Kassandra Thatcher—Shape Me Happy

by | Sep 23, 2020 | best, People | 0 comments

For our New York theme this week, we wanted to take it all the way back to our first campaign—revisiting all of the colorful people that make the Big Apple, well, the Big Apple. Meet Kassandra Thatcher, a NY-born & based Sculptor whose highly exploratory approach to aesthetics radiates off the pieces she creates.

Inspired by the curves and connections of the physical body, Kassandra’s one-of-a-kind table lamps can be likened to all of the brilliant characters of New York—off the same spirit but each with its own distinctive uniqueness. We were able to catch up with the artist and ask her a couple questions about how she finds her happy. Read below. 

How do you get into your zone? 

Listening to something gets me out of my head and into the work. When I’m thinking too much I 

can’t find a groove. It can be anything—podcast, music, or audiobook. 

Best piece of advice you’ve ever received? 

That if I continue to live a life lead by my fears then I will never reach my potential. Also, “If it feels urgent it’s rarely important, if it feels important it’s rarely urgent.”

Your ultimate go-to feel good song?

Depends on my mood and time of year, but for this year it was Seventeen by Sharon Van Etten. 

How do you unwind? 

A hot shower followed by a face mask in bed and watching a movie. Oh and lighting a candle. 

When life gives you lemons you….

Ask why.

What does happiness mean to you? How do you find your happy? 

I think a lot of the time happiness is a choice. I can choose to look at things one way or another, and that can influence how happy I feel. Writing three things, I’m grateful for every day and focusing on living one day at a time, essentially staying present, instead of getting so far ahead of myself helps me find my happy. Also dancing.