miscellaneous adventures

Here’s something you may not know about me: I’m obsessed with tiny spoons and have quiet the collection. So when Kelly from Design Crush sent over a link to Miscellaneous Adventures I may have squealed. So many spoons! So many outdoorsy vibes! So much wood! Kelly is a good friend, indeed.

miscellaneous adventuresMiscellaneous Adventures was created by illustrator and craftsman Andrew Groves and serves as a place for design to meet traditional craft and outdoor skills (aka my personal heaven). You know what else is awesome about them? They believe in FUN. So, not only do they sell stuff, but they also host incredible workshops to learn skills like woodcarving and wild camping in the woods. I don’t know about you, but I’m all for anything that gets me outdoors more and more.

miscellaneous adventures miscellaneous adventures miscellaneous adventuresp.s. there’s a slingshot!

images via Miscellaneous Adventures

wooden jewelry from BOUND + a giveaway

I’ve been really into statement jewelry lately, so when a friend intro-ed me to BOUND I nearly lost my damn mind. Made of maple and gold-plated chains, these necklaces are geometric, modern, and so perfectly casual. Actually, in a word, I feel like this jewelry from BOUND is badass. Emma, the designer behind BOUND, has a background in furniture design and sculpture and it really, really shows.

wooden jewelry from BOUND + a giveawayIt’s easy to enter: like both BOUND and Jojotastic on Instagram. Then leave a comment here saying you did so (please note: comments left elsewhere won’t count, so please be sure to leave your comment below!). One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday October 7 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US + Canada residents only. Winner will receive one Vertex necklace valued up to $75. Good luck!

wooden jewelry from BOUND + a giveaway wooden jewelry from BOUND + a giveaway

Seriously, how amazing these these pieces? I love how they pair so well with a basic tee for an updated everyday look. Or layer it over a super-patterned vintage dress to give an edgy, modern touch.

wooden jewelry from BOUND + a giveawayphotography by Laura Page Photography

Disclosure: I received product to review for this post. All opinions are my own, and I would never endorse something I didn’t completely love. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Jojotastic going.

let interiors inspire your outfit

What if a room was used to inspire an outfit? The first time I saw this photo by Brittany Ambridge, I was completely inspired. I just love the warmth, the touches of ebony wood, even the wobbly, bohemian geometrics. I was especially inspired by color palette within this room. The neutrals range from stark white to warm ivory to natural beige, and yet they all go really, really well together. I’d even say that the range of neutrals gives this room a cozy, casual feeling. Then there are the pop colors: terra cotta, hot pink, navy, and black. Do not forget the black! If I had to identify one key element within this room, it’s the use of rich, deep black in a restrained, but powerful way.

let interiors inspire your outfitSeriously, this room has so much inspiration for your outfits. From a tangerine-colored car coat to hot pink nails, think of all the possibilities!

let interiors inspire your outfitIf I learned anything from this post, I think it’s the importance of a boldly hued coat for fall. Even if you’re in head-to-toe black or rocking a basic tee and jeans, a pop of tangerine or goldenrod is a really great way to fight off the fall doldrums.

Shop the post:

jose aroda

I’ll keep it short and sweet: I want it to be the weekend… desperately. I’m currently in the throes of taking Alt for Everyone and learning a ton. It’s so amazing because I’m doing it from the comfort of my home office and brushing up on all my skills to make this blog a way better place. On a personal note, I’m so happy with how this blog has evolved and all the exciting, new things coming in a few months. Be sure to stay tuned!

This week on Anthology, be sure to check out: José Aroda, Elizabeth Mayville, and French Press by Yield Design Co.elizabeth mayville gorgeous french press by yield design coThen here on Jojotastic…

Happy weekend!

all pink everything

It actually rained here in San Francisco, something that hasn’t happened in the entirely 8 months since I moved here. Ordinarily, the city is brightly hued and massively vibrant, but as I was walking Noodle this morning, I realized how the rain had affected the cityscape. In the absence of color, I realized just how much a part of my life it’s become. Here are a few finds from Pinterest to help me get my groove back this morning.

collage artI often forget about collage art, not sure why, but this pin from Sidney Ann Field is textural and gorgeous.

raw indigoRaw indigo is one of my favorite hues of all time. This pin from Simone LeBlanc speaks to me.

Marc Johns, aside from being an amazing artist, is one of my favorite people to follow on Pinterest. Pins like this (titled Dependable Chaps by artist Kelly Puissegur) are priceless.

dependable chaps.the selfie pillowI’m on the fence about selfies these days, but this selfie pillow pin from Sara Roberts is pure genius.

top image via Tiny Atlas

suggestions please: Amsterdam!

It’s (almost) that time again… time for me to get on a jet plane and go on an awesome vacation. This time I’m headed to Amsterdam! We leave October 23, so we’ve got about a month to prepare. My partner in crime and I are headed there thanks to frequent flyer miles and my desperate need for tall men and unpasteurized cheese. Probably not together, but maybe.

Anyways… we’ll be staying at this Airbnb with a canal view and this adorable attic studio Airbnb. Each place is super charming and I can’t wait to explore and take in the sights. That being said, we would LOVE some suggestions about where to go, what to eat, what to see. So lemme have ‘em: what must we absolutely do while visiting Amsterdam?

suggestions please: Amsterdam! suggestions please: Amsterdam!In the meantime I’ll be brushing up on How to Bike like an Amsterdammer… or at least finally learn how to ride a bike.

images via Condé Nast Traveler, this Airbnb, and this Airbnb

portrait of a cocktail // negroni

The Negroni is that perfect end-of-summer cocktail. It was created at Bar Casoni in Florence in the 1920’s when Count Camillo Negroni ordered an Amicano with a kick! For my last hurrah this summer season I spent a weekend at a lake house in the Pacific Northwest with some of my dearest girlfriends. Just like the Italians do at Lake Como, we sipped our Negronis as we watched the sun set on another beautiful summer day.

What really gives a Negroni flavor is Campari. This Italian appertivo is bitter, and after every sip it leaves you wanting just a little bit more. However, this bitterness can be an acquired taste, and it may take some getting used to. If you’re a coffee or beer drinker, you’ll probably be ok, but if not, I’ll recommend a sweeter variation too so you can ease into the Italian appertivo lifestyle.

portrait of a cocktail // negroniIngredients:

  • 1 shot gin
  • 1 shot Campari
  • 1 shot rose vermouth
  • Prosecco
  • orange slices

portrait of a cocktail // negroni

Fill a lowball glass with ice and add gin, Campari and rose vermouth. Stir. Top with Prosecco, and gently give it one more little stir. Add an orange slice.

portrait of a cocktail // negroni

A little sweeter… Before adding ice, squeeze about a tablespoon of orange juice in the bottom of the glass. Add about a teaspoon of sugar and an extra orange slice. Muddle together, be sure to get some of the oils out of the orange peel. Then follow the directions above. This did the trick for some of my novice Campari drinkers over the weekend.

portrait of a cocktail // negroni

Cin Cin!


PS – More cocktails here!

Photography by Eva Burns for Jojotastic

next page >