I’ve got something special here on the blog today—my first giveaway!
A good friend who I worked with back in my agency days opened her own online home goods and accessories shop, Someware Goods, and it’s pretty incredible. Her first line of items is sourced from Columbia and Peru and everything in her shop is handmade, original and completely delightful.
From Giselle about her line:
The main inspiration for founding Someware came from my love for travel, design, and the cultural experience of where the two intersect. I wanted to start a business that would give me the freedom to travel to amazing places with a meaningful purpose and to create a brand that would allow me to play different roles in the creative process. The aim was to be able to be playful and colorful as I’m telling the story behind the products and to produce the type of unique handmade housewares that I love.
Keep reading to find out about some of Giselle’s habits and routines that keep her ticking as a creative, and how to enter the giveaway to win the amazing Sundays Market Bag below!
1. What is the first thing you do everyday when you wake up?
I make coffee. I literally start waking up as I’m brewing it. It’s silly, but I find a lot of pleasure in drinking that first cup of coffee of the day.
2. What is the last thing you do before you go to bed?
I either watch or read something. Especially after a long day of work I like to do either of those things to feel 100% relaxed and ready for bed.
3. It’s noon on a wednesday afternoon—what are you most likely doing?
That’s when I usually start thinking about what I’m going to do for lunch. But if I’m not eating, I’m either freelancing or working on the online store. Right now my schedule varies a lot, which is a good thing. It keeps my work days exciting!
4. It’s 9pm on a thursday night— what are you most likely doing?
I’m probably heading back home after meeting with my home group from church. They’re all amazing people and I really look forward to those nights. There’s a great family feel in the group, which is so important to find specially in a city like LA where people can live very separated lives.
5. What hour of the day are you most productive?
I’m usually at my best in the mornings. Even though I find it extremely hard to get out of bed, I force myself to wake up early everyday. I know that my mind will be clearer and I’ll be able to tackle more things with a fresh eye.
6. What is the one habit you are working hardest to change?
I’m trying to become less dependent on the computer. This year I started taking a surface design class to do more hands-on creativity. I love the process of drawing and painting patterns and I find that my work benefits from trying different methods outside from what I can produce on the computer.
7. What is the best habit you have developed as a creative?
The best habit has been to lose fear of starting a project or executing an idea. I’ve learned that the process of trying to make something happen is always extremely rewarding even when things don’t turn out the way you expect them the first time.
8. A lot of creatives wear many hats and don’t have fixed schedules. What are some things that are daily “must-dos” for you?
+ Wake up early (Mon-Fri)
+ Have a cup of coffee in the morning
+ Do something active either before or after work
9. To achieve optimal creativity, I need….
+ A work space that is calm and peaceful
+ Good music
+ Exposure to cultural events (Music shows, movies, openings, etc)
+ Interaction with nature
This giveaway is over!
To enter the giveaway:
Visit Giselle’s shop and let us know your favorite item in her shop in the comment section of this post. Since the Sundays Market Bag the perfect bag to take with you to the Farmer’s Market on a Sunday, also tell us what your favorite Sunday activity is.
The giveaway will be open until 11:59am EST on Friday, October 25, 2013 and the winner will be picked by random number generator and contacted via email by October 29, 2013
Only one entry per reader and a valid email address must be provided
Valid only to US residents