We’ve been back from our honeymoon for almost a month now, and I feel absolutely horrible for not sharing any photos on the blog yet! The truth is: I’ve been focusing on a lot of personal projects (Rowan Made & Be Free, Lance included) as of late, which is why things have been slower over here. And since I still don’t have our vacation photos downloaded (I KNOW, what??) from my camera, I thought I’d do a quick instagram roundup of some of our favorite moments …
It’s been ages since I last designed a free wallpaper to share with you all. Woops!! This summer proved to be insanely busy, followed by a busy fall season for work. Earlier this week, I took about an hour to develop this pattern and simply had fun playing with colors + shapes. Sometimes that’s the best medicine for a gloomy morning or slow start. ;) Feel free to download the HQ file below and crop + use wherever you’d like as it should fit any device nicely! Enjoy friends.
life as of late has gone a little something like this
ONE After a busy few weeks of traveling (more on that soon), it was good to finally have plenty of time at home. I had lunch with my friend Athena a few weeks ago at The Cooper Hen, one of my new favorites. ;) I indulged on macaroni and cheese (#sorrynotsorry) and enjoyed every second of it. PS. They also have amazing chicken pot pie. I’m a connoisseur of sorts. Go there now if you can!!
TWO Since it’s fall and all, Michael made his first veggie chili of the season!! The awesome thing is that it’s never the same chili twice. He likes to experiment and come up with new “master” concoctions … this version had a touch of cinnamon and a medley of beans, veggies, etc. We like to top ours off with greek yogurt (healthier sub for sour cream) and really really good cheddar cheese from our local co-op.
THREE Last week was seriously killer on the mail front. First, I received a few orders from Everlane (trench + sweater) that I’ve been coveting! Then came this pillow from The Citizenry (pictured above) that I mentioned last week on a wantlist post. It is one of the softest + most beautiful pillows I’ve ever owned. I keep moving it around the house trying to find the perfect spot for it to live. ;)
As promised, here is another little sneak peek into some current work going on behind the scenes at Rowan Made! This moodboard is for a clothing boutique in Portland that is getting ready to redo everything. From branding, build-out, interior updates, and everything in between. You name it, their gearing up for it – and I’m so excited to help on that journey. They have a “Best Friend Philosophy” in their shop, which basically means that you will be taken care of while there. By pairing their welcoming atmosphere with a chic + clean brand, we’ll create a balance for their exact needs. A brand that shows strength, knowledge, and friendliness all in one. We’re pretty early on in the process (initial logo comps) still, but I already can’t wait to build this one out, since there are so many moving parts.
I realized that it’s been awhile since I last shared some in progress work with you all. Woops. With the wedding + honeymoon taking up so much time this summer, things got a little slow around the studio. But! There are so many fun projects in the works right now that I’m very excited to share as they head towards completion. Here is one of them. The above shots are from a current client (moodboard here) who is in the beginning stages of creating a jewelry business. We wanted something that felt light and modern, yet very coastal, all of which are being achieved by thin line strokes and color. More on this one shortly (we’re almost done!) and another sneak peek at something different later this week.