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Talking Shop and Snail Mail with Sara McNally

You know, Anne Shirley Cuthbert was really on to something when she mused on the realities of kindred spirits and bosom friends. Truly, in life, there are individuals with whom we feel connected — in a kind of beautiful, soul-connecting unison. Even virtually, Sara McNally, owner of letterpress stationery company Constellation & Co, feels to me like a dear kindred spirit. We both share a deep love for stationary, snail

Talking Shop and Papercrafting with Artist Kristen Sgalambro

Any fellow fangirls out there? What do you totally saaaa-wooooon over? I fangirl over LOTS of things: Decades-old boybands, the Mary-Kate and Ashley movie canon, reruns of Survivor, pop-culture-themed podcasts, etc. But talking with Kristen Sgalambro just might take the cake on my fangirl scale. The Brooklyn-based designer and paper artist exudes passion, creativity, and beyond-belief talent as she transforms paper into one-of-a-kind masterpieces. I am obsessed. Inspired by pop

Talking Shop: Jenna Zielbauer

Okay, get ready. You’re about to meet the coolest mom boss ever. Jenna Zielbauer is the mom of two and founder of ROCKEASE, a company that offers an innovative solution for on-the-go parenting: a portable, budget-friendly, and space-conscious device that can turn any four-legged chair into a rocking chair. Need to nurse, soothe, or bond with your kids in an airport, restaurant, or hotel? Jenna’s got you covered. (Seriously, how

Talking Shop: Amy Keim

This week’s Talking Shop features one of my BF4Ls. Amy and I were set up on a “blind friend date” in seventh grade and have been BFFs ever since. (Well, I probably annoy her, but she puts up with me.) We’ve been through so much together, and she has been such a solid presence in my life. Between church dances, Latin class, late-night orange chicken and It sleepovers, Red car