adorn milk jaime derringer podcast

Have you ever wondered about the people who made your favorite mug, shirt or chair? In Why Do We Have Things? Rita Mehta of The American Edit and Erin Husted of Hackwith Design House interview the independent designers, artists, small business owners and creatives behind our favorite things.

Today’s guest is Jaime Derringer, the founder of Design Milk, Dog Milk and Adorn Milk, cohost of the Clever podcast, an artist, podcaster, musician, etc., etc. Jaime talks to Rita about the process of starting Design Milk, about slowly and practically furnishing her home, about maintaining an identity outside of her brand(s), the things she finds the most exciting in design, and even about virtual reality and 3d printing.

jaime derringer design milk podcast

NOTES FROM THE SHOW:
Jaime Derringer
Design Milk
Dog Milk
Adorn Milk
Clever Podcast
OTHR

Interested in sponsoring WDWHT? E-mail podcast@theamericanedit.com for more information!

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Image Sources: Design Milk, Jaime Derringer

lizzie fortunato podcast

Have you ever wondered about the people who made your favorite mug, shirt or chair? In Why Do We Have Things? Rita Mehta of The American Edit and Erin Husted of Hackwith Design House interview the independent designers, artists, small business owners and creatives behind our favorite things.

Today’s guests are sisters Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato, owners of the jewelry brand, Lizzie Fortunato. Rita talks to Lizzie and Kathryn about starting their business, the locations and experiences that influence the collection, focusing on thoughtful, responsible production and collections and designing a home.

NOTES FROM THE SHOW:
Lizzie Fortunato
Fortune Finds
Lizzie Fortunato x St. Frank Collection
Small Giants: Companies That Choose to be Great instead of Big

Image via Lizzie Fortunato
Interested in sponsoring WDWHT? E-mail podcast@theamericanedit.com for more information!

Thank you so much for listening! We’d also really appreciate it if you would subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes or share #whydowewehavethings with your friends or on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram!

Rebecca Atwood Podcast

Have you ever wondered about the people who made your favorite mug, shirt or chair? In Why Do We Have Things? Rita Mehta of The American Edit and Erin Husted of Hackwith Design House interview the independent designers, artists, small business owners and creatives behind our favorite things.

Today’s guest is Rebecca Atwood, the founder and maker behind Rebecca Atwood Designs, a Brooklyn-based line of home goods that focus on the artistic process. Erin & Becca talk about how Becca’s career experience designing for key retailers led her to launch her own collection, about learning all of the different aspects of owning your own business, and about building a thoughtful business that aligns with your own ideals.

rebecca atwood why do we have things

NOTES FROM THE SHOW:
Rebecca Atwood Designs
Libeco Belgian Linen, the linen Becca uses in her collection
Design Sponge’s Life & Business Series
Mr. Dog, an American made collection of beautiful, functional dog goods

“You have to love what you’re doing since you’re going to be working hard at it.”

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Wilson & Willy’s
Nicely Noted

Interested in sponsoring WDWHT? We work to keep our rates low so that we can share our favorite small businesses… e-mail podcast@theamericanedit.com for more information!

Images via Rebecca Atwood Designs

Thank you so much for listening! We’d also really appreciate it if you would subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes or share #whydowewehavethings with your friends or on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram!

its okay to laugh (crying is cool too)

Have you ever wondered about the people who made your favorite mug, shirt or chair? In Why Do We Have Things?, Rita Mehta of The American Edit and Erin Husted of Hackwith Design House interview the independent designers, artists, small business owners and creatives behind our favorite things.

Today’s guest is Nora McInerny Purmort, author of “It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too), a memoir written after Nora’s husband, Aaron, died from brain cancer. Nora, Erin, & Rita talk about Nora’s experiences writing the book, navigating social media – from hate follows to finding support through people you’d have never found otherwise, and Nora’s perspective on “things” – the reminders and memories she has of Aaron, why they matter, and, also, why they don’t.

Instead of a sponsor for today’s episode, we’re sponsoring Nora’s organization, Still Kicking. Thank you so much for listening and supporting our sponsors, which in turn allows us to share incredible stories and support really good people.

NOTES FROM THE SHOW
It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too)
My Husband’s Tumor
Wild
When Breathe Becomes Air
Mary Jo Hoffman podcast
The Four Agreements
Hot Young Widows Club
Emily McDowell Empathy Cards
Neal Jewelry
Still Kickin

still kickin