Last year when I was looking for a website designer for Ashes & Milk, I worked up the courage to ask Grace for a recommendation in which she was awesome enough to refer me to the design team who created her blog. Also-Design is a three person company split between New York City and my own lovely Chicago. When I first met the husband and wife team of Matt and Jenny, I instantly liked them. I thought, “They remind me of friends of mine” and “we’ve probably been in the same places before and happen not to meet.” As it turns out we are neighbors, literally located within a few blocks of each other. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know them in addition to working with them to create Ashes & Milk. I look forward to the many West Logan Square gatherings to come, especially the 4th of July (wink).
I also wanted to acknowledge that I learned something invaluable from being featured on blogs like Design*Sponge and Decor8 that reach a wide audience. People have expressed various perspectives mostly positive and some challenging, equally rich in content and satisfying to hear. For those of you who shared your thoughts, I thank you for being so open and giving me more insight about what we are aiming to do at Ashes & Milk.