elizabeth bauman

just happened across these lovely prints by elizabeth bauman at sebastian foster gallery. there's just something about these guys that gets me.

it's been awhile since i've done a proper post around here. busy, busy few weeks, what with the holiday madness and all.
real post soon! promise!


rebecca ward. love.

love, love, loving these freaking perfect installations by rebecca ward.
feeling it. [via pixiome]



couldn't resist a quick re-post of these tulip fields in the netherlands.
because i want to look at them all day.
[via flavorwire]


tuesday night

trying to get a handle on prizmatic photos. finally.
i gotta get this stuff on the website already! jeeeeez...


so. freaking. good.

anxiously awaiting the arrival of a freaking amazingly awesome necklace from spinthread . her work is blowing my mind right now. can you even deal?
(via oh joy!.)


around the homestead...

yesterday was the first day in ages that i've had to actually get some things done around the house/yard. i'm super lucky that i have my own place, and i adore my little house a little more than is maybe healthy. it's a work in progress over here, and the work definitely comes in fits and starts. but for me, that's one of the best parts about owning a house: there's always another little (or big) project around the corner, and it feels so good to put work and love into your space. my to do list has been growing for awhile now, so it felt realllllly good to tidy things up and feel a little more prepared for fall/winter.

the day started out well with serena vanderhensen laying her first teeny tiny egg early in the morning. which led to tidying up the henhouse, fixing the stuck egg door, and then deciding that i needed to paint the patched and primered spots on the back of the house. (it only took a year!) fixed that gate, put shiny new numbers on the house, and roasted three varieties of pumpkin seeds. the highlight of the day though, was getting and stacking my first half cord of firewood. i've spent two years getting wood from the grocery store for the occasional fire, and have always meant to get the stuff in bulk. way more cost effective, and so much more gratifying to have a stockpile in the backyard. so i stacked and stacked, and managed to make a new outdoor set up in the process. feels cozier back there now, looks cute, and smells so good.
this first morning of november is cool and misty, and i'm sitting in front of my first fire of the season as i write this. if i have my way, i'll get to spend the better part of the day right here. mornings like this make the gloomy stretch of northwest winter oh so worth it.
next up: adventures in chopping wood! stay tuned.


late night, almost gone....

it's late. getting ready to head north this weekend. taking a mini vacation to the wilds (semi-wilds?) of canada to stay here for a couple of nights. we have a long drive ahead tomorrow, but i hear it's worth it. i'll be off the grid for a couple of days for the first time in a long time. looking forward to laying about, catching up on some knitting, doing a puzzle, watching movies, exploring the forest, and just generally taking time to breathe. all in the name of coming home refreshed and ready to tackle getting the new line up, and general holiday madness. how is this year almost over?! does time really go by faster as we get older? sure seems like it...

looking forward to slowing down for a minute.


friday goodness

just happened across the super awesome portfolio of one mister mark weaver. lots of good things here. via notcot.


this sunday!

just under a week to go! here's a little more info on the event itself:

CONTENT will occupy the entire 2nd floor of The Ace, allowing designers to take over each hotel room and transform it to their liking to convey the unique identity and vision of their individual brands. The event “is designed, in its curation of talent and selection of venue, to harness and highlight the individuality stemming from the independent fashion community”. Although How We Develop will collectively occupy one of these rooms, creating the environmental translation of their brand identities and visions together, this event will by no means be all about them. Designers of all types will be involved, from clothing to accessories, 38 in total, will be given a chance for exposure, under the Context of their choosing. Brand offering range from frilly dresses to carved wooden sunglasses to feathered hats, so the experience of drifting through the 28 rooms will truly be a unique and hyper-sensory one.

In addition to the fashion element, HWD has invited multiple fine artists to realize installations in the Cleaners reception space adjacent to the hotel, and has booked a diverse bill of musicians and DJs to play in the Cleaners and hotel lobby and mezzanine. There will be cash bars and refreshment tables scattered throughout the space as well, so those of age can enjoy a glass of wine as the stroll around and soak in the creative energy (although the event is all ages over all) It has all of the ingredients of an inspiring creative whirlwind of an evening..."

you can also watch a little video right here

hope to see you there!


good day.

that's sivonna.
isn't she cute? she was super sweet and drove out to the country with me on monday so we could take some pictures of her wearing new jewelry in the middle of a grassy field. we braved the hunting warning signs, tromped through the grass, and were serenaded by bjillions of geese overhead. all in all, a lovely day for some pictures. thanks sivonna!



here's a little sneaky sneak peek at a few new things i'm working on for fall/winter. feeling geometirc/prizmatic/psychedelic. black, gold and probably lots of purple. look for new goods at content here in portland in just a few weeks. full collection online by the end of the month!


getting ready...

busy, busy days around the studio as we prepare for this.
super excited to be included in a mix of amazing portland designers at this first of it's kind event at the ace hotel in october.
if you're in portland on the 18th of october, come visit us in room 212 at the ace, have a drink with us, and get the scoop on our new fall goods. this promises to be an epic night for the portland design community.


dream house.

crystal palace

it's official.

the swifts are here! the swifts are here! which means that fall has officially begun. taking the picnic basket over to chapman elementary to participate in one of my favorite of portland's fall traditions. snacks, drinks, and watching thousands and thousands of tiny birds swirl down into the chimney to roost.  
looking forward to other autumnal pursuits on the horizon...


best. summer. ever.

pardon us while we have the best summer we've had in years... things have been a bit slow around the studio these days, as i've been busy going to the river, hanging out with the new chickens, making food, making out, and having a generally excellent time. back to business soon...