caroline z hurley quilt

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 Caroline Z. Hurley, an incredible artist in New York who is known for beautiful block printed textiles. Caroline and Rita talk about the different experiences that led her to her current career, about following and listening to your instincts, and about embracing change and opportunities as they come your way.

wright caroline z hurley bedding
NOTES FROM THE SHOW:
Caroline Z. Hurley
Caroline’s collaboration with WRIGHT BEDDING
CV of Failure (HBR’s take…)
Headspace App

Thank you to WRIGHT for sponsoring this bonus episode of the podcast and bringing me to New York to celebrate NYCxDESIGN! I’m hanging out with Wright at their SHOWROOM IN SOHO today and we’ll be recording some fun episodes of Why Do We Have Things? If you are in New York, please stop by, I’d love to meet you! If you aren’t in town, use code “theamericanedit” for 15% off your purchase!

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What do you think?

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  2. omg, I’ve been waiting for ages for her to do a podcast like this.

    Would love to know more about the supply chain. How do you manage the logistics as a one person business shipping 500 units? How do you decide which producers are reliable and which aren’t? Is it all gut instinct? How do you manage being far away from the artisans/producers?