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It’s finally time to reveal the super secret project I was so busy working on this spring…   A STONEWARE PLANTER for FOSSIL!!

Fossil teamed up with four of their favorite artists specializing in vintage-inspired art forms.  Each artist was asked to create one original work using their favorite media that illustrates what LONG LIVE VINTAGE means to them.  I was lucky enough to be included!

Fossil has been re-imagining the coolness of bygone eras for a good long while now – clothing and accessories that offer up some high style ‘past’ pieces in gorgeous & thoughtful new ways!

(Their website is amazing and fun to go wandering around in!  Especially their FOSSIL.LIFE.STYLE section.)

I’m deeply in love with the Mid-Century aesthetic, so for this project I went straight to the classic chairs from that era for my inspiration.  After a bunch of noodling around with my sketch book and plaster wheel… voila!

To see a video of my process, click here (from this main page, click (gently please) on my face).  And once you’ve had enough of watching me use my exacto knife, please check out the amazing work of the other 3 very talented artists/designers that were also part of the LONG.LIVE.ART project, Dolan Geiman, Hatch Show Print, & Yellow Owl Workshop!

(Note: Residents of the U.S. have an amazing opportunity to enter a contest to win a custom letterpress poster by Hatch Show Print! You can enter on their artist page from the above ‘video’ link. Contest ends Sept. 18th, so hurry and enter now!)

IN STOCK TODAY! Standing proud at 6″ tall, this little guy holds a standard 4″ potted plant and would be delighted to help support your great indoors!  (He would also be equally excited to hold your pencils & rulers…) Now go on, click here to get one (or five…) of your very own!

A huge high five to the Fossil team for the opportunity to work with them.  It has been one of my favorite design experiences to date!  (Thanks guys!)  And a special extra low ‘five’ for Micah, my patient and hard working contact!

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STUDIO NEWS!:  I just received my beautiful matte copies of UPPERCASE Magazine #6 where on the upper right hand corner of page 9, my Wild Life Camper sits proudly.   Canadian creator/publisher/editor Janine Vangool has put together another juicy collection of talent and inspiration.  I’m so happy to be included in this issue’s wandering wonder.

If you are lucky enough to be in San Francisco this week, stop by The Curiosity Shoppe and meet the team behind the UPPERCASE magic!

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{what a FACE! I want to bite that cheek just a little…}

The lovely Lynn Russell of Satsuma Press and her husband are having a fundraiser for their son Liam who just turned 6 ( has two loose teeth- wahoo!) and a big challenge – a rare neuromuscular disorder called Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2.  The Russell’s are trying to raise enough money to make their bathroom fully accessible for Liam this summer.  And I want you to help!  I, along with lots of other maker folks, have donated prizes for their fundraiser.  Make a donation (see following flyer for details) by going to www.weloveliam.blogspot.com and be entered to win one or more of the awesome line up of goods.  Why?  Because We Heart Liam!  (and not just because Liam and I share the same last name…)

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I just received a copy of the beautiful Ukrainian interior design magazine DOM.  They featured my North American Wild Life series in a story about planters.  At least that’s what I think it’s about based on the pictures.  My Ukrainian is quite a bit far less than rusty.  What a gorgeous publication!  There’s some seriously good work in there and I’m honored to be included!  A big thanks to my new friend in Kiev, dom’s art director Vadim Siversky, for sending me a copy!

{ * Vadim assured me that this says something nice… : )  }

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{ made with Burgerman font at hypefortype }

What a lucky girl I am.  I received such lovely gifts and well wishes yesterday to help me ease into my 34th year (or 35th I guess it is…).  Today I share with you the excellent things I now own as a result of some kick ass caring.  

{ clockwise from top left:  chocolate covered almonds (um, yum), Aveda face cream (my must have), Canadian made Seagull coastline cedar folk guitar (ready to rock), beeswax tea candles, comfy sheets, Burt’s Bees lip balm (winter staple) } 

{ highly awesome book by David McCandless.  His visualized collection of ideas, knowledge, and data is not only informative, but really stunning.  Check out more of his stuff here. }

{This has the power to make any car ride delightful.  Singing along to ‘Sugar Lumps’ brings great joy.}


Thanks to all my gorgeous givers! xo And here’s my birthday bonus for all of you!

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[Melbourne train station decoration]

I have been such a naughty blogger! Straight up negligent. Come Monday I will be getting back to the regular post schedule, but here is a quick update on where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to:

July 9-27: Went down under to show ’em how I get it done up over at the State of Design show in Melbourne. As part of Designboom’s Mart at the Design:Made:Trade show I had the opportunity to meet some very talented designers and will be sharing my favorites next week. I also did some serious touring and can’t wait to show you the highlights.

*Check out my pre-show interview for the fantastic blog The Design Files, shepherded by the very lovely Lucy Feagins, by clicking here.
(The Design Files is definitely worthy of a bookmark, even a spot on the coveted ‘bookmark bar’… She has amazing taste and writes like a champion.)

July 27: Slept off part of my jet lag. Discovered that I had reached a career high when I found out that my Green Space Travel Case had been featured on Justin Timberlake’s official website… (you have to scroll down past the golf shots)

July 28-Aug. 4th: Drove 12 hours to northern Alberta for a 4 day family reunion on my Aunt’s farm. Had a great time catching up with my 100 or so relatives (my mom has 11 brothers & sisters), playing music & ball, and swimming in the river. Didn’t have as much fun catching a cold. Drove back home.

Aug 5th: Slept off part of my cold. Attempted to catch up on work. Realized just how far behind my galavanting had gotten me. Decided the best thing to do was nurse my cold and go back to bed and put it all off just a little longer…

Projection for today and tomorrow: Getting caught up for reals.

So thank you so much for your patience and I’ll be back first thing Monday! xo

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I am waiting to board my plane to Australia for the State of Design show. I will try and do a few posts while I’m gone (I might not try THAT hard…) but will definitely have loads of new material to share when I get back! See you soon.

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I have some studio news to share!  I’ll be taking my dog and pony show on the road to Australia in July to participate in the State of Design show happening in Melbourne the 16th – 19th.  And until then I will definitely have my crazy pants on getting ready, so I’d like to apologize in advance for the decrease in posts that is bound to occur as I work it.  I appreciate the time you spend with me and I will do my best to make sure that the posts I manage to get up are packing some heat.  Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday!

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Sorry I didn’t get any posts up yesterday folks. Guest blogging over at Design*Sponge used up all my blogging steam! I’d like to say thanks to Grace for inviting me to share with her readers. If you haven’t checked them out yet, you can see my ambassador posts by clicking here. The ‘how to’ for the above Green Space Travel Case is there too. And a big thanks too to Kelly & Tyler from Teal & Gold for being my high fashion case models!  I hope you all have a great weekend and I’ll see you Monday! xo


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