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Magical Thinking in 2022

“Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.”Joan Didion Every year I pen our kids a New Year’s Letter, but frankly, it’s also a primer for myself. So here’s the 2022 edition: My DEAR ones: Another year means another annual letter. This has been a challenging two years for all of us, and in response to what seems like constant noise and chaos, I have been doing more soul searching. How do I find equilibrium when the surface appears as unsteady as quicksand? After my Cancer Journey During the Time of …
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Isa’s Journal

Magical Thinking in 2022

“Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.”Joan Didion Every year I pen our kids …
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Come Together Right Now

Giraffe Magic I lay the kibble in the palm of my hand and waited for the 14-foot Rothschild giraffe to amble over. On a long-delayed family …
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The Studio

blade sign hanging from a shop that reads Think Big Shop Small

Small Business Saturday

Some thoughts on our country of small businesses for today, November 28th, Small Business Saturday. It wasn’t until I was preparing to open my dream, …
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Making the List

Our studio director Jennifer Roberts on the story behind our bestselling List-It notebooks 1. The Inspiration My mother’s singular list-making habit was the initial inspiration for …
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watercolor painting of colorful geometric blue, green and yellow squares based on an irrational number algorithm

Ode to Joy – Design Story:

Years ago my son’s interest in mathematics inspired me to translate numbers into a color algorithm. I assigned colors to digits and charted out irrational …
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