Facebook censorship. We’ve all seen it — the controversies over images of women breastfeeding, classical art depicting nude figures, and breast cancer survivors, among others. We navigate this carefully on our CRAVE Facebook page to make sure we don’t run afoul of the ever-shifting boundaries, but I never imagined that my work at CRAVE would…Read More
People often ask what inspires me, and lately, I am thrilled to see fantastic women entrepreneurs who are making products in a way that contributes to making the world a better place (especially for women and girls!) Here are a few notables:Read More
When we launched our Vesper pre-order campaign, we heard a lot of people say how much it reminded them of the sort of pen necklace Joan Holloway wears in Mad Men. While it wasn’t intended as a direct homage, it’s true that pens — like jewelry and sex toys — are really personal and intimate objects that must be “just right” as we use them everyday.Read More
We’ve had a lot of media coverage for our Vesper Vibrator Necklace this month, with a range of reactions that makes it quite clear we’ve touched on something provocative. I want to give the Cravings community a bit of a behind the scenes peek into my thoughts about this product from an aesthetic, functional and…Read More
I read Casey Johnston’s recent Ars Technica article “Flowchart: How not to design a ‘woman’s’ tech product” with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I agree completely with her core recommendations:
- Don’t make it pink.
- Don’t *just* make it pretty.
- Don’t dumb it down.
If you’re familiar with our line of foreplay jewelry, you know we have a soft spot for adornments that blend beautiful design with a bit of hidden meaning or secret fun. The Passion Cuff Ring is not our design — it’s the work of Swedish designer Efva Attling — but it’s probably not hard to see why we love it.Read More