There’s my literal tool belt, which I still wear all the time, and which is invaluable to my creativity. But there’s also my tool belt of resources, which contains advice, books, and the presence of mentors. Next week I’ll share my favorite and most valued picks from my metaphoric tool belt, and how they’ve guided me as a designer – but also as a businessperson.
Posts tagged: michelevarianshop
Design Talk by MV - article no. 8 - Brick and Mortar Retail Through Rose Colored Glasses (Because It’s Not as Vicious as It’s Made Out to Be)
There is no retail apocalypse. The myriad outlets reporting on the extinction of brick and mortar retail presence are basing their claims on untruths. That said, there are trends we can’t ignore, like the ubiquitous “store for rent” signs throughout SoHo and New York City. How can this paradox be...
Why cry over spilt paint? Just paint the floor with it! I have my mom to thank for the compulsion to make the most of my resources, and for an über-DIY approach to life and to business. Very early on, she taught my sisters and me that no one was...
Join Melissa Joy Manning at our SoHo store for the trunk show featuring Hali Emminger, the designer behind Hechizo, and a member of the Sprig Collective. Friday, Oct 13 - Saturday, Oct 14th12 - 6
One thing I’ve always held true is that, as much love as I have for the things around me and as much joy as they may give me, they’re still things. It’s just stuff. I don’t attribute preciousness to, or feel unnecessarily protective of, the objects in my life. I...
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