Travel Diary: Israel
A 10-day trip throughout the holy land.
An Open Letter to Dreamers
The world needs you to be pursuing your passions.
Less Social Media, More Connection
The benefits of unplugging from your phone.
Last week at Krochet Kids intl. we released a limited-edition collection of beanies with the company that makes one of my favorite apps – Visual Supply Co. (VSCO). Most people know them for their digital tools that make your Instagram photos look amazing (even when you’re not a great photographer, like myself) and their ubiquitous hashtag #VSCOcam.
Over the last year, I have got to know another side of this San Francisco based start-up. This is a group of people who are truly committed to a vision that is far beyond photography or its supportive digital tools. They are about honoring artists, and they don’t take HONOR lightly. One manifestation of this is their Artist Initiative, where they have pledged $1 million to fund artists and their creative projects.
Similarly, in our VSCO x Krochet Kids intl. collaboration they did an amazing job honoring the women we work with in Peru and highlighting their stories. If there is something that I respect, it is brands (or people for that matter) who know themselves and are committed to standing for something bigger than their personal gain. I think this is why we got along so well.
Keep an eye out for more to come from this partnership and start using VSCO now if you are not already. In my opinion, this is a company worth backing.
I have the distinct honor of DJing a friends wedding next weekend, so I am in the process of diving back into my music archives and also adding new music to playlists to be sure that I create the best dance environment possible.
It’s a rare occasion when DJ Koko (yes, that’s my self appointed DJ name) makes an appearance — actually this will make the 3rd wedding ever — but I’m excited to be a part of their big day. However, I need your help…
Please suggest some of your favorite songs to dance to so I can include them in the line-up!
“Kiss” – Prince
My friend Ian Elliott is one of those people with an insatiable desire for knowledge and a sincere love for people. As a result, if you are ever around him you will find one thing to be true, he asks the best questions.
That’s why it was no surprise when I learned about a side project he was starting that paired all of these strengths and passions into one concept. Enter The Somewhere Project…
In my own words, it’s a way for all of us to benefit from Ian’s ability to connect with great people, be encouraged by their creative projects, and get involved in what they are pursuing. Each week he highlights an interview with someone who has inspired him in some unique aspect of what they are doing.
As you most likely know at this point, I am impassioned and motivated by people who are pursuing their dreams, so Ian’s project — and the ones that he highlights — are food for my soul.