art + design
We have made a lot of progress on our new offices. We had all the walls painted white so we would have a blank canvas to work with. I’m still not sure what to do with the flooring but I think that will be one of the things we take care of a few months from now once we are settled. The utilities are all set up and the wifi will be installed on Friday! I felt like such an adult setting up my own garbage account. I’ve been thinking about the design of the whole thing and I’ve been inspired by bright happy colors and big graphic text. Here are some of the inspiration boards I’m using. The new space has an upstairs and a downstairs. Our offices and crafting space will be on the bottom floor and the event space and photo studio will be on the top.
-I love this brassy Sputink light fixture. I’ll probably try to find a vintage (cheaper) version.
-I’m so excited we’ll have a place for all of our fun office supplies I’ve been collecting. Love these pencils.
-We just picked up these mint green file cabinets from CB2. Maybe it will make the paperwork more fun?
-We use a lot of really fun materials (our crepe paper collection is really impressive) so I’ve been thinking about ways to display that kind of thing out in the open instead of tucking it in a cupboard.
-I’m on the hunt for the perfect coral pink velvet. It is so hard to find! I found one source that was the right color but it was $50/ yard and I need something more affordable. Do you guys have any ideas?
-I want to work on some custom signage around the space with a sign painter. I love Caitlyn Galloway’s work.
-I’ve been crushing hard on a quirky custom neon sign like this one from Kelly Mark. I’m so excited!
Since the upstairs will be dual purpose we need to be able to go from photoshoot to event space quickly I knew we would have some limitations. After thinking about it I thought we needed folding tables and stacking chairs that we could tuck away when we were done with events.
-I keep coming back to this graphic wall from this Australian wedding. So brilliant!
-I need simple stools that stack, love these from Artek.
-There is a major hole in the market for attractive folding tables. These are the only ones I could find that didn’t look like they would be at a yard sale.
Hey Internet! If you are in the Bay Area I wanted to tell you about the art show where Paul is showing his recent works. The opening reception is this Friday, July 12, 2013 from 6pm-9pm at Incline Gallery 766 Valencia St, San Francisco. The pieces are mostly large scale modern beach paintings. I took a peek at them in the studio yesterday and I’m so excited for everyone to see them. The reception will have drinks and hors d’oeuvres and we’ll be there to meet everyone. The show will also be open that weekend July 13 & 14 from 11am to 6pm. Please stop by if you are around!
Have you heard of Poppin? They’re an awesome company that makes colorful and modern office products. Having worked in a cubicle, I know that most workspaces can be boring. So I love the idea of adding a little style to the spot where you spend most of the day. The Poppin website definitely has me daydreaming about giving our studio a makeover. But, I can’t decide whether I’d want to stick with a theme (like Oh Happy Day yellow) or mix and match a color palette. What do you think? Right now, Poppin is offering Oh Happy Day readers a $10 off all orders of $40+ with the code: OHHAPPYDAY. Use it before it expires on 7/5!
A. Paper File Flags B. Purple Ruler C. Referee Large Spiral Notebook D. Lime Green Tool Kit E. Pebble Erasers F. Soft Cover Folio G. XOXO Large Spiral Notebook H. Purple Scissors I. Orange Paper Tape J. Signature Ballpoints K. Assorted Cable Drops
This post is sponsored by Poppin. Work Happy.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been brainstorming simple updates I can make to my house to keep it feeling fresh. One of my favorite websites to visit for inspiration is Fab. I love that everything feels so modern and colorful, and I can easily get lost in their Furniture, Home, and Art pages. Some of my favorite items right now are below. Which one do you like best?
This post is sponsored by Fab: a design-curated shop, which features unique, quality design products.
I’m excited to announce another Commission Project just in time for Father’s Day. The Commission Project works like this: purchase a painting here and choose your frame color, send in a photo by Wednesday May 15th, then wait by your mailbox. A finished painting by Paul Ferney, framed and ready to hang will be shipped by June 10th. These make really great gifts! Here are some of my favorite pictures below.
There are a very limited number of spots this time (half sold out in the first hour.) Updated: This round is sold out but if you want to be the first to hear about this in the future sign up for the email list right here.