Dear Diary/God/All Y'all Makers out there. PHEW. What a year! It has been full of blessings, Washi tape, pretzels with googly eyes on them, Velcro™, 3D printed spheres (put 'em on a bowl!) and doilies used for various things the Lord did not intend them for. But we reached the end, and have so much to be grateful for, so let's peep all the memories we "made" together. ;)
Brit Morin, Silicon Valley's favorite camp counselor, is expanding her plagiarist DIY movement: the San Francisco Business Times says her macaroni-gluing firm "signed a three-year lease for a 9,700-square-foot office near Union Square," putting those investment millions to work. That's a lot of space to fill shoeboxes with glitter.
From a new profile in Fast Company, penned, with much courage, by "veteran biz journo" Lydia Dishman: "As a former high school class president, captain of the soccer team, camp counselor, and consistent holder of the Girl Scout’s coveted best cookie seller designation, Morin’s a natural born leader."
Brit Morin profits, literally, from the Donald Rumsfeld school of reality: repeat something often enough and it will be so. Someone once called her the "Martha Stewart of Silicon Valley," and the label's been repeated in almost every article ever written about her, iota of talent not withstanding. Today, it pays off.