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!
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 +
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.”
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.
Every once in a while my jaw drops when I find a product that I truly connect with. These bags by Sonia Scarr of Love-Dart?? It 100% happened – my jaw was on the floor!! Like the majority of the stuff I discover, I was perusing Instagram when her Banjo Bag caught my eye. The color of the leather, the simplicity, the shape – Ugh!! The same thing goes for basically everything in her shop.
My favorite color right now is overwhelmingly light grey – mixed in with some black & white! I don’t know when or why it happened but it’s hilarious. The other night, I arrived home from work & transitioned into my i’m-home-&-tired-clothes & I literally was wearing light grey everything – undies, pants, top, bra, everything – what!?? I am most comfortable when my outfits fall under the greyscale umbrella so I naturally started drooling when I stumbled upon this & this! I’ve always loved neutrals and have definitely tried to fight it – thinking it was boring or lazy. It’s time to stop that nonsense and just embrace the fact that color ain’t my thang, most of the time!
Introducing Rowley Eyewear – a brand created by fashion designer, Cynthia Rowley. It is playful, chic, and bold – just like the designer! Anyone who has a shop with an entire floor dedicated to candy, is cool in my book. The website launched this summer, appealing to female and male fashion-lovers from all over! Rowley claims that “fashion is ever-changing so why should your frames remain the same?” I totally agree and embrace this! What do you guys think?
A little story:
You guys may not know this about me but I have worn glasses my entire life. Sadly, they would only come out during the darkest hours of the night to avoid embarrassment. My severe prescription caused the glass to be super thick – I guess you could say I looked like a bug. No wait, a tarsier. BUT over the past few years, I have become a huge fan of eyewear – as there are now so many amazing options to choose from. As of right now, I have two pairs I’m not afraid to sport out in public. Im thinking about investing in some colorful ones – maybe these blush No.62s or No. 78s!
Oh and guess what??
Cynthia is amazing and has offered up one pair for you guys to win!
We also have a discount code for 20% off: Use – Emmadime20
I recently received this book as a very very very early christmas gift. The giver was so excited about the find, that he couldn’t contain himself, he had to hand it over. Understandably so! It’s called The Wes Anderson Collection and it’s the first in-depth overview of Anderson’s filmography, guiding you through his life and career. I have to say, it’s about damn time! There are unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera that any Wes-admirer would be ecstatic to see.
“The interview and images are woven together in a meticulously designed book that captures the spirit of his films: melancholy and playful, wise and childish—and thoroughly original.” -Abrams Books
The size of the book is magnificent. It’s huge, a whopping 10″ x 12″!! You’re able to dive into the photos as if you were there – and when those photos happen to be of Wes in India or of him buddying up with Owen Wilson between shots, it’s pretty fun. I also love how the author expands the book into a series of video essays. He walks you through each individual film and all the gory details. Make sure to not overlook them, as they supplement the book experience very well.
Man, I am going to be so broke after the holidays! Here are a few more things that caught my eye while Christmas shopping & brainstorming gift ideas. Are you guys done yet? I’m almost there… it’s crazy how quick you have to be about it all. Before you know it, everything is either sold out or won’t be shipped on time. Eeek! Good-luck +
Welcome to my studio – it’s 395 glorious square feet of windows, light, wood, & plants! This little corner of mine, located in Jack London Square, has become such a special place for me. It’s taken me a while to get it up + running & ready to show off so it’s my pleasure to finally be able to walk you guys through it. Rue Magazine featured the space on their blog today and asked me a handful of questions. I’ll be sharing a few of those with you, alongside some of my favorite pictures and product details!
And to accompany this post – I am so excited to share a project ( video below ) that me and my friend, Wade, worked on together! You guys know Wade – he has done a few Lovely Lady videos for me :) He’s got serious talent! The video is a little “day in the life series” of a graphic designer. Things I do on the daily: Get dressed, ride my bike to work, coffee… you get the idea! Enjoy.
For the full interview, head on over to Rue.
It’s every creative’s dream to rent and decorate an inspiring space to work in but can be a big financial step. Tell us, how did you know you were ready to make the plunge?
“Last year I lived in Los Angeles, where I shared a space with an inspiring group of young creative entrepreneurs. It was the first time I had an office, let alone office-mates! It was a good match for me financially because we had a decent amount of people in there, splitting the bill in a reasonable way. It was a great opportunity for me to take the next step up in my work environment and still not break the bank. When I moved to the bay area, I knew that I couldn’t go back to working from home. I was hooked on leaving the house, being surround by business savvy peers, and having a separate work-zone that’s dedicated to just that.The big challenge was finding something as affordable as my place in Los Angeles. I was very new to the bay so I didn’t have a nice rolodex of friends to contact about sharing a space with, it was just me. I basically started searching in hopes that I would luck out? And guess what, I did!! It’s in an old building in Jack London Square, a warehouse district on the waterfront of Oakland. There’s great light, unique old details, nice people, and it’s in a really great location.”
It looks like your office is in a charming building!
Tell us how you went about finding the perfect place!
“Yes, it’s wonderful. It’s owned by this mysterious Italian family that hasn’t raised the rent in like 20 something years. It’s full of all kinds of different people – artist, tenants, transients… For me, the selling point was all of the old unique details that the building had. I did one walk through and knew it would be a special place to come everyday. In my experience, finding something like this is vary rare – I’m not sure how it hadn’t been snatched up. Luck I guess. My favorite aspect is the huge industrial elevator you can take to the top floors. It’s got this wooden gate that clanks down really loud and you just push a simple red button to go up or down! It makes me feel like I’m in an episode of Boardwalk Empire or something.”
What were the design goals and aims for your office space?
“All of a sudden I had 395 square feet of office all to myself! I was used to one little desk in one little corner so the amount of space and freedom I had was a bit overwhelming. My main goals were to leave it open and spacious for projects and photo-shoots but keep it welcoming and comfortable for meetings and designing at my desk. I’m feeling pretty good about where it sits right now.”
Your favorite part about your office?
+ Product credits: Staghorn Plant | Wire Storage Bin | Draper Lounge Chairs from Zuo | Wooden Flower Coasters | Frosted White Coffee Table | Abstract Journal | Typhoon White Metal Desk | Ikat Pillow | Leather Jamie Young Ottoman | Hardshell Modern Desk Chairs