The Studio

How to gift wrap a telescoping box

What is a telescoping box? A telescoping box is simply a two-piece box– there is a compartment to place your items and a separate lid. It’s that simple. And, sure, you can place your gift inside, close the lid and wrap it up. But where’s the fun, or the challenge in that? So, this is…

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Design Inspiration: Endangered American Birds, California Condor

Original California Condor watercolor “The greatest danger to our future is apathy.”Jane Goodall California Condor After reading about the drastic decline in avian species last year, I subsequently started researching and sketching endangered American birds, and the California Condor was easy to fall for. The whole studio became enchanted by these new world vultures —…

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Design Inspiration: The Story Behind our Scarves

“When I wear a silk scarf I never feel so definitely like a woman, a beautiful woman.” Audrey Hepburn My mother definitely took an unconventional approach to her interior decor. She paid no attention to the rules of what made an object or painting “high or low” and gleefully blurred design boundaries. She blended fine…

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Mangroves

Since I draw so much inspiration for my work from the natural world, I’ve come to realize I owe this glorious planet of ours not only a debt of gratitude, but something more tangible. And I want to reciprocate in a way that helps protect the environment, but that also supports communities of women in…

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Ashes of Rose

Ashes of rose is a color name that has faded from view but was once celebrated in the sentimental English Victorian palette. It’s a blush pink toned down with a mild grey. And it’s an ubiquitous hue in every garden. I find it in the paler portion of my crab apple blossoms and my heirloom…

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