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lena + rena podcast!

lena and rena

this past tuesday i was lucky enough to sit down with both lena corwin and rena tom for special dual d*s podcast. lena was gracious enough to invite us to her (beautiful) home in fort greene to conduct the interview (thanks, lena!). it was extremely exciting for me to get two of my favorite brooklyn artists into one room to talk about their work, the design industry and their dream projects. want to know what lena and rena have in their homes, what lena's new project is and why rena decided to start a shop for independent designers? CLICK HERE to find out and listen to the dual lena and rena podcast! and don't forget to sign up for the d*s newsletter (going out this weekend) for an exclusive 10 minute extended interview with rena and lena. enjoy! [thanks to rena and lena for their time!]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

*Fell* across your blog from your parent's Flickr pics & decided to pass thru yours too on their recomendation just wanted you to know the pic "sprout home" has solved a design & storage problem for me. I've made a feather board coral like the one in the pic & am useing it to hang funky shell & summer jewelry on held up with funtac since the dark turquoise tile walls in the bath can't be nailed on it's great So thanks for the inspiration!
; ] _^..^_

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grace, this is wonderful. a perfect pairing for a joint podcast! -Joy

9:47 AM  
Blogger omar said...

Great Interview Grace!
pretty interesting,
I like their websites.

Looking forward for the newsletter!


12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great podcast...its always so interesting to hear where other designers draw their inspiration from. I also really liked your trends question. Looking forward to hearing the extended interview!

1:52 PM  
Blogger Susan Schwake said...

it doesn't get better than this! great job! i loved the questions!

10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fabulous. made me miss brooklyn! what a great community of designers and artists who really help one another out. thanks for featuring lena + rena together!

2:34 PM  
Blogger winningest said...

hi. i really love lena crowin's work, and this podcast is great. i was just wondering - lena mentioned that she didn't study desig at school, but ended up getting a job in the industry... rena mentioned something similar... just curious on how you break into a new industry?


10:20 AM  
Blogger winningest said...

great podcast, i love lena's work especially. i was just wondering how specifically she was able to get a job in the fashion world when she said she hadn't studied anything related in college...


10:21 AM  
Blogger Lena said...

thanks amanda!
i was really lost in college about what i wanted to do for a career. i went to school in oregon and then moved out to new york (i'm really meant to live in the city!) and got my first real job as a receptionist and assistant to the designer for a fashion company. and then just worked my way up... when their designer left i started doing his job and worked late to do extra work and prove myself. from there i got jobs in fashion through a temp agency, and was placed at calvin klein- where i was hired full-time and then promoted. i definitely had to work harder to prove myself, not having a design degree... but i think a good portfolio and a lot of drive can often be more important than the degree.

2:11 PM  
Blogger winningest said...

hey lena,
thanks so much for taking the time to write back and sharing your story. its really great to hear, as you do again and again with creative stuff, that hard work is paramount. (btw -i really love your style, and i'm a huge josef frank fan and i see a lot of parallels with your work, the sense of wit and color.)
xo amanda

8:24 PM  

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