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We can print your artwork!
Posted on February 12th, 2013
We printed a gorgeous wedding suite, illustrated by our dear friend Kristen. She provided us with vector artwork, all created in Illustrator and we took care of the rest!
If you have artwork already created and would love to see it letterpress printed, we encourage you to inquire with us for an estimate. You can do so by sending us an email with the following information:
3. Paper: soft white or bright white
4. Any special requests such as paper color, envelope color, edge painting, foil printing
5. A screen shot of your artwork, even if it’s not quite final—this will help us with our cost estimate and with any recommendations for what works best with letterpress printing
Letterpress Valentine Workshop
Posted on January 31st, 2013
Letterpress print your own Valentine’s Day cards!
All levels are welcome, letterpress experience is not required. Choose to print from 3 different designs. Wine and sweets provided. If you’re interested in meeting our press, Peach, (and not operating her) please come by anyway and say hello—a selection of our letterpress cards will be for sale.
Dates: February 4th and 6th
Cost: Letterpress turotial is free, pricing runs $5 per card (includes envelope)
For more information: http://lilikoi-design.com/press-rental-workshops/
Please RSVP here: http://letterpressvalentineworkshop.eventbrite.com
Workshop Location: Lilikoi Design + Letterpress San Francisco Studio 171 Lily Street (between Gough and Octavia) • San Francisco 94102
Posted on January 17th, 2013
We are thrilled to announce that we are participating in the Love Tour on February 17th! We hope to see you there!
The Lab Event
Posted on January 14th, 2013
Lucy and I had such a wonderful time participating in The Lab Event. Every team did an amazing job. The event itself provided a us with a glimpse of what’s to come of Lilikoi, now having a presence in Northern California. Please check out some of our photos on our instagram
We worked with the following vendors who were all incredibly talented:
Posted on January 3rd, 2013
I recently worked with the fabulous team at BRIKA and had the privilege to be featured as a maker on their website. They have some lovely photos and some snippets from our interview displayed, along with some of our work for sale.
Here’s the full, unedited interview:
1. Company name: Lilikoi Design + Letterpress
2. Maker name(s): Andria Sato
3. Year company was founded: 2007
4. Based out of: Los Angeles and San Francisco
5. Age (optional): 31
6. Social media handles:
7. Website/E-commerce site(s): lilikoi-design.com
8. Phone number (s): 5629721502
9. Preferred contact method and best time of day to reach you: phone or email firstname.lastname@example.org
10. What 3-5 titles/life roles best describe who you are? Owner/Creative Director, Lilikoi Design + Letterpress, Los Angeles native, recently moved to San Francisco. Traveler, yogi, health conscious foodie.
11. I believe in… living a balanced life, giving, loving, creating, compassion; culture, education, hard work and artistic expression. I love it when… I have the opportunity to travel and experience different cultures, landscapes, food. I love it when I experience something new. Words I live by are… Surround yourself with people you love; live every day with gratitude, passion and an open heart.
12. In your city, think of a few spots you truly love. Please share what’s so great about your favourite place to:
A. Eat- At home—we are so grateful for our CSA box of vegetables that get delivered to our doorstep and are so inspired to cook delicious, healthy meals. I also love Arlequin for their French wine selection, beautiful outdoor setting and roasted chicken, all to be shared with my husband. Hog Island Oyster Co. is always great to experience with our out of town guests; we can take a trip to the Ferry Building and shop the local vendors and enjoy a scenic lunch at Hog Island. An order of oysters are wonderful to share as well as the whole crab. We also like to pass around a bowl of their seafood stew around our table to share.
B. Shop- Anything locally made. We are a proud member of SF Made and work with local business in Los Angeles.
C. Get inspired- Wandering the city of San Francisco, exploring the rugged coastline and getting lost in the rural countryside. There’s something for everyone.
13. What 3 things make you happiest in the world? my husband, my loved ones and my health.
All about Lilikoi
1. How did you start your company? I started Lilikoi 5 years ago with the determination and strong interest in owning a business and a passion for the old world, charming art of letterpress—and a press my best friends and I named Peach.
2. Why is making handmade goods important to you? Creating something by hand has so much love and soul; I have the privilege to create something with an original form of art with the finest materials, all while running a sustainable studio. Creating something handmade makes me passionate about sharing the story about the love and time that went into making our products.
3. What is your design background? I studied Graphic Communication and business. I’ve always had a love for photography, textiles, music and fashion.
4. Walk me through your production/design process. An idea forms—by a meeting with clients, or maybe in studio. That idea gets put to life and created on the computer. From there, printing plates get made, then mounted and registered on a metal base. Inks are matched to a swatch and hand mixed, then applied to the press and rolled out evenly with ink rollers. The base gets locked up in the press and the press begins to move by a foot pedal and impression arm that we manually operate. Each piece of cotton paper is fed into the press (one at a time) and an impression is made. Once the printing meets our quality standards, the job is run, dried over a day or so, finishing touches applied then packaged and delivered.
5. What one tool can you not live without and why? Our letterpress; She is manually operated, weighs 1,400 pounds, 123 years old and is named Peach.
6. What did you want to be when you grew up? Why? A chef. I love to cook.
7. Who inspires you to do the work that you do? Why? My peers and most of all, my husband and parents. I’m inspired by my peers, but what really drives me is the encouragement and support I get from my husband and parents—they love what I do and truly believe in what I have to offer.
8. Tell us about your ideal Saturday. A morning yoga class, followed by a long picnic lunch with friends in a park. Afternoon espresso, then something new—an art exhibition, a concert. Then either a meal at home or a night out for dinner with my husband.
9. What’s the last thing you wrote down? I wrote a thank you card to my friends parents’ for treating us to dinner—sent in the mail with a bag of blue bottle coffee and a treat from Heath Ceramics.
10. What’s one thing you can’t leave home without and why? My handbag filled with a jacket (I’m from Los Angeles and a little wimpy when it comes to cold weather!), a water bottle, lip gloss, my wallet, keys and phone.
11. What’s something people are usually surprised to learn about you? My diet is gluten and dairy free.
12. What was the best handwritten note you’ve ever received? The notes I receive from clients are always the best—receiving notes from them makes me love my job and make me feel so fortunate.
13. What are your guilty pleasures? Dark chocolate, red wine and my weakness for beautiful things.
We are hiring!
Posted on December 7th, 2012
Lilikoi Design + Letterpress is looking for a part time press operator for their Hayes Valley, San Francisco studio!
Experience required (1-3 years) to set up, mix ink and hand operate our 1889, Chandler & Price Old Style Platen Press with love, patience and great attention to detail. 2-3 days per week, or about 12-16 hours.
We care: Our press is manually operated (foot pedal, impression arm and hand fed). We use odorless solvents/press wash and vegetable oil based inks.
Jobs include: Stationery, Wedding Invitations, Holiday Cards, Business Cards, Greeting Cards, etc.
Please inquire by email: hello@lilikoi-design.
Location: 171 Lily Street, San Francisco CA 94102
Lilikoi Design + Letterpress is a graphic design and letterpress printing studio located in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. We hold a love for pretty typography and believe letterpress printing is one of the most precious arts. We value attention to detail, the combination of simplistic design, letterpress printing and luxurious cotton paper. We believe in quality and heartfelt customer service because what we create is a unique and personal product, which in turn is an expression of style. Also, be sure to view our featured work on Oh So Beautiful Paper and 100 Layer Cake. We can hardly contain ourselves… we were featured as one of the BEST PLACES TO BUY STATIONERY IN LOS ANGELES by CBS LA.
Holiday Garland Workshop—Join Us!
Posted on December 5th, 2012
Craft a whole new way to display holiday cheer at the alphabet garland class taught by Andria Sato of Lilikoi Design + Letterpress. The class begins with a tutorial in letterpress, followed by the chance to string together 4-by-6 letters with ribbon into a festive phrase.
Workshops: 7 to 9 p.m., Dec 12 & 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 15
171 Lily Street (between Gough and Octavia), San Francisco
Shop Locally Made for the Holidays
Posted on November 27th, 2012
Most of you already have your shopping pants on… as for me, I’m trying to keep my head up and printing skills in check! We need to make sure everything we have on the schedule to go out before the holidays is carefully printing and packaged for our little elves to deliver. Being new to San Francisco, I’ve been in search of events that showcase locally made gift items for my loved ones this year and I’m so proud to say we are participating in a couple. Here’s what I found so far:
We will be participating in this event on Sunday—come by and say hello!
Sunday, Dec 2nd 2-6pm David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
The Bold Italic Dec 1 & 2
San Francisco-made gifts, from apparel to jewelry, home décor to food, and everything in between
Saturday December 1st & Sunday December 2nd 2012: Bazaar Bizarre
Concourse Exhibition Center EAST HALL
620 Seventh St. (at Brannan) San Francisco, CA 94103-4901
Saturday & Sunday 11-6PM – FREE TO ATTEND
La Boutique, l’Art et la Mode December 6 – 8
We will also be here on September 8: CAMPOVIDA Holiday craft and wine celebration Saturday, December 8, 2012- 12:00pm-4:00pm
13601 Old River Road, Hopland CA Phone: 707.400.6300 Email: email@example.com
SF Etsy Holiday Craft Show
A Vagabond Indie Craft Fair sponsored by SF Etsy & Urban Bazaar
December 8th and 9th from 12:30-6pm
Complete with FREE Craft Table, Bake Sale, Over 25 SF Etsy members and a Hot Drink Station!
December 15 & 16 Concourse Exhibition Center
620 Seventh St. (at Brannan) San Francisco, CA 94103-4901
Saturday & Sunday 11-6PM
SF Made Holiday Gift Fair
December 9, 2012 10:00 am-6pm Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason Center
Posted on November 27th, 2012
Holiday Workshop at our San Francisco Studio!
Posted on November 23rd, 2012
Holiday Garland Workshop
Date: December 6th, 7pm-9pm; 13th, 7pm-9pm; 15th 10am-12pm • Tuition: $40 • Skill level: All
Come join us in our studio for a letterpress tutorial, followed by an opportunity to put together your own custom letterpress printed garland. Choose your own 4×6 letterpress printed letters and ribbon to create a garland that says anything from Happy Holidays” to “Celebrate” to “Happy Birthday”. Wine and cheese included! Please RSVP by phone 562-972-1502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chronicle Books Giveaway and Holiday Discount
Posted on November 12th, 2012
Who doesn’t love books?!
Posted on November 8th, 2012
We are thrilled to be working with BRIKA! Please visit them and sign up!
Demi John Imports
Posted on November 6th, 2012
Meet Lucy in Los Angeles
Posted on November 1st, 2012
Lucy is a recent addition to Lilikoi and is taking care of inquiries in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas of our beautiful sunshine state. I’m thrilled to have her represent Lilikoi—she shares the same love for ink on paper as I do and even celebrates like I do when pieces of beautiful cotton paper come inked off the press. You’ll have to see it in person to believe it. Please welcome Lucy, everyone! xo
She takes calls, meetings, emails and can answer all of your questions about design, letterpress printing and your custom project. Read her bio on our website to learn a little more about her. You can call her: 949.697.3870 or email email@example.com
Instagram in Print
Posted on October 18th, 2012
I love this idea… http://www.artifactuprising.com and can only think of my dear friend, Chelsea. She is so talented (at many things, including the art of eating ice cream) and is one of my favorites to follow on Instagram.
CBS LA, thank you, thank you!
Posted on October 2nd, 2012
It’s such an honor to be included in the latest and greatest news around town—recent praise comes from CBS Los Angeles and I am overjoyed.
Posted on September 28th, 2012
I made these recently and had to share… RAW BROWNIES and naturally, I modified it a little to make it my own. I used raw almonds and walnuts, soaked the dates in warm water to soften them for the food processor, added about 1/2 cup of shredded, unsweetened coconut and sprinkled maldon salt on top for a little crunch.
They are not too sweet, are delicious, nutritious and easy to make. Enjoy!
Posted on August 24th, 2012
Since moving to San Francisco, I’ve been oh so lucky to not only have friends already living in the area, but I’ve happy to say that I’ve added to the list over the past few months. Who knew people in the Bay Area were so friendly? I’m sure the amazing location that provides accessibility to just about anything fabulous has something to do with it.
There is one in particular that really stands out to me and inspires me—Rebekah Northway, owner of The Petaler. You can see her working her magic in a recent article in the SFGate.com. Be sure to check out images 11 and 12, where you’ll find her hard at work on one of her masterpieces.
Featured in Hayes Wire!
Posted on August 15th, 2012
I’m in love with Hayes Valley and feel so grateful to have found a perfect little studio space tucked behind the beer garden, coffee shop and park, just to name a few local gems. The community is so supportive of the artists and I feel so inspired being here. I recently met and interviewed with the man behind the blog Hayeswire.com and he posted a wonderful story about my business and my move up here from Los Angeles.
Featured in The Bold Italic
Posted on August 13th, 2012
Posted on August 1st, 2012
My apologies for shutting the door for a few months—it’s been quite a transition to not only move my life up here, but my business as well and to be really thoughtful about the direction it would take once I was settled into a studio. So many pieces to the puzzle were just about to fit and would be what seemed like the perfect growth spurt for lilikoi, but just as I’m finding out how life works, Jeff and I were given a great opportunity that we couldn’t turn away. So… we decided to move up to San Francisco and let go of the new opportunities I had lined up while in Los Angeles. So, we moved with a timetable of what seemed to be a blink of an eye.
It’s taken me a while to write this because it’s taken a while to settle in and find our place, my place and a studio that I feel proud of here in the city. I’m at that point. I realize and appreciate what this city offers and see the enormous potential lilikoi has here. We also have incredible friends up here that have been nothing but generous and welcoming and have done everything they can to help make us feel comfortable and loved. They also have showed us in many ways, why they love the city which says a lot about this vibrant little 7×7 area. I’m feeling really fortunate these days. Now, I’m up and running and looking forward to making things happen!
So, you will hear more from me and I hope you’ll be there with me.
Lilikoi’s Stationery Debut
Posted on March 17th, 2012
Spread the love…March
Posted on March 16th, 2012
I’m thrilled for our recent press!
Our Stationery Debut
Posted on March 14th, 2012
I am proud to announce the debut of Lilikoi Design + Letterpress Greetings. This collection includes 10 folded, A2 (4.25×5.5) notes printed on our signature 100% cotton paper, paired with recycled kraft envelopes.
Our collection was created to encourage people to send something special in the mail. To tell someone you love them. To give thanks. To congratulate. To show gratitude for hospitality. To show excitement for a new baby. To tell someone they are quite the chef. To say hello.
We designed each card by keeping both men and women in mind. We wanted something classic, with color that relates to both male and female. We wished to create something that would catch the interest of both our best friend and our male co-worker to want to purchase these cards and receive them. They are all individually fantastic on their own, or wonderful to have on hand year-round. While our designs speak simplicity, their message is clever; the goal was to create a combination that is complementary to the art of letterpress.
In celebration of our greetings collection, it will be released tomorrow for purchase on Daily Candy at a special price. They come packaged in reusable, 100% cotton fabric.
letterpress in the Bay Area
Posted on February 22nd, 2012
I must attend! Perhaps I can convince Jeff to come with me.
The Art of Letterpress at The COMPOUND GALLERY & STUDIOS
I should also stop by the SF Center for the Book
I’m in love
Posted on February 15th, 2012
It’s official. I’m in love with San Francisco. Although, I do have to admit—this unusually gorgeous weather helps. I’d like to think we brought a a bit of sunshine with us from Los Angeles. To everyone in San Francisco… you’re welcome. Anyway, we are really loving our new city. Especially the food. I feel so inspired to cook with a more simplistic approach due to the fact that we are completely spoiled up here with incredibly fresh, locally grown/raised foods. For Valentine’s Day we kept it simple and intimate. We cooked at home and opened a bottle of red wine we received as a wedding gift from our dear friends Dave and Christine. Our menu included: avocado and crab salad with lemon dressing and maldon salt to start, followed by seared scallops topped with green olive tapenade, paired with a green salad. Acme bread for Jeff and Mariposa bread for me!
bubbly and such… xoxo
Posted on February 14th, 2012
let’s make out
Posted on February 13th, 2012
I’m getting ready for Valentine’s Day. Naturally, Jeff and I are going to cook a extra special dinner together tomorrow night. It’s something we LOVE to do, one of our favorite ways to spend time together. We teach, learn, share and enjoy every little detail during these moments when we cook together. I’m looking up some ideas for our meal and came across this post while browsing some of my favorite foodie blogs.
How do you like to spend your Valentine’s Day?
Posted on February 11th, 2012
Our teeny tiny apartment is so cozy—especially with a fireplace. It’s interesting to see how your belongings and treasured pieces fit into a new space or which takes priority over another when you make a change. We love having a fireplace. We love having an outdoor space in San Francisco, which is hard to find (photo to come later). We were sad to part with the vintage stove we own (now in storage) but come to our surprise, we got lucky with another that already resided in our new place. Who knew? We have a great view, we get plenty of natural sunlight and we are living with a little less stuff. Our apartment is coming together quite nicely.
Posted on February 10th, 2012
It’s feeling like winter today with light rain and gloomy skies, so I’ll take advantage of my new teapot I received as a gift from my in-laws for Christmas. Isn’t she pretty? Her whistle is even prettier.
A sea of green
Posted on February 8th, 2012
Our place has just the right touch of detail and character—check out our kitchen table. I refinished it with a little sanding and a couple coats of stain and refurbished the cushions with rad, retro velvet in a seafoam greenish blue. It goes well with our Trina Turk rug in the entryway/kitchen/dining area.
It’s the perfect place to enjoy dinner with a bottle of wine and freshly picked vegetables from our CSA. Of course, followed by some dark chocolate.
Posted on February 6th, 2012
Jeff just turned 35 and we celebrated with some friends at Hotel Biron, followed by a very late dinner at Zuni Café . On his actual birthday night we spent the evening together and had a romantic dinner at Delfina. I distinctly remember the squid, chicken, bottle of red wine from Loire Valley and the impeccable service. I highly recommend Delfina to anyone looking for a memorable dining experience in the city.
Our new place feels like home! It feels wonderful and refreshing to settle in a new place. We are moving in quite nicely and getting to know the neighborhood well. The dishes are unpacked and our first CSA shipment arrives in 2 days!
Posted on January 25th, 2012
Despite Jeff and I living out of a few pieces of luggage while we stay at The Dirksen’s house until we find a place to live, I have to admit that we are days up here so far have been beyond pleasant. The beautiful weather has helped smooth over our transition, the hiking, wine tasting and exploring have put us over the edge of bliss. Having a difficult time finding a place to call home in this city is certainly outweighed by the endless opportunities up here. Most importantly, we wouldn’t be here and be so content if it wasn’t for The Dirksen Family. They have provided a place for us to stay until we settle on a place of our own, with no questions asked. They are incredibly generous, kind, comforting and loving. How can we ever redeem ourselves, how can we show our gratitude toward such amazing friends? How are we so lucky to have such wonderful people in our lives?
Posted on January 11th, 2012
I woke up one morning and my life took a drastic turn—Jeff and I moved to San Francisco and we are building a new nest up here that is cozy, charming and very exciting. Our decision was made quickly and the move within a blink of an eye, but I can’t complain—we have arrived in a thriving city that is full of the kind of energy that I crave. While we have left so many wonderful loved ones back in our hometown of Los Angeles, we couldn’t have asked for such a supportive group of friends up here. They have taken amazing care of us.
Thanks to so many loyal and fabulous fans in LA, I plan to have lilikoi be based in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Why not keep the love in LA and spread some up here? So, let the studio hunt begin!
Here we go again!
Posted on January 4th, 2012
While 2011 was plenty good to us—I couldn’t be more thrilled for 2012. There are so many changes ahead I can hardly contain myself and can’t wait to share them with you, however, I’d like to take this time to thank YOU. Yes, you.
I have so much love and support from family and friends and receive so much praise from all our clients—without YOU, I wouldn’t be able to do what I love. Without your appreciation for our creativity, craftsmanship and hard work we put into our handmade products, without the appreciation of letterpress that we all share—we wouldn’t be able to keep such a special, original art alive. I am grateful for all your comments/feedback/praise and each one of you who has spread the word and the love. Thank you, thank you!
Posted on December 20th, 2011
I found a reason
Posted on December 13th, 2011
To my loving and devoted husband, who I long for more and more as each day passes… this Christmas will be 8 years of adventure, love, happiness and feeling incredibly lucky. I’m listening to hours worth of Cat Power today and thinking of you.
I Found a Reason (Velvet Underground, covered by Cat Power)
Oh I do believe
In all the things you see
What comes is better than what came before
And you’d better come come, come come to me
Better come come, come come to me
Better run, run run, run run to me
Oh I do believe
In all the things you see
What comes is better than what came before
I just had to…
Posted on December 7th, 2011
I LOVE this video.
ELVINO Wine Shop • Tasting Bar
Posted on December 3rd, 2011
If you’re looking for a special bottle for the holidays, you’ll find it at ELVINO on Abbot Kinney. Each bottle is thoughtfully selected by Bart, owner of ELVINO. They carry everything from bubbly to fine chocolates which would be my pick if I were bringing a hostess gift to a holiday party. I would also add a note around the neck of the bottle to the host, thanking them for their generosity of yumminess and good times.
Gift Guides, Holiday Parties and Thank You Notes
Posted on December 1st, 2011
I’m getting in the spirit of the holidays and on the hunt for great gifts.
Here are some fantastic resources to spark some ideas for gift giving:
gifts under $30
Throwing a holiday party?
I love these
Get Festive with Daily Candy
Don’t forget about what you’re going to wear to all of your holiday gatherings… if you’re in Los Angeles (lucky you), don’t miss these sample sales!
I’m sure you will be receiving a gift or two as well, so don’t forget to write a thank you note. Here are some tips on how to best express your gratitude.
Posted on November 29th, 2011
… On The Party Goddess!
Posted on November 23rd, 2011
2011 has been a year full of gratitude and love, as well as many unforeseen challenges; it’s been about realizing little things play a significant role in our daily lives and add up to something so powerful and chances are, life changing. It has definitely been the kind of year where I have been in many situations (more than usual) that I have to be ready for anything—good, bad, temporary, permanent. News with an explanation and the most disheartening news usually without an explanation. I understand this is what life throws at us; at times it seems best for these life alterations to be unexpected. If we knew they were coming, I think in the end, we would be more likely to make irrational decisions or more likely to hit rock bottom. It’s a true test of our character in many ways.
With this said, I am grateful for the courage, unconditional love, yearning for wellness, beauty within and honesty of my family and friends. I am also incredibly blessed with the most amazing husband who encourages me every day to be a loving, happy and thoughtful person.
It has been a two year journey of pain, patience and healing as a result of my surgeries. I wouldn’t be here, or in the state of health I am without the encouragement and support of my loved ones. I’ve recently embraced the practice of yoga once again and (since it’s been two years) it has found its way back into my heart and is just as familiar as I can remember. I realize things could be a lot worse, but they could have been a lot better. Either way, this is how far I’ve come and I am proud to have overcome the three unfortunate circumstances I faced. I wish for my body to continue to heal and to be grateful for every activity I can do once again—like getting in and out of a car, or walking up and down stairs.
Exploration: Wedding Day Hair
Posted on November 9th, 2011
double take xoxo
Posted on November 8th, 2011
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, so grown up. Picture from Vogue.
art can be ugly at first but it becomes beautiful later
Posted on October 31st, 2011
Attention all Food Lovers
Posted on October 24th, 2011
The Guide is here! We are thrilled to see our feature editorial as well as our ad in the current issue of Los Angeles Magazine! It’s fantastic timing for The Food Event which was held yesterday. We hope to gain some positive feedback, meet new people and add some new clients to our list.
The Year in Food
Posted on October 12th, 2011
This blog has me so inspired and searching through for some new recipes. It’s so appropriate for the change in season, isn’t it?
I couldn’t have said it any better
Posted on October 5th, 2011
I recently came across 2 blogs which I love and have to share with you all. They encompass 2 of my passions—ok, 3… Food, Art and LOS ANGELES. Check them out here:
You’ll have to sit down for this…
Posted on October 4th, 2011
Dwell Studio—now selling FURNITURE!
I recently met Christiane Lemieux, founder of Dwell Studio when I attended the book signing for UNDECORATE at Weego Home in Santa Monica. I planned to purchase the book as a gift for Jeff, however… I think it was a gift for myself. I haven’t been able to put it down.
(Chair: Mallory from Dwell Studio Furniture Collection)
Color, via Design*Sponge
Posted on October 3rd, 2011
I recently went to Philadelphia to visit our dear friends, John and Tori. I stayed in their new home, cuddled with their sweet dog Cody and explored a bit of the city. I’m so happy for them—they are settling nicely in their home, which they purchased about a year and a half ago. They are patiently and thoughtfully putting their personal touches into it and making it oh so cozy and beautiful. While I was there, I spotted the newly released Design*Sponge Book at the most beautiful Anthropologie store I had ever laid my eyes on. Here it is…
I purchased it for John and Tori, in hopes it can bring them some inspiration and help support their ideas of working on their house as a hobby and something to enjoy, rather than being overwhelmed and it seeming like a burden. Working on a home can be a huge undertaking, but they seem to have the right idea in making in their own, adding value to it and enjoying the time spent together.
Here’s an image I fell in love with today, via designsponge.com