Podcast: Susan Connor New York

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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 Susan Connor, the self-taught pattern designer and artist whose eponymous collection features beautiful hand made, block-printed textiles. Susan & Rita talk about learning by doing, trends vs. design, and the differences between “makers”, artists and business owners.

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“I want people who experience my products to know someone cared…the decisions weren’t arbitrary, or based on the bottom line, or the big trend.”

Susan’s collection
Susan is reading Wired to Create
Anti-Fragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Susan’s collaboration with Everything Golden

“…Really, what things are is evidence of our existence. Evidence of our minds. Things are ideas that we make real. … a vision that you have in your mind or an idea that you or a group of people have, and you manifest it in reality.”

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