I was hanging out with Katie from The Good Twin Co. the other day when we noticed that our work has been getting a little more bold lately. I love the way this Cotton & Flax brushstroke tea towel looks when paired with some new cards from The Good Twin Co., plus a bold new necklace from Kate Miss. It’s fun to see how our designs play off one another, right?
Did you hear that Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge debuted her inaugural subscription box for Quarterly last year? She hand-selected a collection of homegoods around the theme of pattern, and Grace chose our plus print coasters to add to her box!
If you received this box as part of your Quarterly subscription, I hope you’re enjoying all your fantastically designed gifts!
I have been collaborating this month with Sara from Matchbox Kitchen to create some holiday treats! Today she shared a delicious gift basket on her blog, which is a perfect gift for a host/hostess, or anyone who appreciates a tasty treat.
Sara combined her homemade fig and nut loaf (a new take on fruitcake – but this one is actually delicious!), her favorite coffee beans, and some felt coasters and a linen tea towel from Cotton & Flax to create a great gift set. I could also see putting delicious jams, teas, or even candies in a basket like this. You can use the tea towel to line the bottom of the basket, creating the perfect little nest for your favorite treats.
LA friends, take note: Matchbox Kitchen will be hosting a pop-up bakery event in Eagle Rock this weekend! She’ll be offering cake by the slice, doughnuts, and cookies (including my all time favorite PB&J cookies!) Find all the details here.
This week, LA finally got a tiny taste of Fall – and some much needed rain. Even though the temperature is hardly brisk, my friend Sara from Matchbox Kitchen and I have been brainstorming some seasonal treats to share. Inspired by her recent apple picking adventure, Sara and I decided to make a batch of mulled apple cider to channel the Holiday spirit.
Mulled cider makes a great compliment to the gingerbread cookies Sara shared last week (or any leftover pie you might still have in the fridge). Plus, you can add a bit of bourbon to make this drink perfect for holiday happy hour.
Sara and I have one more post planned around the theme of holiday treats, stay tuned for that next week!
For my fall/winter photo shoot, I worked with several friends to create a cheerful holiday setting to showcase my new textile designs. My friend Sara, from Matchbox Kitchen, baked some delicious gingerbread cookies for me to use as props along with my linen cocktail napkins. They added a festive touch, even though it was 85° on the day of the shoot, and felt nothing like the holiday season at the time. After we finished taking photos for the lookbook, Laure and I made a quick snack of these delicious cookies – they were SO good!
If you’d rather buy some of Sara’s cookies outright, she just launched a special holiday gift basket with her delicious s’mores! Or, if you’re looking for holiday baking inspiration, you’re in luck: Sara and I have decided to collaborate on a few holiday-themed posts over the next few weeks. Keep an eye out for more soon.
There’s a first time for everything: this week, a film crew came to visit Cotton & Flax HQ to record an interview for Creative Thursday! I was so nervous (and I spent a lot of time tidying the studio to prepare), but the conversation I had with the Creative Thursday’s creator, Marisa, was really honest and fun! We talked for over an hour about what it’s like to run a creative business, and how to handle stress as a solo entrepreneur.
The video will be available to watch early in 2015! I’ll be sure to share it here when it’s available.