Today, we'll have a little Bourbonista Banter with Designer Joanna Haberman of Dragonfly House Designs.
Joanna began creating original pieces at the age of twelve with a pair of crocheted slippers...only one was completed. That was when she realized she wanted to make hats instead, because you only have one head. As a Designer and Fiber Artist she focuses on upcycling, repurposing, and fulfilling others' visions through custom commissions. Her first venture in vending was selling friendship bracelets with her best friend from a card table in her front lawn in 1990. Her items still continue to be sold at Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival, Good Foods Market, and various other fairs and events.
The Bourbonista: If you could be any animal on the planet, including those of the cryptozoological variety, what would you be?
Joanna: Dragonfly. They go through a painful metamorphosis, but they are skilled hunters, and have an appealing grace to them.
The Bourbonista: Painful metamorphosis...I don't like the sound of that. I prefer pleasurable status quo. What six people, they can either be alive or dead or a combination, would you invite to your perfect dinner party?
Joanna: Newton, DeCarte, Einstein, Tesla, Hawking and Masaru Emoto.
The Bourbonista: Just thinking about that dinner conversation makes my head hurt...or maybe the headache is due to the copious amounts of bourbon I drank last night...either way. If your house were to catch on fire, what is the one possession you would grab?
Joanna: Wallet/Purse. Replacing your identity is a process!
The Bourbonista: Someone stole my identity once. They brought it back. Being me ain't as much fun as it looks. If your life story were turned into a biopic, who would play you?
Joanna: Anne Hesch
The Bourbonista: I can totally see that. I think I would want Robert Downey Jr. in drag. I think with his life experience he could capture the essence. If you were a booze, which would you be and who would you want to drink you? Joanna: Absinthe. I'd want people to experience an altered state of reality in order to open their current perspective.
The Bourbonista: The last time I took a trip with the Green Fairy I woke up in a barn wearing nothing but tap shoes and a Mardi Gras mask, but that's a whole different story. What is your favorite word and why?
Joanna: Synchronicity. We are all interconnected, with gifts to share together, and recognizing synchronicity is the act of acknowledging those connections and feeding them so that they can thrive.
Joanna's latest venture is Newsboy Caps, made from upcycled materials such as suit jackets, dress pants, and dress shirts. Having recently expanded her retail exposure of them to four stores in the downtown Lexington area, she is very excited to offer a variety of creative headwear options for many different tastes and personalities!
You can find examples of her hats at the following locations starting now and expanding over the next few weeks:
Bleed Blue Tattoo Meg C Jewelry Gallery Mulberry & Lime The Hive
527 S. Upper 119 N. Mill St. 216 N. Limestone 156 Deweese St.
Lexington, KY Lexington, KY Lexington, KY Lexington, KY
859-255-4465 859-231-0800 859-243-8545
Contact Joanna about custom orders at Dragonfly House Designs.
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