So pleased to see our latte triangle coasters featured in Sweet Paul Magazine’s Holiday issue! You’ll find our coasters nestled among other festive gifts, and the issue is packed with gift ideas and Holiday DIY projects galore. Check out the holiday issue on the Sweet Paul website!
Can you believe it’s already November?! Where did this year go? I didn’t have much time to blog in October, so I thought I’d recap some of the highlights from the last few weeks.
Cotton & Flax was a design category finalist in Martha Stewart’s American Made awards!
The American Made awards wasn’t my only brush with Martha this month… I had the opportunity to share my advice for throwing an impromptu party, and how to keep your cool while you’re hosting a last-minute get together on Martha Stewart’s site.
As I was flipping through Rue Magazine last week, I was delighted to discover a Cotton & Flax Hills + Valleys pillow in Maia’s picks of the month. Plus, I can’t forget to include the gorgeous tour of Vane Broussard’s living room — featuring our zig zag pillows.
Cotton & Flax also has two new retail stockists to announce this month: Arroyo General here in Los Angeles, and Land of Salt in Salt Lake City. I love working with small independent shops like these, and I hope to highlight more of my stockists soon, to give you ideas of where to shop small for the holidays.
As for the studio side, it’s been a busy month prepping to launch the Holiday Collection! Lots of time spent getting all the little details in place for the launch, so I’m extra glad to see the new pieces up in the shop. I’m looking forward to getting feedback on these new pieces during the next few weeks, as I participate in some pop-up shops and holiday markets. I’ll be sharing lots of updates on Instagram, so join me there if you want to see what’s going on day-to-day!
Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Elise Blaha Cripe about burnout and creativity for an episode of her podcast, Elise Gets Crafty. I love sharing my experience with nurturing creativity in my business, so this conversation was one a particularly engaging conversation.
I still have lots to learn about how to avoid burnout (if you listen to the podcast, you’ll hear how I work to survive the holiday season craziness every year…), but it was fun to hear Elise’s perspective on this subject. The photo above is Elise’s favorite quote from the episode.
Feeling grateful this week for the opportunity to share my insights into running a small business on Design*Sponge for their Life and Business series. Visit Design*Sponge to read my interview, and learn more about all the ups and downs of running Cotton & Flax (plus, bonus life advice from Tina Fey!).
Spotted our Charcoal Triangle Coasters in the November issue of Better Homes and Gardens! It’s part of a roundup of cozy, yet sophisticated felt goods. Great way to start off the Fall season!