I’m Ellie Snow, owner of stationery company Hello Tenfold in Durham, North Carolina, and the author and editor of Mint. I began Mint in February 2008 as a place to store an online collection of art, design, weddings, handmade objects that inspire me in my own work and life, and it quickly grew to be a daily ritual. Mint was included in the 2009 London Times article, “50 of the World’s Best Design Blogs,” and was featured in the March 2010 issue of Romantic Homes magazine. My work has been featured in HOW Magazine, Brides Magazine, Durham Magazine, Savor NC, Southern Living Weddings Magazine, Southern Weddings Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine, Nice to Meet You Too (published by Victionary), Design: Paper by Public School, and Impressive: Printmaking, Letterpress and Graphic Design (both published by Gestalten), as well as many wedding and design blogs.
When I’m not blogging or designing wedding invitations, I love spending time with my husband, scouring flea markets and vintage shops, eating Thai and Indian foods, reading a good novel, traveling, or drinking iced lattes surround by stacks of design magazines.
If you’d like to say hi, request advertising info, or send a submission, I’d love to hear from you! You can email me at ellie at mintdesignblog dot com. Before submitting your work, please check out the submissions do and don’t list.
Contributor Melissa from The Faux Martha writes weekly food posts for Mint. Melissa is a designer by day and a baker by night, who is happiest in the kitchen (as she spends more time there than on her hair). She has an affinity for baking everything from scratch—from fig newtons to vanilla cakes with italian meringue buttercream frosting. It’s a problem. Luckily, she’s married to a man with a sweet tooth almost as big as her own. Almost.
Contributor Chiara Alberetti Milott writes weekly posts for Mint with creative decorating and party ideas. Chiara is mother to boys, ages 2 and 4, living in Brooklyn, NY. When she’s not cajoling them to eat their vegetables or
vacuuming up cleaning up Lego pieces, she loves to sew, paint, decorate, and generally get her craft on, while fighting her Pinterest addiction. She used to work at Martha Stewart, where she learned the fine art of fitted-sheet folding and creating the perfect place card. Chiara also blogs at Molasses Candy and has an Etsy shop where she sells sweet little baby and party things.
Contributor Natalie writes twice-monthly interior design round-ups for Mint. Natalie is a digital strategist by day and a blogger by night. She likes design, cooking, and good people. A California native, she now lives in Salt Lake City with her two dogs, cat, and Mountain Man, collecting mid-century furniture. You can find her daily at Altruism in the Morning and on twitter. She also pins like a mad woman.
Contributor Maddy Nye writes twice-monthly fashion posts for Mint. Maddy is a graphic designer based in Minneapolis, who works on a variety of projects including Ship & Shape Fine Goods shop, which she designs for and runs with friends. She enjoys dreaming, lovingly-made objects and beautiful images, wild places, heavy metal, and joyfulness.