I'm the Co-founder and CEO of The Grommet. We launch undiscovered consumer products. It's also the birthplace of Citizen Commerce. I write about design, cultural anthropology, and start-ups, mostly.

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    Keeping that Fire in the Belly Feeling

    I’ve been mentoring a company founder who is very disturbed to find her normally abundant energy flagging. The 18-month-old business has experienced a lot of external obstacles…

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    The Best Kept Post Kickstarter Secret

    Leigh Buchanan wrote an incisive piece about The Grommet and it’s in the current issue of Inc. magazine. I was thrilled to discover that our story is part of a cover story…

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    Grommets a-go-go

    One of the deepest joys at The Grommet is getting love letters and news from our Makers and the customers who appreciate them. Here are two worthy…


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