honest alchemy co.

I never want the indigo trend to go away (please note that I truly despise calling it a ‘trend’) for many, many reasons. There’s something romantic and magical to me about rich navy fading into wispy tones of pale, pale blue. I absolutely love it. Honest Alchemy Co. has taken this romance of mine to an entirely different level though… with their fabrics of hand-woven cotton and vintage 1940s Irish linen, it’s enough to put a girl over the moon.

honest alchemy coI first stumbled upon Honest Alchemy Co., headed by Beth McTear while I was still living in Philly, at the Brooklyn Flea. I saw her booth from afar and immediately made a beeline towards it, no joke. I simply had to touch her textiles and revel in the beauty.

honest alchemy cohonest alchemy coEach piece has a purity or even an honest to it, probably due to the simple and true making process. All of the textiles are either vintage or 100% natural fibers, then dyed with plant-based pigments. I envision Beth going through life with perpetually indigo-stained hands, constantly in search of gorgeous textiles for her art.

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images via Honest Alchemy Co. (ps – for more beauty, be sure to follow along on Instagram)

projecteo + a giveaway! enter to win your very own mini projector and slide wheel www.jojotastic.com

Mini things are simply the best, don’t you think? That’s about 75% of why I love Projecteo. Measuring under 2″ in all directions, this tiny wonder projects your Instagram photos anywhere. The other 25%?  Why, that’s my love of sharing photos the old fashioned way, with a wheel! Projecteo allows you to create your mini slideshow and take it on the road without worrying about bulky equipment. Can you believe it’s the size of a matchbox?? Pretty awesome and adorable.

projecteo + a giveaway! enter to win your very own mini projector and slide wheel www.jojotastic.com
This week I’ve partnered with Projecteo so you can win your very own pint-sized projector and custom wheel. Simply enter below for up to 8 chances to win.

Projecteo giveaway

One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday July 22 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US and Canadian residents only. Winner will receive one projector and one wheel valued at $34.98. Good luck!

Also, Jojotastic readers get $5 off your first order when you use code FRIEND0D9E at the checkout. Head here to create your own wheel!
projecteo + a giveaway! enter to win your very own mini projector and slide wheel www.jojotastic.com
photography by Jojotastic

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Summer Kind of Wonderful by Bridge & Burn

My thoughts on Bridge & Burn‘s summer collection? I want it all. To photograph this collection with Cara Denison, they headed to Battleground Lake—an idyllic camping spot that’s just about 45 minutes north of Portland. The plan was to capture all the moments you might have on a real camping weekend, from early morning coffee on the dock, a stroll through the woods, catching some rays on the water in the day and then chilling out as the sun starts to sink in the sky. With a collection full of striped tees, plaid shifts, and functional jackets, I think they’ve done just that. I love the PNW vibe of the photos and pieces and how it feels like one giant, perfect road trip. I’m feeling so inspired by this collection — all I want to do is go camping!

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Seriously, all I want in life is to be this girl.

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Also, can this man be my boyfriend? Please and thanks.

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images via Bridge & Burn

napping essentials

Wow, what a week… I can’t even believe it’s Friday already. Not sure about you, but I could totally use some serious naptime this weekend. On that note, I’m sharing my tips for Our Napping Essentials over on Clementine Daily. My personal favorite? Lavender linen water!

dress up your outdoors
I also shared some tips about how to Dress Up Your Outdoors over on Clementine Daily. This short and sweet list is a great way to perk up any outdoor space, from apartment balcony to an entire backyard.

white hot summerI’m also sharing a few fashion and home decor tips over on Rugs Direct this week. Be sure to check out my White Hot Summer post to learn how to incorporate this sophisticated look in your wardrobe and abode.

i could hug a bag of chips
Don’t you just wish you could hug a bag of chips? I often do… Artist Barbara Dziadosz has definitely captured that sentiment beautifully! Head over to Anthology to see more of her work.

 buglo pillowsIt’s been a pattern-filled week over on Anthology, too, with my posts about Bunglo by Shay Spaniola and Hello Pattern from Judy Kaufmann. Tons of inspiration, so be sure to check out both posts.

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Need more reading? This week’s posts were pretty awesome, if I do say so myself:

top image by Erika Raxworthy

audrey jeanne

I’ve found my ultimate soul sister in cat-ladydom. Meet French artist and illustrator Audrey Jeanne. I found her via this instagram from my friend Trina of la la Lovely and immediately had to go to her online shop. And now, of course, I want it all. Her aesthetic is sweet and simple… oh-so very French, if I may say so. From buttons to posters to totes, Audrey Jeanne has pretty much everything the modern day cat lady desires.

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travel do's and don'ts

It’s pretty safe to say that I’m hyper-connected when it comes to my inbox, my Instagram feed, twitter, blah blah blah. I always want to disconnect, yet… I struggle. Last week I went to Venice Beach for from R&R and it started up the same old debate in my head: do I bring the laptop or do I leave it behind? This time, for the first time ever, I opted to leave it behind. And now that I’m back, I definitely feel the crunch. The emails really piled up. Which leads me to the true question behind all of this: is it better to do a little bit of work each day? Or do you just deal with the crunch upon your return? I’m going to Colorado next week, so this debate is really weighing on me.

Tell me, what’s your preference when it comes to staying connected while traveling?

photography by Jojotastic (more photos from my trip coming soon!)

want list of the month // july

July seriously crept up on me and it feels kinda weird. I spent the 4th of July holiday in Venice Beach, where it was pretty damn warm. Now that I’m back in San Francisco, I’ve realized just how non-summery this city can feel, even during peak summer months. It’s kiiind of weird for a native east coasters like myself. I feel like that why my picks for this month feel so… well, autumnal. Black and yellow are hardly traditional summer colors, but somehow these pieces feel right to me. I hope the rest of you are keeping cool, as I wrap a scarf around my neck!

links: striped boatneck tunic / three points pillow cover / mollie hook / fish brass bottle opener / connie lichti fruit bowl / evil eye bracelet

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