Rebecca Atwood fabric by the yard

Oh, Rebecca Atwood… such a talent. Recently, this textile design powerhouse launched fabric by the yard. Available on her own site and Studio Four NYC, these textiles perfect for upholstery, curtains, even creating your own tablelinens. The line is hand-printed in Rhode Island at a family-owned and operated mill that’s been open since 1937 — how cool is that? I also love how the prints seem to mix and match so well together. With all these amazing prints, it’s hard to pick a favorite.

Rebecca Atwood fabric by the yard Rebecca Atwood fabric by the yard Rebecca Atwood fabric by the yardDon’t you just love this glimpse into Rebecca’s studio? You can really feel how dynamic her working process is.

Rebecca Atwood fabric by the yardphotography by Emily Johnston

wrapped porcelain necklace

It’s always so important for me to keep my eyes constantly open, always searching for new ways to be inspired. Especially when I’m working on big projects like what I’m shooting this week. I feel like basking in the warm glow of beautiful, well, stuff makes me better at doing what I love. Here’s some of what’s inspiring me this week.

I’m loving oversized necklaces in unexpected materials these days, like this wrapped porcelain necklace by Pigeon Toe Ceramics. I’m also just a tad bit glad they are venturing into the world of wearables.

fancy chicken plates!I am kind of obsessed with fancy chickens (remember these ornaments I designed?), so I basically audibly gasped when I found these Holly Frean plates on Anthropologie. I can’t really explain what it is that I love so much about fancy chickens… maybe it’s the personality, maybe it’s the fact that they just get to live life always being fancy. I don’t know. I just really, really want these dessert plates.

striped soapsI’m also one of those people who seems to hoard soaps… especially when they come in great packaging. These Wary Meyers soaps require no packaging, however. The color combinations are that good.

desk accessories Always on the lookout for more and more ways to stay organized, this brass set from Poketo is spot on. I love the bold geometric shapes, the metallic finish, everything. And how great is the styling of this shot??

a bohemian Venice Beach cottage #BelongAnywhere

Last month, my good friend Vivien and I went to Venice Beach to celebrate the Fourth and to get away from the cold “summer” of San Francisco. To get the full experience of the neighborhood, we decided to stay in an Airbnb rental. To be more specific, we stayed in the most adorable, charming cottage ever. While planning the trip, we knew that we wanted our experience to feel much more authentic, almost like we were stepping into what living in Venice is truly like. My preference is usually to book a spot using Airbnb, mostly because I feel like it’s a great way to experience your destination, but from the eyes of a local. Believe me when I say the livin’ is good.

a bohemian Venice Beach cottage #BelongAnywherea bohemian Venice Beach cottage #BelongAnywhereThe details of the house were really quite astounding. From leather armchairs with bronze studs to vintage found rugs and textiles, the decor of this cottage really spoke to my inner bohemian. The vibe was totally relaxed and casual, perfect for unwinding and enjoying a bit of vacation. Oh, and the best part? Noodle got to come with me! Mostly out of curiosity, when booking I messaged the host and inquired if dogs were welcome — turns out they are! I have to say, it was absolutely fantastic having with my tiny guy around while also being on vacation. Kind of like the best of both worlds.

a bohemian Venice Beach cottage #BelongAnywherea bohemian Venice Beach cottage #BelongAnywherea bohemian Venice Beach cottage #BelongAnywhereThe patio space was truly my favorite though. Nestled under a massive bougainvillea tree, I could have lounged for hours (and I did). It was the perfect place to unwind, enjoy some snacks, and read. Then at night, it became this super sultry lounge spot. I loved it.

a bohemian Venice Beach cottage #BelongAnywherea bohemian Venice Beach cottage #BelongAnywhereThe food scene in Venice Beach (and the surrounding beach towns) was pretty spot on. We quickly found our favorite though and kept going back for more! If you find yourself in the neighborhood, definitely be sure to check out Abigaile.

a bohemian Venice Beach cottage #BelongAnywhere

Also, all month long I’ll be pinning along with Airbnb on my #BelongAnywhere board — head over to Pinterest and follow along!

a bohemian Venice Beach cottage #BelongAnywhereDisclosure: This post is sponsored by Airbnb. 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.

photography by Jojotastic

jojotastic - ceramics by suite one studio

Handmade ceramics are a perennial favorite of mine. My kitchen cabinets are practically bursting with stacks of hand-thrown pouring bowls and tiny dessert plates, even hand-built mugs. I tend to be very curated and mix-and-match in my collecting, but there’s one ceramicist to whom I always gravitate: Lindsay Emery of Suite One Studio. Her pieces have a soft, feminine sensibility to them that I just love. Each piece is softly irregular and gorgeously glazed. Recently, Lindsay started experimenting with imprinting actual herbs from her garden onto each plate. She then paints over the imprint with a soft watercolor wash, making these dessert plates totally unique and incredible. To say I’m obsessed would be an understatement.

jojotastic - ceramics by suite one studioLindsay also has gorgeous glazes, especially her latest shade of navy. This color reminds me of the deepest, darkest part of the ocean, where it’s almost like staring into the abyss. I absolutely love it, especially when popped with metallic gold.

links: palette cheeseboard / ink blot nesting bowls

jojotastic - ceramics by suite one studiophotography by Suite One Studio

BlogHer 2014 recap

Whew – it’s been quite the whirlwind of a month for me! Over the next week, I’ll be sharing snippets of what I’ve been up to. To start, this past weekend I attended the amazing BlogHer conference in partnership with Ziploc® Brand. Can you believe BlogHer is the first blogging conference I’ve attended? Talk about eye opening… I was beyond thrilled to connect with readers, as well as to make tons of new friends. Blogging is all about embracing a sense of community, so now I feel like mine is even bigger. It’s a great feeling.

blogher 2014 recapblogher 2014 recapIt’s always fun to transition ‘internet friends’ into real life friends, so I was especially happy to finally meet up with the cool kids from Artifact Uprising. Their booth was absolutely gorgeous and I can genuinely say they are just as awesome as their product!

BlogHer 2014 recapBlogHer 2014 recapAnother great aspect of the conference was the exposure to new brands. I was especially excited to meet the folks over at The Bouqs. Aside from having a booth bursting with gorgeous blooms, I was also wowed by their commitment to sustainability.

easy cupcake decorating with Ziploceasy cupcake decorating with ZiplocA large part of my time at BlogHer was spent in the SC Johnson booth talking about my favorite Ziploc® Brand products.We focused on sharing Life Lessons aimed at inspiring and preparing you for anything. For example, one of the Life Lessons we shared was easy cupcake decorating. We used Ziploc® Brand Freezer Bags in place of pastry bags by snipping off a tiny corner. This allowed us to neatly pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes. Then, we broke up toppings by filling a bag with candies and crushing them with a meat tenderizer. The clean up is super easy and it’s a lot more affordable than investing in expensive baking equipment — especially if you’re like me and bake at the spur of the moment.

easy cupcake decorating with ZiplocWhat’s really funny to me is when people ask me why I like to work with Ziploc® so much, especially because I’m not a mom. Being totally honest, this partnership works so well for me because the actual product works well for me. The possibilities are endless. For example, two of the gallon storage bags are perfect for my climbing gear… I use the quart-sized bags to stow toiletries for all of my travels… I even freeze water in Ziploc® Brand containers so that Noodle can stay cool and hydrated while we’re hiking.

healthy snacks on the goBe sure to like Ziploc® Brand on Facebook and follow on Pinterest to see even more Life Lessons. There is some seriously good stuff, like these smoothie freezer packs.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ziploc® Brand. However 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.

photography by Jojotastic

boho in the house

Guys, is boho a trend? I really, really hope not because I really, really like it. As an aesthetic, as a lifestyle… that casual, layered, laid back vibe appeals to my core. There’s this seemingly easy look about it all, like it’s just tossed together. But there is also that balance of curation and artifact. All things in a bohemian space have meaning. From plants raised from seed to hand-woven tapestries and vintage textiles… This is ‘curation’ in the truest, non-trendy sense of the word. So, dear interior design gods, please don’t let this be a trend.

boho in the houselinks: modern pendant lamp / embroidered eye pillow / geo-block woven rug / macaron wall clock

boho in the houseSpeaking of special… how darling are these planters?

boho in the house

images via Urban Outfitters

my home office + a rugs direct giveaway (head to jojotastic.com for more details) #giveaway

I’ve been sharing peeks into my SF apartment slooowly… settling in has been quite the process! This time, settling in feels a lot more thoughtful, more important somehow. Probably because I’m finally in a city that feels like a kindred spirit to me. I want to be here and actually stay. I haven’t felt that in a long, long time, so every decision I make in my home carries weight. One of the first places I focused was my home office. I do a LOT of my work from home, so creating a space to be creative was of utmost importance.

my home office + a rugs direct giveaway (head to jojotastic.com for more details) #giveaway
I filled the space with super functional pieces, including this gorgeous mid-century vintage chair and lots of pieces on wheels. Because my bay windows let in tons of light, I’ve started to amass a mini jungle. I love the way stacks of books and piles of plants inspire me as I’m writing and designing.

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I also tend to walk around barefoot all the time, so a good rug was incredibly important, which is why I opted for this gorgeous wool/jute Sahara rug from Rugs Direct. Made by Loloi Rugs, this beauty is hand-knotted and super textural. My favorite detail is how the jute knots are a shorter pile height than the shaggier wool, making it feel nubby under my toes.

Jealous of my awesome rug? Well, good news, this week I’ve partnered with Rugs Direct for a giveaway!

my home office + a rugs direct giveaway (head to jojotastic.com for more details) #giveaway
Enter for a chance to win a $300 gift certificate from Rugs Direct. One winner will be chosen at random by Wednesday July 30 at 10:30 am PST. Must be 21 years of age or older and a resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Winner will receive one gift certificate valued at $300. Good luck!
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my home office + a rugs direct giveaway (head to jojotastic.com for more details) #giveawayClearly, Noodle also loves the rug!

photography by Jojotastic

Disclosure: I received product to review for this post. However 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.

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