Monday, February 25, 2008

Wis Design


I am completely in love with these tables! <3 <3 <3

Wis Design via Core77

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Baltic Bazaar Trip

I finally made it over to Baltic Bazaar on Atlantic on Saturday while my friend Holly was visiting. I picked up some wonderful jacquard fabric which will be turned into pillows. I have a bunch of it so I am hoping to sell some on etsy! I am also looking into selling at the Brooklyn Flea, so be on the lookout!

Fabric from Baltic Bazaar

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wardrobe Remix Feb 21st 2008

I swear I am not an oompa loompa, the lighting was crazy in my kitchen!

Dress- Thrifted yesterday for $7 at the salvation army on atlantic, it is originally from forever 21
grey shirt- thrifted a long time ago in NH
sweater- thrifted at salvation army near my apartment 2 years ago
leggings- thrifted @ my local salvation army for 99 cents! weee
boots- old navy $6

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Seacoast NH Heartwalk 2008 Walking in memory of Cheryl Lewis

mommy dearest

My sister Kristen will be walking in the 2008 Seacoast NH Heartwalk on May 18th in memory of our mother, Cheryl Lewis, who died in December of 2006 from a rare heart disease called ARVD. Unfortunately I will not be able to walk, but will be there in spirit. This year our team is called "Thump Thump" and our goal is to get as many people to walk with the team or donate. Our team goal is to raise $1,000. The goal for the whole Seacoast heart walk is to raise $88,000.

If you would like to go to our team page it can be found at:

My personal page, where you can donate is located at:

*Copy and Paste above addresses for some reason when I link them they direct you to a general page*

Currently in my studio I am in the process of designing a necklace to promote the awareness of heart disease in memory of my mother and all of those who have lost a loved one. I am also working on a set of plush cushions in the shape of organs. My first one being the heart. I will be posting my progress as soon as I get something a bit more tangible. I am hoping to sell them and donate a portion of the money made to the American Heart Association.

Happy Valentine's Day <3 Kimberly!


I had a hard time deciding which one to post so you will have to take a look at all of these wonderful cheeky, suggestive vintage valentines over at 7 Deadly Sinners

Monday, February 11, 2008

Polly Apfelbaum Lecture Tomorrow


I will be attending the Polly Apfelbaum lecture tomorrow at Pratt! It is free and open to the public! Here is some more information from the Pratt website.


Visual artist Polly Apfelbaum will speak at Pratt Institute about her artwork and career, as part of the 2007-2008 Visiting Artists Lecture Series, from 12:45 to 1:45 PM, Tuesday, February 12, in the Engineering Building, Room 371, on Pratt’s Brooklyn Campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Apfelbaum creates floor and wall art using bright color and expressive line and shape. She works with a variety of media including dye, velvet, paint, glitter, marker, woodblock print, and silkscreen, and fashions the material into vibrant floral and nature-inspired imagery.

Apfelbaum has had solo international exhibitions at such galleries as Frith Street, London; Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paolo, Brazil; Museum of Contemporary Art, Klasma, Helsinki; and at various contemporary art galleries throughout the United States. Her work has been featured in numerous international group exhibitions and belongs in the public collections of The Brooklyn Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others.

Apfelbaum received her bachelors of fine arts degree from Tyler School of Art in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and has since received grants and awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and Artists Space.

The Not Too-Too Beret

Next on my needles?

I really want to try knitting hats again, my last couple were a complete disaster but I'm thinking that maybe I could handle this one? I found the pattern via Craftzine

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sneak Peak into my Apartment

Noa Curtain + Pacha

I am working on my portfolio today and snapped a few photos of the textile I designed hanging on a curtain rod in my room. Pacha coudn't resist jumping in the frame!

Noa Curtain + Pacha

Here is a peak into a corner of my room. Notice the sewing table that I fixed up, but try to ignore the bags of cat food, I obviously don't live in a magazine!

Noa Curtain + Pacha

I got the various bottles below from when I helped Aimee clean out a brownstone, I loove them! The angel ornament I got in Finland, and the purse is thrifted.
On my Bedroom Wall

Friday, February 08, 2008

Peruvian Inspired Tableware

Peruvian Inspired Tabletop Accessories

I am finishing up some studio work that has been hanging over my head for a while. I am in the process of designing tableware inspired by the cuisine and culture of Peru. I visited Lima, Peru last March during my spring break with a group of students from Pratt and volunteered in Villa El Salvador through a program called Cross Cultural Solutions.

The napkin ring below is inspired by a tapestry that I saw in the Museum of Natural history. It consisted of a repeat of intricate birds, I took the pattern and simplified it to come up with the shape below. The colors are inspired by the colorful tapestries that Peru is known for.

Peruvian Inspired Tabletop Accessories

Both the coaster and napkin ring are made out of recycled leather. I did not design the placemat, although I did pick up a set of four when I was visiting Lima and I think that they compliment them very nicely! I am currently working on the designs for a glass for the Pisco Sour, a plate, and a fork. I will be silk screening a design onto the napkin this weekend also. So stay tuned!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Koi Suwannagate again!


I know I just did a post on Koi Suwannagate summer collection a few days ago, but I just stumbled upon photos from her fall collection that was debuted at NY Fashion week and I am on a KS kick




Wednesday, February 06, 2008



Last Monday I when I went to Miss Saturn's Birthday at Galapago's I had my camera in hand and snapped away all night long. I had posted my set on Flickr and Aimee took a couple and put them in a press packet for her and Jenny's show. She gave me a call yesterday to inform me that one of my photos (photo above) is going to be published in a NY newspaper! I've never had a photo published before, or well anything really so this is quite exciting for me! Click here to see the rest of the set.

Carolina Herrera Ready to Wear @ Fashion Week


I should be sleeping, but instead I have been perusing through the pages of to see what hit the runways today. I'm really loving Carolina Herrara's Ready to Wear collection. Nice pops of color, feathers, vests over dresses, and this collection is even making me lust over ochre velvet jeans, what?! Did I say that? Here are a few of my personal favorite picks from the collection.




Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Screech Owl Design


I was really excited to come home today after class and find an email in my inbox fromScreech Owl Design. I had met Jacqueline and George Schmidt at the Bust Craftacular right before Christmas and had purchased their boxed postcard set and am absolutely smitten with them! I had tried to link to their website earlier but it was still in the beginning stages. Today they unveiled the site where you can see some of their products. I have the above and below postcards hanging on my wall along with the rest of the set. I am looking forward to when they put up their living products.


Monday, February 04, 2008

Back! + Bahamas + Koi Suwannagate

Software on Pacha
My computer is finally happy since it has Leopard and CS3, my wallet is not, thank god for student discounts!

A pleasant surprise in the last week or so has been that I will be going on a four day cruise in May with my dad, sister and his girlfriend to the Bahamas! I've never been to the Bahamas or a cruise (ok I went on a "cruise" when I went to Finland for one night but that doesn't count) and I'm excited. It is right after I graduate so I will get a nice little break before going crazy looking for a full time design job.

I am loving Koi Suwannagate's Summer 2008 collection which has a tropical vibe going on and is filled with intricate textures. I am imagining myself wearing these right after I've spent the day at the beach. A girl can dream!

Koi Suwannagate

Koi Suwannagate

Koi Suwannagate

Koi Suwannagate