I was thrilled to talk to Michelle Kohanzo who is the managing director of The Land of Nod. This company just brings out the best in everybody. How can a company bring out the best in someone? I think by being quirky, original, tapping into your inner creative child and by being fun!
In this interview, she talks about her career and what it was like to be mentored. (The good and the bad.) She also talks about how she manages her position while juggling being the mother of 4 (Yes, 4!!) children! Michelle genuinely loves work and her life. Her passion shines through!
Happy Boss = Happy Products = Happy Customers!
I was super excited to hear how she views collaborations with artists for The Land of Nod product line, woot! Listen until the very end to find out what to do if you have any darling ideas for them.
They have a pop shop opening in NYC in Soho for the holidays! She said it is ALL TOYS, how fun is that?! I am hoping storm Sandy doesn’t wreck the fun for opening night! If you are heading to NYC for any holiday fun, stop in! (136 prince Street between Wooster and West Broadway) It looks like it will open Nov. 7th, fingers crossed!
I picked out a few of my favorite things from their line, below. I am a big fan of well designed furniture built for “kids” because I think it’s sizing fits better in smaller homes and through tricky stairways! I have learned that from living in a lot of old houses!
Do you have any favorites from The Land of Nod? Post the links…I want to see! Give Michelle a thank you for her time as well! Here’s to hoping that one of the Smart Creative Women listeners designs a future product for them.