About Brit (The Person)
My mother will be the first to tell you that I was the last person she thought would ever start a business related to domestic living. I don't blame her.
Growing up, my family didn’t often cook. I was forced to learn how to make the staples - microwaved eggs, pasta, and frozen dinners. Otherwise, we usually ate out because it was easiest. I taught myself how to sew at 16 via trial-and-error, nearly breaking the machine during the process. My first project was a purse made out of empty Capri Sun cartons (one of my biggest teenage accomplishments; and if you are wondering, yes, it was awesome and I got all kinds of compliments). I even taught myself how to french braid my hair at age 9, laying off the side of my bed and crossing strands back and forth until my mom told me it looked right. (It took several weeks of experimentation before we got to that point.) Although I had a cell phone at age 13, there was no Google at that time, so as much as I would have liked to have simply searched online for these types of tutorials, that wasn’t an option.
Once in college, I became enchanted with gadgets and technology and decided to move to Silicon Valley, what I considered and still believe to be the most creative place on the planet. Since then, I've been creating and launching new software products for the past six years. I’ve worked on everything from mobile photo-sharing apps to iTunes to Google Maps. Looking back, it’s quite ironic that I grew up teaching myself domestic skills without the help of Google or YouTube, and then wound up working for Google and YouTube.
It wasn’t until after I left my job at Google that I had time to finally take classes and learn how to perform domestic skills the proper way. But I still found that many of the popular things to make, whether in the kitchen or at the craft table, were very complicated and took hours to perfect. And if most people are like me, which I’m assuming they are, as much as they want to be creative, they won’t complete a project or attempt a recipe if it’s too difficult or takes too much time, especially given how little time we have in our lives these days. Thus, I made it my new mission to use what I learned from my life in technology to find and create innovative hacks for making beautiful things in and around the home. Shower rings as closet organizers and grab-and-go egg muffins are just two examples. By continuing to keep my finger on the pulse of technology, I'm also able to scour the web for innovative websites, apps and software that also better serves the home. This website is the nesting place for all these things; it is a collection of my hand-picked and hand-made ideas and suggestions for creative living.
The home is the center of our lives. It can and should be a more creative, functional and beautiful place for us to spend our time. The tutorials, apps, and products that I suggest here on Brit are designed with that philosophy in mind and it makes me (and my mother) overwhelmed with excitement to be able to share them with you.
About Brit (The Company)
Started by Brittany Morin, Brit is a lifestyle brand that seeks to curate and create innovative new ways for busy, but inspired people to live more simply, beautifully and creatively. The goal is to show people how to add order to the chaos of their daily lives in a fun, easy and elegant way.
Brit currently operates online at HelloBrit.com, and also designs and builds software applications, the first of which is Weduary.com, a new wedding website creation service for brides and grooms.
Just getting started on the site? Try checking out some of our most popular posts to get a taste for what we're all about: Pantone Gift Round-Up, FitBit vs. Jawbone UP (Plus ow To Hack Your UP), Two Spins on the Traditional MacBook, and the Cookie Cutter Breakfast Cakes. And don't forget to check out our Episodes page to see the latest Brit ideas on video.
A note on our ethics policy: the writers here at Brit will always credit products or bloggers whose ideas we post. Any lack of credit is completely unintentional and will be corrected upon notice. Additionally, Brit Morin and her husband are investors and advisors in several startup companies, some of which may at times be featured on the site with full disclosure. The team at Brit will also always disclose when and if a company has paid for or offered free products in return for promotion on the site.
You can get in touch with Brit at . Press inquiries should be sent to .
Photography courtesy of Paige Newton.