Top 4 Reasons to Make Your Own Body Products

Top 4 Reasons to Make Your Own Body Products

Ran out of your favorite body lotion? Or maybe you just stepped out of the shower and reached for some moisturizer only to realize you’re tapped out. Maybe you have enough to cover half an arm. No prob! Just give a shout fo Alexa or Siri and leave the rest to a hired driver. Bam. Lotion in 5 mins. But what kind of lotion? It’s super fast and easy to order your body products online a la Amazon or go…

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Why DIY?

In the age of the internet, when accessibility to products and services is constantly growing, it is increasingly easier for people to settle into the norm and buy commercial products. one quick shout to Alexa or Siri and Amazon sends you things faster than you get get to the store and buy them yourself. At the same time, info is also readily accessible, and so making things at home can oftentimes be cheaper than buying them online or at a…

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Interview w/ Heidi Kessler

In anticipation of our upcoming one day workshop, we chatted up our instructor, herbalist Heidi Kessler. Read on for a quick look into the Process and inspirations behind Heidi’s craft. M: Why plants? Plants make my world go ‘round. They lift nutrients from the earth, pair them with the light of the sun, and create powerful energy.  If we are good to them, and pay attention, they share their medicine, wisdom, and love with us. I spend days wildcrafting plants…

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Finding the Perfect Designer

When choosing a designer, you want to prioritize all the things: Be easy to work with Have extensive industry experience Know your process Be able to show a portfolio of work Be detail oriented Be goal oriented But finding that person who hits all those marks and falls within your budget isn’t always easy for an artist, a freelancer, or a small business. We were lucky to have one of those designers cross our path last year when we put…

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Community Hang(out) 2019

The Community Hang(out) was created by one of our favorite former team members, Leah Brenner Clack. Although she’s still making and creating around Boulder, her legacy lives on at madelife. The Community Hang(out) brings together living artists and our arts-loving community for a night of fun, competition, and hanging out. The best part? 100% of sales go directly to the artists. Yup, that’s right. We don’t take a commission. In the spirit of bringing our community together to celebrate art and living artists, we simply open our doors,…

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Opening Doors and Getting Drenched in Art

Opening Doors and Getting Drenched in Art

Madelife is a mutable space. From one day to the next, furniture gets moved around, meetings happen, creative projects get worked on, events happen, and you just never know what might pop up throughout the day. People are always passing through and the vibe waxes and wanes with the influx of employees, students, and passersby. One treat we love about our space and our work is the accessibility. You just never know who might walk in the door at any…

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Words: A Collection of Works by Carlyn Maia

madelife is proud to present, Words,  a collection of original poetry, photography and graphic design written and produced by 19 year old, Carlyn Maia. Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in 2016, Carlyn chose to funnel her emotions during recovery into shedding positive light onto an illness with traditionally negative connotations while exploring the complicated and often times challenging aspects of living with an illness. Carlyn found relief and understanding in her recovery after being diagnosed. Having struggled with intense emotional…

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20 Questions w/ Liz Quan

Describe yourself and your work. I like complex things that are paired down to a comprehensive form and make work that is simple in form but has complex implications. How did you get started in your career as an artist?  After working as an art director in publishing for many years, I missed working with my hands. I explored multiple mediums such as leather, jewelry, and woodturning. They were all so fun and interesting. But clay was the medium that…

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Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup #59

madelife is proud to welcome the 59th Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meet-up to our space! A winner of Best Music Meetup of 2017 by Westword Magazine, we are incredibly excited for this month’s meeting in which arranger and multi-instrumentalist, Dino J.A. Deane, will take us through the basic features, functions, and components of the MPC-Live while giving us some insight into the pros/cons of it’s live sampling abilities. To top off the night, Dino J.A. Deane will be giving a special performance on his own custom rig comprised of:…

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Quick Questions w/ Carol Ann Wachter

With the Vibrant Femmes Gallery Exhibition opening this weekend in beautiful sunny Boulder, the artists are in full swing installing their works on our newly pristine walls. Amidst the beautiful chaos of creation, we sat down with our third artist of the show, Carol Ann Wachter, to dive into the mind of a remarkable Boulder fashion designer and phenomenal painter to unlock the secrets of her success in yet another segment of our Quick Questions series. _____________ To begin, how did you…

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Photography Internship Feature | Andrew Fellowes

As madelife’s spring internship program comes to an end this week, it’s time for our final internship feature! Andrew Fellowes   Andrew Fellowes joined madelife as a photography intern in April and you’ve likely seen him in the background at the latest gallery shows or events taking photos. Andrew was tasked with cataloging the various aspects of madelife and thanks to his work, we have been able to give people a look into the work we do and the individuals that…

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