We’ve been quietly working on something at Haus that we’re excited to share with you.

Today we’re launching nine new aperitifs, in collaboration with restaurants across the country.

100% of the profits go to the restaurant you purchase from, covering their costs, supporting employees, and keeping them in business until they can open their doors again.

How does it work?

  1. Order an aperitif from your restaurant of choice here.
  2. We pay the restaurant’s cut immediately, so your purchase has an immediate impact.
  3. We’ll send you your bottle when it’s ready in May, and keep you posted every step of the…

We created Haus because we were looking for a better way to drink, and we just couldn’t find anything out there that worked for us. We were tired of all of the alcohol and sugar, the food colorings, the fake flavors, and the outdated aesthetics.

Something needed to change. So we decided to make it ourselves.

We made our first batch of Haus in our living room with a bucket of chardonnay and a pile of meyer lemons from our yard. …


About a year ago, as I was breastfeeding my three-month-old and doing some market research, I had an idea.

Today, that idea is a real, venture-backed company. It’s called Haus.

Haus in action. (Photo Credit: Dagmar Studios)

As a techie/creative/photographer/mom, I bet the last thing you’d expect me to build next was a booze company. It’ll all make sense in a moment. Keep reading.

I’m married to a booze guy. His name is Woody. We live on a farm in Sonoma County where he makes wine and manages 67 acres of wine grapes, as well as a variety of fruits and botanicals for his craft spirit projects.


I decided last year that it was time for me to build a company. It’s been quietly running for a few months now, but today it’s open to the public.

(Logotype by Jessica Hische)

It’s called Dagmar Studios. It’s a full-service creative and production house based in San Francisco, CA, and it’s maaany years in the making.

It’s been almost 25 years since I started making photographs, almost 10 since I started working in Silicon Valley, and almost 5 since I left my tech career to start a photo biz. …


For President’s Day I made a new project about immigration. I hope you read it.

It’s an edition of Techies interviews focused on those affected by the immigration politics being introduced by the Trump administration.

Their full stories are here: bannedproject.com

These are folks who work in your office. They live on your street. You don’t know what they’re going through, perhaps because you haven’t asked.

With all of my projects, my main goal is to bring together people who would not otherwise collide — the viewer and the subject—to generate new dialogues, increase awareness and build empathy. …


A Portrait of Women and Politics

Today I released another photo project. This time, it’s political.

I named it The Pussy Project.

The name is a trigger for all of us. For many it represents the moment in the Trump campaign that incited so many women to finally get angry, get involved and speak out. That shift — the sudden activation of women across America to vocalize their feelings about this election — is what I set out to explore with this project.

Many women have strong opinions on this election — and yet, we aren’t talking openly about it. Even right now, there are so…


Wendy Zenone on her path from aesthetician to developer.

Original Interview: http://www.techiesproject.com/wendy-zenone/

Tell me a bit about your early years and where you come from.

I grew up in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I have three sisters. I come from very old-fashioned Italian background. I wasn’t encouraged to do a lot in terms of career. It’s kind of the mindset that you get married, you have kids, you stay home or get a small job, but your husband has the main job role. That’s what you do.

I ended up going down a path that wasn’t necessarily… I guess the word I’m looking for is fulfilling. I got married…


Nadia Eghbal on her path to becoming an entrepreneur, VC, and open source advocate.

Original Interview: http://www.techiesproject.com/nadia-eghbal/

Tell me a bit about your early years and where you come from.

I was born in Virginia, but I was raised outside of Philadelphia, in the suburbs — like really, really suburban. I was kind of shy as a kid. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to socialize, I just couldn’t seem to figure out how to do it. Or how everyone else was doing it. …


Trucy Phan on her path to design, the concept of “culture fit,” and getting what you feel like you deserve.

Original Interview: http://www.techiesproject.com/trucy-phan/

Why don’t we start at the beginning? Tell me about your early years and where you come from.

I grew up in the Midwest in a town called Waterloo, Iowa. I lived there my whole life and went to undergrad at The University of Iowa for Mechanical Engineering, then moved out to California to study Systems Engineering at UC Berkeley, where I literally knew one person (hi Scott!). I was only supposed to be here for 9 months — the length of the program — but so far I’ve been here for 9 years…whoops.

Funny how that…


Original Interview: http://www.techiesproject.com/mylene-hortaleza/

Why don’t we start at the beginning? Tell me a bit about your early years and where you come from.

I was born in Seattle, but my dad was in the navy so we moved around a bit. When I was 8, we moved to the Philippines where I lived for 15 years, so I pretty much grew up there.

What was it like growing up there? Especially as someone who had a taste of the States.

It was difficult at first because I didn’t speak Filipino, so I had a tutor to learn it. It was…

Helena Price Hambrecht

Founder of @drinkhaus / etc

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