yesterday at the home office we had a visit from isby lubin, a very talented young lady who is designing her own line of tshirts, called LoLA, and she’s only in her sophomore year of high school!
all of isby’s shirts are handmade – she draws the designs, burns them into screens, dyes her own plain white shirts, mixes her own custom inks and prints the shirts herself. t love the print with the little family and dog! she says that this first collection was inspired by her family, specifically her brothers and how they helped her and are still helping her become the person she is today.
i love the colors she chooses! isby just moved from california to nyc where she is pursuing her dream of designing shirts.
i’ve had these saved for a while now as something i really want to try…i think now might be the time to do it. they look so pretty and would add a nice warm glow to my apartment. there’s so many ways you can do it too…
you can make votives like these, from creature comforts, using any old jars you might have lying around and lace doilies.
these are pretty similar, made with small glasses or jars and lace trim from a fabric store.
these cute little votives were made out of old catalogs by one of our craft swap participants!
and finally, you could take it a step further and try something like these:
how cool are these?? i especially love the hanging light- it wouldn’t be an easy project, but it looks AWESOME! check out the full tutorial over on design*sponge.
My obsession for denim has increased to a maximum high, I’m lov’in everything from cute cut offs, straight legged ripped jeans and waistcoats. I have in mind ‘Penny Lane’ with an ‘I’m with the band’ attitude!
so my favorite album of the year so far is without a doubt broken bells. take danger mouse (the grey album, gnarls barkley, black keys producer) and james mercer (the shins) and you’re bound to get something extraordinary. this album hooked me immediately…it doesn’t come out until march 9th but i was able to get a hold of it early and trust me its worth the wait! in the meantime, enjoy a couple of songs off the album and let me know what you think!!
as i told you last week, dan martensen was the photographer for our new february catalog. the photos were shot in california in two outdoor locations and in a studio. the first location was zuma beach, a large and popular beach in malibu, california that is known for its good surf. our producer took these pics while our team was shooting – i wish i was there now!
you can read more about the inspiration behind the catalog here - and stay tuned for more photos!