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Articles by beccajo

I'm obsessed with making the world a prettier place. I make my living as a professional prop shopper (yes I get to buy furniture and accessories on someone else's dime ALL DAY LONG) and I make and sell jewelry, stuffed animals, and art on the side. From floral design to hatmaking, mural painting to mosaic artist, I've worked in pretty much every industry you can imagine. My favorite designers include Tord Boontje, Tricia Guild, and Carolyn Quartermaine. A year ago I bought a house in the Como/Fairground area of St. Paul. Gardening and decorating provide endless hours of entertainment for me. As I get older, I am getting more focused on re-use, sustainability, and how those things mesh with good design.