Project Night Night

Fundraiser to help homeless kids feel more secure


To me, there is nothing more enlivening than to see a child smile. It’s as if I can feel anew the possibilities and hope and wonder I felt in my own childhood, when I see a child enjoying life. That’s why when I heard about Project Night Night, I knew I had to help. Project Night Night provides over 25,000 packages to homeless children ages 12 and under every year. Their signature canvas tote bags contain a new security blanket, an age-appropriate book, and a stuffed animal. 

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Zeena Shah: Just Quit


I discovered Zeena Shah’s work online, in her shop Heart Zeena, when I was looking for whimsical packing tape (oh, the delights and oddities of running a children’s photography business!), and quickly fell in love with her aesthetic.  She designs and prints gorgeous, charming things like wrapping paper and throw pillows (“cushions,” as they say in the UK).  After taking her printmaking workshop, I met up with Zeena for meringues in London, and she talked to me a little bit about how she launched her business.

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Kirsten Alana: Change Up Your Surroundings


Kirsten Alana is one of those rare talents whose wanderlust informed and enhanced her creative career as she took on the world of travel photography and writing. In other words, her personal life and her creative life are inextricably entwined.  Kirsten’s definitely one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram, and Paste Magazine added her to their list of 30 photographers to follow, as well.  Whether you’re looking for travel or creative inspiration, KA is your woman.  I’m honored to have had the chance to profile her.

(Above is an old iPhone — we’re talking 2 models ago — pic I took of Kirsten Alana the first time we met in person, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 2010.)

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On Creativity


Nic Wassell of Strange Day Films produced this video interview of me, giving a flavor of my style. Shot on location while I was in London, even the setting gives the sense of adventure I use to maintain my creative spirit. Hope you enjoy!

Marika Shioiri-Clark: Keep Producing Stuff


Marika Shioiri-Clark is an architect and an innovator based in the firehouse she and a local developer converted into office and retail space in Cleveland’s budding Hingetown neighborhood.  We sat down in front of the firehouse with a cup of Rising Star Coffee to talk about creativity and an architect’s process, and she revealed some secrets as to how she is bringing her life into balance.

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Betsy Talbot: Creativity is a Habit


Do you ever wonder what it would be like to sell everything you own and go off to see the world?  Betsy Talbot and her husband Warren did just that!  They are not just writing partners, they’re also honest-t0-goodness world travelers without a technical “home.”  They hop around house-sitting all over the world, and do their work from wherever they are.

(photo courtesy of Betsy Talbot)

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