Musing

Give the Toy a Child Will Love a Little More Every Year: a Dala Horse

Catie L. Quanrud December 14, 2019 0
This time last year, I visited the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, a real treat in December as the historic Turnblad...

Collaborations Made This Year My Favorite

Catie L. Quanrud December 5, 2018 0
[caption id="attachment_499" align="alignleft" width="237"] The very first Think Small advert, originally published in Life Magazine, 1959.[/caption] Think Small, one of the...

A Woman’s Temper(ament)

Catie L. Quanrud October 2, 2018 0
Last week’s dual testimonies of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brent Kavanaugh were painful for me, as I’m sure they were...

Six Design Trends I’d Like to Bring Back

Catie L. Quanrud May 10, 2018 0
I still remember the first time a tile retailer showed me a series of wood-look porcelain tile, assuring me it was...

Happy Bosses’ Week (Even to the Worst of You)

Catie L. Quanrud October 16, 2017 0
Every company I’ve ever bought flowers from has been emailing to remind me that this week is bosses’ week. Since I’m...

Lessons I Learned from Hurricane Irma

Catie L. Quanrud September 15, 2017 0
Although the majority of my work is in Palm Beach County, my home is actually one county north, in Stuart, Florida. ...

The Magic of (Yellow) Onion Skin Paper

Catie L. Quanrud August 18, 2017 0
One of the things no one tells you when you enroll in design courses is that the cost of the your...