My story has always been a strange one – the math/science nerd who loved to craft, color, and sketch. Such opposing sides were tough to balance, even more so upon reaching adulthood. As a management consultant, I donned the persona of trained engineer and analytical thinker. As a designer, blogger, and shopkeeper, I morphed to an artistically-inclined free spirit. But everything wrapped together? It took years to appreciate this uncommon advantage.
In the new age of innovation, old notions are being redefined, or perhaps, returning to their fundamental concepts. Anything can be designed, and creativity flows from everywhere. Yesterday's outliers are today's innovators, fashioning everything from furniture to phone apps. Creativity without limits, it seems, is the best kind.
And so, I've rebranded Sukio as simply A Creative Company, one that tackles any creative endeavor. If I were a painter, Sukio would be my brush – a tool for expression rather than the work itself. It's the inspired catchall where I experiment, design, document, and connect.
Desiré Greene is a management consultant, writer, and design practitioner with a passion for creative thought and expression. Her career spans consulting roles with Booz Allen Hamilton, PwC, and boutique firms as well as ongoing initiatives through Sukio Design Co. Her work benefits from an array of diverse interests, including visual and user experience design, writing, photography, art, interior decoration, and technology. Aside from earning a B.S. from MIT and coursework at the Art Institute, Desiré is a student of creativity, design thinking, and innovation. She currently resides in Washington, DC where she serves as the Chief Creative Officer of Vergys LLC.
The On Being Project is an independent non-profit public life and media initiative. We pursue deep thinking and social courage, moral imagination and joy, to renew inner life, outer life, and life together.
The Merchant Fox, a celebration of tradition, design and manufacture.
Part of Fox Brothers, the renowned woollen and worsted cloth mill, we offer true craftsmanship and style.
We appreciate world-class, timeless design and the creation of beautiful, remarkable things, including our hand worked cloth. Our products have rich provenance whether it be the maker or the material used. Our customers like to know they have something special, something rare in their possession. Our range offers our customers the opportunity to acquire products that are made with the utmost care and that will last for generations - creating the heirlooms of the future.
Finest materials and products
The Merchant Fox wishes to demonstrate the classic combination of craftsmanship and design. We go to great lengths to ensure that our whole collection is made using the finest of materials and expert craftsmanship.
Founded in 1772, in its illustrious history 'Fox Flannel' has been worn by all manner of folk and famous faces, adorning amongst many others, the Duke of Windsor, Sir Winston Churchill and Hollywood legend, Cary Grant.
It is for this reason that many of the industry's most discerning and demanding clients, including London's historic Savile Row tailors and top fashion houses choose Fox Brothers' cloth.
At The Merchant Fox, whenever possible we combine gorgeous cloth made by Fox Brothers with the equally exquisite goods we've discovered on our travels. Everything you see on The Merchant Fox is the very best we can find.
Both Fox Brothers and The Merchant Fox are based in South West England.
Katie Armour Taylor is an American interior designer and blogger based in Seattle, Washington. She is passionate about social media, branding, and ikat lampshades. Katie holds a B.F.A. in Interior Architecture and Design and is a contributor at MarthaStewart.com.
In 2009, Katie created this blog (formerly called The Neo-Trad) to share her fascination with both contemporary and bygone fashion, decor, destinations, and tastemakers. From Peggy Guggenheim to Fleur Cowles, she has long been inspired by the classic, the eccentric, and the visionary. Growing up on California’s central coast, Katie’s aesthetic was molded by her vivacious grandmothers — Paula (a librarian, historian, public defense attorney, and national Jeopardy champion) and Rita (a quick-witted redhead whose style rivals Jackie O. and decor boasts novelties by the late, great Tony Duquette).
Strongly averse to the road most traveled, Katie talked her way into an all-girls Catholic boarding school at age fourteen and never looked back. She eventually made her way to Switzerland where she attended university on a lovely little lake by the Italian border. It was during her years abroad that Katie truly honed her eye for design visiting museums, galleries, and auction houses from Mexico City to Sarajevo. Twenty-some countries later, she returned stateside, doing stints in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago.
Today, Katie can be found exploring the Pacific Northwest with her eccentric English husband and their plump pug, Alfred.
EXTRA SMALL(art up to 5x7)$59
SMALL(art up to 9x12)$79
MEDIUM(art up to 16x20)$99
LARGE(art up to 24x36)$169
EXTRA LARGE(art up to 32x40)$199
* Collection mouldings available for an additional fee
Marc Adamus is a landscape photographer based in Western North Amercaia. Marc's pursuit of landscape images have taken him around the world almost continuously for well over a decade now. The visual drama and artistry of his photographs are born of a keen eye for the many moods of Nature and a life-long passion for the wilderness. This passion shines throughout Marc’s work and has attracted a wide audience around the world.
Marc’s style is unmistakable. His talent for rare captures of amazing light and fleeting atmosphere imbue his portfolio with a sense of the epic, majestic and the bold. His success derives from patient single-minded pursuit of all the unique moments that generate the magic and energy of the wilderness, often spending weeks or even months immersing himself in the landscape he shoots despite the rigors of season and weather.
Marc’s photographs have been published extensively worldwide in a large variety of media ranging from calendars, books, advertising and the publications of National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography and over a hundred more. Marc's clients have included Fortune-500 companies such as Apple, HP, Toshiba, Blackberry and more, in addition to wilderness focused enterprises such as the Wilderness Society and Sierra Club.
A full-time professional from 2005 onward, Marc has been frequently mentioned and recognized as an original artist, an innovator and a trendsetter in the modern age of landscape photography. Marc is regularly described as one of the most influential landscape professionals of his generation.