Made in the PNW Holiday Pop Up Shop

Made in the PNW Holiday Pop Up Shop

Tomorrow we host our very first pop up: The Made in the PNW Holiday Pop Up Shop. As we’ve been prepping every last detail, I’ve been thinking about why we would choose to use our limited emotion and energy resources to put on a holiday shopping event.

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A response to Selma

Tonight I experienced an advanced screening of the film Selma. Never before have I felt such a seething anger, my jaw clenched as tears streamed down my face. The emotions I felt from watching innocent men and women beaten and killed compounded with all that I didn't allow myself to feel at the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Emotions I didn't feel because I didn't try. Emotions I didn't feel because I stayed out of it.

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Etiquette and noticing people

Hello friends! I am now 16 days away from marrying my best friend and I honestly can't believe how much planning a wedding has taught me. I never knew that dream weddings come with a higher emotional price tag than financial one or that it's possible to spend a half an hour staring at two different wrapping papers before deciding which one best communicates your appreciation for your bridesmaids. But what I was most surprised to learn was what a simple set of rules I learned as a child could truly mean to someone when used well.

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Tearing It Down


The hardest part of building environments for kidmin is that the environment is temporary. You spend weeks dreaming, planning, creating, and building only to turn around and take it all down again. You give everything you have to create a beautiful space and then you have to deconstruct it and decide what gets stored and what…[gulp]…gets thrown away. In city kidmin, there is no storage. The majority of my creativity is spent figuring out where to hide my creations, my treasures. The thought of 10 hours of work going in the dumpster makes my stomach churn. Continue reading