Thursday, May 15th, 2008

DP Designers in the News


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I know, a DP designer is featured in the news nearly everyday, but upon the event that you didn’t see the latest features in the Los Angeles or New York Times…I’ll share ’em!

First up: Looolo Textiles in the New York Times

Looolo Textiles feature in the New York Times

The folks at design*sponge also just did an awesome sneek peek into Joanna Notkin’s home (designer of Looolo Textiles).

DP Designer Feature #2: Mod Mom Furniture article in the Los Angeles Times

Mod Mom Furniture in the LA Times

This past weekend I went home to Colorado to visit the parents. While there my dad pulled out the Home and Garden section of the L.A. Times and said, “Hey Ali, look at this article I saved for you…this mom is making toy boxes in her garage!” My response: “Whoa! We just added her to our site!” My pop had no idea that Mod Mom Furniture was now part of DP, but thanks to that article we had a nice father/daughter bonding moment.

View all Looolo Textiles and Mod Mod Furniture pieces on DP.


Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Q&A with Matthew and Ariana Broerman of Paper Cloud


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Ariana and Matt Broerman of Paper CloudDesigners Matthew and Ariana Broerman of Paper Cloud have brought a truly handmade approach to design. All of their pieces, from journals to pillows to cards to lampshades, are made solely by the duo in their Cincinnati studio.

If you are on the hunt for a geniunely handmade item for your home, Paper Cloud is a great place to start. Enjoy the Q&A!

I find it inspiring that you two went from making handmade holiday cards for your friends and family to starting a business as extensive as Paper Cloud. A dream for many of us (myself included)! How did Paper Cloud come together and get off the ground?

When we started Paper Cloud in the fall of 2005, we had both been working as designers for two years in Cincinnati. We got great responses from the cards we were making for friends and family and we loved the idea of working and designing for ourselves. Matt comes from a very entrepreneurial family, and he grew up seeing the freedom and flexibility you have when you own your own business. Both of those things Read the rest of this entry »