Category Archives: inspiration

Gallery Preview: Down Mexico Way

One of my favorite shoes I created last year was a pair of tropical flat sandals for Elizabeth, another friend and coworker at Converse. It never fails that each morning when I finally make it to work and slump into … Continue reading

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Misc. Six

Last week I turned 33 (my Larry Bird birthday) and despite all the fun and cheer that comes with a birthday celebration, it’s also a prime opportunity to do a little soul (sole?) searching as I look to the next … Continue reading

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An Evening with Libby

The Two Ten footwear foundation is a charitable organization focused on the mission of “shoepeople helping shoepeople.” For over 75 years, the foundation has been providing financial assistance (emergency funds and scholarships) to anyone in need from the footwear business. Within Two … Continue reading

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Ravishing Red

In the world of color psychology, my high school friend Jessica, is most certainly red – the personality color characterized by strong will, ambition and energy. Along with a hilarious sense of humor and a penchant for movie quotes, these … Continue reading

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Baby Battin

Say hello to Logan T Battin, Matt and Amber’s adorable baby boy, who they welcomed into the world today. Amber spent the back half of her pregnancy in custom Katie Blauer maternity flats, which were designed to celebrate the Battin’s … Continue reading

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The Icelandic Woman

This week I set out on my first international travel in almost exactly one year – an inspiration trip with coworkers from our Converse Women’s All Star design team. Leaving my 7 ½ month old baby for the first time … Continue reading

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The Emerald City

Around this time last year I wrote about Tangerine Tango, the 2012 Pantone color of the year, and the stunning examples we saw of this vivacious color on our family vacation to Belize. This year we traveled to Cartagena, Colombia … Continue reading

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Pretty Paint-by-Numbers

There’s something about Thanksgiving and Christmas time that brings out our love for all things nostalgic, so I thought it would be seasonally appropriate to write about one of my favorite styles of art: paint-by-number. Maybe it’s because I get to … Continue reading

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Neon Orange Orchids

I’m not shy about my love for Matthew Williamson, who has been an ever-present inspiration since I attended his 10-year retrospective at the London Design Museum back in October 2007.  In my eyes, MW can do no wrong – from … Continue reading

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Tangerine Tango

In lieu of Christmas presents this year, my family took an exciting week-long adventure vacation to Belize, which more than held up to it’s tourism board tagline as “Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret.” This small English-speaking country, nestled between Mexico … Continue reading

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