The Secret Life of Designers II

 The second installment of our secret life series features our resident design fiend and 1/2 of our dynamic founder duo, Leela. 

name... Leela Brightenburg happiness is... HAPPINESS?  most prized retail item... A really good kitchen knife or maybe any really well made kitchen tool, I love the details + utility. favorite journey... Is that even possible? Everything is an adventure.  favorite design trend... Black is back, and it makes me happy!  greatest indulgence... Really good cheese.  portland MUST-eat... Natural Selection, Oso Market, and lately I have loved going to the Tannerydream destination... At the moment I have a few: Iceland, Chile, and New Zealand.  most marked characteristic...  Being a smart ass, thanks Tessa (friend/designer@ the retail studio/bright designlab) shoulda/coulda/woulda... I tend to dive in, in life, so I can't think of one, though there are probably plenty of things I 'should' have done.  couldn't live without this song/artist... Bob Marley. I know that sounds weird, but I grew up listening to him so his music always makes me happy. Oh, and Common and The Roots. (blogger's note: so happiness, for now is black being back and conscious music maybe?) must read... Freakonomics in my free time... What free time? Ha! lately I've been challenging myself to... Take more moments to slow down and enjoy life. never goes out of style...fresh food