Posts Tagged ‘design’

New Logo, Who Dis?

Posted by melissa kandel on March 30, 2019 in business journey | No Comments

Keen eyes might notice a new logo on our site and socials. With all the new things happening at the company, (stay tuned) a new logo was in order. If you’re interested to learn more about the design, here’s the scoop:

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On Office Space and Creative Vulnerability

Posted by melissa kandel on October 1, 2018 in business journey | 8 Comments

Hello. This weekend I embarked on a small but significant project: I carved out a little corner of my apartment and created an office space all my own. The desk, to be honest, was my first hurdle. It came Friday in an imposing box exactly 400 times the size of my 11-lb. dog, Austin, and […]

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Round Pond Estate: Family (And Wine) First

Posted by melissa kandel on October 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

[Photo Credit: Olaf Beckmann] “The whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts,” said Ryan MacDonnell, co-owner and CEO of Round Pond Estate, quoting Aristotle not as some general, ambiguous notion about life but as the specific philosophy driving the creation and experience of Round Pond wines.  Round Pond Estate—a winery, vineyard and […]

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The Man With the Blue Shoes

Posted by melissa kandel on April 7, 2016 in Fiction | No Comments

The night my brother disappeared, I found a note underneath my pillow. It was written in pencil on a scrap of wide-ruled paper and said only this: Robert … When May 1 arrives you must go to Rue de Rivoli in Paris and find the man with the blue shoes. OK, I’m being dramatic. My […]

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Featured Friday: Juliet Meeks Design

Posted by melissa kandel on September 25, 2015 in Featured Friday, Interview | No Comments

I had the pleasure of meeting designer Juliet Meeks at a cozy little place called Instagram. Juliet runs a series on her design-inspired – and visually stunning! – blog called “Creative Convos,” featuring one artist, copywriter, graphic designer and now … this writer. I was thrilled to answer Juliet’s questions about how I got started with little word […]

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Featured Friday: Girl Friday Paper Arts

Posted by melissa kandel on September 4, 2015 in Featured Friday, Interview, On Writing | No Comments

In all the months since I started this blog – ten if you’re counting – the one thing that’s surprised me most is how supportive and encouraging the creative community can be. Take Lotus, for instance, the innovative designer behind Girl Friday Paper Arts. When we first spoke about a potential Q&A, she told me to keep […]

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Gimmicks In The Sky

Posted by melissa kandel on August 24, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

By Melissa Marni No one of any importance had ever heard of Earnest Cole. No one had ever said things like, “Oh, that Earnest Cole, can you believe what he’s done now?” Or, “I wonder what Earnest Cole is eating for breakfast today.” No one knew what he was doing and no one knew what […]

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Fly Reimagined

Posted by melissa kandel on July 11, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

Elli, a Sweden-based graphic designer, recently created artwork inspired by my story “Fly.” I’m reposting the story here, along with her amazing illustration because … WOW! FLY By Melissa Marni To be different in the town of Redistuo was to be an outsider, abolished from any place inside the shared opinion of the people and declared […]

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Freedom’s Gate

Posted by melissa kandel on April 24, 2015 in Fiction | 1 Comment

If you’re in the business of counting thoughts, Donovan Springer, on a cloudless night in late April, had two. First: An imagination unrealized was a deadly weapon indeed. Second: The taste of freedom proved an enticing combination of salty and sweet. He imagined then how everyday life rarely afforded opportunities for large quantities of freedom […]

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