Yipee! It’s Annie Selke and I at her headquarters in Pittsfield, MA. Annie is an author, designer and founder the renowned home furnishing companies of Pine Cone Hill and Dash and Albert. Pine Cone Hill features bedding, sleepware, table linens and accessories (eek! fun! scarves!) with a bright, happy and contemporary vibe. Dash and Albert features unique, durable (hello! dog lovers) and affordable indoor and outdoor rugs. (Love them!!)
One of the reasons that I wanted to interview Annie, was to really get a sense of how she “dreamt big” about her future when she was just sewing cushions in her garage.You’ll get the details in this conversation. What I was so taken with is how much creative energy she has. I realized that if she can stay inspired and completely engaged as a right brained creative and STILL know and care about every detail in her warehouse, then I had better quit making ANY excuses in my business. No more using the excuse (yes, sometimes it is an excuse) that being creative means you don’t have good business sense. Annie is a perfect example being intensely creative running lifestyle brand and running a successful business. I was surprised to learn she works in photoshop on designs every chance she gets. Are you motivated yet? Watch the video and see how she does it.
Smart Creative Women and Annie are giving away both a tote bag to one person and a book to another person. 2 winners! Of course, if you have Las Vegas good luck, you could even win both! Just post a comment below and tell us what you thought of the interview and that will be counted as your entry. If you want another entry and you have a twitter account, give the interview a shout out on twitter using the hash tag #DunkinDog. (Hee-hee, you have to listen until the very end to see why that is the hash tag) Annie can be found on twitter @AnnieSelkeCo and I can be found at @SmartCreativeW, just in case you aren’t already a follower! You have until 10PM EST March19 to enter. Good luck!