Bunch Feature

April 15, 2014

I’m so flattered to be featured by Bunch Magazine this week. BUNCH is a limited print publication that highlights influencers across creative communities! The aim is to cultivate a like-minded collective through interviews, photographs, and film that are both inspirational and motivational to the reader.

+ Loren Crosier took my portrait & Chloe Roth wrote the interview
+ You can read the entire feature here

TAGS : My Life

Monday Distraction*

April 14, 2014

Day dreaming of warmer days & distracting myself from work on this lovely Monday morning!! I booked a trip to Mexico this summer and it’s all I can think about now ( …as I sit here in a big wool sweater and scarf ) I truly am considering getting this Scoth & Soda botanical shirt. It’s like a more awesome fitted version of the classic tacky hawaiian shirt! p.s. I also have a tropical inspired Insta-Discoveries coming up next. Like I said, I have margaritas and white sand on the brain!

01. Yestadt Millinery Hat | 02. La Prestic Ouiston Antique Lau Jumpsuit | 03. Scotch & Soda Botanical Shirt | 04. Yosi Samra Flats

TAGS : Shop

Introducing Tara Hurst – a woman of many talents! When we first connected through email, she suggested that we do a “feature-swap”, where we interview each other for our blogs!! Since I’m completely in love with her series: Creative Q&A, I happily agreed. You can read mine here!

…a little bit about her:
“I work as a designer on beautiful Vancouver Island. When I first came to the island I had no intention of staying and tried on a few other cities (Berlin and Vancouver) before returning to Victoria three years ago. After receiving a grant to work on a gallery project, I started working with creative companies, designers and photographers and soon found that working for myself was possible. I was amazed. That was more than two years ago now. Today I have clients all over North America, most of whom are incredibly talented women that I’m fortunate to collaborate with. Presently, I’m working on branding projects for a jewelry company and a textile designer, as well as launching a blog for a new magazine and two online stores this month. I’m looking forward to an upcoming trip to Nashville to help with a Kinfolk dinner. Outside of my work, I love morning beach walks with my chocolate lab Zadie, the combination of strong black coffee and a good book in the sunshine, cooking for my friends and taking photographs of flowers.”

…and now her favorite piece and why:
“My Nana is always knitting beautiful sweaters for my sister and I. Most recently, she completed this stunning Brooklyn Tweed pattern. She posts each sweater to me, wrapped in brown paper with a little note. Every time I wear one of her sweaters I think about where my own creativity stems and how much love and time goes into all of her knitting.”

Thanks Tara!!
Check out her —> Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Twitter

Photos by Amie Enns

TAGS : Fashion, Fashion Feature, Lovely Lady

3 things +

April 08, 2014

Three things that have made me happy as of late:

01. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of teaching a Graphic Design 101 workshop! I plan to do a more in depth post on this fairly soon so stay tuned, as it was a super fun experience! Turns out I kinda of love teaching! I also love sharing my studio with other people – it’s my happy place :)

02. See that huge white farm-table looking thing in the top photo? Bubba and I made that when I moved into my studio but I never found chairs for it. I figured long benches would be perfect but I never got around to making them. I ended up using the table as a standing work station ( aka: let clutter, magazines, coffee cups, and mail pile up on it ) For the Graphic Design 101 workshop, I decided to snag a handful of these mid-century modern inspired chairs! They were perfect.

03. These pretty pink flowers & greens kept me company on my bike ride last week! I got them in San Francisco from a sweet man that only wanted “a couple of bucks” for them :) After payment, he proceeded to fan me “like Cleopatra” because the palms seemed to remind him of her. Needless to say, I have found my new favorite flower stand.

TAGS : My Life

Insta-Discoveries No. 13

April 03, 2014

Eat it up – they rock!!
See more here :)

01. Happy Mundane – Art Director & Blogger
02. Brooks Sterling – Designer, Photographer, and Marketing Expert
03. Brookandlyn – Creative studio of Mimi Jung and Brian Hurewitz
04. Emily Katz – Purveyor of Dreams as Reality :)

TAGS : Inspiration, Insta-Discoveries

Introducing Jeanne Chan of lifestyle and shopping blog Shop Sweet Things. She has an incredible eye for all things fresh and trendy – so it didn’t surprise me that her photos for this feature were so adorable! …and her new workspace is to die for!

…a little bit about her:
“My blog is where I share my passion in discovering simple luxuries in fashion, home, & kids. I’m also a mommy to 2 adorable girls, happily married to my husband, & have been calling San Francisco my home for over 25+ years. I was born & raised in Hong Kong & miss it dearly. It’s probably where the shopper in me came from!”

“The blog itself keeps me being pretty creative right now. I’m constantly thinking of new content and also finding a fresh approach to share it. I’m also exploring another business opportunity right now that involves creating products. It’s in the early planning stage so I can’t talk about it too much. But I am super excited and it will be such a milestone for me when it launches!”

…and now her favorite piece & why:
“Oh boy, it’s a toss up between my Vince leather top and my Dieppa Restrepo shoes. I can’t get enough of leather and gold right now. These two elements sounds so decadent together, but the simple design on these two pieces makes it so easy to wear. And they actually make great transitional pieces from winter to spring.”

Thank you Jeanne!!
Check out her → Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

TAGS : Fashion, Fashion Feature, Lovely Lady

Artifact Uprising

April 01, 2014

Alright y’all. Who wants the chance to design their own postcard pack from Artifact Uprising!? I’m not going to lie, it’s fairly addicting. After getting my first set, I very quickly started setting aside more photos for the next round. I’ve also started working on a love-book for me and my man, ha. I think it would be really fun to start printing these regularly… Who wants to go down memory lane via a laptop and a bunch of random JPG files? That’s not fun.

The postcard pack comes in a set of 20 on 100% recycled paper – and are inspired by the “disappearing beauty of the tangible”. They have this wonderful softness to the print quality that leaves them feeling… it’s hard to explain! I love it :)

To enter: Go here!!
Giveaway ends on: 04/08 – Goodluck +

TAGS : Shop


March 30, 2014

I recently started working alongside jewelry designer, Courtney Cady, at Cuyana in San Francisco. She always struts in with the most amazing assortment of jewelry on – low and behold it’s usually from her own collection, Bagtazo. I am now her biggest fan!

“Bagtazo is inspired by traditional body adornment and primitive production techniques. Using simple materials worked by hand, the pieces are derived from folk and tribal wares.”

TAGS : Shop

Introducing Shauna Haider – a creative director, graphic designer and blogger living in Portland, Oregon! I first met Shauna 2 years ago at a retreat in Palm Springs called Designer Vaca. Since then, she has continued to be an inspiration in all that she does! This week, we have a double-wammy of Shauna love – as she is featured on Bre’s Creative Diaries as well +

…a little bit about her:
“I spend my days creating branding, web and print-based solutions for small businesses at my boutique design studio, Branch. After many years of freelancing and working at agencies, I launched Branch in September 2013 and it’s been incredibly fulfilling to work with a roster of clients I truly believe in. I also co-own a blogging workshop, The Blogcademy with two friends and we travel the world teaching women the strategy behind blogging. We’re gearing up to kick off 11 new dates in May! When I’m not designing, I’m sharing design and style insights on the lifestyle blog I started in 2007, Nubby Twiglet. My life these days is very full but I’m lucky that for the most part, it revolves around my favorite things: designing, teaching and blogging.”

…and now her favorite piece and why:
“I love this skirt because it’s the most perfect shade of Crayola crayon green, my favorite color ever since I was a child.”

Thanks so much Shauna!
Check out her: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest

TAGS : Fashion, Fashion Feature, Lovely Lady

No. 6 Store

March 24, 2014

I’m in the market for some clogs and came across these gems. No. 6 store has such an amazing selection of colors and styles. How to choose?? It doesn’t help that the model is seriously cute and pairing the shoes with incredible looks… That black dress?? Yum.

TAGS : Fashion, Shop