Behind the Scenes: Local Eclectic Mamas

In honor of Mother's Day, we interviewed two Local Eclectic mamas -- our Founder & CEO, Alexis Nido-Russo, and our Customer Experience & Operations Lead, Caitlin Kerr -- all about motherhood.  how has becoming a mother changed your everyday life? kerr: I have a routine now, that I never had before. My life is much more predictable, but I like it that way. I spent my 20's being young with...

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Meet Amy Agamemnon, the LA-based designer behind this delicate hexagon-shaped collection

A jewelry line inspired by bees!

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Studio Tour with Sarah and Joseph Belknap

You know how when you meet someone’s family, they make more sense to you? When artists Sarah and Joseph Belknap gave us a tour of their Cicero studio, it all clicked. Bare brick walls with exposed pipes enclose their raw, experimental workspace where this married duo brainstorm, experiment, and perfect each of their designs (including work for an exhibit at the MCA). We spotted everything from splattered paint and chalk...

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Fantastical nail art from Astrowifey

Imperial Nail Salon (my parents’ living room) (2011–13) was an art installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago by Chicago artist Dzine. He partnered with Chicago based nail artist Astrowifey to provide real life salon appointments to visitors. 

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Take a peek into Astrowifey’s awesome home studio

Take a look around the studio of the one and only celebrity nail artist Ashley Crowe of Astrowifey.

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Meghan Lorenz schools us on how to buy jewelry made to last

5 things to look for when purchasing jewelry.

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What do Beyonce and Lady Gaga have in common?

The eye-catching jewelry pieces designed by Nina Berenato for her independent accessories line, Psyche Jewelry, have serious star power (Lady Gaga and Beyonce are fans).

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Behind the scenes at our Cities in Dust + Astrowifey photo shoot

What does it take to pull together a photo shoot?

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