I remember joining twitter thinking two things: what am I going to talk about? and.. How does this thing work? Seemingly overnight I happened upon a wonderful community of women (and a few gents) who have been cheerleaders, a generous support system, fellow foodies, and some who have often made me laugh til I cried. I am the owner of a textile and product design studio Hammocks & High Tea, based in Brooklyn, NY. I create bold, modern patterns infused with the spirit of my multi cultural Carribean upbringing and apply them to organic textiles, tabletop linens, pillows, and gifts.
As anyone can likely agree who is running a small business, it is at once hair raising delightful and stressful beyond measure. Twitter quickly became a place to find encouragement and a few laughs all in 140 characters. At some point interior designer Anishka Clarke (Ishka Designs) and I met up to talk about potentially working together in the future. I soon found out she is very much like her spaces: calm, cool, and collected. She has become my "industry events" buddy, someone to talk business and beyond with, and more importantly...a friend.
This photo shows all my Brooklyn designing friends, all three of them wonderful and incredibly talented (Anishka Clarke, Malene Barnett, D Bryant Archie).