Saturday, July 4, 2009

knoll 101

After nearly ten months of looking for full time work, I am finally employed! I will start as space planner/designer for a knoll furniture dealer this week. It is very different from my past employment with an architectural office, but I'm looking forward to the challenge of learning more about another side of the design industry. It will include some new design software and getting very intimate with the knoll furniture line. One of my favorite manufacturers, knoll carries a whole series of classic 20th century pieces, and they continue to deliver new and innovative lines today. You may recognize some of the pieces from above :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

reDiscover and Etsy lighting finds


my hand-made pendant

I compiled this list of light fixtures today and was reminded of our own exploration in hand-made lighting :) In 2007, my fiance and I were fortunate enough to take part in designing light fixtures for reDiscover to auction at neocon xpress in Los Angeles. reDiscover is a great organization that encourages children to think about concepts of preservation and reuse through repurposing discarded items as learning and craft materials. The picture above shows our completed designs (more pics can be found here).

Monday, June 15, 2009

black and white

I love cooking and think I am well on my way to becoming an amateur chef. Today we made mushroom lasagne from scratch and I was enjoying my new salt an pepper shaker... if I am not careful, I'll turn into one of those old ladies with dozens of sets of shakers! Every time I see a cute one I want to buy it! Here are a few unique objects...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

fancy schmancy

My new fancy schmancy bird prototype is finished and ready for photos. I'll have to wait until tomorrow when the sun is out to get some better shots, but here is a sneak peak :)

Monday, June 8, 2009


I love when summertime rolls in. Wardrobes change from muted to bright sunny colors and everyone is outside with more of a bounce to their step. Here are a few bright interiors inspired by this new sunshiny feeling.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

sunny seattle

Summer has arrived in full force here in Seattle and we are in the midst of a little heat wave. Jeff and I had to open all the windows and doors and now it is starting to feel pleasant and breazy. Looking around our place, my craft and art hobbies are getting somewhat out of hand as I accumulate more supplies. I find myself utilizing the window sills, the kitchen counters, the coffee table, as well as my desk to sprawl out all of my current projects. I spent the afternoon daydreaming about a day when I will have an actual designated work room. These are a few inspirational images for a neat and cheerful space.

Friday, May 29, 2009

introducing 'lovey dovey'

I finished sanding and painting my new wedding cake toppers today. I was aiming for a very simple and modern bird form that can accompany any style of cake beautifully. They turned out even cuter than expected and will most likely be appearing atop my own wedding cake (if I ever get around to planning my wedding)!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

wedding cake toppers

I started my new wedding cake topper birds today. I am making one set that is a larger version of the message bird wedding favors. A second set will have an added wire tail with Swarovski crystal beads. These are the hand formed birds prior to sanding and painting. They are looking very cute already! I will have them in my etsy shop later this week.

Friday, May 22, 2009

noguchi coffee table

Most of my college lectures have blurred together in my memory, somewhere between work and all-night studios and trying to maintain a social life. One discussion that I often think about revolved around the importance of forcing yourself as an individual to continually evolve, even in the little things, like changing out your music playlists with new artisits or reading a new book. At the time it struck me because I was still faithfully listening to most of my 90's alternative albums. And in some ways this simple concept has helped me to look at everything in a broader sense.

This is the Noguchi coffee table. Four years ago it was the one piece of furniture that I absolutely desired to own, but like everything else, my taste changed. It is a classic piece, but I have come to realize that it does not fall in line with the feel I would like in my own home. I was merely blindsighted by its elegant display of balance.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

scandinavian flower garden

This is a little graphic I worked on last week. I spent some time browsing scandinavian patterns and textiles as inspiration. Check out this blog for some beautiful patterns: