Showing posts with label design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label design. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

light fixture install / coffee and tea collective


Philip and I recently designed some light fixtures for a new coffee shop that opened here in San Diego called Coffee and Tea Collective. These are some photos from when we were installing them. Actually, I didn't do much. I was mostly there for moral support. ;)

The wood for the chandeliers was from some old pianos. These pianos were salvaged from a shop just a couple doors down. As painful as it was to destroy such beautiful instruments, they were on their way to the dump to rot. The wood was beautiful. Philip even used some pieces that still have the hinges on them. We took the ivory tops off the piano keys to incorporate into it as well.

My cousin Brett was nice enough to come down that afternoon and help Philip with the electrical stuff. Shaun was also there (He's the one with the fancy camera.) We've been working with him on a special project and it has been so much fun. I'm glad that he got to be there.

Coffee and Tea Collective's soft opening was the next day. It is such a gorgeous shop and their coffee is amazing! I'm so glad that they allowed us to design these fixtres for them. If you get a chance, stop by their shop to say hello (you'll be greeted by the friendliest people you've ever met) and to enjoy an incredible cup of coffee.

2911 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, Ca 92104

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

all in the details // christmas sneak peek

All of our Christmas decor is almost up. There are a lot of crates, twinkly lights, lavender, and fake snow. I'm excited to share it with you all, but I need to finish setting it up first. If you follow me on Instagram (thedaintywoods), you can see more pictures.

Random side note: Rue Magazine's Holiday issue came out today. There's a tour of Bri Emery's loft and an adorable video of their photo shoot. Grab a cup of coffee, curl up with a blanket, and get inspired.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

under construction.

Please excuse any random links that don't work or things that may go missing in the next few days. My blog is getting a little makeover, and it's going to be a not-so-quick process. I'm doing it all myself (let's remember that I have absolutely no background in graphic design, coding, etc.) This is a learn as I go sort of experience mixed with the fact that I am a perfectionist and want it exactly how it is in my head.

This picture is my inspiration for the design concept. Look familiar? That's because you've seen it before in this post.

photo source.
graphics added by yours truly.

You may have noticed the new banner and navigation bar at the top. What do you think so far? I'm happy with how it's turning out, but want to know your thoughts.

Friday, December 10, 2010


So, remember TALLWORKS? OF course you do, I told you all about it here. Well, they were on notcot this morning! How sweet?! In case you don't know about notcot, you should visit. There's always something interesting to discover. I liked the bend desk from yesterday.

Congrats to Danielle and her team for well...being so awesome :) Their first project is done and they're working on a new one. (One project every month) You should go here and vote for which design you like best.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


I'm so excited to have a guest here on Walk With Me, Darling. I am so proud of my friend, Danielle. She is creative, ambitious, and an incredible designer. Her new business, TALLWORKS, is proof of that.

Danielle wanted to have a studio that designs "for a purpose. By working with clients based on their needs and budget, TALLWORKS has the ability to give clients the quality and attention they deserve without the hassle of expanding their company or worrying about large corporate invoices."

So, she came up with the project "12". TALLWORKScollective will be focusing on one project every month that fits into their current theme. Their theme for this year is "justice". Right now they are teamed up with SAG (no, not the screen actors guild.. Students Against Genocide). SAG has been selling tshirts to raise support and awareness for whats going on in Duran.

Danielle's studio is designing their new tshirt that will be sold to raise money for Burma related organizations. How sweet is that?! :)

She was kind enough to share her vision behind TALLWORKSwith us.

You can like what you do, or you can LOVE what you do. There should always be a passion that drives you and helps you thrive. For me it was about using my ability to design to help impact the world to see something new. I never wanted to be the designer that was a sell-out, took the easy route or was satisfied with just throwing something together. It was all about breaking down the concept and making it flourish. I hit a point in my career where I wanted something more. I didn't want to get stuck branding AMP Energy logos on bikini tops for the rest of my life; I wanted to start creating designs that made a difference. I wanted to start creating work that influenced people to look at the world in a positive way. While keeping things afloat financially is important, I wanted to see if there was a way to do that while doing something I loved and I knew people could benefit from.

I decided to start TALLWORKS for two reasons: to pick and choose the projects I work on and to contribute to organizations and causes that needed creative services. Like I said, it's important to stay financially afloat, but I felt like TALLWORKS was the opportunity to work specifically with clients that had as much passion for their brand/product/idea as I did for design. These were the kinds of clients that I wanted to work with. I wanted to be able to create work that was original and tailored specifically for each client/cause. Then a thought kicked in... "If I'm already designing work that I love and am getting paid for, why not offer my design services to groups that need professional creative to help promote their cause but don't have the funds to create it?" So project "12" was born.

Since then it's been kind of a whirl wind of connecting with old clients, pitching to new ones and alerting organizations of my design services. My life is now design 24/7. But, as tiring as this sounds, I can honestly say that I love what I'm doing and I can't wait to see where TALLWORKS takes me. It's just the beginning.

If you're interested in Danielle's services or know of an organization that could use some good design, check her out, TALLWORKS has a lot to offer.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

we're back.

So many exciting things going on around here this week. It's just that were out of town and without Internet. Now I get to share them with you :)

I was so giddy tonight when I was visiting 100 layer cake and happened to spot one of my ring bearer book stacks!! Remember Kristen and Ben? Well, their GORGEOUS wedding was posted today. You should definitely check out the post. There's a lot of beautiful pictures. They did everything themselves, the location is just breath taking, and everyone looked fantastic!

Also, we wanted to say a huge thank you to Rebecca for posting about Philip's shop. She bought a lamp after one of her sweet readers sent her the link. The name of the book was Archer in Hollywood. Her sons name is Archer and they live up in LA, so it was a perfect fit :)

Speaking of lamps, Philip has some new pieces in the shop. There were more but they've been selling within hours of him listing them!

And lastly, one of my boutonierres was featured on Emmaline Bride this week. They did a woodland inspiration post and I got to be apart of it. Emma was sweet enough to invite me to be a featured artist for their site. They just recently had a make over and it looks great! Check them out for great wedding ideas!

We're adjusting to having to get back to our daily routine. Part of that for me is being consistent with the blog, which I'm slowly getting better at. Check back this week for shop updates and other exciting things. Good night.