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made it – toy bin – seattle

13 May
May 13, 2014

i think i’ve said it before… i have a hard time with most things that are made for kids.  i think a lot of parents do.  so much is disposable.  and i get why.  they’re tough on things.  they don’t understand the purpose of most things, and so have a tendency to mistreat or abuse everything.  everything that has belonged to my son has a look of bedraggledness.  and regardless of how you try to instill the idea that we take care of our things, those ideas take years to cement in their little brains.  we’re working on it.

in the meantime, i’m trying to find a curated assortment of things i want to last.  books.  blankets.  special toys that can withstand a beating.  don’t get me wrong… we have a lot (A LOT) of crappy toys that litter out house on a daily basis.  but i’m culling down as i invest in new.  i’m also making special things to use in our home that i like LOVE.  enter my idea for this toy bin.  this specific bin was a present.  after i came up with the idea, i realized i had two special birthdays on my horizon (brothers) and so… decided to tackle this project.  it was a complete learning curve, and of course, i had something very specific in mind (oh, designers).  my love of orla kiely has given me an appreciation for the wipability of plasticized canvas and bold graphic prints.  i wanted a print that would stand up to time; when no longer used for toys, could be migrated into the rotation of things to use around the house.  i’m beyond pleased with how this turned out, and hope to make a few more (in different prints soon).  maybe even make a few bucks, and list on etsy.  you know, in my spare time.

tote details- french seam encloses all raw edges on the side, japanese indigo bias tape encloses the raw edge on bottom.  hand painted motif on the outside, sealed with poly plastic. artwork  includes warm neutrals and soft metallics with pops of bright- sophisticated, but playful.  raw leather handles attached with nickel rivets.

local design – squelette – sodo

09 Feb
February 9, 2011

i’m a fan of hearing from other local creatives.  add design, and i’m in.  although i haven’t done much clothing shopping for myself lately, i’d love to check squelette out in person.  the fact that they apparently sell their wares in conjunction with a wine studio… that may have just sealed the deal (when i’m back on the grape).  seems like a perfect addition to an artwalk meander; they’re located down in sodo, and apparently open till 7pm on the weekdays.

(photo nabbed out of their 2011 lookbook, photo credit: patrick kehoe)

all the pretty ladies – luly yang show – seattle

21 May
May 21, 2010

you can see better in this photo the subtle variation in hues… thanks to luly yang for having me, and looking forward to her october show!

french vanilla – luly yang show – seattle

21 May
May 21, 2010

the end of the show was french vanilla and was a range… the amazing bridal gowns, separates and beautiful dresses all in a dreamy ivory. for all the photos from french vanilla click Read more →

mocha – luly yang show – seattle

21 May
May 21, 2010

mocha was a study in warm taupe and a truly beautiful chocolate brown. for all the photos from mocha click Read more →

vanilla lace – luly – tea show – downtown seattle

19 May
May 19, 2010

luly yang seattle fashion show

the lady of the hour gave a brief talk after the fashions had made the walk. stating her inspiration for the pieces was having an afternoon with no appointments, no cares or worries, and enjoying an ice cream cone while wandering the arondissements of paris. sublime!

strawberry creme – luly yang – downtown seattle

19 May
May 19, 2010

the palest of pink with delicate lace overlay and ruching… for all the looks click Read more →

french vanilla lace – luly yang – downtown seattle

18 May
May 18, 2010

starting tomorrow… a series from the luly yang fashion show. attendees, models and the overall scene from this inspiring afternoon tea show.

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