Fueled by a thesis study on our sense of community, how it was lost, and where to find it Tiffanni explored the development and design of neighborhoods and the plight of suburban sprawl; as well as the resurgence of the handmade and homegrown movement in America today. Through this, she gained an understanding of what is necessary to create community focused centers where relationships can be facilitated between neighbors. While engrossed in the research she fell in love with local community focused endeavors, small business and the homesteading artisans of the D.C. region. A few years later it was with a freezer bag full of business cards, and help from local friends that DomiCile Magazine was born.