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Inspirational Toy for Girls: LOVE THIS!

by Renita Van Dusen

I’m glad I have two little girls. Why? Because I can buy this toy made especially for girls and no one will know that I’m actually buying it for ME. This idea is so cool. I have a girl-crush on Debbie, the inventor. I can’t wait for it to arrive on my doorstep.  Continue Reading

MARKETING TO MOMS: Purpose-Driven Marketing, Part 2 of 2

by Renita Van Dusen

“You can align your business objectives with doing good in the world. Moms expect more from their brands,” says Ian Wolfman, SMO, imc2. This certainly isn’t a new idea, but it definitely is becoming more popular, acceptable, and even expected with brands. In fact, there is a movement out there that promotes just that: Conscious Capitalism. The real goal is […]

“A” is for App?

by Jenn Jacobson

I recently read the cover article of this month’s Fast Company’s magazine honing in on how technology can unleash childhood creativity – and transform the role of the teacher.  In a generation where smartphones and handheld computers move into classrooms worldwide, it’s true; we may be witnessing the start of an educational revolution. As with the rise of television, many […]

What is it about Bacon?

by Jessica Zubrzycki

It seems that lately, the bacon trend has taken over our lives! People have turned this repulsive meat into a universal commodity. I know, this is only my opinion…but I cannot hold back any longer! What is it about this salty, fatty, greasy meat that is so fascinating? We’ve seen bacon as a comfort morning treat, but now we’ve all […]

Online favorites

by Emily Tritabaugh

Where do you go when you want to be inspired? Whose blog do you visit? Whose Twitter feed do you scroll through? Whose brain would you like to pick over coffee or lunch? Need a break? Check out our favorites: Inspiration: Design*Sponge [follow Design*Sponge] Interesting reads: Fast Company [follow Fast Company] Technology trends: Geek Girls Guide [follow the Geek Girls […]

Giving Decorative Stickers Spirit!

by Jenn Jacobson

There’s nothing like a good piece of typographical print work that gets the designers of Affina excited, so you can imagine how thrilled we were when we ran across the Harmonie-intérieure website! The website features work from a married couple creative by nature and residing in France. They specialize in decorative wall decals, which are easy to use and add […]

Changing the World for Women and Girls – One Woman at a Time

by Renita Van Dusen

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead I recently attended the beautiful Women of Influence Giving Circle annual celebration event, in which we celebrated our members, supporters and grantees. It was an amazing night of networking with wonderful women in the […]

Sweet Tees!!

by Jessica Zubrzycki

Who doesn’t love a good T-shirt? Nobody! That’s right – check out DESIGN BY HUMANS, a community of artists and t-shirt lovers who know how to combine fashion and comfort. DBH is an ongoing t-shirt design contest where people can create, share, buy and talk about art and t-shirts. There are practically limitless designs to browse and purchase from. These […]