It had been eight months since I’d seen my parents, so I was super-excited when they told us they were coming to Brooklyn! My mom had never been to NYC, so it was fun to show her around and play tourist ourselves. We hit up all the greats: Battery Park, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the financial district, the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Times Square, Billy Elliot on Broadway, a double-decker bus, and the Empire State Building. Plus some local gems, like Abistro over in Fort Greene. It was sad to seem them leave, but that was softened knowing that we’ll be living with them for two weeks when we get back to Minneapolis, right before we skip over to Europe.
There’s been a lot of discussion happening around a recent Good Magazine article entitled “Why We Can’t Let Design Become a Boys’ Club” by Dylan Lathrop. It has spawned numerous comments, opinions, counter arguments and retorts from all sides. Many of us feel strongly about this, and it’s definitely a subject with many shades of gray. Though we may not all agree on the matter, I think the fact that it’s being discussed at all is great. After reading through all the articles and all the commentary, I felt compelled to showcase some of the women that continue to inspire me. So here are some of my favorites–thanks for the inspiration, ladies!