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KISMET and COVID-19: A Small Handmade Business in the Time of Corona

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KISMET and COVID-19: A Small Handmade Business in the Time of Corona

Hi friends. I hope this finds you well: physically healthy and staying sane during this new (temporary, but probably longer than we’d like) normal.  First and foremost, my heart goes out to folks who are directly impacted from a health, risk and loss perspective. I hurt for you if you’ve lost someone to COVID. I send all my gratitude and prayers for strength to the essential people on the front lines, from doctors and nurses to grocery store employees and delivery people. And my daily hope is that every leader and decision maker finds within them their wisest discernment as...

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The Kismet-Curated 2019 Gift Guide for Color Lovers

The Kismet-Curated 2019 Gift Guide for Color Lovers

I love a good gift guide. I love them when they're organized by type of person... I love them when they're organized by hobby or interest... I love them when they're organized by life stage... AND the designer in me just loves one that's pretty to look at with lots of well-crafted, creative, interesting things to discover. That, my friends, is what this gift guide is.

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Really Earnest, Super Sincere Thanksgiving-Style Reflections on Kismet’s First Anniversary

Really Earnest, Super Sincere Thanksgiving-Style Reflections on Kismet’s First Anniversary

This season has me feeling very thankful. Not the catchiest opening line, I admit. (A bit like “Dear Diary, Today was a good day.” 💤) But it’s true! And I’m so topped up on turkey, stuffed with stuffing and distracted by a bustling house that it’ll have to do. Personally, my family has officially entered a new chapter, the best result being that we now know we’ll be staying in Austin for the foreseeable. 🎉 It means we get to keep the home we love, the amazing school at which my daughter is thriving, and the treasured social and professional...

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My First Pop-Up: A Milestone and a Full Circle Moment

Designing Kismet Milestones Retail Pop-up

My First Pop-Up: A Milestone and a Full Circle Moment

Last Saturday was my first retail pop-up! Still Austin Whiskey invited other local businesses and myself to vend at their anniversary party. So I loaded up the 4Runner, strapped on my running shoes, and started setting up shop! Literally! For the first time ever! What I *did* expect…

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My First Anniversary of Working with Glass, a.k.a. my 1-Year "Glassiversary"

My First Anniversary of Working with Glass, a.k.a. my 1-Year "Glassiversary"

I mentioned in my last post that July 10th of this year held greater significance beyond being the end of my successful 100 Day project run. Why? It was also my 1-year anniversary of the first time I fused glass. My “Glassiversary”, if you will! (ANDYOUWILL) 🍾🎉 I talk a little about my glass origin story on the About page, so you may remember it all started in Rome. 🇮🇹 I had signed up for a glass fusing workshop through Airbnb’s “Experiences” offering, so the afternoon of July 10, 2018, I made my sweaty way to Giorgia’s studio and workshop near...

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