Happy Monday! Did you guys have a good weekend? I did enough home-improvement to last me a lifetime. My momma is coming to visit this weekend so I was getting our guest room up and running. I installed new curtains, bought new bedding, & gave it a good deep clean! It’s so much work making a room look decent :) …sigh – cheers to a new week!
p.s. Enjoy these insta-finds!
As always, they rock.
01. Marsha Golemac- A talented stylist based in Australia
02. Lemon Glass – Lots of trees and blue skies – her feed is so soothing.
03. Cannelle Vanille – For food lovers!
04. Brooke Holm – A photographer who works with insanely talented stylist!
I’m blogging over at Need Supply again this week! If you like typography, books, and bright colors – you should go check out the post! It’s about a series I found a while back called I Love Type. Simply put, I truly enjoy them – from the content to the production of the book – it’s all gold.
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I just realized I am following 664 people on Instagram!
No wonder it takes me like 30 minutes to get through everything. Oops*
But of coarse, the list keeps growing because I keep finding awesome people :)
01. J. Tauritz – A man with style!
02. Bonnie And Neil – Do you love color?
03. Beci Orpin – A crafter indeed.
04. BOOK/SHOP – An amazing Oakland based shop.
I thought it was time I shared a little bit about my trip a few weekends ago to Palm Springs. Better late than never eh? I made the 7 hour drive down to the desert to attend Designer Vaca, a retreat for female graphic designers + creative entrepreneurs. This was the second year it took place, bringing in over 50 talented and driven women. We soaked up each others knowledge poolside at the Ace Hotel. Too perfect.
Above is a mural that was painted by artist, Erin Garcia. I love the colors and abstract shapes. It was definitely the most photographed spot all weekend. Last year, the wall had colorful paint dripping down from the rooftop. It’s a treat having something new in place every time I visit.
Each day we were there, we had plenty of free time ( duh ) but we also had scheduled panels that covered a wide range of topics. My panel was made up of me, Megan Gilger, Eva Black, & Shauna Haider. I was able to meet them in person last year, at the first Designer Vaca, so it was a very comfortable and fun discussion for me. They are wonderful human beings that inspire on a daily basis. I felt lucky to be sitting next to them.
Some of the topics included:
+ Marketing & Personal Branding ( that was mine! )
+ The Creative Process & Client Management
+ Alternative Careers in Design
+ Navigating the Work / Life balance
Pretty good stuff right? Honestly, I wish I had someone to chat about these things with every week!! …and that I didn’t have to wait for my yearly Designer Vaca fix to get it out of my system. As a freelancer, I 100% realize that I will always be growing, changing, and learning. A huge part of that process is interacting with my peers ( online and in person ) and working through it all together. NOT alone!! It’s easy to forget this when you ARE essentially alone in your work everyday. I go to my studio and only interact with myself, my computer, and the guy who makes me coffee at Blue Bottle occasionally. I am definitely going to be more proactive about finding a community here in the bay area that I connect with. Cheers to that!
Below are some of my favorite photos of the property and the goodies I brought along with me on the trip. I had to rock my new panama hat from Cuyana – it was handwoven in Ecuador with 100% Toquilla Straw. Then there was my Nine Space beach towel that stole the show this summer – how great are those colors and shapes?? …and last but not least, my red Havana Striped Tote – it’s the perfect poolside companion.
To close – I love the desert and can’t wait until next year! p.s. I took that stick home with me and found a great spot for it. There were like 20 more things that I wanted to scavenge and take back with me but we didn’t have room in the car. Bummer +
See ya! …and come to Designer Vaca next year.
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I finally had the chance to dive into Ro&Co’s portfolio. Needless to say, it is wonderful. I was really inspired but this project for Loeffler Randall, a New York based footwear company. The collage-style layering and colors are spot on. Plus that handwriting below is divine.
Who doesn’t love a well-designed, well-curated, printed magazine to flip through?? This Is Paper has finished their Inaugural Issue and is asking for support as they gather pre-orders for their first round of printing. My order is in place & I wish them the best of luck! Check out these images and their site to see if it’s something you’d be interested in supporting.
“It is a book-like, collectible volume featuring gripping, in-depth conversations with some of the most forward thinking and inspiring designers today. While meticulously collecting content for the Inaugural Issue, we have visited and photographed some of the designers’ studios to best understand the environment that shapes their design process. Others have shared the underlying concepts and philosophy behind their most distinguished works.” -This Is Paper
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You can see all of them here.
01. Anna Cate – A Swedish blogger with wonderful taste in interiors.
02. Anna Korkobcova – A multidisciplinary Designer
03. Han Starnes – For all you knitters out there!
04. Ruthie Lindsey – Her feed is so full of life + cheer!
Also, I wanted to take a hot second to celebrate hitting 13k on Instagram. Honestly, I feel like I blinked and BOOM** I somehow acquired a seriously awesome following. If you are one of those people, thank you so much for giving me the chance to share things with you on a daily basis.
Milan based illustrator, Olimpia Zagnoli, is uh-mazing!!
These Adam & Eve plates are cheeky & for sale – thank goodness ’cause they rock.
Who doesn’t want to eat off of plates with naked people on them?
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Holy inspiration, am I right??
The artist, Chad Wys, just blew my color-loving mind!!
I would be a happy human if ALL of this was in my life.
You must go see more of his work… hurry…
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I love the simplicity, textures, and colors in these sketchbook photos. Mia Christopher is an artist living & working in San Francisco, CA. She makes paintings with alternative materials like confetti, latex, glitter, and lipstick! You can see some of her selected works here. Sometimes I wonder what would come out of my brain if I sat down and attempted to be abstract.
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