About us

Our vision is to create a modern, accessible online home goods store that sees the whole person - including disability - and promotes a culture of style, choice, and pride.

We are striving to...

Meet the aesthetic standards of 2020 and have a vision for 2050.

Curate and review the best products available— whether tried and true or cutting edge — with the help of the very people who benefit from these products on a regular basis.

Constantly grow, adapt, and improve our selection of products based on our customers' feedback.

And, build a platform that encourages new conversations and shares insights.

Everybody’s day is different; nobody’s day can be defined in one way. We think it’s time to embrace this. We hope you’ll join us in shaping this future.

 

Kate & Liam

Co-founders

Meet our team

LIAM DOUGHERTY

Portrait photo of Liam who is rolling down a busy sidewalk in the city.

Liam is completely immersed in the disability community. He is a board member of both Disabled in Action and the supports coordination agency Liberty Community Connections, a longtime member of ADAPT, and he works as a Project Coordinator at the disability advocacy nonprofit and Center for Independent Living (CIL) Liberty Resources. He received his BA in Liberal Arts at St. John’s College and his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. Liam has a rare genetic disability called Friedreich’s ataxia and uses a wheelchair and many of the other adaptive products detailed above. He has personally felt the indignity and discomfort in buying the things that he hopes will make his life easier and wants to make a change to bring the disability community into the 21st century. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and one-year-old daughter.

“I have had my life significantly improved by adaptive products. For some [products], I have been able to ask disabled friends for input or comments, and for others I’ve had to try out for myself (sometimes with frustrating results). And lucky for me, many of the adaptive products I have found to be useful are marketed to those without disabilities, such as an Amazon Echo, Keurig coffee maker, and iPad for reading (without having to turn pages!).
The contrast between the marketing of these products versus the many other disability-specific products I own and use regularly (such as button hooks for shirts, adaptive fingernail clippers, transfer bars, and bed rails) is incredible. Additionally, there is no curated resource for help navigating the multitude of available products, frequently meaning the fact that I’d even know about a product that would really improve my quality of life is left up to chance.”

 

KATE LEADER

A head shot of Kate, who has long blonde hair and is wearing a black blazer.

Kate has a new business idea most days of the week, but this is the first one that has inspired her to leave everything else on the side. Kate’s big sister, Jen, has a rare genetic disease called spinocerebellar ataxia, and seeing how so few companies respond to the preferences of people with disabilities made her want to change this. Most recently, Kate was a German Chancellor Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Prior to that, she helped launch a new global policy research center called Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania and was a Fulbright Public Policy Fellow in Haiti. She has a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and am MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford. She resides in Munich, Germany with her husband.

“My sister and my whole family know the difference that one product can make. A new item that helps support her independence, whether by reducing falls or making daily tasks easier, is a big deal. Sometimes these are new, trendy products, and sometimes these are simple, well-designed items that have been around for years—such as plates and bowls that grip the table.
Or, sometimes these are products that any individual, regardless of physical ability might love – think essential oils, a cozy blanket, a cool bag that also happens to be perfectly suited for a wheelchair, or –perhaps my best gift to her yet—one of those wire scalp massagers that any family member or caregiver can use to offer her a quick head massage (also a personal favorite).”