To continue growing GG Maull and making my designs come to life, I have to keep the inspiration flowing. New ideas, movements, companies, quotes, paintings, buildings in NYC… just about anything can make my creative juices flow. I wanted to share the three things that have been giving me that “keep moving forward” feeling this month. I hope you love them as much as I do! -XoXo GG.
“GIVE & TAKE” BY ADAM GRANT:
I saw Adam Grant speak at the Goldman Sachs 10k Summit in Washington DC. He spoke about how people do not just become lucky. We are able to generate our own good fortune and luck through giving to others. One of the best tips from he book is if it takes you 5 minutes or less to do something that would help someone else out, even a stranger, then you should do it. Kindness always comes back to you. As a business owner, he also spoke about the worst people to hire are takers. I high recommend reading Give & Take to find out why.
One of my handbag design idols, Kate Fleming, recently launched a novel company called BRIDGE. They do PR for planet earth. She takes famous artists out into the wild to see effects of Global Warming to be able to amplify the message to audience who might not be able to travel to remote parts of the world.
“THE IDEA FOR BRIDGE CAME ABOUT AFTER A TRANSFORMATIVE TRIP TO ANTARCTICA IN 2015 WHERE I WITNESSED FIRSTHAND THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND WAS INSPIRED BY THE WORK OF THE SCIENTISTS AND NATURALISTS I MET. THE EXPEDITION AWAKENED A DESIRE TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF CONSERVATION AND EDUCATE OTHERS ON THE REAL CONSEQUENCES OF HUMAN IMPACT. AS A RESULT, I’VE DEVISED A WAY TO LEVERAGE MY ROOTS IN THE WORLDS OF FASHION AND ART TO PROMOTE THIS CAUSE, BRINGING ARTISTS AND SCIENTISTS TOGETHER TO TELL COMPELLING STORIES AND TURN APATHY INTO ACTION.” – KATE FLEMING
AREA ENVIRONMENT WALLPAPER:
My husband and I recently took the leap and bought our first house. I found an image from a very old Architectural Digest that I was obsessed with and had to have this wallpaper for our new master bedroom. We looked high and low and finally found this magnificent oversized peonies wallpaper. I cannot wait to have it installed. It’s a slow process but stay tuned… now how can I translate this onto a handbag??