About the Blog
Thou Swell is a visual compilation of interiors design, style, and culinary and entertaining inspiration. The name Thou Swell comes from an old jazz standard, most famously covered by Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan. Thou Swell is the creative pursuit of Kevin O’Gara, a 18 year old student living in Atlanta, GA. He is currently attending an art-intensive semester program at the Oxbow School in Napa, CA. Kevin has a passion for interior design, and an enthusiasm for historical details. He’s an optimist, and he loves dogs, dinner parties, and big windows. He has two sisters and two loving parents. As founder and editor of Thou Swell, Kevin pursues his love for interior design through an exploration of classical and contemporary home decor and a zeal for lifestyle and culture.
Grace O’Gara – Style
Grace is Kevin’s little sister. She is a 13 year old with an eye for style and a passion for fashion. She dances classical ballet at Atlanta Ballet and loves any movie starring Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly. Grace loves to read and her favorite subject is English.
Izzy Eveux – Food
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Izzy Eveux is a 14 year old living in New York City, who loves to bake and plays the trombone. She writes the blog Common Comfort, and is interested in graphic design, photography, film-making, and illustration/art. Izzy was recently a grant from the VSCO Artist Initiative and is writing a book.
Naomi Dudas – Downloads
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Naomi Dudas also lives in Atlanta and love graphic design. She describes herself as “a storyteller and word collector passionate about finding beauty in the brokenness, rebelling reality, and asking questions that inspire change.” You can visit her portfolio here.