Today we are honored to introduce you to LOVE NAIL TREE.
Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.
Hello! We are LOVE NAIL TREE and we are are a company dedicated to telling stories about topics that inspire, that are neglected and ignored, and that are simply worth sharing. We do this because we believe story is the most effective tool among people for change, and thus, we want to exist to reveal the power that it possesses. We want to be encouragers and provokers of conversation with our stories because we are convinced that they can move people to action and inspire deep change within them.
Today, LOVE NAIL TREE remains a small storytelling operation with a dedicated staff who work out of a warehouse in downtown Los Angeles. Together, the team utilizes graphic t-shirts and handmade jewelry, along with photography, the written word, and small film production, to tell the kinds of stories that are meant to change the world.
We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?
At LOVE NAIL TREE, we consider the stories we write and the images we design and capture to be genuine expressions of our beliefs and perceptions of the world we live in. There is something very personal and meaningful to us about getting to give our art to the world, and in this sense the business that we conduct stems from making good, impactful art that we love. We love telling stories, and we’re dedicated to it for the long haul!
Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly believe that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?
We’re a pretty laid back group of people, and in many ways we inspire each other, be it through the books we’re reading, music we’re loving, movies we’ve seen, or conversations we’ve had with people we love and admire. But even more than that, we find beauty and inspiration in our shared view of the world. Some people might call it religion, but for us we’re just trying to seek wisdom, purpose, and ideas for our work from a higher power than ourselves. We believe in attempting to imitate that higher power in what he might have said to the world were he in our shoes today.
On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?
Well, everyday, dreary or not, should begin with a good cup of coffee! After that, matching the drear with music and some personal time to create (be it a story, a series of pictures, music, graphic art, etc.) has always suited us well!
What are you most grateful for?
As a collective, we’d definitely say we’re most grateful for community. Being a such young business things can get heated, and because of how close we all are to each other, things can get personal really quick. But on the other hand, being so close actually helps us to resolve conflict much faster. We’re kind of a big family! Also, as a community, we feed each other daily. Whether it is picking each other up when we’re down, pushing each other to make only the best art possible, or simply getting a meal together, we’re a close-knit bunch!
Check back later today for an amazing giveaway from LOVE NAIL TREE!