Welcome to Taupe Stories
Updated: Aug 26, 2020
Hi I'm Minna Etters, the creator and designer behind Taupe Stories. You can check out my about page for more info on me personally, but I want to formally introduce Taupe Stories in this post.
The project started when I went to the Glossier popup store in Chicago and saw this gallery wall shot by Deun Ivory. It was one of the first times that I really got to see a black creative's work featured in real life. In this moment, Taupe Stories was born. I wanted this project to be a platform where I could share beautiful things through my own personal lens.
Some of my favorite design resources are Cereal Magazine and Kinfolk. However, they really do lack representation of BIPOC's. It saddens me that it took a resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020 for black/brown designers and creatives to finally get the attention they deserve and to finally be found worthy of their talents by the rest of the world. That said, it makes my heart happy that it's finally our time to shine. I'm here to tell you that you don't have to be white and you don't have to be rich to know good design.
With Taupe Stories I want to share all things creative with you, from photography, to interior design, furniture, architecture, jewelry, and much more. I'll always stay relevant with design trends and hopefully I'll project new design trends that I see in the coming future. I promise to be inclusive and highlight a diverse curation of creatives. As time goes on I hope I can connect with artists for interviews... (if you're a creative and want to be featured on the blog DM me on instagram!). Most of all I promise to be straight with you; this is a progressive site because there is no design without politics. The world is kinda shit right now but creativity is what really keeps me going so I'll try to share everything that inspires me and keeps me motivated.