Podcast: Alexandra Sklar, The Merchant Home

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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 Alexandra Sklar, the founder and merchandising director of The Merchant Home. Alexandra and Rita talk about her transition from architecture to merchandising, sources of inspiration, purposefully cultivating and supporting women within the design industry, and Alexandra’s new project, “The Year of Open.”

The Merchant Home
I first met Alexandra when we toured Heath’s tile factory in the Mission!
Heidi Swanson’s shop, Quitokeeto
Lindsay Emery’s ceramic shop, Suite One Studio
The architecture enthusiast who builds his buildings out of… Legos!
Does the design industry need a women only platform to promote equality?
a conversation about female artists on Instagram
Tappan Collective’s current show, Spatially Speaking, happens to feature all female artists!
Whorehaus Studios | Katy Skelton Designs


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(images via The Merchant Home)

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