Sunday, March 6, 2011


This weekend, I got into a conversation with someone about Etsy. It reminded me how obviously great of a website it is for independent designers, artists and small business owners, but it also reminded me how fun it was. I wish I had the time and motivation to get back into it. I used to have a shop called Eighty 8 Designs and it got me through my last semester in a depressing college in PA, through the entire summer and throughout my first year at SCAD. It was a great way of creating different products, finding my own vision and being able to dip my feet in the pool of marketing/PR. Even though it was all clearly very DIY, photographing/promoting/marketing my little shop was my favorite part.

Since I was little, the idea of having my own business has been my dream and one day I will do it. What it will be? I have a couple of ideas but won't know for sure until a couple of years in the industry are completed. When people ask me what I want to do, i know one thing: the idea of building a brand/company gives me goosebumps and has since I was six years old selling beaded bracelets at my beach club.

So anyway, i'm going to start browsing etsy more & featuring designers/shops on here. And one day, when things calm down (i don't know when that's happening anytime soon) I'm going to start my shop again.

all items above can be found here.