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First Aired - 05/10/2012 11:00AM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Eliza Starbuck, freelance designer and mother, joins our hostess Alessandra Iavarone on this week's episode of Growing Good. Today, Alessandra and Eliza are talking about balancing motherhood with a professional career. Tune in to hear about Eliza's dedication to sustainable fashion design, how she had to leave her own company in order to take care of her daughter, and some helpful tips for designing clothes for children. How does Eliza manage to spend time with her daughter amongst all of her work? Tune in to hear about the life of a freelance design mom! This program has been brought to you by Whole Foods.

"In fashion, there's no real sustainability...To me, it was important to source fabrics on the local market."

"Another miracle about having kids is that you go through so many phases that you can mark with the growth of your child and the way they change, and the way that you respond to the phases of theirs."

-- Eliza Starbuck on Growing Good


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First Aired - 01/20/2014 03:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Learn to create your own miniature garden with Janit Calvo and her book, Gardening in Miniature! This week on We Dig Plants, Alice Marcus Krieg and Carmen Devito chat with Janit about the origin of her company, Two Green Thumbs, and her interest in miniature gardens. Find out how Janit uses some bonsai methods to create her little gardens, and why hearty, small-leaved plants suit the gardening style. Find out why benches and furniture are some of her best sellers, and her reasoning for shying away from the term 'fairy garden'. Find out about the commonalities between miniature gardens and terrariums, and why mini-gardening is a great activity for a wide range of ages! Thanks to our sponsor, Cain Vineyard & Winery. Today's music is courtesy of Obey City.

"Our biggest seller is miniature furniture. It gives your eye a place to sit!" [22:30]

"I can't grow a terrarium, and I couldn't if I was paid to!" [26:15]

-- Janit Calvo on We Dig Plants


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First Aired - 04/23/2012 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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On the inaugural episode of After the Jump, host Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge chats with one of her biggest inspirations, designer Todd Oldham. Todd has worked on everything from clothing lines to MTV shows to La-Z-Boy's. Hear how his global upbringing helped shape his design style and how each of his projects tap into a different creative space. How does Todd juggle all of his projects while maintaining a healthy home life? How is working for large corporations different than designing for yourself? Find out on After the Jump! This program was sponsored by Tri-State Merchant.

"If I'm not enjoying it while I'm doing it, it basically doesn't exist for me."

"[When working for large corporations] anybody resting on laurels of doing old fashioned ideas is just going to drown."

"It's sad to me that people have associated style with money."

--designer Todd Oldham on After the Jump


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