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A Lesson In Letter Press & Life

Laura Benko - July 11, 2014

Within five minutes of meeting Peggy Vance, I had to tell her that she had great energy. She is something special. Peggy is a woman with an easy breezy conversational style that exudes both warmth and interesting information on any given topic . You immediately feel at ease around her. While staying at Highland Farm in Chatham, NY she invited my family and I into her studio to learn letterpress printing. We all jumped at this opportunity to see her in action and discover some insights into this old fashioned art. read the full article

How My Bone Marrow Cancer Became A Blessing

Laura Benko - May 29, 2014

In 2001 I came down with a bad upper respiratory cold and upon a routine doctor visit, my blood work indicated something more serious was going on. After quickly being diagnosed with a rather grave prognosis, my head was in a WTF spin when 24 hours later my primary care physician was suggesting an “inevitable” bone marrow transplant and a maximum of four years left to live. read the full article

Launching Soon: The Holistic Home Company!

Laura Benko - May 11, 2014

I’ve been busy making products, sourcing artisans, obtaining trademarks, creating labels and designing a website for my new company that will launch next month. (The name of my company is also the name of my upcoming book, The Holistic Home, which comes out Fall 2015.) It has been a thrilling and exhilarating process as each product makes its way from an embryonic vision to a tangible product that has been imbued with pureness and positivity and bears the Holistic Home logo. read the full article