Had an interesting online discussion with Yury Gitman, the owner of the artisan manufacturing firm My Beating Heart and the consulting firm Banana Design Lab.
They manufacture a plush heart-shaped pillow that gently beats out a
slow, but naturally-changing steady heart-like rhythm. The product is
designed to help children and grown-ups to nap, daydream, meditate, and
Over the last couple of years Yury has made the shift from being an
artist to becoming an artisan manufacturer. He kindly spent time
answering questions I had on his business. Here are the highlights of