Teh Etsy is alive! Hop on over to the shop!
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I might have an obsession with alliteration. Those who know me are probably all, "walk, write, wander, wonder", again?! But I love, love, love it.
A short story on how I first thought of that name. Summer 2012, NYC, I was taking a summer workshop with the Lita Talarico & Steven Heller at SVA. The project for the two week class was to come up with a product to design that could later be something to sell, so naturally, I went with my travel journal idea.
(I have recurring themes in life: travel, coffee, stories, memory-keeping. And alliteration.)
I still remember sitting in the sweltering heat in my cousin's apartment, thinking what in the world I could name this little travel journal, since I had a one-on-one session to discuss (!) my idea (!) with Steve (!) — yes, we got to call him Steve — the next day at noon.
Wander and Wonder! Done. (Nope, a shop in Singapore had that name.)
Wander On? Nahhh.
Gah, I thought. What do I want people to do with this journal?
Walk. Then write. Then wander a bit. Then wonder about what they're seeing.
I presented it to Steve the next day, perfected sketches in hand, and the name made him chuckle a bit. He liked it, but mentioned that his wife made unconventional travel journals too. (Umm, only the Louise Fili!) He did give me a ton of awesome suggestions though, and that was priceless.
But those four words stuck, and not only have I been tossing them on random things every since, I've been living by them, too. (Need to wander more, though.)
You'll see them on more stuff soon. ;)
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Also, if you're wondering: why "Everyday Explorers"? Can't you just stick to "Christine Herrin Makes Things"?
I suppose, but that doesn't sound as cool.
The mission: to make awesome travel-, story-related things. Funny, but I have moodboards and dream boards and forgotten notes in old iPhones and Post-its that all say the same thing: Etsy, travel, scrapbooking, paper.
So really, this thing is almost seven (!) years in the making. Let me know what you think!