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Corinne Gill

Corinne Gill


Name: Corinne Gill
Job Title: Associate Editor
Date started at company: November, 2005
First story: The first story I helped with was Good Things, June 2005. I went shopping for bow ties for a Father’s Day gift wrapping idea
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Education: Smith College, B.A. in Art History
First Job: The Sanrio store at the Mall of America
Astrological sign: Taurus
Personal crafting/artwork: I knit a lot – though I can rarely finish a project. I have about 5 half-knit items in my to-do pile, including two baby sweaters (for kids who have since outgrown them) and the body and legs of an almost-finished stuffed octopus. Blake and I also have a website, www.handlespout.com, where we sell our jewelry and accessories.
First craft memory: I was a little obsessed with my mom’s old Spiegel catalogues and used to cut them up to make paper dolls and imaginary houses to fill with mail order furniture
Things you collect: Officially: snow globes & vintage office supplies. Unofficially: everything else. I’m a bit of a hoarder

FAVORITE . . .
Color (Pantone): Pantone# 120C
Holiday: Birthdays. There is some debate whether birthdays are considered holidays, but as the department’s birthday party coordinator and all around birthday lover, I’d like to think that they do
Pizza topping: Fresh tomato and basil
Kind of Fabric: I love fabrics that don’t fray and that you can work with like paper
Dessert: Vanilla ice cream with mango & honey
Source: New York Central Art Supply - http://www.nycentralart.com/. I’m especially fond of their paper department and vast selection of gilding supplies – including 20 different colors of silver foil sold by the book.
Font: (Almost) anything by Eric Gill
Martha Stewart Project: Winter Village Butterflies Gold Foil Nesting Dolls

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On The Web : Finally

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Muji is online! I love this shop for its simple, non-branded office supplies – - you can tell by the small collection I’ve accumulated. We’re lucky enough in New York to have a few shops around the city to go to, but up until now that was it for the US. Now I can impulse …

Around Town : Renegade Craft Fair Round (up) Two

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While Marcie was busy at her booth at Renegade this weekend, I was free to wander around and enjoy the rest of the fair. I took some pictures of a few favorite spots, but sadly missed a few great ones as well. P.S. I have to apologize for the picture quality – my camera seems …

Inspiration Board : Playful Silhouettes

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I know silhouettes are kind of everywhere now, but these playful twists on the classic profile are keeping my heart in it. I love the shot above by Tim Walker (whose very expensive book I did end up getting and am loving every inch of).   These puppets from Owly Shadow Puppets really capture the …

Inspiration Board : In My Dreams

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I should have probably already known about these, but I just came across the Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor Colored Pencils this weekend. They are stunning. I don’t use colored pencils a lot so even though they seem to get top marks all around for quality, I’m really just wooed by their look. I suggest making a …

Inspiration Board : The Irish Coast

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Last summer I spent a week traveling along the southern coast of Ireland. It was an amazing trip. I was really taken with the natural patterns in the landscape. I kept thinking to myself, if I were a textile designer this would be my inspiration. Wouldn’t you just love an entire summer wardrobe in these …

Inspiration Board : Playing Cards

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Have you seen these new “love” stamps? There’s something that’s both totally classic & totally sweet about the king & queen of hearts motif. I had to buy them immediately.  They also prompted me to look through our playing card collection here in the prop house. I love the dense patterning on the card backs, …

Inspiration Board : Inclement Weather

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I know. It’s hard to believe. But, with New York basically under water for most of this week, the only thing to do is embrace it. (picture from Lolita) This new blanket from Donna Wilson really sums up what can be so great about this spitty weather. Don’t you just wish you could curl up …

Inspiration Board : Bright Yellow

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I spent last weekend in Northampton visiting my Alma Mater and was really taken with bits of yellow sprouting up all over the campus grounds. Something about a shot of this color – and just a shot, too much can be overwhelming – really excites the eyes.  Susan Dwyer of  Up in the Air Somewhere …