Using colorful ... [Read More]

Mamma’s Liquid Love… Jewelry Made With Breast Milk

August 18, 2016 by

Ann Marie Sharoupim is a pharmacist who also creates and sells one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces made with breast milk. It was Ann Marie’s own breastfeeding journey that inspired her to start her jewelry endeavor Mamma's Liquid Love. With her first child Rebecca, Ann Marie struggled to produce her own breast milk. "It took me ... [Read More]

Why Women’s Clothing Sizes Don’t Make Sense… It’s Not You, It’s The Industry

August 12, 2016 by

It’s safe to say that most of us have gone into a store, grabbed the size we think we are, but when we go and give the item a try, it doesn’t fit. Well just know, “it’s not you, it’s the industry.” Today's standard clothing sizes are vastly different than they were 50 years ago. In this Vox video, Dion Lee documents the inconsistencies ... [Read More]

New Collection Aims To Disrupt Gendered Fashions With Bold Suit Options For Girls

August 11, 2016 by

By Lori Day - There are lots of startups these days offering alternative clothing for children, but none that seek to bring to mainstream consumers the cool suit designs grabbing the media spotlight and making headlines today because they are being worn ... [Read More]

Elena Votsi’s Story About Designing the Olympic Medal Is Gold

August 5, 2016 by

By Marion Fasel - How did Greek jewelry designer Elena Votsi who is known for her bold sculptural work win the competition to design the Olympic medal for the Summer Games?  The story started right before the 2004 Olympics in Athens.  To celebrate the return of the event to its place of origin, the Olympic Committee decided ... [Read More]

Call The PAW Patrol… One Of Their Core Members (The Female) Is Missing From “Boys’” Merchandise

July 19, 2016 by

In 2014, Gamora was nowhere to be found as her fellow Guardians of the Galaxy were showcased in toy aisles. In 2015, Black Widow was treated as the “invisible woman” in Avengers toys, clothing and other merchandise. Earlier this year, Rey was left out of the newest version of Star Wars Monopoly. Now, in this latest ... [Read More]

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