Friday, October 28, 2011

patterson's curse

my dream hair

for most of my life I have sported some sort of short or very short hair cut. 
i was raised in the country and my parents had a strict "no fuss" rule when it came to both mine and my little sister's hair. 
the thought was that we would be free to be creative, imaginative, and to think about everything except our hair and the way we looked. 
for the most part, it worked. 
I didn't care to have long hair until i was about thirteen, and upon growing a shoulder length mane I promptly cut it all off into a very un-styish bowl cut as an act of defiance. funny as it was probably pleased my parents to no end. 
each important event in my life- prom, my wedding, the birth of my baby.... i have decided to grow my hair out. yet, after each of these events the most freeing and liberating decision is to walk into a barber- its true I usually have it cut in a funky old barber shop, not in a fancy salon as I feel like the experience is more genuinely me- and lop all those locks into some form of my 10 year old pixie cut. 
after having my daughter 3 months ago, and sporting long hair for the majority of my pregnancy and her first few months of life, I might be ready to lop it all off again. 
these pictures just may be enough incentive to march right into that barber shop and make my day. 

photos- Russh Australia

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

kinfolk video dream

off to work i go...

I am headed to Santa Barbara for my first job since Lou was born. I am excited and nervous and happy to be going towards the sun...even if I will be in the studio for the majority of the day.
my lovely mother will be traveling with Eloise and I making this a ladies trip including three generations. I will be taking plenty of pictures by the beach as we have our first encounter with the ocean since lou's birth. 

i am hoping our trip looks something like this....

Photography by Carl Bengtsson

Monday, October 10, 2011

Notary on Design Sponge

"When we were in Portland for the book tour, I was happy to stumble upon Sarah from Notary Ceramics who was starting her first day at work at one of my favorite shops, Alder & Co. In addition to being a new mom, Sarah recently started a new ceramics studio with her uncle called Notary. Based in Portland, this talented duo designs beautiful stoneware tabletop pieces like candlesticks and vases that would make lovely holiday gifts or housewarming presents. Notary is currently available online and through Alder & Co., so if you’re interested in picking up a piece or getting more information, click here to shop online or read more. Thanks, Sarah! xo, grace" via Design Sponge

thank you Grace! your blog is an inspiration and i couldn't be happier to see our line featured on your gorgeous site!  



 Notary brand now includes this gorgeous line of stoneware pottery. the collaboration is between my uncle Jeff, the very talented potter, and myself, the designer. 
this line includes several high fired stoneware pieces that are designed to last, and to become treasured staples in your home.

 images below from behind the scenes at the studio

my beautiful daughter, eloise in the arms of my handsome husband, paul at the studio

If you are in Portland, please do check them out at Alder and Co in SW. not only will you get the hands on tactile experience, you will also be tempted by all of their gorgeously curated collections...
Otherwise, please check the full line of pottery out at