Tales of a Happy Designer : The Stand Up Desk

The first few years of designing full time I sat at a traditional desk. And sat, and sat, and sat. 8+ hours a day sitting with terrible posture while staring intensely at a bright screen. I’d come home feeling exhausted, crumpled, and with lots of back and neck pain. In my third year of sitting at…

Read More

It’s Going Down For Real – This Gun’s for Hire

Y’all…. I just went freelance. Even as I typed those four words I’m like, whaaat? But it’s true! After 8 years of full-time fun working as an in-house graphic designer I’ve spread my wings and joined the DIY boss community. Crazy? YES. But I had it coming as soon as I unwrapped this tea fortune one very wintry…

Read More

Oh, hai…

This has been on of my most-loved pins lately, and it kinda speaks to how I’m feeling these days – ideas hopping all around, and my hair has been NUTS due to Florida’s humidity. But endless mind+city traveling & bad hair days aside… I’ve been finally able to come back around to creating content for this little…

Read More

Moving & Shaking – The Wearing of Too Many Hats

Y’all. . . Have you heard the crickets chirping on this little blog? Simply put, I’ve been wearing way too many hats lately. Between my full-time career, home renovations / home searching, spending lovely time with my lovelies, & sketching a few plans for dreams & big things to come, blogging’s been on the back…

Read More

Studio Plants : A Gathered Guide to Happy Indoor Flora

Woo! It’s been a while, yes? We’re house hunting, painting, completing phase 1 of our fab condo renovation, & social marathoning galore! Crazy days over here, so thanks for keeping in touch. Lately, as spring grows near, I keep unearthing my love for plants – & all the new green fluffy leaves to come! I…

Read More

Designer Loves : Hally’s in Parsons Green

Looking for some light-hearted interior design inspiration? I just fell in love with this little cafe/diner/hangout, Hally’s in Parsons Green. The look and feel completely embodies California, what a bright, airy, uplifting joy for such a rainy area! It’s such a quirky, fun little bistro. I’m stoked about the mixed media baths, dip-painted chairs, & the…

Read More

5 Fave Hot Teas for Creatives

I drink my weight in tea every day. Every new design starts with a new cup, it’s my ritual! So I wanted to quickly share 5 I’m loving right now, for all phases of my creative day. I won’t say they’re a cure-all, but they’re definitely a great companion for the happy artistic mind. P.S.…

Read More

Designer Loves : Fave Pins Lately

Definitely caught spring dreaming in this lovely palette. It’s been a little crazy ’round here, but hoping to catch up and bring you some stellar posts soon! ‘Til then, I’d love you to follow me on Pinterest, it’s one of my most-loved designer utopias. Click here to find the pins for all of these happy…

Read More

Designer Loves : Antiquaria Modern Calligraphy

One of my most-loved resolutions this year was to write more beautifully packaged, calligraphed letters. I love to write, love to send little hellos, & most of all, love the design of the letterforms, envelope, & stamp combinations – is that the crazy designer in me? Yep, I’m mesmerized by calligraphy & was just recently…

Read More

A Designer’s At Home Try-On Marathon with Warby Parker, Rivet & Sway, & Fetch Eyewear

“The main thing is to have personal integrity. Oh, & traditional graphic design ruined my eyesight.” — Neville Brody in How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul My “designer eyes” are burning! Any other designer out there who leaves work at the end of the day & feels like your contacts have affixed to your…

Read More