Posts Categorized: collaborations

collaborations + flowers + Life + Moments for Me / Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Moment for me: Tulip Festival

photography by Griffith Jones
Haagen Dazs gifted me a trip to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point–it’s like they KNOW me!–for my most recent Moment for Me. (If you’re just joining us, I’ll be doing a few of these Moments for Me in the next couple of moments. Feel free to create your own #hdmoment) I brought along my buddies  Audrey, Griff, and Michele for a trip to the buds. 
First off, I guess I was expecting, well, Holland, to my trip to the Tulip Festival. I came to find out that it really just means paths of tulips. Still beautiful. But not this. Just good to know in case you keep going around the bends of the path and think that you somehow missed it. You didn’t. 
Along with the tulips there were other goodies like the daffodils and kale. I love kale! Give me some of that electric purple any day!
We had to take this pic. Had to.
Here I am being all poetic with a line from Secret Garden at the Thanksgiving Point Secret Garden. 
And here we are being all Three Stooges at that same Secret Garden.

Man, I’m loving these Moments for Me. Haagen Dazs is nailing it! Check out more Moments for Me here and start adding in your own! 

collaborations + flowers + Life + Projects / Thursday, 18 Apr 2013

Moment for me: How not to arrange flowers

photography by Heather Janis
My first Moment for Me, came in the way of a package that arrived at my door on Monday filled with lots of goodies. Christmas in April? Yes please! One of the goodies was a gift certificate for a Fresh Flowers 101 class. They nailed it! I was kind of giddy at the thought of taking a little break for a class. I felt pampered. The class was taught at Thanksgiving Point, a local events and gardens center, and apparently, it was their first ever fresh flowers class. The teacher had set up beautiful pots lining the tables with our names printed on signs. 
She taught us step by step how to go about making an arrangement and I thought I had paid attention well until she let us loose. Immediately, I was the slowest one in the group as I, somehow, turned my oasis (is that what it’s called?) into a sculpting project. The teacher calmly told me that I needed to start over again. Horrifying, right? 
Definitely, the best part of flower arranging is picking out the flowers. I was the last to go, which was just fine because I take way too much time deciding. I ended up going with a more pastel scheme, even though they had these amazing red tulips from their gardens. 
So, you start with a few in the middle, criss-crossing them, and then add a few more bulky flowers in like these roses below.

And then just keep on going. Look how happy it makes you to arrange flowers:

 Maybe I should have put on some make-up and brushed my hair.

By the end I was much less nervous of hurting the delicate little flowers and just went for it. Because I had all these flowers at my fingertips, I wasn’t afraid to use whatever I darn well pleased. 
H√§agen-Dazs, ya done good. If this is what the moments are, I’m all ready for you! You can follow along on more of these moments #hdmoment or here.
A huge thank you to Heather Janis for snapping these beautiful pics. Aren’t they lovely? 

collaborations + Design + Style Sheets / Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013

Style Sheets: Lucille Ball

I’m super stoked to present a new collaboration with 2 very talented ladies. Here’s how the story goes: Jessica Williams and I (I talked about her last week on the blog) interned together in NYC one summer at Jonathan Adler 5 years ago. She’s now the global display coordinator at Kate Spade in NYC and she’s an uber talent. We’ve been chatting about collaborating together and decided to do a monthly column called “Style Sheets” based on these clever interior collages she does. I thought it’d be cool to do a series based on popular and design icons and re-imagine how they would live. THEN, I thought it’d be so nice to bring in an illustration to  complete the ensemble. Enter illustrator Michelle Christensen, who I’m working with on this Saturday’s SLC Pop-up Shop (are you coming?!). I just adore everything she does (like this sweet story). Didn’t they rock it?!
It’s that time of year when I love to come home from the office, open the windows and wind down with my favorite episodes of I Love Lucy. Lucy and Ricky are a youthful and vibrant couple, but their apartment is a bit more on the traditional side. The organized grouping of frames above the desk is one of my favorite style moments in their space, which I was inspired to do in this style sheet. The show was filmed in black and white but I imagine soft blues and bright red accents would have been fitting. The modern pendant chandelier is a twist for their traditional setting but it certainly speaks to the unpredictability of Lucy’s wild ideas! 
text and style sheet by Jessica Williams

collaborations + Life + Scandinavia + Style / Monday, 15 Apr 2013

Josef Frank for the whole house

My favorite, 1st Dibs, a huge marketplace for antiques/vintage furniture (it’s like Etsy, but for antiques), invited me to create a Pinterest board for them and they’ve started to promote it today. I chose to focus on one of my favorite Scandinavian textile designers, Josef Frank. He’s like Dr. Seuss without the rhymes. He’s like living in the deep, dark ocean, but with oxygen. Though I think it’d be ca-razy good to do a whole whole house in him pattern upon pattern, I think a dab is all you need to add a touch of whimsy into your home. Let’s take a look.
Living room: Easy squeezy futon covering. Looks like they just did a simple reupholstery job using Josef Frank’s “Butterfly” pattern (you can find it at Just Scandinavian in NYC or Svenkst Tenn in Sweden)
Bathroom: Sweet roman blinds above a beautiful bathtub, you know, because we all have one. They used the “windows” pattern. Found here in the US or here in Europe
Sitting area: Long drapes creating a colorful backdrop for a neutral grey sofa. This print is the Hawaii and I can only find it from Svenkst Tenn in Stockholm.
Kid’s room: Isn’t this precious?! All over pattern for a kid’s room. It’s charming, whimsical, colorful. I’ll take it! Kid included? Sure! That too. This is the Paradiset pattern from Just Scandinavian in the US.
And if you’d like a touch of Josef Frank, but don’t want to commit to a room, these accessories are easy to interchange. Well, maybe not the sofa, it’s just awesome and I want it. They also have cute aprons at Svenkst Tenn.
Can’t get enough of Josef Frank? Neither can I. Check out the Pinterest board here or click on the image above and the beautiful wood furniture up for grabs on 1st Dibs. And once upon a time I wrote about him here and here and my trip to Svenkst Tenn in Stockholm here.
pillow  |  tray  |  handbag  |  memo block  |  sofa

collaborations + Design + DIY + flowers + Projects / Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013

On her head Finale & tutorial

We’re at the finale of the One Her Head series, my collaboration with hair wonder, Rubi Jones of She Lets Her Hair Down, and photographer Jessica Peterson. You can see the other two parts here and here. Today I’m going to show you how to assemble the flowers to do your own headpiece. Sadly, I didn’t get photos of how to actually put it on the head, but I’ll try and describe it.
You will need: your choice of flowers, floral tape, wire, flower clippers, wire cutters, bobby pins. I chose monochromatic pink carnations, mostly because it was the only ok flower at Costco. 
Step 1: Bring two flowers together, one below the other.
Step 2: tape it together tightly.


Step 3: Add another flower below the other two and tape.
Step 4-7: Add another and tape. Are you sensing a pattern? It’s basically just flower, tape, flower tape.
Step 8: Use flower clippers to cut it right below the tape.

Step 9: create another one of these to create a full headpiece.
Step 10: With a piece of wire, create a circle shape to fit the head.
Step 11: Tape the flowers to the wire.
Step 12: Attach the piece to the head and secure with bobby pins.

Voila!

photography by Jessica Peterson
hair and styling by Rubi Jones of She Lets Her Hair Down
concept and styling by Brittany Watson Jepsen
flower illustrations by Tanner Boyes
model Caitlin Watson