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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Alyssa Ettinger

kristina and i often brainstorm projects together and a few weeks ago she came up with a great one: women to watch in 2007. we both decided it would be great to team up and combine our knowledge of both european and american design (she's the european, i'm the american) to create a "list" of women we feel are important to acknowledge within the design industry. this will include designers, writers, people in film, etc and even those who do more untraditional jobs within the business. we'll be interviewing each woman via email or podcast to give you a better introduction and will be sharing them on both sites. today we launch with one of my favorite designers, alyssa ettinger. based in brooklyn, alyssa creates some of the most beautiful pottery in the industry. she was kind enough to join me for lunch in park slope on saturday and let me pick her brain about running a business and finding a way to make a living doing what you love. [click here] to listen to alyssa's full podcast and here to visit the site of the women to watch in 2007 section on d*s. i'll be including links to all pieces written by kristina as well. [photos of alyssa ettinger by jennifer lévy and pottery by naheed choudhry]

[just a note: the women featured won't be only european or american, we'll of course include anyone anywhere that we feel should be acknowledged]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Idea to do Women to Watch:

You should interview Jacinda Barrett, an up and coming young actress whose sensitive portrayals are always provacative and very real. She's a self-educated very interesting woman. I'd love to hear more about her. She's starred in recent films including:

The Last Kiss (2006)
The Namesake (2006)
Poseidon (2006)
School for Scoundrels (2006)
Ripley Under Ground (2005)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Ladder 49 (2004)
The Human Stain

11:34 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

I love this! Another 'Woman to Watch' is Rebecca Kousky, who, last spring, started a non-profit called Nest (www.buildanest.com).

Nest is dedicated to changing the lives of women in developing countries by providing micro loans to be used to create sustainable art- or craft-based businesses. The funds for the loans are generated by selling a unique line of clothing & accessories produced exclusively for Nest by a group of artists and designers.

I'm proud to be one of the designers at Nest, and thrilled to be able to help other women realize their dream and help support their families.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Fantastic initiaitve. If you are looking for more women write about please consider contacting the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council (Canada)office@nsdcc.ns.ca

We represent a number of high quality Fine Craft artisits

4:46 AM  

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