Studio tour: Paloma’s Nest

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I’ve been a big fan of Caroline’s ever since Paloma’s Nest came on the scene…her personalized bowls are my go-to for bridal and shower gifts, so I was thrilled she agreed to show us around her studio!  Thanks Caroline!

Name: Caroline Colom Vasquez
Location: Austin Texas
Company: Paloma’s Nest
What is your aesthetic? Pure, nostalgic, and traditional -in a non-traditional way.
How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? Lots of windows and stained glass allow for plenty of sunshine. Vintage and antique pieces are repurposed and adapted for daily, modern use. Calming color palette gives a sense of controlled, peaceful chaos.
Favorite part of your studio? The shipping room, where all of the finished work is gathered to receive the finishing touches, and to be  wrapped in brown paper boxes and tied up with string….these really are a few of my favorite things!
Where do you go for inspiration? To sleep. My best ideas come to me before dozing off for the night.
What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? My collection of vintage stamps. I even have some stored in a safe-deposit box.
Is there anything you’d upgrade to? I’d love to move the business into a charming Victorian house with plenty of room for everything- our production studio, shipping department, and an office of my very own. A grandiose dining room table for company lunches and meetings would be terrific, too.  Someday.

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[images from Paloma’s Nest]

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Survey winner + I Love You

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Thanks so much to everyone that took time out to fill out the annual survey….the winner of tons of goodies + the Wedding Chic book by Colin Cowie is sms1024!

The photo above is from I Love You Cards…you can mail away for a stack of cards yourself and hand them out to friends, family, strangers, anyone!  I just found my stack and plan on passing them out this weekend!  And SPEAKING of weekend, I’m taking the rest of today and Monday off for a little Labor Day leisure, so I’ll see you back here on Tuesday.  Have a great weekend!

[image from I Love You Cards]

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A Alicia

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Brittni over at Paper+Stitch sent me the lovely work of A Alicia, and I’m so happy she did!  These handmade corsages would make great gifts, or as Brittni suggested, used to decorate your bouquet!  I just love cascading flowers, don’t you?

The survey is staying up an extra day, so winner will be announced tomorrow!

[images from A Alicia]

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Whiskey Stones

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These little rocks may not look like much, but if your fiance is a whiskey drinker, he’ll be sure to thank you!  Found in Vermont, these little soapstones just need a quick pop in the freezer, then throw them into your favorite drink to chill without getting diluted!  I think they’d be great gifts for groomsmen, or really any guy in your life.

ps. Thanks so much to everyone who has filled out the survey!  Your feedback is very helpful to me…if you haven’t had a chance, please check it out and leave your email for a chance to win a special package filled with lots of goodies!  Last day is tomorrow.

[images from Teroforma]

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Studio tour: Paper+Cup

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I’ve had the pleasure of hanging out at Minhee’s studio, and its one of the most fun I’ve ever seen!  Adorable products and treasures at every turn!

And be sure to check out the Deals + Events page…lots of good stuff coming up!

Name: Minhee Cho

Location: New York City

Company: Paper+Cup Design

What is your aesthetic?: Simple + Modern designs with a vintage twist

How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? We mixed vintage furniture with modern ones

Favorite part of your studio?: Our wall unit, we have a tiny space and it’s perfect to store all our paper work as well as have space for displaying our work.

Where do you go for inspiration?: Visiting flea markets, watching old movies and taking walks around the city with Tru

What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without?: My computer and my craft tools like the xacto, ruler and cutting mat

Is there anything you’d upgrade to?: We have access to a small roof deck right outside one of our windows, I would love to fix it up so we can hang out or do some of our meetings out there.

Anything else we should know?: I’m a big pack rat and Tru is super organized, neat and tidy. I try to be that way but find it stifles my creativity! So he lives with all the scraps of paper and found objects all over the office that I consider my little treasures.

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