Life Lately

Last Thursday, Jessica (from Bramble Workshop) and I went on a field trip. We walked around LA visiting a bunch of cool stores (and oh, there are so many), got inspired, and enjoyed the perfect weather.

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First stop: CHAY. We both fell in love with this store…!

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Ack. Lurrrrve all this gold. For more pictures of the store, check out designlovefest‘s post of CHAY from last week, all floral-ed out by Moon Canyon Design)

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Third stop (second stop was the OK Store) was RTH. Upcycled robots + cement lightbulbs.

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Chair made out of horseshoes. People are creative.

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Perfect weather!

Today’s my last day working with Jessica. 😦 We’re still trying to figure out how we’ll continue to work together though, and she’ll be back in LA often enough for projects, so I guess it’s less a good-bye and more a see-you-later…!

A few pictures from our latest photo shoot for another DIY for designlovefest— a gorgeous amethyst mirror. I painted my nails for this one… -_- (too bad there’s nothing I can do about my veiny hands).

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Photos above by Brittany Wood. And a few behind-the-scenes pictures…

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Brittany and Jessica setting up

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Oops my chicken legs.

Finally, a few pictures of my first project with Oh Joy— a photo shoot for a DIY table runner with Joy’s gold confetti from her Target line. It was literally the first thing I did when I walked through her studio doors on the first day of my internship. Is hand modeling in my future? Ha. Photos by Casey Brodley.

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That’s all for now, folks. It’s been go-go-go and it’s gonna be another busy week. Let’s do this.

The Good (Oh Joy!) and the Bad

Some good and bad news.

Shall I start with the bad?

Jessica of Bramble Workshop is moving up to Portland in a few weeks, which means my internship is ending! D: WAH. It’s been an amazing 4 months of assisting her with various projects and I am so thankful to have had the chance to work with her. I am so so sad she’s leaving, but we’re going to try and still work together (she’s still taking LA projects, folks), whatever that may look like! Portland is gaining a huge creative asset and LA is losing a gem, but I’m excited to see what the Pacific Northwest has in store for her. Onward, ho!

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Pictures (via Smilebooth) are from the first thing we did together when I started– attend an industry holiday party. 😉 We’re not so good at the photo booth thing.

And the good news.

Last week, I interviewed for and got hired as an intern for Oh Joy!, which happens to be my favorite blog of all time. Even though I’m thrilled beyond all belief (!!!!!!!), I hesitate to say toooo much, lest I jinx my probation period, which is over in a couple weeks. I started last Friday, and it’s already been very creatively “stretching”– I anticipate learning and growing a lot, so am hoping for the best in the upcoming months.

As one internship ends, I start another, and thus begin yet another creative endeavor– exciting! Also, last week, I got hired as a freelancer for a third events company (ack!), and will be starting with them in May. Keeping busy for sure (and thus compromising my social life a bit… sorry friends D:), but I know this craziness won’t last forever (every month of my life is so different these days!), so I’m embracing it and trying not to go nuts.

Have a great week, everyone… and go to your local Target to check out Joy’s new party line (Oh Joy for Target) that launched yesterday– tons of amazing/affordable party-ware!

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Photo via Oh Joy!— check out the rest of the alphabet here, styled from the line

Bramble Workshop x designlovefest: DIY Wall Hangings

Designlovefest published another Bramble Workshop DIY this past Monday and I thought I’d share some pictures. Jessica made these pretty wall hangings made out of copper and yarn and we shot the pictures the same day as the dip-dye placemats (so yes, more hand modeling for me… ha!). Photographs by Brittany Wood; see the rest here.

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And here are some behind the scenes shots:

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Prepping all the materials for the shoot

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Above left: Promise I’m not pissed.. just focusing intensely on keeping my hands as still as possible while straightening out that copper wire. Above right: Yup… shooting the placemats at the same time. 🙂

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Closeup of the copper coupling

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Brittany working her skillzz. What a dreamy studio with the best light.

There’s another Bramble Workshop for designlovefest photo shoot coming up soon so look out for more DIYs in the next few weeks!

Bramble Workshop x designlovefest: DIY Dip-dye Placemats

Jessica from Bramble Workshop invited me to assist her at a photo shoot a few weeks ago for a DIY she did for designlovefest— these beautiful dip-dyed placemats. When I got to the studio, turns out they needed me to be a hand model. :O Err… woulda gotten a manicure had I known.

Check out some of the pictures below (more pictures here). Photographs by Brittany Wood.

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And here are some behind the scenes shots:

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We were pretty much on our hands and knees for the entire shoot 🙂

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Left: Table setting… on the ground. So much easier to take aerial photos. 😉 Right: Love the bleed of the dyes, especially the pink!! Such a great (and easy!) DIY.

Thanks for inviting me, Jessica! Check out more of Bramble Workshop’s DIYs for designlovefest below:

Bramble Workshop for Ella Moss

Just wanted to share about the latest project I worked on with Jessica of Bramble Workshop! She was hired by Ella Moss to make a backdrop for their spring photo shoot– and they loved her work so much that they also asked her to do the window displays of their Newport (Fashion Island) and SF stores! We made tons of paper flowers using a Cricut, glue guns, and sometimes paint. Though technically a “simple” project, it was incredibly time-consuming (as you could imagine) to put together the flowers, since each one had so many petals. Nevertheless, they turned out beautifully, no? I work for a creative genius.

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Photo shoot backdrop installed! Pictures above via Ella Moss’ IG here.

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Here’s the installation at the Newport store. Gorgeous. Picture above via Bramble Workshop’s IG here.

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And here it is at the SF store. Total flower count for the 2 stores– 546 flowers!! Thousands of petals. Out.of.control. Two pictures above via here.

The Chalkboard Magazine recently did an interview with Jessica at her studio and captured some beautiful pictures of the flowers, shown below.

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See the rest of the photographs (and read the interview) here! Next up– a potential project for my other workplace, Everly Clothing? Stay tuned. 🙂

Tina Made it for Bramble Workshop

I’m so elated slash excited to share that as of this past Monday, I’m now an intern for Bramble Workshop!!! I’ll be working with Jessica, the genius behind BW, on random projects at random times (thank goodness for my flexible schedule) and I am so so so looking forward to it.

I originally came across Jessica’s work on Instagram because I kept seeing @brambleworkshop tagged in posts of various bloggers/creatives I follow. Anddd I kinda sorta fell in love with what I saw. Here’s a small sampling of her work below– IT IS MAGICAL. Check out more at her website (all pictures below from her site too).

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This insane wood + lucite chandelier for Oh Joy! Studio

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Here it is installed…!

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Urban Palate‘s tasting room

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Loving all the wood + pops of color

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Window display for Hermès

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Installed at the Costa Mesa store!

I love that she uses so many different media to create her pieces. Hoping to learn (and make) tons while I’m with her. My first day will be this Saturday– we’ll be making dreamcatchers. I know… dream job. But tonight, we’ll be going to this:

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Starting off the internship with a party. 😉 Looking forward to meeting tons of amazing people from amazing companies!

Have a great Thursday, friends!