there’s a stately and lovely tree in charleston, south carolina, with many branches and gorgeous leaves and delicious juicy fruit and nothing seems to fall very far from it. whenever i dive down the charleston rabbit hole of creative entrepreneurs online, it always seems to lead back to the same tastemakers and do-ers, design mavens and creatives.
i’m jealous charleston. i want in. it’s a community that encourages and supports creativity, and the garden is flourishing. from jackie and libba at leapfrog PR, to lindsay at troubadour, the ladies at novel: lauren, liza and way way, lindsay fleege, to all the bloggers, with chassity at the helm, stacey at hampden clothing, natalie and caycee, world traveler harper poe, photographer sully sullivan, from it-girl haskell harris, jeweler jane pope to artist kate long stevenson – the list goes on (and if i left anyone out, please remind me, and forgive me!)
award winning stitch design co., founded by courtney rowson, a UNC grad, is cultivating the soil, and churning out a fruitful crop – producing branding and design for the likes of troubadour clothing, way way allen (her pop-up shop opens tomorrow online!), chassity of look linger love, event planner extraordinaire tara guerard, garden and gun magazine, the uber-hip nixon bath and raquet club, the spectator hotel and urban electric.
a few inspiring examples from stitch –