Part two of my two part episode for Cedar and Cotton. Raina tagged along with Nasira to the studio so we could snap a few pics together. I need to step my social media game up. Raina can be heard throughout the interview but this time around it’s Nasira’s time to shine. Nasira handles the business side of Cedar and Cotton, a vintage restoration business. We talk about the sustainability of restoration businesses, why there’s room in the world for both big box stores and niche businesses, and what got Nasira into furniture design! Check out cedarandcotton.com to look at their wares, or follow them on IG where you can look at behind the scenes and other cool stuff!
Part one of my two part episode for Cedar and Cotton. Though her co-founder Nasira is well versed in furniture design, Raina handles more of the creative side of Cedar and Cotton. Listen as I talk with her about art styles like mid century modern and shabby chic, how she got into restoration, and a cool story behind one of the pieces they restored!
If I’m being honest, cooking’s not my thing. I was definitely a microwave/stovetop kinda guy, usually not bothering with spices, and giving someone a look when they suggest I marinate my meat. “I don’t have time for that” I’d say. “I’m hungry now.” In the last two years however my girlfriend (who’s an amazing cook and person) has been teaching the finer points of cooking. All this is to say my guest Catina Smith made a business out of her cooking skills. I’ve also been practicing on intros in the podcast so there’s less reading and more listening. Also shout out to Micah and Isaiah for the great sign off! Check out Cat’s IG to get a peek into the exciting world of cooking and entrepreneurship! Some of Cat’s creation are also offered at Dovecote Café; stop in and check out what they have to offer!
When Kevin and I first met he asked if I was a fan of Stones Throw Records because of my hat. I knew then and there it was gonna be a good interview. After getting set up Kevin and I immediately formed a rapport. Outside of our love for Stones Throw, we both majored in English. As a social drinker I’m still interested in beer and the process behind it, something which Kevin goes into detail with no effort at all. Listen as he tells what he was doing before starting Union Craft, what it’s like being a black brewmaster, and the story behind some of his tattoos. Check out Union Craft’s website (make sure you’re over 21!) to learn more about their beers, and mosey on over to their Instagram (@unionbrewing) to stay up to date on events and all stuff Union Craft!