Freelance writer and editor. Made in Ohio, based in Berlin.
new: quit your job zine
Remember how I quit my job last year? This zine is my testimony of how I followed my heart and left my dream job and gets more into the details of how and why I quit. Now for sale on Etsy! An aerial view of my desk while I was working on the zine:More
craft trends for 2013
Two years ago, my friend Paul and I created CRAFTSarethenewCRAFTS.com, an indie craft trend generator inspired by Barack Obama is Your New Bicycle. We decided to give the site a fresh update for 2013, with new craft trends and a new look. (Helvetica is so hot right now.) So if you’re trying to figure out […]More
things i’ve read lately, vol. 2
be forewarned: a lot of these are #longreads. a lot of the links in this edition are amazing older articles that i recently found or revisited. A Pickpocket’s Tale (New Yorker) — this guy’s picture is in the dictionary under prestidigitation Why the “Friend Zone” is Bullshit (Foz Meadows) — how “nice guys” are the […]More
last-minute gift ideas for crafters and makers
Still trying to wrap up your Christmas shopping? I’m nearly done, but I know it can be hard to buy for the makers, designers and crafters in your life. After all, what could you give them that they couldn’t just make themselves? My guide has 7 places to get gifts sure to please any crafty […]More
Can I Get in Trouble for Selling Crafts Based on Popular Characters?
Can you make things that look like copyrighted characters and sell them on Etsy? My friend is making really cool Oscar the Grouch hats, but could she can get in trouble for selling them? As a general rule, you shouldn’t sell crafts with any character, image or logo that’s not your own. Etsy can and will […]More