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  • Shop JUST for the holidays at MidtownPOP

    We're one month in and so far, so good! In October, I joined forces with the fine folks at Gypsy Mobile Boutique, Article Consignment, Swagger Fashion and Little Revelations to open a temporary holiday boutique at 2009 N Street - right in the heart of Midtown Sacramento. It's a retail experiment that gives all us indie businesses a brick and mortar store - most of us for the first time! It's very exciting and we're having a blast. There's so much to see; stop by sometime and let us show you around!   MidtownPOP 2009 N Street Sacramento, CA Tuesday...

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  • Summer Events Schedule Announced

    Hoorah! Lots of fun things to do this summer! Just booked the ever popular Friday Night Concerts in the Park (CIP) series, now in its 22nd season. Each year the line up gets better and better; this year, I'm particularly excited about !!! and The Mother Hips. With the addition of CIP, my summer events schedule is shaping up quite nicely. Check out the entire summer schedule here. First show of the spring/summer season is the first CIP show, Friday, May 3. See you there!

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  • Shop JUST @ GOOD: street food + design market

    Happy to report I was accepted as a vendor for this year's GOOD: street food + design market! Just booked my spot for the first market of the season, Sunday, May 5. The monthly market is held first Sundays in an empty warehouse space on Del Paso Blvd. The space is marvelously transformed by market organizers Unseen Heroes into a bustling, thriving marketplace filled with cool designers, indie businesses, crafty crafters, local brewers and some of the region's best food trucks and treats. GOOD is now going into its second year and I anticipate that it will continue to draw as...

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  • This is so exciting!

    It took a while to figure out this e-commerce stuff. I'm still not all the way there yet, but I can't wait any longer - I have to share!  Finally, FINALLY! An online catalog! As of a few hours ago, I shared the site with a few friends, colleagues, and Facebook fans for feedback. Not completely public, but quite a few folks. So far, so good - I've already made my first sale (holla, LK!). So, I now can say I am officially an online seller. Consider this post a virtual bottle of champagne cracking against a newly christened ship....

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  • Shop JUST @ Scout Living

      (One of my favorite photos and a constant source of inspiration.) What do Ray Eames, Anni Albers and I have in common? We all love(d) and collect(ed) vintage ethnic textiles even though our general aesthetic favors modernism. These mavens of the movement traveled the world, finding inspiration in the crafts of other cultures. Take, for instance, this photo of Charles and Ray Eames' Pacific Palisades home. It's dripping in textiles from all over the globe. I love how these pieces are effortlessly integrated within a mid-century modern aesthetic. As those who know me personally, my home is similarly covered...

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  • Goodbye Bali, Hello Ikat!

      Bali – what a magical place! I spent one of my last days touring Besakih temple – the ‘Mother Temple’ of Indonesia. It sits at the base of Mount Agung, an inactive volcano. The central temple, at the center of smaller temples, is over 1000 years old and was miraculously spared when the volcano last erupted in 1963. The Balinese people saw this as a great miracle and this blessing has solidified Besakih as a very holy place. That afternoon I toured coffee plantations (I tried the famous Kopi Luwak coffee – never heard of it? Look it up,...

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  • What is Batik?

        Most of us at one point or another have owned at least one piece of batik – maybe a dolphin or floral patterned sarong purchased as a swimsuit cover or perhaps a black, gold and red wall hanging with one’s favorite reggae singer or horticultural hobby (you know what I’m talkin’ about) for dorm room decoration. But, what do we really know about the skill and labor that went into those pieces or the extensive history behind batik as an art form? Batik cloth as a craft is arguably Indonesia’s most recognizable form of textile production. The origins...

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