On Friday June 29th, we’re returning with “Craft” featuring Elizabeth Rees of Chasing Paper at Third Branch Creative Studio!
Elizabeth Rees is the founder of Chasing Paper, a stylish removable wallpaper company that has developed a line of innovative, design-conscious removable applications and collaborated with numerous designers, artists and brands, including ban.do, Pottery Barn, West Elm, Betsey Johnson, Lisa Congdon, Molly Hatch, Rebecca Atwood, Soludos, Ashley Goldberg, Nickelodeon and many more. Below we caught up with Elizabeth to get to know her better.
What do you typically eat for breakfast?
I don’t typically eat breakfast (I know I know); just coffee or a cappuccino for me in the mornings!
What do people know you for?
Wallpaper! People have said “Oh my god your the wallpaper girl” too many times to count.
How is Milwaukee special to you?
Having grown up here and now coming full circle to buy my first house here with my husband, Milwaukee is about family. People are so warm and friendly here which is something that always struck me when I would come back from NYC.
What may people not know about you?
I have traveled to 37 countries and try to get to a new one every year. Travel is my greatest passion.
What drives your creativity?
Travel, books, art, people in a general way. In my day to day with Chasing Paper, it’s our customer. We get to interact with her through so many life moments. Going away to college, first apartments, first homes, first baby, second baby! and many moments in between. I want to create great products that help set the stage for happy homes.
What will you share with us about “Craft” in your talk?
Craft is such an interesting word and term. I hope to explore its different meanings and ways that it has shaped my life and career.
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