Monday, May 30, 2011

Renegade Austin Recap
Canoe + Miss Natalie Booth
Thanks to all our friends for coming out last weekend to the Renegade Craft Fair! We had a great time seeing old friends and meeting new ones. One of the most satisfying things was seeing the booth I've been working on fully realized. I've been planning this new booth for a few months, so it's so nice to see it go from sketchbook page to real life exactly as I had envisioned. It's taken a full week to recover from all the prep. 
Canoe + Miss Natalie Booth 
Our good friend Gabi helped out on the first day to get us set up and keep sane. Luckily our vintage jib sail worked really well for our neighbor, Leah Duncan.
Display wall for Canoe + Miss Natalie Booth
Ben built a beautiful (I mean rustic and manly) pallet wall to help showcase our mix of wares. Our friend Mary Kathryn of Loretta Flower created some beautiful bouquets to help soften the cowboy tablescapes. What, you've never heard of a cowboy tablescape? It looks like this.
Back side of Canoe + Miss Natalie Booth
We got to hang out with our friends the BerkleysAbby Try Again, Leah Duncan, and Paloma's Nest, along with meeting the talented designers behind Coatt Jewelry and Love Jules.

Also, the lovely gang at Renegade did a nice interview with me that you can check out here. Until next time, Renegade!

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Melancholia by Lars von Trier
A little bit of visual pleasure from the epic Lars von Trier. So tragic and beautiful. Working on a Renegade Austin recap for you guys shortly, but this was too gorgeous and interesting not to post in the meantime.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Renegade Austin this Weekend
This weekend we'll be showcasing our wonderful wares at the Renegade Austin Craft Show at the Palmer Events Center (900 Barton Springs Rd)! Stop by and visit us from 11am-7pm all weekend (free admission). Our booth is near the front entrance. The house is currently filled with wild props for our new booth design (including a vintage horse saddle), so expect some surprises.
You'll never guess what this might be--stop by the show and find out!

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Grain & Gram featuring Salt & Time
I know, I know, what am I doing back on here? It's ridiculous. My to-do lists have to-do lists and it's hitting major crunch time, BUT I had to share some exciting press and brag a minute about my husband Ben. This week Ben was featured on a truly beautiful gentleman's journal called Grain & Gram. We've been following those boys for a while and loved all the features they do. I picked my letter press printer largely due to a rather awesome video Grain & Gram shot.

Check out the full article here. All photos by the talented JonPaul Douglass.

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Sunday, May 08, 2011

Small Space Lego Apartment
Radio silence of 24 hours, right? Turns out when I have a ton of work to do, I always seem to find amazing things that must be shared. Like this gorgeous 258-sq ft penthouse apartment in Barcelona that belongs to photographer Christian Schallert. It was designed by Barbara Appolloni and has everything you might need within reach. The "before" shots in the beginning of the video are amazing--it used to be a pigeon loft! Everything in the space transforms; I especially love the hidden bed that can be turned into a couch.

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Saturday, May 07, 2011

Countdown to Renegade Austin
Somehow May has snuck up on us and it's only a few weeks until our big summer show, Renegade Austin. Mark your calendars for May 21-22nd, from 11am-7pm at the Palmer Events Center (900 Barton Springs Rd at S.1st). A few weeks ago I decided to completely change the way I set up my booth, so expect some surprises this time around. We'll have both Canoe and Miss Natalie together, and I promise you'll want to bring your camera. Hopefully I do, as I'm notorious for forgetting that.

Our booth will be located up front and on a nice corner, next to the main entrance, so you can't miss us. We're pumped to be next to some of our favorite Austin ladies, like Leah Duncan, Abby Try Again, and Paloma's Nest.

In addition to the new booth design, I've got a ton of new products to share from both of our lines, so it may be a bit of radio silence on the blog as we go into serious production mode in the studio. I'll try and sneak some photos up here as we progress. Let's just say I'm spending a lot of time working with leather.

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