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The Covet + Lou Questionnaire: Ace & Jig Designers Jenna Wilson and Cary Vaughan

Where are you right now? Our studio in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.

What inspires you? Our kids, our grandmothers, our daily lives.

Your idea of happiness? Balance (still working on that!)

Of misery? Not having time to do the things you love.

What is your most creative time of day? Toss up: early morning or middle of the night.

What is your greatest extravagance? Traveling.

What fault in others do you find most tolerable? Ego.

Three things you could not live without? Our kids, our vast textile collections, our iPhones.

New York or L.A.? New York.

When is honesty not the best policy? When the truth is unnecessarily painful.

Fight back or compromise? Ha! Usually a bit of both.

Have you ever been arrested? No. Some close calls.

If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be? Dramatic.

What do you most dislike about contemporary culture? Immediacy—but do love it for inspiration.

In your time away from work, what do you do? Everything else.

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