Face to Face

Trading up and dreaming big

Telana Simpson’s ambitious plan to trade a single matchstick into offices has been an amazing five-year rollercoaster ride. Thus far.

03 January 2012

Telana Simpson has made nearly 400 trades as part of her quest to turn a single matchstick into offices. Along the way, she’s made a movie, worn a T-shirt every day for over a year and traded in diamonds, frogs, pens, hot air balloon rides and much more. Simpson has vowed not to rest until she has the office space of her dreams.

“A matchstick is such a poignant symbol as it has the potential to light a candle or a bonfire, through the application of energy to create that spark,” Simpson (aka the Matchstick Girl) observes, as she remembers how it all began.

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