Happy Birthday to The Bambinator!

It’s Nadya’s birthday today! Wheeeee:

On a recent intercontinental Skype call, overwhelmed by a dozen disparate tasks and simultaneous preparations for conducting her most high profile Coilhouse interview to date with a certain world-famous filmmaker, Nadya expressed some anxiety and uncertainty to Mer. Mer’s reply, paraphrased: “Nadya, you may look like some fragile, doe-eyed forest creature, but everyone knows you’re an iron fist cast in velvet. You’re gonna nail it all to the floor. Baby, you’re the Bambinator.”

And so it was that a new nickname was born. Definitely fits, right?

Artist’s rendering of Nadya Lev! (Actually, no, it’s Lisa Black taxidermy. But still.) COME WITH ME IF YOU WANT TO BLOG.

Nadya did indeed nail that interview to the floor. Can’t tell you anything more about it quite yet, but it’s guaranteed to be one of our most fascinating and high-profile features to date, you’ll see! It’s been great to share Nadya’s joy and excitement over this particular success, perhaps because we recognize that a lot of the work that she does for Coilhouse has traditionally been the least glamorous and the most thankless, most time-consuming and wallet-robbing. Behind-the-scenes stuff.

This year especially, she’s really gone down into the trenches for us, managing the majority of the Coilhouse empire’s recent growing pains: advertising, financing, digital mag formatting training, merchandise and content development, staff restructuring and expansion, publisher and distributor re-negotiations. Additionally, our girl’s kept up her usual globe-trotting antics for that other full-time job of hers, and even found time to help build a huge-ass interactive kinetic sculpture in her nonexistent spare time.

We are so proud of our wee Bambinator. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for her, and for Coilhouse.

As always, love on ya, Lev.

15 Responses to “Happy Birthday to The Bambinator!”

  1. stephanie Says:

    happy happy birthday bambinator!! rar!

  2. Warren Ellis Says:

    Happy birthday, brilliant you.

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  4. Douglas Says:

    Happy. HAPPY. Birrrrrrthday.

  5. Annie Says:

    Happy birthday, Nadya!

  6. Kambriel Says:

    Salutations and Love to you Nadya! I’m so glad our paths first crossed all those years ago, am heartened at how much you keep Art and Vision alive in its ever-evolving ways and means, and look forward to the many-faceted fortunes the future is holding for you!

    Always believe in yourself, and always keep an eye on the sun rising on tomorrow’s new horizon.

  7. Paul Komoda Says:

    Heppy Boithday, you cyborgized woodland creature!
    A CONGRATULATIONS on that( ahem )interview.
    Many a mind shall be blown.

  8. Mildred (not logged in) Says:

    luff you Nadya Lev!

  9. Tim Reynolds Says:

    I just want to wish you happy B-Day Nadya and thanks for all the work you have added something to my life this year.

  10. rickie Says:

    happy birthday, awesome skirt girl!

  11. Alice Says:

    Happy birthday, fabulous creature!

  12. selizabeth Says:

    Happiest of birthdays to you, dear lady! Hope it was a fabulous day and wishing you an amazing year to come – the most amazing one yet!

  13. Pigskin Pete Says:

    Happy birthday!

  14. Nadya Says:


    You guys. This is amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you. This really made my day.

    I love how this grid really captures my many hairstyles since Coilhouse started, and how ALL MY PEOPLE are in it. This is really great. I’m gonna bookmark this post and come back to it whenever I need some inspiration to keep on truckin’.

    I am so grateful to have such amazing friends and community. THANK YOU!

  15. Natasha Says:

    I REALLY should be tuning in everyday…
    Here’s a belated, but no less enthusiastic С ДНЁМ РОЖДЕНИЯ НАДЯ! <3 <3