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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Katie Giannone

*Editor’s Note: Katie left UncommonGoods on May 10, 2013 to embark on a new adventure. We wish her the best of luck in all of her future endeavors!

Katie Giannone, UncommonGoods Associate Buyer – Home Décor, Seasonal, Desktop, Art

My hometown is…
Wilton, CT; a smallish, ruralish town about an hour outside of NYC.

My favorite product that I’ve brought into the assortment at UncommonGoods is…
VERY hard to pick just one, but I would have to go with one I brought in recently – the Grow Old With You Terrarium – a solid mix of sweet sentiment, creativity, and handcrafted, clean home décor.

I’m inspired by…
My friends, the masses of extremely talented and creative handmade designers sprouting up across the US, and the outdoors.

My guilty pleasure is…
Relishing the sun.

An uncommon fact about me…
Let’s see… pick your fave: at 6’1”, I am the tallest person in my family. I broke my arm sledding onto an iced over pond in VT when I was about 8 years old. I had a pet bunny named Flopsy when I was little, but my mom didn’t like caged animals so we treated it more or less like a domestic cat – it would go out into our yard and the woods behind our house during the day and explore, coming in at night for dinner and shelter. I practiced jazz dance until I was nearly 14.

My favorite place to eat in New York City is…
Three way tie between St. Anselm, Marlow & Sons, and Peasant.

My Style is…
I’m aiming for timeless.

Since working at UncommonGoods I’ve learned…
How wonderful it is working with handmade designers who are extremely passionate about their work.

With a pile of stuff in front of me I would make…
(You’re given paper, glue, glitter, sticky notes, an aluminum can, bakers twine, and a rubber band. What do you make and who is it for?)

I would make a kinetic mobile to hang above my nephew Grady’s crib.

Written by katie g

Katie is a born and bred New England Girl, as passionate about the crunch of fallen leaves under her boots in September as she is about running into the Atlantic on a perfectly clear July day. A dreamer at heart, Katie is always soaking up inspiration and ideas on the streets of Brooklyn and the pages of tumblr, pinterest, and various design and style blogs.

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