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Surface Week – The Cappadocia region of Turkey’s Central Anatolian highlands has long been treasured for its gorgeously alien geological formations and sinuous underground dwellings, but a new discovery in the Nevsehir Province may prove to be the crown jewel of the area’s archeological riches.
It’s Surface Week on BTR, and fashion celebrates surface with print and pattern. On today’s show, I’m joined by dynamic entrepreneur Jesse Finkelstein who, along with his sister Meredith, is behind the creation of two unique design platforms: Print All Over Me and Byco. Print All Over Me (or PAOM) offers its users the opportunity to create digital patterns, then order garments or accessories printed with that design. Byco is a one-stop shop for designers who want to take their ideas from paper to production. Both sites put the power of creativity and fashion design into, well, YOUR hands, and serve as invaluable resources for independent designers. On today’s show, Jesse will talk about the formation of Byco and PAOM, the production process behind both concepts, the components of a successful design, Print All Over Me’s overnight success, Byco’s recent collaboration with ELLE, upcoming projects, and more. And I’ve got a playlist filled with fresh indie releases, including the latest from Wilco and The Mynabirds, along with tracks off the debut albums from “musical pranksters” Silvertron Youth Choir and up-and-coming British electro-artist Georgia. So get your surface ready for a stylish fall with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
Surface Week – There are many reasons for women to put on makeup: to accentuate certain features, to display their mood, or to portray themselves in a certain way. There are as many reasons to wear–or not wear–makeup as there are women. Some women of BTR weigh in on why they don makeup.
The landscape of producing news and information is rapidly changing, but does that mean its quality has to be compromised? Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people on the streets of NYC about our increasingly superficial media and how to support quality over speed.
Surface Week – We so often forget that walking is a viable means of travel–maybe even the best means of travel, but walking long distances just isn’t practical, right? Wrong. BTR chats with two adventurers about walking weeks or months at a time.
Surface Week – Pushing against the crassly consumerist culture that permeates journalism and the magazine world, ‘Delayed Gratification’ was born. It’s a quarterly publication dedicated to stories that never made the limelight, and providing thorough coverage to those that only captured our attention spans briefly.

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