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What's Selling at Hillside Artisans Children's Boutique in San Diego, CA
Posted on Feb 11, 2015

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Hillside Artisans Children's Boutique is San Diego's go-to place for artistic tykes. With two locations--one in Mission Hills and the other in the San Diego New Children's Museum--Owner Karen Dole spreads creativity wherever she goes. With a prior career in animation and illustration, she knows firsthand what artistic endeavors can do for a person and has created what she calls an "artsy upscale...

Designer Chat

Chaandni Singh of naaya By Moonlight
Posted on Feb 10, 2015

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Chaandni Singh has always been an artistic person and her aesthetic is much like her talents—eclectic. Encouraged by her parents to pursue the arts from an early age, she lists sketching, painting, acting and design among her prodigious skills. Most importantly for her children's gift brand naaya By Moonlight is her calling to design. After studying fashion marketing in Canada, she moved onto jewelry design in Los Angeles, followed by a move to...

Fresh Find Friday

Zookeeper
Posted on Jan 30, 2015

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Naresh Sharma wanted to gift her pregnant daughter with something completely unique—something that no one else would be able to get her. But when a sweep of the market came up fruitless, she decided to put her background in art to good use and design her own set of nursery accessories. It didn't take long for her to realize she wasn't alone in her search for special baby gifts, inspiring her to launch...

Designer Chat

Samantha Lischka of Modern Burlap
Posted on Jan 27, 2015

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When Samantha Lischka gave birth to her son in May of 2013, she searched high and low for monochrome muslin swaddle blankets. "Research shows, time and time again, that babies 0 to 4 months prefer to look at black-and-white, high-contrast patterns over bright colors or pastels," she says, noting, "It enhances brain development and sharpens eyesight." So she took it upon herself to make her own, and ...

Flashback Friday

Rebel, Rebel
Posted on Jan 23, 2015

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Back in February of 2012, fall fashion made being bad look oh so good. Classic denim in a range of washes—from slate gray to true blue— paired perfectly with plain white tees, leather jackets and buffalo plaid button-ups. Bold bouffants elevated sweatshirts and cut-off work shirts alike...