Tuesday, October 30, 2012

still wondering what to be for halloween night?
BAM. easy breezy.

(from our pinterest page)

while we were out

1. put those colors on a sandwich, I'd eat it
2. this straw bag calls out to the hippie in me
3. always
4. continued
5. "I'm Not Lisa"
6. reptillian luggage

Monday, October 29, 2012

Keira Knightley for Harper's Bazaar, UK + vintage swatch from our collection


hoping our friends on the east coast stay high and dry.

Noon Design Studio

last Friday we took a field trip to visit Jane Palmer in LA. 
she runs Noon Design Studio and specializes in natural dyeing techniques.  
Jane's homemade indigo dye kits -- beautifully packaged.
 the indigo dye station in her studio.
her studio is on the 10th floor, with such pretty views...so calm

afterwards we ate at The Pie Hole (mac 'n cheese pie? believe it) and took a peek into Poketo... a great little gift spot -- I finally got some washi tape to add to my crafting collection.

hope you guys had a nice weekend!

Friday, October 26, 2012

life, lately

1. pattern hunting at Missi and Brian's abode
2. Burt Reynold's taking a lounge at the studio, no big deal
3. vintage trims
5. textured wallpaper in LA bathroom -- fancy
6. last month's newsletter still life

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

string art DIY

missi and brian were in NYC last week which left me some time to do a little crafting at the studio. 
I had lumber left over from a shelving project, so I decided to stain a piece and make a little sign.
you need to print out what you want it to say, cut the letters out, position and tape in place.
then comes the part where I'm sure I annoyed the neighbors... start hammering your nails around the edges of the letters, making sure they stick out a bit. this was the longest part of the project for me. finally, you can start wrapping your thread in fun designs or simply around the outlines.
c'est voila!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

while we were out

1. velvet-y pattern on a chair
2. geo grate
3. how to
4. a simply drawn bloom
5. a certain pup givin' me some teeth

Monday, October 22, 2012

Jane Birkin + a bright vintage plaid from our collection

Saturday, October 20, 2012

indigo workshop part 2

my random polka dot design and zombie blue hands. who needs gloves? | splattered
this gal was going to make silk pants out of her design! I'd wear them | our patient teacher, Niki | little drawstring bags with different designs... these turned out really fun

have you done any dyeing like this? it's fun to play around and experiment with hue and making different designs. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

indigo workshop

 a sunny fall afternoon at Dream Collective in LA | creations hanging out to dry | Brian showing off a piece of vintage fabric Missi decided to dye ... it looked so cool!
Missi and Brian and their indigo baby | the green part is the indigo oxidizing right before our eyes! (did you know that indigo is actually a green color? when it hits oxygen it starts to turn that deep blue color. mind. blown :) 

it's hard for me to edit photos of this day because all the dyeing was so cool looking -- and I also want to introduce our teacher, Niki Livingston from Lookout & Wonderland (she was great) --- so, more tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

vintage Lanvin

while we were out

1. preppy drinking cup for the tennis lover
2. embroidered little soldier man
3. upholstered canteen
4. KY fine cut
5. book cover
6. herringbone

Monday, October 15, 2012

editorial in Elle magazine + vintage leopard print from our collection

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

while we were out

1. this rad little backpack reminded us of something we'd see in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom
2. detail
3. book of military uniforms
4. faux bois -- except this one is real bois
5. an entire couch in this print? yep.

Monday, October 8, 2012

a lust-worthy loafer (find it here) + a vintage foulard from our collection

Monday, October 1, 2012

comfortable, cool San Franciscan + vintage paisley from our collection