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