mj: How did you get interested in interiors and what inspires you in that realm?
jen ramos: I've always been interested in interiors ever since I was a young girl. I've always been inspired by new trends as well as feeling and emotions and try to incorporate those things within my space...sort of personalizing it and making it feel like my own. So when I look around, I see pieces of furniture or pictures etc, that remind me of different things in my life.
mj: I know that you used to design coffee tables and the switch to a stationary line is so surprising (in a good way)! How did that come about? And again, what are your inspirations for your eco card line?
jen: The switch came after I came back from my Hawaiian vacation in September of 2007. I felt a need to try to make changes in my everyday life, no matter how small they may seem....but the desire and the need to go "green" and more environmentally friendly is something I think has to be done. So switching from tables to 100% recycled cards and placing messages in those cards along with my site I hope to inspire and send the same message to others. The message is "we need to take care of our planet and every little thing we do to help everyday counts".
mj: What is your favorite home interior that you've ever covered and why?
jen: My favorite home interior...hmmm I don't really know if I have a favorite. My newest favorite pic is a poster I recently designed called "ABC Love poster" I have it hanging in my office....its been doing quite well in my online shop. For the idea behind the poster, you can go to my blog and read about that.
Here are A FEW THINGS ABOUT JEN RAMOS THAT YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW:
A) THE FOUR MOST STYLISH PEOPLE THAT INFLUENCED ME:
1 sara jessica parker
2 kara mann
3 kelly wearstler
4 myself : )
B) FOUR WAYS THAT STYLE MAKES THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
1 enhances our look
2 makes our homes prettier
3 our wardrobes become fabulous
4 makes things a lot more interesting
C) FOUR OF MY FAVORITE DESIGNERS
1 kara mann
2 kelly wearstler
3 diane von furstenberg
4 betsey johnson
D) FOUR JOBS I HAVE HAD IN MY LIFE:
2 phone operator
3 extra in a film
E) FOUR MOVIES I WOULD WATCH OVER AND OVER (AND DO):
2 bridges of madison county
3 the notebook
4 a lot like love
F) FOUR PLACES WHERE I HAVE LIVED:
2 new york city
4 the dominican republic
G) FOUR TV SHOWS I LOVE TO WATCH:
1 sex and the city
2 flight of the conchords
3 the big idea- with donny deutsche
4 tell me you love me
H) FOUR PLACES I HAVE BEEN ON VACATION IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS:
4 new york
I) FOUR WEBSITES I VISIT DAILY (Or at least Weekly):
J) FOUR OF MY FAVORITE FOODS:
K) FOUR PLACES I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT NOW:
4 living in a huge loft in soho, NYC
Thanks Jen for stopping by! Hope to meet everyone back here tomorrow for Friday's Style Question.