Are you watching the London Olympics? Women’s Gymnastics has always been my favorite Summer Olympics sport to watch. This year’s U.S.A. team is a powerhouse (so much so that the world all-around champion, Jordyn Wieber, was bested by two of her teammates in the qualifying round - she had the fourth highest score overall and still didn’t grab one of the two top spots for Team U.S.A.) These young girls are so talented and it’s inspiring to watch. P&G created these profiles called “Raising an Olympian,” and I loved this one about Gabby Douglas. It really shows how much sacrifice is made before the athletes even step foot into the Olympic Stadium.
A sweet little reminder about living life with no regrets. Très inspirant, non? Available here.
This week, we’re getting set up in our new office space. It’s not fancy, but we love it. I like to think of it as small but mighty. Sort of like us!
I’m always looking for creative ways to organize a work space, both for my office and also for clients. One thing I like to do for families with kids is to set up a productive and neat workspace. And not just for kids to do homework; parents need desk space, too! It’s something that often gets overlooked when planning out a house, but it’s so important. Invitations, grocery lists, family calendars, school schedules… It all has to go somewhere. I like this room, pictured here. The clipboards hanging on the wall are a great idea - a cute and inexpensive way to keep things organized in a busy household.
Image from Style Essentials.
Well, weren’t we lucky? With July 4th being in the middle of the week this year, we ended up with not one but two holiday weekends. It was the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful summer weather, kick back, and relax with family and friends.
I saw this cool vintage American flag over at Country Living. Did you know that, before 1912, there were not set guidelines for our country’s flag, other than that there should be the red and white stripes to represent the thirteen colonies, and some white stars on a blue background? That’s why some flags from that era have the stars in different configurations and patterns. You can read more about it here.
I was surprised and honored to see my work up on Elle Decor’s website: elledecor.com. They did a feature on the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, and I was so excited to see my room included in the roundup. Check it out here.
photo by Bess Friday.
We’re in the paper! I feel so honored to be named a “Stylemaker” by the San Francisco Chronicle. This article appeared in last Sunday’s edition, and it was crazy to see it staring back at me in the morning newspaper. I’ve had projects published before, which I love, but there’s something weird about seeing your own photo in print… But I am grateful, of course, and thanks to all the people behind the photos: Evans & Brown, Matthew Reamer, Bess Friday, and Unionmade! See the entire article here.
If I gave my mother a knitted scarf she’d be worried I was wasting my time doing stupid stuff like knitting instead of school work. Presenting a homemade knitted object to my parents was actually like handing them a detailed backlog of my idleness.
—Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
And… we’re up! The Decorator Showcase kicked off with an opening party last night. San Francisco’s design community came out to show their support, and we were really feeling the love. The Showcase runs almost every day from now through May 28th. Stop by 2020 Jackson and say hello!
More information here.