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, Harpers Bazaar Brides, Ritz Carlton 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 Melissa P. helps write book reviews, food, and travel posts for Mint. She spends most of her day in the wake of a wily and delightful toddler named Jake. When Jake is sleeping or otherwise occupied, Melissa P. assists Ellie at the Hello Tenfold studio, works on freelance design projects, and uses copious amounts of cumin, coriander and smoked paprika in her country kitchen.