In the Company of Women:
Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs
JOANNE CHANG of Flour Bakery
DANIELLE COLDING of Danielle Colding Design, Inc.
JEN HILL of JHill Design
JILL ROSENWALD of Jill Rosenwald Studio
JONNA TWIGG of Twigg's Bindery
and an introduction by
SASHA ISRAEL of Sasha Israel Photography
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
There will not be a standby line for this event
This event includes a book signing
October 6, 2016
6:00 PM ET
(Doors at 5:30)
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138
There will not be a standby line for this event.
Harvard Book Store welcomes Design*Sponge founder GRACE BONNEY and a panel of entrepreneurs and artists for a discussion of Bonney's latest book, In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs. With an introduction by photographer SASHA ISRAEL, Bonney will be joined by JOANNE CHANG, DANIELLE COLDING, JEN HILL, JILL ROSENWALD, and JONNA TWIGG.
Order Signed Books
Update: While tickets are no longer available, signed copies of In the Company of Women are still available to order.
Tickets and Book Signing
Tickets for this event are $35 and include admission to the event, a pre-signed copy of In the Company of Women, and an exclusive tote bag, specially made for this book tour.
All books will be pre-signed, and Grace will add personalizations to books during the book signing portion of the evening.
About the Speakers
Grace Bonney is the founder of Design*Sponge, a daily website dedicated to the creative community. Design*Sponge was founded in 2004 and currently reaches nearly 2 million readers per day. A native of Virginia Beach, Bonney has worked as a contributing editor at publications such as House & Garden, Domino, and Craft magazine. She is passionate about supporting all members of the creative community; she runs an annual scholarship for up-and-coming designers, writes a free business column for creatives, and is the host of a weekly radio show, After the Jump, which reaches over 500,000 listeners per episode. Her first book, Design*Sponge at Home, is a national bestseller and has over 100,000 copies in print. After twelve years in Brooklyn, Bonney now lives in New York’s Hudson River Valley with her wife and their three pets.
Joanne Chang: An honors graduate of Harvard College with a degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics, Joanne left a career as a management consultant to enter the world of professional cooking. She is the chef and co-owner of Flour Bakery + Café, with four locations in the Boston area, and Myers + Chang, winner of the James Beard award for Outstanding Baker, as well as the author of Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery+Cafe, Flour, too: Indispensable Recipes for the Café’s Most Loved Sweets & Savories, and Baking with Less Sugar.
Danielle Colding is an interior designer and the founder of DCDNY. Danielle’s work has been published nationally and internationally and she is a budding television personality and design expert. A frequent contributor to philanthropic efforts including the Ronald McDonald House and DIFFA, Danielle is committed to both the design community and to giving back.
Jennifer Hill is an artist and designer based in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the founder of JHill Design, a studio that specializes in maps that combine beautiful geometric patterns patterns with geographic locations. She recently launched Run Ink, a brand devoted to running and a new line of marathon-themed maps.
Sasha Israel is a freelance photographer who splits her time between Brooklyn, NY and Boston, Massachusetts. Her work has been featured in Elle, Self, Teen Vogue, Apprecier and Bonberi.com. She loves dogs, Seinfeld, matzoh ball soup, and her tilt shift lens.
Jill Rosenwald is a ceramicist who was born in NYC. She got her start at summer camp designing macrame wall hangings and leather bracelets. After getting caught by NYC undercover cops for illegally selling on the streets, Jill went legit and showed her ceramics at the ACC craft market in West Springfield, MA. She hit it big with her first client, Neiman Marcus and after becoming a successful licensed designer she signed seven agreements in quick succession to design dinnerware, rugs, pillows, and more—including an agreement with Surya with whom she began her popular collection of Fallon rugs.
Jonna Twigg is the founder of Twigg’s Bindery, a modern atelier located in the heart of Brooklyn’s cultural district specializing in handmade luxury journals as well as everyday notebooks, custom editions, and albums. Spring 2016 marks the opening of Jonna’s Twigg’s Bindery classroom where everything from bookbinding and letterpress, to toy making and embroidery is taught.
About In the Company of Women
Across the globe, women are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and starting creative businesses. In the Company of Women profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds, and industries. Chock-full of practical, inspirational advice for those looking to forge their own paths, these interviews detail the keys to success (for example, going with your gut; maintaining meaningful and lasting relationships), highlight the importance of everyday rituals (meditating; creating a daily to-do list), and dispense advice for the next generation of women entrepreneurs and makers (stay true to what you believe in; have patience). The book is rounded out with hundreds of lush, original photographs of the women in their work spaces.
Learn more at www.designsponge.com/book.
“I want to rip out every page of this glorious book and hang them on my wall so that I can be surrounded by these incredible women all day long.” —Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers
“A joyful book that celebrates both the diversity of beauty and the beauty of diversity: in race, age, size, sexuality, and ways of thinking.” —Hanya Yanagihara, New York Times bestselling author of A Little Life
UPDATE: Tickets for this event are sold out. There will be not be a standby line for this event.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.
Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 10 minutes
As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and proceed along Brattle St. Follow Brattle St. as it curves to the right in Brattle Square (follow the sidewalk on the right side of the street). The Brattle will be on the left-hand side of the street. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe and Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for the sidewalk poster case and marquee.
Unable to attend a Harvard Book Store author event? You can still pre-order a signed book by one of our visiting authors.
While we can't guarantee fulfillment of a signed book pre-order, our authors are almost always able to sign extra books to fulfill such orders.
Ordering a signed book on harvard.com:
- Add the book to your shopping cart and then click Checkout.
- Specify in Order Comments that you want a signed copy of the book.
- Please note: online orders for signed copies must be placed at least one business day before the event. If you are ordering the day of, please call us instead.
Ordering a signed book by phone:
- Call us at (617) 661-1515 and one of our booksellers will take your order. Specify you'd like a signed copy.
- If you are requesting a personalized inscription and/or requesting your book be shipped, we'll need to take down credit card information. If you are planning to pick up the signed book in the store, you can pay on pick-up.
Can I request a personalized inscription?
Unless otherwise noted, we are happy to take requests for the author to sign your book to a specific person, but we can't guarantee it. If you do get a personalized inscription, the book will be non-returnable. We will require credit card information when you place the order.
Do signed books cost more?
There is no extra fee for a signed book!
Do I have to pick it up in the store, or can you deliver my signed book?
As with all web or phone orders, we can hold your book for in-store pickup, or ship it anywhere in the country.
I am planning to attend an author event. Do I need to pre-order a book?
No need. We'll be selling books at the event, and nearly all of our events include a signing at the end of the talk.
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