m21 admires entrepreneurs bold enough to take risks in a time of economic uncertainty. we keep saying that the current economy is an opportunity waiting to happen for some businesses- as things contract and old ways of doing things don't work any longer, inevitably new ideas and ventures will rise to take their place. it takes guts, talent and determination to defy the odds, so we'd like to congratulate two new design related ventures that launched today, and encourage everyone to pay them a visit!
1) if you haven't heard the buzz in the blogosphere about the launch of lonny magazine, you've been living under a rock (a rock without connection to the internets, anyway). lets make sure to spread lonny beyond just our savvy little blog circle, though- we all were sucker punched by the closing of domino, so here's a chance to actively support a viable replacement. three cheers for the editors and staff of lonny! go tell your friends!
2) m21 has special respect for the solo entrepreneur launching a business in rough economic times, so he'd like y'all to be sure to visit fellow design blogger aphrochic's new eponymous web boutique featuring her aphrochic line of sustainably sourced t-shirts and pillows. the pillows knocked our socks off, jeanine- "modern soulful style" indeed! can't wait to use them on a project!
congrats, entrepreneurs- m21 is rooting for you!