Hello, My Name is…

Paper Culture and our blog, Inspired, are my babies (along with Baby B). But there comes a time in all parents’ lives when they have to acknowledge that their children are growing up. While I will continue my occasional business updates and Me and Baby Be series, today, I am thrilled to announce that the Paper Culture family has grown and from today onwards, we will have a new blogging maven, Souris Hong-Porretta. She is one of my favorite online writers, a mom of a young daughter and someone I’m sure will bring a few minutes of joy to your days each week. But my words will not do her justice, so in her own words, I introduce you to …

[Grabs the mic] Hello, hello! My name is Souris, and I love that I get to work with small companies with big ideas. I’m stoked to join the team and to guest blog on Inspired! For the next several months, I will keep you posted on what’s happening at Paper Culture, green living, super awesome stationery, and other things that might catch my eye online.

Prior to this little corner of the Internet, I was Vice President of Interactive Media for Entertainment Media Ventures, a Los Angeles-based strategic consulting agency. And before that I worked in video games, music, and magazine publishing. I’ve been blogging about art and culture at Hustler of Culture since 2003.  And I’ve been documenting life with our first benevolent dictator Lulu, at Tiny Iron Fists, since January 2010.

When I’m not writing, I love to hang with my family, make tasty but difficult meals with my cooking club, recycle baby wares with my stuff swap, obsess over other people’s homes online (I got my real estate license in Boston when I was 20 years old), travel, and shout at my cats Atari and Zelda for acting crazy.

I’ve been a long time fan of Paper Culture and had them create Lulu’s birth announcements in 2009. Everything you love about them, I love too:  eco-friendly, super-friendly, design savvy and impeccable customer service to boot.

Feel free to email me with information about what interests you or just say, hey. Giddy up!

Big love,

Souris