04.07.14

COLORFEST / 69

This airy mint shade brings to mind a leisurely stroll in the sun, and your first ice cream of the season. Dreaming of a warm Spring day where anything seems possible. Happy Monday! –stephanie

shop these items: 1. woven sunhat by missoni, 2. mint shorts from zara, 3. palm drops from baublebar, 4. garden tools from anthropologie, 5. flip side clutch form ban.do, 6. lucia soy candle, 7. zara ballerina flats – inspiration tropical sweatshirt by zoe karssen.
(want to see more colorfest posts? they’re all here!)
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04.04.14

BLOGSHOP NEW YORK

we held blogshop in the green building over in brooklyn. our decor and florals were put together by tinsel & twine. i mean, how ridiculously cool is that photo backdrop??? this time around, chalkboard magazine came to interview us about the class and julia took some photos for the article.

if you’d like to join one of our upcoming blogshop classes…

san francisco in person (3 spots) |  april online class (april 26 & 27) | atlanta in person (may) | los angeles in person (june) | portland in person (august) | seattle in person (august) 

sources for the goodie bags…

pretty wild fern clutch made by kertis. (jealous of who won this!)

& color treasure baskets from baba souk. perfect for jewelry or desk supplies.

we switched up our usual goodie bags and used these black and white totes from pencil me in.

projecteo provided mini projectors and credit to make your own wheels from your instagram photos. such a cute little gift to give someone!

we got these cards and some colorful wrapping cloths from frances lab.

and i still can’t get over that geometric paper creation tinsel & twine put together!

mini gold planters made by concrete geometric. LOVE THESE.

tea towels from little korboose are a staple in my home. so soft and such good designs.

tons of student notes were taken in these patterned notebooks by dozi.

wonderful organic soaps from caru skincare co. who doesn’t like to have nice soap??

we always match our decor colors with the water bottles we gift from bkr.

snug studio sent over these cool graphic calendars.

pressed juicery sent over a bunch of delicious fresh juices for our break time.

we had saucy by nature cater our lunches. i really appreciated all the effort they put in on their setups.

one instagram winner won this green square print from gretel home.

i seriously love this class photo! so cute.

join one of our upcoming blogshop classes:

san francisco in person (3 spots) |  april online class (april 26 & 27) | atlanta in person (may) | los angeles in person (june) | portland in person (august) | seattle in person (august) 

*** do you want to be an intern in one of the cities listed above? apply here!

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04.03.14

SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP ANNOUNCED

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hey everyone! we held two social media workshops in our studio last weekend, and i was really happy with how they turned out. everyone had awesome questions and it really felt like we were all involved in a big conversation to help each other’s businesses. in this two hour workshop you will learn how to use pinterest, instagram, twitter and facebook for your blog or brand. i put together a ton of visual examples, stats and did a presentation on how i shoot and edit for instagram.

the next round of classes was announced yesterday to the mailing list and the new dates are half filled. go grab your spot right here. (there’s still a couple spots in the mixology workshops too!)

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the perfect combination: delicious treats from donut snob (you have to try them, seriously) and a caffeine fix from handsome coffee roasters while everyone chatted before and after the workshop. hope to see you at the next session! -bri

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(photos by designlovefest & bottom photo by justine dorsey)

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04.03.14

DRESS YOUR TECH / 43

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beci orpin is a designer-illustrator based in melbourne, australia. she has been working freelance for over 10 years. beci regularly exhibits her artwork and is also about to open up a housewares shop in may. today she’s sharing a few of her pattern designs for your desktop… 

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take your pick from 5 designs!

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CLICK THROUGH TO DOWNLOAD ALL OF THE PATTERN WALLPAPERS…

(more…)

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04.02.14

THE ART OF CHEESE

cheese is really the best thing to keep in the fridge for impromptu afternoon guests. it’s easy to mix with things you already have around your house and turn into appetizers or a meal. leslie is going to show us two simple recipes using cheese, that can be easily recreated in your own kitchen. personally, i love anything with a brie and prosciutto combo. check out more cheese recipes over here!

Open Faced Sandwich with Brie, Prosciutto, Caramelized Onion, & Arugula
yield: 2 servings 

ingredients:

• 8oz. Brie round Président® Cheese, baked
• 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
• 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
• 1/2 loaf artisan bread
• 6 slices prosciutto
• 1 cup arugula
• 4 leaves fresh basil, optional
• Salt & Pepper, to taste

how to make it:

• Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and place Brie in center of pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Let it rest for a couple  minutes before cutting. Cut into thick slices.

• Thinly slice onion. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, cook 4-5 minutes (or until just tender) with brown sugar.

• Slice bread into thick slices. Layer on prosciutto, caramelized onion, arugula, basil (optional), and baked Brie slices. Salt and Pepper to taste.

and, how cute are these stuffed cherry tomatoes?

Cheese Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
yield: 24-30 pieces

ingredients: 

• 30 cherry tomatoes
• 1 container 5.2oz Président® Gourmet Cheese Herbs de Provence
• Sprigs of fresh Thyme, Oregano, Savory, Rosemary; optional as garnish
• 30 pieces hard salami, thick sliced (optional)

how to make it:

• Slice tops off of tomatoes. Scoop out the inside using a very small spoon. Stuff the cheese into tomatoes. Serve with a slice of salami and a dusting of fresh herbs (optional).

If you’d like to enter to win $50 worth of your own Président cheese, visit the brand’s new website, ArtOfCheese.com.

(recipe + photos by leslie grow for designlovefest– want more food posts? go here! this post was sponsored by President Cheese, all opinions are my own)

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