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I took some new photos in the bedroom today, I love the white winter light in the morning!
Are you dreaming of Spring? this winter is not over yet, we have at least two months more of very cold weather here in Vermont, but I am already planning the vegetable garden and even started ordering some seeds! In the shop however it is the beginning of Spring and some new designs from the Spring 2014 collection are in and listed under the NEW Section
I hope you like what you see! I would love to hear from you!
Yes! it's a love story! since we moved in two weeks ago I've been so inspired and totally in love with our new studio! it was not an easy decision, after working from home...i.e a corner in our dining room for the last 7 years I have grown so used to the easiness of it all, but in reality the business outgrew the little corner and now with all three kids in and out of college Ronen and I felt we need to start our chapter three. We found a wonderful space in Burlington, just 10 minutes away by car called The Karma Birdhouse a studio and office complex in a beautiful old industrial building with the perfect Maglianero Cafe on the ground floor and a great collection of communal lounge spaces including a fully equipped kitchen a gallery and a conference room with a killer view of the lake when works gets overwhelming and we need a break. The studio itself is not very big but so much more spacious then what we had at home, everything has its place and it's so easy to navigate including a special corner to take photos with a low white table and tons of beautiful white light , the windows are enormous, the ceilings are 15ft high! and I love the big brick wall! so here is a little photo tour:
The building, cafe and communal lounge spaces
this is what you see when you walk into our studio, A little art collection on the brick wall that is a mix of some of my favorites: starting on the left: the "Supercali" poster is from Etsy by Edubarba, the black and white Vu De L'exterieur print is by Field Guided, the colorful abstract print called He and I is from Etsy by Brittany Bass, the big pink For Like Ever poster is from Super- Rural , to the right of the poster: the top is a beautiful landscape print from my sister's Etsy shop Flora Art Print Shop, beneath it is a black and white photo of Vermont Trees by our dear friend and photographer Jan cannon, on the floor, a giant heart by Rifle Paper co and a New York poster that is actually gift wrapping paper I purchased at Paper Source and framed... the chairs are Ikea, the bright yellow table lamps are West Elm and the rug is an old Kilim that's been in my family since I was a little girl.
To the right is Ronen's desk, to the left is mine
The impressive Stendig Wall Calendar
I got the Chinese Doll in Chinatown San Fransisco, some of my fabric collection, Ronen's corner, with two prints by Edubarba
Sketches of the new Spring Collection on my mood board, bottom right a custom sign I commissioned from Susan Ball's shop
I hope you enjoyed this little tour! come and visit the shop, there are so many NEW things!
Last year I was approached by the lovely Torie Jayne who was writing a fantastic book about how to sell online, The book called How To Show and Sell your Crafts just came out this week in the USA , I am so excited to be featured in it! It's full of wonderful tips and ideas, great photos, tutorials and more then anything great advise! be sure to check it out!
Since we moved to a new studio last week the dining room was in great need of TLC, my studio used to occupy the back of the room and I couldn't wait to empty it out! here is the reveal!
To be fair the BEFORE photo was taken on the day of the move, it normally was much tidier but still very cluttered for lack of space...
I love the way it turned out! The new table is the Norden table from Ikea, it's big and can seat 12 people comfortably, we entertain a lot and with 3 kids plus friends we often need the space, I love the clean modern lines and the Scandinavian look. The two new lamps over the table and the red chair are also Ikea.
The Orange Strand Necklace with a big Faceted Amazonite Rock
The Pink Double Strand Necklace with a vintage glass charm and leather cord
The vintage Bead Necklace in aqua with natural leather cord and a bright red charm, this necklace is available in many lengths!
The Black Bead Necklace with a Turquoise colored Teardrop Stone
The Gold Flower Asymmetrical Necklace with black beads and a Matt Gold Chain
And finally two new Valentine's Day Necklaces!
A long Buttery soft leather necklace with a golden brass heart locket in red, whisky and dark chocolate brown
This year we traveled to Israel on our family vacation, it's been 8 years since we moved to Vermont from Tel Aviv and this year was the first time we all went back together, we had a wonderful time on so many levels! spending time together with our families and friends, enjoying the perfect 60-73F weather the whole two weeks! visiting the beautiful Tel Aviv Museum of Art, hosting dear friends from VT that spend a week with us and enjoying each others company with no distractions. Bliss!
We just got back last night, if you are waiting for your order they will ALL go out this week!
Checkout the new Valentine's Day Necklace in the shop, available in little girls sizes too and here is special Valentine's Day 15% Discount coupon for my blog and Facebook readers, good until Feb.14th.
use coupon code facebook15 at checkout in the woman's shop only.