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SOCIAL STUDIES : Nike Schroeder

SOCIAL STUDIES : Nike Schroeder

Nike Schroeder fell in love with her medium.  The lure of the materiality moved her into a self-taught movement of beautiful threads filling a space, creating an almost painterly look.  I first saw Nike's work a few years ago.  This large scale piece hung against the wall, colors of thread beautifully bleeding into one another forming a soft ombre of hues.  I just stood there and stared at it.  At first, I was caught by the color selection which gave me a calm and happy feeling.  Then I took a closer look and saw how much work was put into...

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SOCIAL STUDIES : Puno - Digital Mastermind Entrepreneur / Founder

SOCIAL STUDIES : Puno - Digital Mastermind Entrepreneur / Founder

I first met Puno when she and I were part of an event that LCD was having.  We held a conversation, where she was the moderator and I was the moderatee - Instantly I was extremely impressed with her.  Her insane knowledge, down to earth friendliness, hilarious personality, and her unbelievable beauty that comes from within and drenches all over her on the outside, made me have an instant friend crush.  After this, we stayed in touch and developed what is one of my most favorite new friendships I've had in a long time.  She is extremely generous with her overflowing knowledge on...

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SOCIAL STUDIES : Iris Alonzo - Co-Founder Everybody.World

SOCIAL STUDIES : Iris Alonzo - Co-Founder Everybody.World

What happens when you see a gap missing an in industry that you excel at, that meets with a personal vision on how you would like to see environmental change happen?  You start your own thing.  That is exactly what Iris Alonzo and Carolina Crespo did after they left a shifting American Apparel.  Clients from wholesaling asked Iris and Carolina how they could continue to get their shirts after AA changed their internal structure, still wanting to work with an ethical company, so Iris and Carolina founded Everybody.World.  Creating the brand has been unique to the fashion industry.  When they wanted to...

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SOCIAL STUDIES:  Jess Hannah - Founder + Jewelry Designer of J.Hannah

SOCIAL STUDIES: Jess Hannah - Founder + Jewelry Designer of J.Hannah

When I met Jess, I knew we were going to be friends.  We cracked jokes and I knew right away we had the same sense of humor, which to me means: friend.  Not only does Jess make great jokes, she also makes incredible jewelry of through her namesake collection J. Hannah.  Pieces I would love to cover my entire body in, but as of now just my pinky finger.  I'm not sure I have ever met someone as young in years with such a knowledge for design, a deep library of influences, and a taste level better than most I...

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