Morgan's love of crafts began with her ceramic classes as a child in Maryland and led all the way to today's fascination with crêpe paper flowers. She collected china dolls, and later began her unique collection of snack sets, plates with a handle and space for a glass or tea cup. Morgan earned her B.A. at Pratt Institute for Industrial Design, planning to pursue table top design. She worked with Jonathan Adler and Ralph Lauren Home, then started with Martha Stewart, where she became an editorial assistant and craft blogger. She prefers poppy, festive colors to the serene and neutral, and awaits the comeback of Bargello!
Question and Answer with Morgan Levine:
Design inspiration: Kay Bojesen. His wooden animals are so fun and serious. He designed objects thinking, "People should want to pick them up, and they should radiate humanity, warmth and vibrancy."
Influential movie: Down with Love does an incredible job of developing characters through their objects, costumes, and environments.
Prized possession: An amazing silk quilt my mother made for me. It's the Drunkard's Path pattern, in purples and oranges. I'm pretty sure it's the loveliest quilt in the history of quilts. I also LOVE the tiny doll clothes my grandmother knit for her niece, long before my parents even met. They're perfect and detailed, with hand tatted collars and tiny pearl buttons.
Hobby: I love to make pottery on a kick wheel.
Motto: He who would travel happily must travel light. -- Antoine de St. Exupéry
On the nightstand: Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad, but my favorite book is Calvino's Cosmicomics.