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

The Hippie History of Greenwich Village

October 14, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

For the last 42 years, thousands of costumed weirdos have paraded through the bohemian capital of Greenwich Village, New York City – and that’s just what happens on Halloween. We talk a lot about San Francisco and the West Coast being the origin place for American counterculture and the hippie lifestyle because, well, it is, … 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

The Hippies vs The Artists in San Francisco’s New Bohemia

May 18, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

It wasn’t until day the third day of Michael Fallon’s 1965 article series for the San Francisco Examiner that hippies made front page news. The story was printed below the fold, but was front page news none the less. The headline, Bohemia’s New Haven, was putting it lightly, considering what was to come. The diaspora of hippies from … Read More

Where the Hippies of Haight Drank Coffee – is it Art or Business?

May 15, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

Our series of public library microfiche discoveries continues with Michael Fallon’s San Francisco Examiner series on the hippies of Haight Ashbury. The Blue Unicorn is the central caffeinated meeting space of the hippies of Haight Ashbury, but is it a business or an art form? Fallon investigates; this piece was published on September 6, 1965 … Read More

The First Time The Mainstream Media Wrote About Hippies

May 12, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

We got curious about Dennis McNally’s reference in A Long Strange Trip, to a 1965 series of San Francisco Examiner articles by Michael Fallon. The articles are referenced in almost every major book about the era, as the first use of the word hippie in print – derived from the beatnik’s hipster – to describe the shifting culture of the … Read More