Hooray! My West Elm Pop-up (in Philadelphia) was such a great day! I had my talented friend Aliza of Aliza Schlabach Photography (see her website here) stop by to take some photos and they came out amazing! I'm excited to share them here below.
Thank you to all my friends and gamily who came by to say hello, and to shop! I feel like I had another thesis show - or wedding - but I believe it was totally worth it. The store employees were super helpful and to have my products in a store that I am enamored with was pretty much a dream come true.
Some of my best sellers were my studio-m flower planters, my pouches from DENY, my new spiral notebooks, my little reclaimed wood blocks, and I even sold one of my large whale canvases. I did bring quite a bit of merchandise (some of which I will soon put into an online shop) but my husband always says "go big or go home..." so thats what I did. And, I think it paid off! :)
I'm very (VERY) excited to finally be able to show these planter designs I created for studio-m, which will be available in shops this spring. You can find them on their website here & also you can find a retailer near you right here.
((( March 2016 - UPDATE - I'll be selling a handful of the planters and mats locally. You can purchase them in my shop here. )))
Also - if you want to see the art in full (360 degrees) - here it is below.
And here is week 4 ceramics. I would say the bird bowls are my favorites.
Have I told you about the most awesomest shop ever? Its called pucciManuli and it's in Adrmore, PA, the cute lil' downtown-ish town next to where I live. It's a wonderful curated shop of high quality & hand crafted toys & gifts (for kids and adults too) that you are not likely to find anywhere else (locally, at least).
The shop reminds me of the days when I lived in NYC in a four story walk up in the lovely West Village. (I digress...) The shop is so beautiful from the ouside, and when you step inside you are entering this place where all the items in the shop are beautifully designed and it projects feelings of childhood, warmth, and sweetness. Needless to say, I want pretty much everything in the shop. (Right now there is a giant vintage couch and even a giant orange orangutan in the window.)
The friendly owner Carrie (whom I now call a friend) knows a great deal about her carefully chosen toys and has the sweetest collection of stuffed animals you could ever cuddle. (Don't tell my almost 4 year old daughter, but I am first in line when these come in to the shop! I'm in love with this Danish company called Maileg). This doll has even inspired me to draw and design a whole line of Parisian Ballet prints and patterns which I will eventually share on my site.
And, guess what I spotted when I went in this week??? It's a lovely display of many of my products. How super cool fun is that? I've always dreamed of having my items for sale in a store and I am proud for Pucci to be the first!
There used to be two of my ocean/whale wall art pieces (on the wall below,) but that image is proving to be popular and have both sold out. I need to get some more to the shop! :)
If you are even in the 'burbs of Philadelphia and need a baby/child/adult gift and appreciate beautiful toys, books and books, you should definitely check out pucciManuli. (35 Cricket Ave. in Ardmore.) // #Pucci Manuli
On Saturday, I took the day to play (with Jessica Swifts Pattern Camp) and came up with 2 new fun pattern designs. (and I've got another 3 in progress.) I've had a few folks on fb + instagram already asking me where these will be available for purchase.
I'm calling this series GEO GARDEN POP. Here is Design #1...
And here is design #2...
And for the first time in a long while, I created an inspirational mood board before I begun. I am always amazed at how helpful it is to have this when I begin my process.
Here is a sneak peek of my mood board and the sketches I created.
Working on a fun tote bag design to be sold (in a few short weeks) at the Philadelphia Flower show...
So I am gearing up for the Cricket Cringle and making some fun (gifty) products to sell at the event. Here's a sneak peek of some notebooks which were sent off to the printer today.
After the event, these will be for sale on my new webshop &/or Etsy as well.