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Detroit-born artist Ronda J. Smith makes pillows in every neat little shape you can imagine: cat pillows, camera pillows, pillows of ferris wheels... These designs were created by combining her two favorite things, photography and sewing. She takes the her photographs, prints them on fabric, and sews them into cushions. Her shop, In The Seam displays her special creations that are available for purchase. You can even request a custom print. Think about it: what would you like to lay your head on? Find In The...
If you're like me, you enjoy the personal touch that comes with sending good, old-fashioned snail mail. These days many of us opt for the ease and speed of virtual communication, especially when you want to consider the environment and avoid wasting paper. Postography has taken the charm of a postcard and combined it with the convenience of a smartphone to make a totally sustainable app to send messages to your friends and family. Here’s how it works: You take a photo with your smartphone, write...
Deepa Mehta, the woman behind the Elements film trilogy—Fire, Earth, and Water—directs this adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s 1980 novel, an epic story that deftly combines elements of magical realism, historical fiction, Indian postcolonial literature, and deeply personal family dynamics. At midnight on August 17, 1947—the very moment of India’s independence from Great Britain—two baby boys are born to two families on opposite sides of the economic spectrum, and are swapped by a nurse wishing to make a political statement. Saleem, born to the family in...
For all your derby dames out there, Sunshine Derby is the shop you've been waiting for. Based in Concord, New Hampshire, Sunshine Derby is run by Alison, captain of Granite State Roller Derby's Legislashers. Alison combines handcrafted leather and African wax prints to create cute, hand sewn clothes and accessories that are perfect on and off the rink. This super crafter has all the goods: skirts, headbands, bracelets, and earrings for everyday livin', plus toe guards, booty shorts, and arm bands for derby livin'. You...
As one of many typically male-dominated industries, technology buffs should be bowing down to the women who have pursued these careers. These ladies have been hard at work and making some serious impact. Whether she's a venture capitalist, engineer, founder, co-founder, CEO, or COO, it's clear these amazing women have accomplished so much by the ripe age of 30. When you consider the fact that women leave the industry at twice the rate that men do, a recent list of 30 important women under 30...