Wishing you a wonderful winter!

December 22, 2017By LITTLE HIPPIE

As we’re wrapping up the last of our holiday order packing here at Little Hippie, I am taking a moment to reflect on the past year. This is my typical winter solstice routine, as the postal deadline for Christmas packages always falls on or next to the darkest day of the year. Winter is always my most creative season. As the light returns, so too does the inspiration.

Bob Weir Honored as Goodwill Ambassador at Social Good Summit

September 18, 2017By Taylor Swope

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) appointed legendary musician and founding member of the Grateful Dead and Dead & Company Bob Weir as its newest Goodwill Ambassador. I was there for the ceremony which took place during the eighth annual Social Good Summit at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, … Read More

Fund Dreaming with Entrepreneurs Taylor Swope and Yulia Laricheva

February 28, 2017By Taylor Swope

I recently got together with Yulia Laricheva to record an episode of her new podcast, Dream Nation. Yulia is the founder of Fund Dreamer, a global crowdfunding platform for social impact, open to all, promoting woman and diversity-led projects. In our conversation, I tell Yulia about my journey as an artist, growing up in a creative … Read More

The Best Rock N Roll Memoirs & Biographies

January 30, 2017By Taylor Swope

Rock N Roll memoirs are some of my favorite books to read.  They’re personal, fun, full of drama and they contain lots of interesting recent history. They can make you laugh, make you cry, and make you think, meanwhile inspiring a craving for an adventure and an appreciation of home. Best of all, you get to learn … Read More

Strangers Stopping Strangers Podcast

November 25, 2016By Laurie Kammer

Hey Little Hippie Tribe! If you’ve ever wanted to know more about how and why Taylor started Little Hippie, what it means to her, and what has inspired her along the way, we think you’ll enjoy this podcast episode of Strangers Stopping Strangers she recently recorded with Staci Smith. Podcast #19- Conversation with Taylor Swope- … Read More

Saved by Rock ‘n Roll

September 23, 2016By Taylor Swope

When I was twelve years old during the summer between 6th and 7th grade, I started sneaking out at night. I lived in a small town on the CT shoreline that was even smaller then, and my family lived in an old Colonial house with a big huge barn, both built in the mid 19th … Read More

The Rock Poster Art of Psychedelic Surfer Rick Griffin

October 26, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

Next year, 2016, will be the twenty fifth anniversary of the much-too-soon passing of famed poster artist Rick Griffin. Like too many good people, he lost his life in a motorcycle accident in Petaluma, California. He was truly a California Nature Boy, surfing his way up and down the coast. Surfing led Rick to illustration, … Read More

Proto-Hippies and the Introduction of the American Hippie

October 6, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

Here at Little Hippie we’ve been on a mission to dive into the origin story and evolution of the hippie – where did this culture come from, what does it mean and what are the values of that we’re passing onto our little hippies? Persians, Greeks and Germans were at it way before anyone thought … Read More

We Fared Thee Well, Grateful Dead

July 25, 2015By Taylor Swope

We’re still glowing over here at Little Hippie in the wake of Fare Thee Well. There was a mention in the Wall Street Journal! And a rainbow! A double rainbow! It’s been great to sift through the memories we so recently made and think about all the new life that will spring forth from our tribe coming together … Read More