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Courage, Community and Cognitive Science

Courage, Community and Cognitive Science

Jinjin Sun graduated from Yale with a Cognitive Science degree. You too, right? Jinjin also got busy with a bootleg Photoshop in order to customize her livejournal layout. She’ll tell you how empowering (and emo) it was. From that Jinjin the creative was born. Meet the designer she is today, and discover what drives her. Q: How did you initially come up with the Ladies Kicking Butt concept and the…

Lola Catero September 17, 2018
Upholding a Cultural Legacy and Serving a Modern Aesthetic

Upholding a Cultural Legacy and Serving a Modern Aesthetic

Fátima Álvarez is ⅓ of the founding Someone Somewhere team. All met at school in Mexico City, and launched the socially-conscious lifestyle brand while in college. I was able to work with them on launching their brand in US and became in awe of their ability to respect indigenous culture and uphold the legacy of their traditions – all while integrating artisanal work into the traditional retail…

Lola Catero September 10, 2018
Loving Yourself is the Biggest Act of Rebellion

Loving Yourself is the Biggest Act of Rebellion

Zach Grear was born and raised in San Francisco, but is now considered a Brooklyn local. He’s a  queer designer with a defined punk-meets-erotica style and illustrates prints as well as shirts. We had a chance to catch up recently at the West Cafe in Williamsburg where we discussed the originality of punk, using art to support the AIDS and homeless community and more.Q: Tell us about what’s on…

Lola Catero September 3, 2018