BEKKA PALMER

We asked, Bekka an­swered—learn a lit­tle more about her and her com­pany, Closed Mon­days.

Do It Yourself - - MEET THE MAKER -

O:

Is there a rea­son you are you closed on Mon­days?

A:

I’ve never been able to thrive in a nine-to-five cor­po­rate sit­u­a­tion, so I wanted to make a shift in the 40-hour work week. It’s amaz­ing how great it is to have one ex­tra day to be home or take care of per­sonal stuff. I’m still work­ing 40 hours a week, but this is a bet­ter bal­ance for my life.

O:

Where do you find in­spi­ra­tion?

A:

I go on Pin­ter­est to see what other peo­ple are mak­ing, but then I take ev­ery­thing I’ve pulled from there and try to go in a dif­fer­ent di­rec­tion. I also like to look around thrift stores or the dol­lar store; some­times they have re­ally weird stuff there that can in­spire a cool new shape.

O:

Out­side of Closed Mon­days, what else do you cre­ate?

A:

Ceram­ics is my fa­vorite thing to do right now. As soon as I’m done work­ing for the day, I run to the ceram­ics stu­dio to cre­ate stuff there. Ev­ery time I go, I try to make some­thing big­ger than the time be­fore. Right now, I’m mak­ing big sculp­tural vases.

O:

On your free Mon­days, what are you typ­i­cally do­ing?

A:

Laun­dry. That’s when I do stuff that a lot of peo­ple do on Sun­days. I to­tally take off Sat­ur­day and Sun­day to have fun, go out to din­ner, ride my bike, or go to the park. Then Mon­days are for laun­dry, gro­cery shop­ping, yoga, ap­point­ments, and things like that.

BEKKA PALMER IS A PHO­TOG­RA­PHER, DE­SIGNER, AND MAKER LIV­ING IN BROOK­LYN, NEW YORK. SHE LAUNCHED CLOSED MON­DAYS IN 2017 TO SELL HER VI­BRANTLY PAINTED BAS­KETS. DRIVEN BY A COM­MIT­MENT TOETH­I­CAL MAN­U­FAC­TUR­ING, BEKKA FO­CUSES HER BUSI­NESSON MAIN­TAIN­ING FAIR WAGES AND A COM­FORT­ABLEWORK-LIFE BAL­ANCE.

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