Author Archive | kblake


“[Vulnerability] is the birthplace of joy, of creativity, of belonging, of love…”         – Brené Brown

We all have traits that make up the best and worst of who we are.  Those that help us shine, and those that we would like to change. For me, pride is one of my lesser traits that has caused me some trouble from time-to-time.  It can get in the way of learning and moving forward, and can keep you … CONTINUE READING

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Picking Yourself

Creative Mornings is brilliant.  It was started in New York with the simple intent of having an “accessible, inspiring morning event for people to meet.”  It is now in over 50 cities around the world – all because a small group of people decided to make it happen.   They are extremely popular in New York, and so far I have only been able to make it to one in person.  Luckily they also post videos … CONTINUE READING

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Katie Baldwin


I had the chance to go to one of the monthly Apartment Therapy Design Evenings in February – “Designing with Farmers: Saving Land & Growing Food in the Modern World.”  It was my first Design Evening and did not know what to expect or much about the participants, but was just very interested in hearing what they had to say.  I liked the idea of a design blog making the connection to how we think … CONTINUE READING

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Happiness is…

I was introduced to the site Felicidário in my weekly reading of SwissMiss and fell in love with it. Head over heels.  The illustrations are delightful and every time that I visit it, I can’t help but smile.  

As the site explains, “Felicidário is a calendar and a growing dictionary with 365 pratical definitions of happiness. When you’re 65 is happiness knitting a sweater, enjoying the dolce fare niente or is it doing things you’ve … CONTINUE READING

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Happy Weekend

“No one looks stupid when they’re having fun.”

– Amy Poehler


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Do A Lot of Work

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

“It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions…It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” – Ira Glass

Part of my interest in interviewing people for this blog is my own personal interest in hearing about, learning from … CONTINUE READING

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Rebecca Krucoff


I first met Rebecca Krucoff in 2009 through a work colleague during a time when I was very unhappy doing what I was doing.  I was beginning to explore other options within the education world and was interested in learning more about the non-profit that she started, The Urban Memory Project, which “encourages city residents to explore the vital relationship between their personal histories and the history of their city.” It sounded like something … CONTINUE READING

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Tulip Love

It’s springtime in New York and the city is in full bloom.  Just like the dormant bulbs that were planted in the fall, New Yorkers are coming out of hibernation and the energy of the city is shifting.  Living and working in Brooklyn allows me to enjoy all of the flowering trees and gorgeous blooming tulips, lilacs and daffodils. I’m trying to soak them up as much as I can, because I know they are … CONTINUE READING

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