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IN Interviews : Linda and John Meyers of Wary Meyers

This is the seventh article in a seven-part series interviewing independent small business owners in the apothecary space. Linda and John Meyers are the epitomai of post-painterly cool. Their work with Wary Meyers can be found almost in every store in the U.S. and around the world, and their sophisticated taste (in combination with an enviable […]

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IN Interviews : Taylor Ahlmark & Anoria Gilbert of Maak Lab

This is the sixth article in a seven-part series interviewing independent small business owners in the apothecary space. We initially met Taylor Ahlmark of Maak Lab towards the end of 2015, while exploring Portland’s Pearl District for the first time. The shop was fragrant and filled with an immeasurable, beautiful mélange of complex scents from roasted coffee beans to fresh pine needles. The physical space […]

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IN Interviews : Katharine L’Heureux of Kahina Giving Beauty

This is the fifth article in a seven-part series interviewing independent small business owners in the apothecary space.  Katharine L’Heureux is a businesswoman, wife, mother, and passionate wordsmith that speaks volumes about sustainability, truth in practice, and a profound depth in knowledge that pushes her to do her best work without fail. I began using products from L’Heureux’s Kahina Giving Beauty line almost two […]

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IN Interviews : Kakyung Cho of Bar Soap Brooklyn

This is the fourth article in a seven-part series interviewing independent small business owners in the apothecary space.  KaKyung Cho of Bar Soap Brooklyn is a heavy hitter in an industry previously unbeknownst to her and during a time where most would think twice before opening up a business without prior experience. Conversing with Cho in the short time it took to conduct the interview, one […]

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Keiko Matsuo & Tsugu Wada of Studio Cue LA

This is the third article in a seven-part series interviewing independent small business owners in the apothecary space. This interview is also available in Japanese. Studio Cue LA is yet another great example of creating successful partnerships amongst spouses in marriage and in pursuing passions full-time. Family also seems to be a common thread  for many of the interviews conducted in our series. For Studio […]

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IN Interviews : Heather & Jonathan Sielaff of OLO

This is the second article in a seven-part series interviewing independent small business owners in the apothecary space. I first read about the Milk Milk Lemonade storefront in Japan’s annual city guide, True Portland: The Unofficial Guide for Creative People, during my first few months in Portland as I got acclimated to my new home and the people that inhabited it. During my initial visit, […]

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