Our House hustle: Founder, Designer
Hometown: Boston, MA
Currently living in: Chicago
Why did you decide to start Our House? November of 2016 threw me for a loop. Like many, I was incredibly angry, disappointed, and frustrated - but also like so many, I was fired all the way up. I was motivated to act but struggled with identifying how, but it wasn't until the Women's March that I gained some clarity. My friends and I loved what we saw at the marches, and we often showed our highest praise for a witty sign by lamenting how much we wish we had that saying on a shirt or on a print. I knew this idea had legs and it was also a way I could use my graphic design skills that I had slowly been developing over the years. I gathered two of my closest friends to help build Our House from the ground up, and we gathered inspiration for merch from the marches, our communities, and our own experiences. 10 collections later, here we are...and we're just getting started.
Words you live by: "The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson
If a song played every time you walked into a room... Grove St. Party, Waka Flocka Flame
Which Our House collection particularly resonates with you? I love the Science! It's Real collection because it is maddening that we still have to debate what's happening to the planet.
Podcast you’re listening to right now:
Home Cooking, from Samin Nosrat! Her voice is so comforting, and who wouldn't love to listen to Samin talk about her favorite salt from the red box?
And a few others: Still Processing, My Favorite Murder, The Read, Pod Save America
Best party trick: Playing “All My Life” by K-Ci and Jojo on the piano - it always gets people (myself included).
I can’t say no to a good: session of puppy snuggles with my crazy Aussie mix, Liz Lemon.