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Can I get a WOO for the imminent weekend?? I am so grateful that those two magical days are upon me. I’m feeling a bit burnt out, so it’s the perfect time for me to step away from the computer and get back to the things that recharge me: the beach, the mountains, and my favorite brunch spot. This weekend, I vow to put away the technology and just get outside. I’ll be a whole new person come Monday.

Need some weekend reading? Head to Anthology: Swans Island, Moving Mountains, and Katakana NY Ceramics.

cozy up to a blanketlink love www.jojotastic.comAlso, here on the blog:

the rainbow hair trend - should i??

It’s so funny, as a ‘creative’ I can kind of dress and look however I want. If anything, it’s expected for me to look a tad bit crazy. I’m well on my way to being covered in tattoos, but I’ve often foregone the rainbow hair trend… maybe because I like the idea of being able to look supposedly ‘normal’ if I need to. I recently wrapped up some projects where I needed to appear a bit more pulled together, so now I’ve got this urge to get a little crazy. It just so happens that I am in desperate need of a trim and a touch up on my ombréd ends….plus, it definitely doesn’t help that tons of pink-hued hairstyles are floating around Pinterest!

So, what do you think: should I dip my already-bleached ends into a bold color, at least temporarily?

photo credit: We The People / Breakfast at Yurman’s

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

enter to win $100 of hand-poured soy candles from Candelles #giveaway

Candles are my jam. At any moment, I am burning at least one in my home. I just love the atmosphere they create. Today I am super excited to partner with one of my favorite candlemakers Candelles for an awesome giveaway: $100 worth of their hand-poured soy candles! And the timing is perfect, too: they just released some incredible fall fragrances. With options like salted caramel, magnolia and pistachio, and pomegranate cider, it’s tough to pick a favorite, amirite?

enter to win $100 of hand-poured soy candles from Candelles #giveawayEntering is easy: head over to Instagram to follow both Candelles and Jojotastic. Then leave a comment here saying you did so!

One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday August 26 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US residents only. Winner will receive one shopping credit valued at $100. Good luck!

enter to win $100 of hand-poured soy candles from Candelles #giveawayPS – Jojotastic readers get 20% off your order when you use code JOJOLOVESCANDELLES at the checkout. Head here to start shopping!

the meaning of home

I’ve been away from San Francisco for exactly 11 days. Around day 4 or 5, I started to feel that yearning for the life I left behind while I jetted off to work on a dream project. My pets, my bed, my favorite park… even my favorite coffee stand. I’ve only been in San Francisco for about 6 or 7 months, but it’s strange to think how quickly it’s become ‘home’ to me. I didn’t move there with thought that it was a permanent move, but every time I leave, I ache for it. The strangest part is that I’ve always considered Seattle to be my true home. Yes, I only lived there for 2 years and, yes, I grew up in Maryland, but there has always been something that spoke to me about Seattle. For some fairly illogical and overly sensitive reasons (namely, a break up), I don’t feel like I can go back. At least, not yet. So I guess that partly plays into my surprise over how much I miss SF today. This leaves me wondering if there’s a sense of temporary home, sort of where you miss a place, but know it’s not the place. Or is it just that I miss my apartment, my things? I can’t really decide.

So tell me, what’s your meaning of home?

photography by Jojotastic

blue woven bowls

Wow, guys… I am so sorry for the radio silence over the past few days. I’ve been shooting an all-engrossing photoshoot for over a week in Chicago and it’s commanded my full and total attention. I guess it’s obvious that I often draft my posts the morning they go live, huh? That habit of mine sort of complicates things when I have to wake up at 6 for hair and make up, but I have to admit, I’m having the time of my life. The project doesn’t debut until October, but I can tell you one thing: this is the first time in a long, long time that the vision in my head has come to life exactly as I pictured it. Such an awesome feeling as a designer/maker/creative.

I’m in Chicago for a few more days, so be sure to catch sneak peeks on Instagram.

ariele alaskoMeanwhile, I shared some great stuff over on Anthology:  beautiful gifts from Otto & Otis, geometric wooden pieces by Ariele Alasko, and the quirky art of Lizzy Stewart.

lizzy stewartAnd, here on Jojotastic, some good stuff:

Pardon this interruption, but this one is is too cute not to share and most definitely for the parents out there… Today I want to share my amazingly talented friend’s Kickstarter campaign for her company Maker by Trade. I used to work with Kam long, long ago and she decided it’s high time to shake up the world of kids’ socks and take the gender out of it. Basically, once a month you can select the socks you want to receive and they will be delivered to you (with stickers, too!). Maybe your daughter is in a dinosaurs phase… or your son really loves hot air balloons. Maker by Trade believes it’s time to let kids be kids. Quite genius, eh?

maker by trade — support this awesome kickstarter for super adorable kids socks every month! maker by trade — support this awesome kickstarter for super adorable kids socks every month! head over to Kickstarter to support Kam — heck, I don’t even have kids (and won’t for many, many years, sorry Mom) and I decided I need tiny, adorable socks regardless!

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