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).





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.




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!


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