I had so much fun doing this dip-dyed window last week for Bell Jar I thought I’d post about the process and concept. Yay for tassels!
The inspiration for this concept was fiber art, and we wanted to use a large scale vibrant yet beautiful way to excite people for spring.
Fiber art is in the midst of a huge comeback and has me trolling the internet and my local thrift stores for epically vibey wall hangings.
Here’s a few that inspire me personally, from straight outta the 70′s jute to modern patterns of bushy colored yarn.
I just love the hugeness of this owl macrame!! I was inspired by the size and decided to use big cotton piping for the dyed cords to have a sort of ‘in process’ feel.
via Andy Harman
I also love these examples of clean modern shapes in the wool and amazing color combinations!
We decided to go with big fabric tassels hanging from dip dyed cords for the best of all worlds, and after sourcing the materials I went to work.
I tore long strips of muslin, folded them in half and wrapped the tops to create the tassels. I cold-water dip dyed a variety of pastel hues for the cords and tassels and hung them to dry.
It was a bit difficult keeping the white end of the 15 ft ropes away from the colored end, but having a ladder and clothesline definitely helped!
I attached the tassels to the cords, and strung the ropes from the ceiling at varying heights- with my fave big peachy ones in front! Swirled the length of the ropes in circles in front of the dress form and ta-da! Xo!
Last week I had a blast shooting with my pal Kiki for her blog I’m Having Fun Now, featuring super cute LA company Bando‘s hair clips and pins! Yes, we made adorable cocktails and even decked out our pup Winky in Bando-wear!
Check out the full post HERE on Kiki’s blog!
Come celebrate V-day with a little vintage shopping at The Sunshine Factory this weekend, February 15th -16th from 11am- 6pm! Lots of lovely new products including..
paper goods from Quill & Fox, glass cloches, and vintage purses
Cocomels - vegan caramels made with coconut milk
available in original and java flavors.. om nom nom
amethyst crystals now available in store
Stop by and say hey! 698 Precita Ave. in San Francisco CA (at York st)
Oh Refinery, how I love thee. Many an hour have I spent reading your plethora of articles on everything from local SF life to the Biebs’ latest vehicular drama. Now I’m pleased to grace your digital pages in the new Ultimate Guide to Bernal Heights!
My monthly pop-up shop, The Sunshine Factory, is featured amongst so many great local businesses like Succulence and Rock Bar and sheds light on a few other shops I can’t wait to check out. Read the article and see for yourself why Bernal Heights is the hawtest hood on planet earth!
I could not be more excited- my ‘Real Girl Real Beauty‘ feature went live today on Refinery29.com! It was so fun meeting Refinery’s team of talented ladies and doing the shoot at our pad! Hope you guys enjoy my beauty tips and tricks <3
2013 has finally come to a close, and with the start of a new year comes lots of great new changes.
It’s almost time for the January edition of The Sunshine Factory, my monthly pop-up shop in Bernal Heights! We’ve got a few new arrivals to the shop this month, including:
PF Candle Co. candles
in fresh scents grapefruit and lavender as well as savory pumpkin, teakwood & tobacco, and amber & moss
Visualingual Seed Bombs
and a new crop of air plant crystals
Join me next weekend January 18-19th in person at 698 Precita Avenue. at York st.
11am – 6pm and shop vintage clothing, treasures, housewares, art, and more
Sometimes you find something so adorable you simply must blog about it.
I recently stumbled upon these handmade journals on Etsy that are blowing my mind!! From the gorgeous leather bound design to the pastel hues, this lady is doin it RIGHT and no one can deny the awesomeness of these English beauties. I’m already longing for spring just looking at them!
Notebooks for all occasions by Louise Knight-Richardson
pale peach / rust / sage / lilac
There are even larger notebooks for your art sketches that feature acid free cotton rag paper for when inspiration strikes on the go, as well as the Musician’s Stave Leather Journal which is lined with musical staff paper. Love!!!
What a great gift they would make for your special someone, especially with Valentine’s Day just around the corner!
Happy 2014 y’all!!!!
Ring in the New Year with a new air plant from my stillwife shop! So many gorgeous mineral and plant pairings available now, and this week only get free shipping with the coupon code ‘FREESHIP’. These beauties are sure to spice up your space and only require weekly water spritzing and ambient light to maintain health.
Tillandsia Bulbosa w/ Smokey Quartz
Fuchsii v gracilis w/ Green Calcite
Amethyst Crystal w/ Utriculata v prengelii
Celestite w/ Tillandsia Stricta
After a few months off due to the holiday rush, The Sunshine Factory is back!
This weekend December 21st and 22nd we’ll be open 11-6 for all your last minute Precita Valley Christmas shopping needs. Stop by for the perfect gift for your loved ones or yourself, from vintage bags, cocktail dresses, and furs to locally made soaps, notebooks, and much more.
Where: 698 Precita Avenue (at York St.)
When: 11am-6pm Saturday and Sunday December 21st and 22nd 2013