Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Travel on my mind


I would really love this travel journal with illustrations by Lena Corwin I would really love to take a vacation this year and I am thinking of going to Prague. One of my close friends is performing at theater festival there at the end of May and I have been checking the prices of tickets daily. Has anyone been to Prague?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Congrats Liz and Kegan for making Page Six! I love seeing people I went to school with carving their own niche in the design world.

Monday, January 12, 2009


Busy Day tomorrow! Besides the talk that I blogged about yesterday I am hopefully going to make it over to PrintSource and Direction by Indigo for work.I have never been to a textile/surface design trade show besides Surtex, which seemed to me to be lacking the kind of design that I prefer, not as modern and leaning more on the commercial side, so I am quite excited. Hopefully we will come back with some prints and some inspiration to get me started on my own work. Speaking of which, yesterday I finally put all of the magazine clippings/computer printouts that I have been saving up next to my computer desk in hopes to get myself inspired to break out my sketchbook and so far it looks like it is working.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Product Placement 1.2



I was really excited to get an email the other day from Kyra over at Twenty2 about Product Placement 1.2, A behind-the-scenes exploration of textile design with Wook Kim, twenty2, Tom Scott, Heather Dunbar, Amy Helfand, and Heather Bush from Carnegie.

I had interned at Twenty2 my junior year of college. I was interested in learning more about textile design and running a small business and emailed them on a whim and started interning one day a week soon after. I have very fond memories of drinking lots of jasmine tea and helping pick pantones for colorways and thinking wow will someone maybe eventually pay me to do something like this? The answer is yes! and I learned a ton from Kyra and Rob that helped me get a start. Thanks!

Tuesday, January 13, 7-9 p.m.
At Design Within Reach Flatiron
903 Broadway (at 20th), New York

Space is limited. $5 suggested donation.
RSVP to thisisproductplacement@gmail.com.

You'll find me there on Tuesday!

Thrifted Dress from NH

Forgot to share my one thrifted purchase while in NH! I saw the pattern on this dress from across the room and knew that I had to have it. This dress is sitting next to my sewing machine (along with many other dresses) waiting to get hemmed since it is currently floor length. Perhaps this could be a new years resolution of sorts. Best of all I ended up only paying a $1 for it since the linen lining looks like it has some water stains on the bottom.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Year!

My new years eve festivities included:

+drinking homemade wine and blueberry port with Aimee in her apartment
+dancing to drummers at a gallery in prospect heights
+ringing in the new year at a house party in Kensington

Nothing too crazy. I have been enjoying me 5 day weekend, and it is not even over! Then it is back to 5 day work weeks!

Looking back I accomplished a lot in 2008 and I hope that I continue to do the same in 2009.

+ Put together my portfolio, which was exhausting!
+ took my first road trip with Aimee, her dog and two cats
+ put on an off campus show with my Sr studio
+ graduated college
+ sold my handmade pillows at Renegade and the Brooklyn Flea
+ got to teach gymnastics to many many children in Prospect Park
+ freelanced at Macys
+ saw my first mass produced product that I worked on at Macys in store!
+ Got a full time job at Clinique
+ gained financial independence!
+ tons more wonderful things that I can't think of!

Happy New Year!