Tuesday, June 15, 2010

cast iron bathtub couch

How funky is this couch! I love it. RuffHouseArt had so many requests for their one-of-a-kind couch, they decided to go into production. Colors and patterns can be customized to suit your decor.

Monday, June 7, 2010

damn you Apple

Every time I am happy with whatever Apple product I have. You have to come along and top it. I worship you iphone4. You have just been added to my wishlist. Two cameras for video calling. The sharpest highest resolution ever on a phone. HD video recording and editing. 5-megapixel camera with flash. Do I need to go on??? I heart you Apple. You are genius.

adorable dress discovery

How cute are these dresses!! Thimble and Acorn creates these dresses by recycling mens button down shirts. The cowl can either be worn buttoned or left open and each comes with a matching belt made from the mens shirt fabric. The rest of the dress is soft cotton jersey. What a unique and adorable dress. Love it!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

art sale this weekend

If anyone will be in northern MN this Friday or Saturday, be sure to stop by. STELLA+HODGE is participating in an arts, crafts & antiques sale at my Aunt's house in Sturgeon Lake. Many talented artists & a variety of items in a charming location. Dawn will be hosting monthly sales all summer.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

preparing for my next phase

Does anyone else get behind in blogging? I feel so guilty when this happens. And its almost like when you don't call someone back. The more time that goes by, the harder and harder it gets to pick up the phone. I've been terrible at posting lately. But here is what I have been up to...

I've been trying to get things in order before I start my new job in 6 days. This past year has been one of my toughest, and in many ways one of my greatest. Among many others in this terrible economy, I lost my job. A design job I really loved and when you work for a small company, it is very hard not to take it personally. My life felt turned upside down.

But almost always something good comes from something bad. Losing my job, gave me the nudge to open my etsy shop and start this blog. Something I had wanted to do for some time. And it allowed me to freelance and explore the possibility of permanently going that route. But after much soul searching I realized that working full-time for myself is not an option at this point in my life. It's a difficult path in this economy and even harder when you are single and do not have a spouse's income to fall back on. I have been yearning for stability and good benefits and people to interact with on a daily basis.

So I am thrilled to be going back to work. And thrilled to be working for a great company and entering the next phase of my life. I feel lucky. Next Monday I will be starting at Target, working in product design & development. I'm going from working at a 12 person design agency to working in-house for a huge corporation. I think it's going to be a great experience and I'm so excited for the opportunities that await.

In my last few weeks I have been busy tying up loose ends and also preparing for an upcoming out-of-town show, creating many new items. And last weekend I escaped for a few days to my family's cabin. So I'm hoping with more structure in my life I will get back into blogging regularly. And I hope you will still follow and read along :)

Nashville flood relief poster by little riley

My friend Carisa over at Little Riley designed this beautiful poster and is donating all proceeds to support the victims of the Tennessee Flood of 2010. It can be purchased by visiting her etsy shop littleriley.etsy.com.