If Walls Could Talk, They’d Ask For Wall Hangings

I’ve had a miniature wooden lasercut “loom” sitting in a box for over a year that I’d bought with the intention of finally learning some weaving. I’d tried my hand at creating a small wall hanging at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, and (like every other fiber art I’ve attempted) LOVED it. Unfortunately, that woven miniature also sits in a box with other randoms, and in my quest to start making again, weaving just hasn’t been a priority amidst throwing clay on the wheel and textile surface design endeavors. But not for long! I am so inspired … Continue reading If Walls Could Talk, They’d Ask For Wall Hangings

Tickled Pink (& Rattan)

I think it’s safe to conclude that pink is one of the “It” hues of the decade (I think, 2016’s Pantone Color of the Year and Sketch London’s iconic pink velvet tulip chairs), with rattan being its material equivalent (at least on the bohemian front). And when you combine the two, magical things happen! I’ve wanted to do a “pink” post for a while and it didn’t become relevant to anything until I realized I had an obsession with rooms painted pink, with rattan furniture and basketry to match. I looked around our studio the other day and told Max, “damn, … Continue reading Tickled Pink (& Rattan)

The Macrame & Fiber Art of Chelsea Virginia

I frequent what I have decided is my very favorite local coffee shop in North Park, San Diego, “Coffee & Flowers”: an amalgamation of hip businesses that includes the Native Poppy flower shop, Communal Coffee, and North Park Nursery. The space itself is “design goals”, for lack of a better cliche, with faux tulip tables and Eames molded plywood and plastic chairs to sit, work, or simply enjoy a piece of avocado toast and a lavender latte, and bouquets of fresh flowers from the shop. I know, I know, the extra is strong in that statement, but I truly have … Continue reading The Macrame & Fiber Art of Chelsea Virginia

5 Cactus Prints I Love

I think I’ve mentioned that as a kid, desert trips were the norm. My dad grew up in a few American oil communities in Arabia and my mom had a phobia of flying, so visiting the desert just made sense. It was beautiful, like home, and close. We traveled to Anza Borrego within San Diego County, through New Mexico, to Death Valley, and anywhere in and around California. I laughed the other day at my dad’s romanticization of Fresno as a scorching (we love hot weather), desert-like oasis. We didn’t make it to the central valley much unless it was … Continue reading 5 Cactus Prints I Love

Studio Living: What I’ve Learned in 6 Months

After 6 months, Max and I seem to have the whole “studio living” thing down. We’ve arranged and rearranged, moved the bed to and from a few spots, folded our Ikea Tarvo dining set 100 times, and futzed with every piece of decor in the house (well really, I’m the one futzing). According to our friends and fellow studio-dwellers, the place feels “big for a studio”, likely due to the narrow but separated entryway that we’ve fashioned into a living room of sorts, and our balcony (where the fridge resides, oddly enough). Indeed, in 6 months we’ve managed to create … Continue reading Studio Living: What I’ve Learned in 6 Months

Curated Craigslist: Vintage Florals

I may want to scrap my old flower sheets, but I will always have a thing for granny florals. Crewel floral still life textile art is hanging all over our studio and a Mid-Century sunflower oil painting Max’s mom gave us is currently gathering dust in my mom’s storage. Definitely squeezing that piece somewhere in here! But for now, I’m happy scavenging Craigslist for vintage and Mid-Century pieces. Needless to say, this Curated Craigslist is inspired by florals (and that settee in particular!).  Enjoy! Links to Shop: Crosley Record Player Vintage Loveseat Swag Lamp Mid-Century Green Tweed Chair Record Holder Cabinet Floral … Continue reading Curated Craigslist: Vintage Florals

New Year’s “Home Decor” Resolutions for 2018

Anyone else reeling from the holidays? December and November were a giant cluster-f**k of traveling (somehow we managed two trips up north), working, and frantically finishing class projects. Biting off more than I can chew is what drives me–the season was a success, but I’d be a mess if it didn’t culminate in the much needed three day “holiday” weekend I just experienced. Three days of sleeping in, working on a new online class that I’m stoked for, and spending time with friends and family…and writing out some New Year’s Resolutions. Our space will never be complete–that is the reality … Continue reading New Year’s “Home Decor” Resolutions for 2018