Block Printing on Fabric (Pt.1): Linoleum vs. Rubber Blocks

Block Printing on Fabric (Pt.1): Linoleum vs. Rubber Blocks

When I first started experimenting with block printing many years ago, I remember being really overwhelmed walking into the art store to pick up some quick supplies...

New York! New York! A List of Design Things to See

New York! New York! A List of Design Things to See

This week I'm celebrating my birthday a little bit early with a trip to NYC. I've never been in the Winter, so I'm starting my list of "indoor places to see cool design things" a little early...

San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair Maker Roundup

San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair Maker Roundup

It's the best time of the year for buying handmade! I scooted over to the Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason this past weekend to see what cute-ness awaited me, and I wasn't disappointed...

How To Decorate With Neutrals Without Being Boring!

How To Decorate With Neutrals Without Being Boring!

Neon blue pants. Green Vans sneakers. Did I mention the matching neon blue bag? All part of my casual yet cool, high school freshman year wardrobe. Don't laugh yet, I'm willing to bet that you've had just as bad, if not worse in your closet at some point...


Modern Greenery: The Best Online Sources for Handmade Planters and Pots

Modern Greenery: The Best Online Sources for Handmade Planters and Pots

Finding a new home for your plant friends can be no easy task for the design motivated green thumb. I know I've been guilty of just leaving a new plant in it's nursery given planter pot for the span of it's entire short life (sorry plant)... 

How To Make Your House Look Like A Boutique Hotel

How To Make Your House Look Like A Boutique Hotel

Whenever I'm hotel shopping for an upcoming trip, I like to use what I call the "Pretty Woman WOW" reaction to help me make my final decision on where to stay...

How To Use A Rug To Up Your Design Game: 6 Rooms, 6 Rugs

How To Use A Rug To Up Your Design Game: 6 Rooms, 6 Rugs

Picking out a rug in my opinion is a lot like deciding on a drink at Starbucks. Too. many. options. Fortunately, I don't drink much coffee!...

Buying Handmade For Your Home:  A List Of Favorites

Buying Handmade For Your Home: A List Of Favorites

As a handmade home product designer, you can imagine that I'm especially particular when it comes to designing the spaces in which I live and work.  After all, I make and interact with people that make cute stuff all day...


Decorate Your Home For Less Like A Craigslist Ninja

Decorate Your Home For Less Like A Craigslist Ninja

When I first came across Craigslist's site back in the day, I thought it seemed sketch to say the least. I mean...just look at it.  No pictures, no pretty colors, just ugly blue boring type.  And who the heck is Craig anyways??  I need more information people...


How To Design A Pattern, Recoverie Style

How To Design A Pattern, Recoverie Style

When I teach my printmaking classes a common question I hear is, "what is your design process?". The truth is, it really depends on the direction of the wind that day (like any true artist), but in general, I have 2 main methods in which I create my patterns.  Below you'll find a step by step breakdown of my process...