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Kwohtations Cards

Janine Kwoh is a 30-ish-year-old living and working in Somerville, Massachusetts.  She describes her personal style as 'rumpled-chic' because she hates folding laundry and misses receiving real mail.
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During the work day, Janine is an Associate Partner at New Profit, a social innovation organization and venture philanthropy fund, where she provides support to a portfolio of amazing non-profit organizations.  In the early mornings, late nights, and weekends, Janine moonlights as the owner/artist/one-man assembly line behind Kwohtations.  An insatiable people-watcher, she delights in finding the remarkable in the seemingly mundane, but often finds inspiration for Kwohtations Cards by reflecting on her own amateur attempts at life.  
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The idea for Kwohtations, as with most ventures and ridiculous ideas in general, was seeded in the idle chatter between two friends over coffee on a lazy Sunday. "Too bad they don’t make cards for all these random occasions," Kwoh recalls saying. "Like when we get too drunk (it’s embarrassing) or have ambiguous feelings for someone (it's confusing) or decide to pursue our passions despite a myriad of pressures to do otherwise (it’s terrifying and exhilarating). Or for all the things we really think and sometimes want to say."
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Each of these cards is inspired by some funny incident or real conversation that they've had. It is the happy brainchild of our own propensity to apologize profusely and somewhat unnecessarily for little blunders, and conversely, to stumble into situations (bad haircuts, corporate jobs) where they would be the likely recipients of such condolences. "We recognize that we don't all look and love the same (nor should we), and that we don’t have to accomplish something quote-unquote extraordinary to be someone truly special. Also, we can be pretty awkward in the way we tell someone we like them."
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So these cards are for all of those who aren’t 100% pulled together, but kind of like it that way. 
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Janine and her Kwohtation Cards are a new addition to the Mulberry Market and we couldn’t be happier! Watching the expressions on the folks as they read each card is priceless!

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MERCHANT

Kwohtations Cards

LOCATION

Metroflea Mulberry Artisan Market

CATEGORY

Art & Design


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