Thursday, February 4, 2010

An Interview | Nest


Today's feature comes from a shop owner who loves mixing old and new together! I am very pleased to bring you today's feature!

What is your name?
Aften

Where are you located?
St. Louis, MO

What is the name of your shop?
Nest


What is the shop address?
http://www.etsy.com/shop/livelovenest

What is your art or craft and how long have you been creating?
Nest has allowed me to combine all of the things I love - you will see a mix of both vintage and handmade pieces on the site - all of the pieces are created and selected specifically for accessorizing your nest! I have a passion for mixing "old" with "new" - it's not only a great for of recycling, but I believe it makes any space unique and instantly adds character & personality.

The two types of handmade pieces currently featured are a series of linen wrapped canvases with illustrations on them that I create and construct out of wool felt and letters wrapped with yarn - or my modern take on knitting as I like to tag it. All of my handmade pieces can be customized to meet your needs! Continue to check in, I am always creating new things and will be adding new pieces soon!

I just started my etsy in January but I've had a passion for art & design my entire life. My parents always encouraged and supported creativity and I've been creating as long as I can remember! I've experimented with everything from painting, to drawing to ceramics to jewelry & metal making - the list goes on and on!



Your shop is absolutely lovely! What other things do you do besides creating?
I have trouble sitting still, so if I'm not creating or vintage shopping, you can find me looking at TIME photo editorials online, playing with my pup Oliver or hanging out with my friends and family.

What inspires you?
I am really inspired by nature! From the pattern and shape of leaves to the texture and color of sea shells - all of my ideas and creations derive from nature. I also love to travel and to learn about history and different cultures!


Are there any artists that inspire you?
Frank LLoyd Wright

What are five words that describe you?
Confident, Quirky, Creative, Reliable & Driven


Would you like to offer GiDu Design readers a discount in your shop?
Yes, 5% off with the code GIDU valid for one week after feature

Thank you so much, Aften, for stopping by to chat with us! I wish you much success with your new etsy shop!

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1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, what a unique selection. Thanks for sharing.

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