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“Work Wife” co-authors Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo pair lit + prints.

This extra good installment of our art+lit matchmaking series comes care of Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, the co-founding pair behind a brand new book you’d best get your hands on: Work Wife: The Power of Female Friendship to Drive Successful Businesses. We go way back with these two (peep their 5+5 from a few years ago) so it's a total pleasure and a no brainer to spread the news about their book. Diving into their own story and stacked with interviews from other work wife power couples (like Food52’s Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs) Work Wife explores how the bond of female friendship can be channeled into uniquely collaborative, fulfilling, and productive business partnerships.

Cerulo and Mazur have been friends since college, but combined their talents in 2010 when they launched Of a Kind, a destination for discovering cool, up-and-coming designers and makers. If you’re not subscribed to their newsletter yet, you’ll wanna remedy that. Not only will you get the first word when they roll out a new release, but you’ll receive their addictive weekly dispatch,
10 Things, packed with enthusiastic recs re: whatever they’re sweating at the moment. For more where that came from, their podcast is also pure delight, but what we’re most excited about at the moment is Work Wife.

Which brings us to this bookish segue! Below, sneak peek Cerulo and Mazur’s print and book pairings, but be sure to head over to our blog for the rest. Their lit picks double as a requisite reading list (Cerulo and Mazur are both big readers themselves), and their verve for visuals definitely comes across in their awesome art selects.  — Team 20x200

"We're big on words, we're big on visuals, and we love thinking about the interplay between the two. In fact, just the concept of pairing art with books—these, 10 of our favorites we read in 2018, all by women—turned into a way to take more from both." — Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur, co-authors of Work Wife: The Power of Female Friendship to Drive Successful Businesses

Seventh Avenue Looking South from 35th Street, Manhattan & Asymmetry

Emergency Contact & USE YOUR WORDS

Setting Fire and The Great Believers

Like A Mother and ny.11.#42

Untitled (b) and My Year of Rest and Relaxation

No One Tells You This & Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

OOAK Vintage Black Francie Doll 2 & So You Want to Talk About Race

You Think It, I'll Say It & 132 Birds Leaving AMNH (Response to Jason Polan)

Flowers in a Glass Bowl & What We Lose

Chemistry & Planetary Mobile

The 411 on Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur

Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur met as undergrads at the University of Chicago in 2002 and founded Of a Kind in 2010. They have developed a reputation as influential curators at the forefront of the maker movement, with a knack for identifying “the next big thing” when it’s still a small thing. In addition to unearthing America’s most talented up-and-coming designers for feature on their website, Cerulo and Mazur have also become known for their popular 10 Things newsletter and its podcast companion A Few Things, where they expand their enthusiasm for new discoveries across product and lifestyle categories. Accolades for Cerulo and Mazur have included being named to Forbes’s“30 Under 30,” InStyle’s “Best of the Web,” and Fashionista’s “Most Influential People in New York Fashion Right Now.” This is their first book.