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Artizen 2-1

An interactive magazine featuring interviews with artisan creators of everything from food and wine to clothing, fine art and jewelry. Live links for directly shopping from the best artisans around the globe.

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How often are you meandering through an antiques store or a great junk shop wondering how you could justify purchasing this funky old bit of whatever? You just really like it. But WHERE could you put it and HOW could you make practical use of it so your significant other doesn't roll their eyes at yet another dollar dropped on nostalgia? This month Artizen found one gal's phenomenal solution(s). Now, if I just knew how to upholster... Interview with Katie Thompson of REcreate by Cindy Marks Artizen: So, Katie, I discovered you via those inspiring suitcase chairs that someone posted on the internet and I immediately re-posted. Such an innovative idea, beautifully executed and crafted. In exploring your website, I see you also list several interior design services alongside an impressive selection of items for sale. So which came first - a line of products that then encouraged people to ask for your help or creating objects and projects within your interior design outings? I'm sure it's all intertwined at this point? Katie: I studied Interior Design in 2000-2001 at Design Time School of Interior Design in Observatory, Cape Town. After which I worked for about seven years in the Interior design industry both in Cape Town and in the UK. Eventually in 2009, when I realized I wanted to start my own business, the idea of purely doing interior design didn't interest me. (I am also a

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