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…

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5’s : Quirky Mid Mod Tropicalia

Blaise and I just closed on our first home together! A fun, mid century home with lots of character. In the spirit of all fab things modern – Here are 5 pieces I’m digging for our new mid mod living room. Shop ’em here : One, Two, Three, Four, Five Cheers, Court

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We Eloped! The Tale of Our Elopement to Mexico (With Video)

Big news! Blaise & I eloped!!! Here’s a little elopement video we took with our iPhone: We hopped around the Yucatan exploring Playa del Carmen, Tulum, & Cozumel. After an absolutely marvelous trip, we finally landed on a secluded beach where we said our vows. We eloped ultimately to save money so we can buy a home together,…

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TULUM : 5 Luxe Travel Guides

Blaise and I are planning a trip to {oh} Mexico for our honeymoon! Much to his dismay, I’ve convinced him to dare the trifecta of Yucatán towns : Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, and free spirited Tulum. You may have noticed I kinda have a thing for the beach, so I’ve gathered a round-up of my favorite Tulum travel guides from…

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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…

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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.…

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February’s Wisdom via Jim Elliot

During what I like to call the “dog days of winter,” along with my entire family visiting Blaise & me in Colorado, these words are ringing so true this month! I wish I could send you to the original artist, but all I can find is this… Go forth, friends – laugh, love, listen, be…

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100 Beautiful Engagement Rings on a Happy Budget

Blaise & I have been tossing around the idea of our engagement ring. It’s a happy, bright moment around here! But when he talks about the thousands of dollars he wants to invest in a diamond, I’m jolted by a slight shock that runs through every nerve in my body. This little ring, a big…

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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…

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Pantone Home Colors : Navy & Indigo

Ever since I discovered the Pantone Universe at Lowe’s, I’ve been thinking of the rest of my world in coated and uncoated swatches. What’s that? You do too!!? Let’s party sometime. Recently, Blaise and I have made the {somewhat happy, somewhat melancholy} decision to stay in our Boulder condo for a little longer before moving into…

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