PILLOW TALK

January 14th, 2013

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2013 feels so 2012 and not like the future at all.

Apologies for looking and sounding like a broken record, but I haven’t had many ‘blog-able’ ideas or much time to work on or even clean up the house. Sorry about that house, all my supplies are piled everywhere and my brain energy has been consumed with getting the CAMP shop running and not with your maintenance. Also, you look awful. Perhaps being ambitiously naive, I fully expected to have been launched and chugging along with everything about mid January; despite certain obvious clues like say this half decade long and ongoing renovation. Unexpected material delays as well as tackling peripheral details like packaging (oh yeah, duh) have pretty much made a mockery of my plans and pushed things back.

So, February-ish. Lets say then?

In the meantime, I’ve been stockpiling vintage textiles and making pillows with much help from my sister. Above are a few samples of the latest Saltillos as well as a peek at the Ruffian, a pillow made from vintage surplus army canvas with a rough cut and hefty surged edge detail. Yeah, it’s a pretty manly pillow.

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BEA BREAK.

OK, I am a one woman tornado of making things and interweb wrangling, but hope to be back working on the house and posting better stuff here soon.

In the meanwhile, any sweet advice / tips for the CAMP shop (our independent retail in general)? What do love / hate when you buy stuff online? I mean, like I despise loose packing peanuts but love opening things which are ready to use immediately (*basically not needing an extra pillow insert, special bulb or whatever in order to start using it).

Anyways. Thanks.

I can’t tell you how much I’ve been loving designing and making everything and how completely impatient I am to get this whole thing rolling.

 

HOLIBLAH

December 19th, 2012

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Hey. Whats up? No way, really? Yeah me to.

Oh look, it’s some images that have been floating around my instagram over the last few weeks. Some feature Bea, the most featheriest chihuahua in all the land and some don’t. Some feature CAMP products in the works or highlight a few changes around the house. One features old chicken skin face Bowie and I guess they all sort of feature the holiday doldrums. Try and tell which is which. Great job. You win.

Holidays over yet?

No?

Will someone please get me when they are?

Thanks.

WORK / SHOP + CAMP

December 13th, 2012

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First off, thanks to everyone who came out to WORK / SHOP this past weekend. I believe we had a rollicking good time and the night was quite the success for all. Special thanks to Kate Miss and Bianca of Chaparral Studio for organizing the whole thing, Michael – aka – The Flash Dance for making the beats drop (is that how DJ’s talk? I’m sorry) and Laure Joliet for taking all these great photos.

Sooooo WORK / SHOP marked the very (very very very) soft launch of my new retail venture CAMP.

Yup! I’m making stuff! Stuff for your home! I know, right? Here’s a little preview of some of my new wares courtesy of my instagram feed.

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Hooray! After months and months of prototyping, experimenting and cursing the skies in frustration? I finally designed and perfected three products: Simple Light Simple Pendant  /  Saltillo Pillow

Its a start. I’m kind of a perfectionist. Give me a break.

Somehow, even without the shop launched, I’m out of stock on most everything. Captain of industry over here with the having no stock, but no worries, I’m in the process of shooting product photos with something other than my iPhone,  finalizing shipping details and hand making more of everything. Obviously I’ll announce when the shop is launching for real and things can actually be purchased.

But for now? Take a gander and say hello to CAMP.