Meet Melanie Biehle, of the Seattle blog Inward Facing Girl. Here are her MUST-HAVES for Altitude Design Summit coming up on January 18th – 20th.
#1 - Southwest Tuesday Scarf – I’m a scarf freak, and this one was made by a nice woman in Seattle and happens to be roughly the same colors that I use on my blog.
#2 – “Dots” Business Card Case – This ACME Studios etched card case was designed by Charles and Ray Eames. KAIT – This is the one I have, in case you need a photo.
#3 – Striped Camera Strap – This camera strap is so soft on my neck, features a pouch to store my lens case, and is beautifully neutral.
#4 - Hot Pink LEUCHTTURM1917 Notebook – I picked up this cool hot pink unlined notebook in case I don’t feel like taking notes on my MacBook or iPad.
#5 - Kelly Moore Libby Camera Bag in black – I’ve been waiting for a reason to buy a new camera bag that’s big enough to hold my laptop, iPad, and a change of clothes for my 17-month-old son, Nathaniel.
#6 - Ruled Boatneck – A blogger can’t have too many striped shirts.
Get to know Melanie before Alt…
What is your favourite thing about your city? It’s physically beautiful. We’re surrounded by mountains and water, and everything is so lush and green. Also, Seattle is a large city, but I think it has a small-town feel. There are so many awesome neighborhoods, and each of them have their own quirks and style. There are tons of beautiful parks, great restaurants, coffee shops, and cafés, and (almost) enough art to keep me happy
Full-time blogger or have you got a dayjob? I have a day job. Funny, I never talk about it on my blog, but I’m thinking of doing a few posts in the near future that share some of this part of my life. I have a Masters degree in psychology and I work in pediatric behavioral research. Right now we’re wrapping up a project about the effects of certain types of TV shows on the behavior of preschoolers.
Tell me a bit about your blog, how did you start? What’s it about? I started Inward Facing Girl in February 2009 to gently coax myself back into writing. I spent some time living in Los Angeles, working on a screenplay and writing research reports for movie studios to help them decide how to edit/market their films, and then became completely burned out on writing and creating things. I didn’t post very often at first, but in 2011 I really ramped it up. Now I post at least five days a week and have regular features. I write about art, design, motherhood, Seattle, travel, life with my husband and son, or whatever I’m obsessed with that day. I also take tons of photos and share them on my blog.
What are you looking forward to most at Alt Summit this year?
Wow, everything! Have you seen the videos
? This will be my first trip to Alt and I’m so excited. I just feel like I’m going to learn so much. The conference session topics and design camps are so great that it’s hard to choose which ones to attend. I can’t wait to meet some of the people I’ve been “talking” to online and reading about every day. I think it will be a great place to make lots of new friends.
Can’t wait to meet you at Alt, Melanie!