275 | Mixing Friendship & Business: Of /a Kind founders Erica and Claire on Management, Thank You Notes, Depression, & Style

Episode Summary

I really loved this conversation with the founders of Of/a Kind Erica and Claire. They were so articulate and warm, I never wanted the interview to end and I think you might feel that way about the episode. They talk about their friendship, starting their company of a kind and how they keep their friendship alive while being co-founders. They give great advice on adult friendship, management, and even the best natural mascara and baby gifts for new moms.

Episode Notes

Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur met as undergrads at the University of Chicago in 2002 and founded Of a Kind in 2010. They have developed a reputation as influential curators at the forefront of the maker movement, with a knack for identifying “the next big thing” when it’s still a small thing. In addition to unearthing America’s most talented up-and-coming designers for feature on their website, Cerulo and Mazur have also become known for their popular 10 Things newsletter and its podcast companion A Few Things, where they expand their enthusiasm for new discoveries across product and lifestyle categories. Accolades for Cerulo and Mazur have included being named to Forbes’s “30 Under 30,” InStyle’s “Best of the Web,” and Fashionista’s “Most Influential People in New York Fashion Right Now.”

Show notes

-Work Wife HQ Instagram | website

-Claire's Instagram @clairemazur

-Erica's Instagram @ericacerulo


-Work Wife: The Power of Female Friendship to Drive Successful Businesses by Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur

-Of A Kind Podcast

-Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb

-Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy by Angela Garbes

-Sania's Brow Bar Brow Pencil

-Lily & Lolo Natural Mascara

Likes & Learns

-Newsletters (Of A Kind, Josh Radnor's Museletter, Crystal Fawn's Near Futures, Jessica Murnane's Newsletter, This Week In Scams)

-Who Would Tavi Gevinson Be Without Instagram

-Tik Tok app

-Text a friend "Text me your right now" to keep in touch

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