Multidisciplinary creative – USA
Athena Calderone is a multidisciplinary creative whose work spans design and entertaining.
Whether she is layering flavors in the kitchen, setting a bountiful table, or designing an entire room, Athena is renowned for her graceful yet juxtaposed pairings. Across her creative endeavors, she is fueled by her belief that beautiful food and thoughtful design bring people together and turn little moments into lasting memories. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Food & Wine, Vogue, Bon Appétit, Harper’s Bazaar, Martha Stewart, Goop, Elle Decor and more.
Deemed “the modern girl’s Martha Stewart” by the New York Times, she has written two books, Cook Beautiful (Abrams 2017) and Live Beautiful (Abrams 2020), which expand on her culinary and design content that she regularly publishes on Eyeswoon. Her cookbook, Cook Beautiful received the highest culinary honor – a James Beard Award for photography. Live Beautiful remains a number one bestseller on Amazon’s prestigious home decor list. It is both a showpiece of exquisite design, and a guide to creating a home that is thoughtfully put together. Top international brands regularly invite Athena to lend her design eye and culinary talents to creative direction projects.
Athena’s podcast, More Than One Thing, focuses on multi-hyphenate talents whose creative interests have led them on a nonlinear career path. Through raw and honest conversations with dynamic creatives, it is revealed how each person navigated road blocks, pushed through uncertainties, and challenged themselves to explore a variety of professional endeavors. Athena’s interview style immediately resonated with listeners, with more than 445K downloads in her first and second seasons, MTOT has repeatedly found a place in the Apple podcast top 100.
She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, son, and puppy.
Photo credit: Stephanie Stanley