Few things are better than seeing your friends succeed. This is the case with my friend Caroline Hurley who is a textile designer and artist. I featured her on the site years ago. Since then she’s moved into a bigger new studio/shop space in Greenpoint, was part of the Martha Stewart American Made summit and hired employees to help her handle her growing business. But she’s still true to her roots.
All of Caroline’s products are still made by hand, some in a factory in New Bedford, MA. Recently, I got to photograph her again and interview her for my friends at Huckberry. She’s the newest artists in their artists series and the two created a really cool collaborations series of pillows and throws. I’ve always thought Caroline’s designs would appeal to men and women, but her Huckberry designs are definitely more masculine.
We talked a lot about travel, meditation and the power of making decisions not second guessing them (Something we can all learn from!) and zen approach to work. “Generally, I believe in letting things flow to you,” she says. “When things feel easy, my belief is that it means you are on the right track. I am sort of over this idea that things have to be hard in order for you to be successful. Don’t get me wrong, I believe in hard work and setting intentions, I just don’t buy into the fact that struggle is a necessary part of the process.
Click over here, to read an interview and see some cool new products from one of my favorite designers working today.