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Wanderlust Playmat: Behind the Scenes

January 16, 2014

We have received a number of questions about how our Wanderlust Playmats came to be. One of the biggest challenges I faced when I was developing the playmats was finding a screenprinter capable of printing such a large-format textile. After countless hours of research, I was able to locate a small, San Francisco-based printer that expertly prints fabrics of all sizes for many well-known brands in the Bay Area and beyond, Zoo Ink. On a couple of of my visits to the Zoo Ink during the printing of my Wanderlust Playmats, I was able to take some photos of the printing process.   When I first decided to develop these playmats, I had visions of learning to screenprint and print... Continue Reading →

Ella Lou & Hello! Lucky Giveaway

December 07, 2013

Bonjour Les Amis! We are thrilled to announce that Ella Lou and Hello! Lucky, two San Francisco based companies, will run their first giveaway together! Hello! Lucky is our favorite letterpress card design studio. Run by two talented sisters, Eunice & Sabrina Moyle, their cards are beautifully designed and original. We have admired their work for years and are thrilled to partner with them for a giveaway. They are offering 3 sets of 6 ‘Happy Holidays from San Francisco’ cards. And, we will be giving away our new Wanderlust Organic City Playmat featuring San Francisco! The contest is open to US residents only. We will announce a winner on December 17th. Bonne chance ! Ella Lou & Hello! Lucky.   a... Continue Reading →

Outtakes from NYC: ABC Carpet & Home Holiday Decor

November 21, 2013

Last weekend we spent four wonderful days in New York City. Although it was a very busy trip, I made sure to set aside some time to peruse ABC Carpet & Home, my absolute favorite home store. They were preparing for the holidays and were in the process of opening their latest venture, ABC Market, so I made sure to snap a gazillion photos to share their incredible products & styling. (On my DIY to-do list post-holiday is to enlist my husband to help me build a plywood table like this one. I’m not sure where it will go but I love the rawness of it and the pop of color on the inside) I love these simple white holiday... Continue Reading →