Media Coverage

Below is some recent media coverage on behalf of our clients.


Entrepreneur magazine, October 2008, Helping Artisans Thrive

Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Toting Around Town, April 2008


Illinois Real Estate Journal, Championship Makeover, full page feature on interior design of the Chicago Wolves hockey team’s headquarters, March-April 2009

Naperville magazine, Joan Kaufman, 2009, two-page feature on Joan Kaufman, interior designer

Windows Fashion, Light: Let the Sunshine In, 2009, 2-page feature spread on an interior design project by Joan Kaufman, president of Interior Planning & Design


Chicago Sun-Times, Fair Trade Biz Sells Itself, September 24, 2011

Giftware News, February 2011, Navigating Fair Trade (2-page feature spread)

Gifts & Dec, Product Wire, September 26, 2011, featuring our Turquoise Balance Necklace

Chicago Public Radio, WorldView, August 26, 2010, Pakistan: Fair Trade Bringing Relief to Flood Victims

CBS News, Miami, August 16, 2011, Fair Trade Grows in Popularity, Along with Fakes (news segment aired in more than a dozen cities nationwide)



  1. Hello,
    I came across your writing in the August 2012 issue of “Natural Awakenings” where you featured the muralist Debby Spertus. I enjoyed your article very much. it is rare to come across good writing about art~ what a pleasant surprise! I have signed up for your blog, and am looking forward to enjoying more of your work.


    Melissa Pierson
    Melissa Blue Fine Art

    • Hi Melissa! Thank you so much for taking the time to read the article on Debby Spertus in the September issue of Natural Awakenings and your kind note. Your work is beautiful and it’s always exciting to meet artists who live in our communities. Thank you for making the world a brighter place! Looking forward to keeping up with your work, too!

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