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Holiday Photoshoot & Breather Inc.

We wanted to do something super special for our holiday shoot this year; the first step was finding a new inspiring and location to use. We needed an accessible space, somewhere that could accommodate all of our pots and props without bothering someone in their home or workspace.  Breather Inc. was the answer; they own an extensive network of beautiful, ...

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One Room Challenge

We are suckers for great interior design so when we were approached this year to be part of the biannual design event known as the One Room Challenge, we jumped at the chance. The One Room Challenge happens twice a year, and each round twenty interior design bloggers challenge themselves to transform one space. They document the process for six weeks and do a ...

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New Bedding Collections

New bedding is here! We are really happy to introduce you to some new styles and color ways. Bedding is a really fun process here in the studio. Jill brainstorms patterns, color combinations, sketches up designs and then it is refined, refined, refined. We are loving the new London Bed. The design is clean, classic and crisp white with the best blue and white ...

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Jill Rosenwald X The Everyday Co. Makers Towel: Limited Edition

We are so excited to share with your our latest collaboration, not ceramics this time, but rather the perfect Makers Towel, for your home, studio or workplace. Along with dear friend and amazing maker herself, Kathryn of The Everyday Co. we designed something special from fabric that we have had here at the studio.  Printed a few years ago right here ...

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Pencil & Paper Co. Collaboration

With the same passion for color and pattern our collaboration with the wonderful design studio Pencil & Paper Co. seemed like a no brainer. We have been huge fans of Gen and Ben and their beautiful design aesthetic for some time now and were thrilled when they agreed to come up with a special line of items. The color palette was narrowed down to the ...

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Design & The City: Lekker Home

  How did Lekker start and what makes it different? We [husband and wife duo Natalie & Curt] were both ready to leave corporate life. We are huge fans of the unique local designer home stores that you find in Amsterdam, and we wanted to bring that experience to Boston. At the time we opened, we were the first in the neighborhood to focus on ...

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Design & The City: Follain

Can you tell us a little bit about how Follain started and what is it all about? Follain was started 3 years ago by Tara Foley who at the time was blogging and noticed a gap in the market between the new awareness around a healthy lifestyle with regards to food and organic products vs. beauty products. People were becoming more conscious about what they were ...

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NY Now Prep!

Once again the studio is a buzz and a flutter as we prep for another NY Now show. We love this time of year as we pour our hearts, time and energy into creating new patterns, pieces and the booth. We have fun playing with color and choosing our palette for the season... We paint lots of samples to see how the patterns look and whether or not it's a ...

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Design & The City: Hudson

Next up on our tour of women owned business here in Boston is the unbelievably talented designer Jill Goldberg of Hudson Interior Design and her impeccably creative and curated Hudson Store in the South End. We stopped by to chat with Jill about all things retail, interior design and business. Jill has done an amazing job of creating a cohesive brand ...

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Design & The City: MFlynn

We are bringing something new and refreshing to the blog here. We love Boston, our fellow designers and women entrepreneurs and thought it would be fun to do a blog series where we visit and chat with women running small businesses here in Boston. We hope you find this cool, interesting, informative and maybe discover a new place to visit or share with ...

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Jill Travels: Hotel Tivoli, NY

Recently on a trip to the Hudson Valley, we stayed at the Hotel Tivoli in Tivoli, NY. This funky hip hotel is owned by Brice and Helen Marden, famous in the art world and who transformed this 100 year old hotel into the a feast for the eyes, full of amazing color, texture and artwork. Filled with an eclectic assortment of art, furniture and textiles it ...

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Favorite Summer Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake

Having a BBQ, picnic or just planning a staycation or date night for this summer? We are sharing our favorite, simple, sweet and easy summer dessert. What is better than fresh strawberries and whip cream piled high atop a delicate shortcake?! Strawberry shortcake is so simple to put together and really is the best dessert to serve up during the warm summer ...

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Get Your Greens

We here at the studio love food and are often bringing in or buying sharable snacks. We LOVE salads too and since it is getting warmer in Boston, we are all about freshness and what's better than a delicious salad. We want to share a quick recipe with you as well as some of your favorites from around the web. Fresh greens, arugula, avocado, tomato, ...

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Maura Reidy’s Washington, D.C.- The Best Places to Eat, Shop and Be Merry

Today we are introducing you all to the wonderful Maura Reidy! Every year Jill and Lawrence head to D.C. for a trunk show at Maura's house, it's a blast. So here's a little bit about Maura and she is sharing with us her favorite places in D.C. !!! I am a wife and mother of three school age kids who works full time.  I love all things art, design and fashion ...

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Trunk Show with Maura Reidy in D.C.

We're back from our annual trip to D.C. for a trunk show at Maura Reidy's house! This year we packed up the car with loads of great new pieces to show to an eager crowd. We love visiting with Maura, her family and all the wonderful people who stop by. We even made Maura her own special Bando Vase...too cute! We love setting up at Maura's house; ...

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The Striped Tee

We LOVE stripes it is no secret! They have inspired our pottery and been our most popular pattern by far. What started it all is our love for the stripe tee, whether it's for the simplicity, the classic style of whether it makes us tap into our francophiles selves, we love stripes in all widths and colors. We asked our lovely Instagram ...

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Spring/Summer: Jill’s Favs

It finally feels like spring and even a touch like summer here in Boston! The sun is shining, birds are chirping and we are all so happy to finally kiss another winter goodbye. Today we are sharing some of Jill's favorite things for the spring/summer season.   For You: 1. 8Knots Towels - the softest and prettiest beach towel 2. Frank and Eileen ...

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Black + White + Pink= Perfection. At home with Alaina K @ The Everygirl

Recently we sent the lovely Alaina of The Everygirl some vases and she has been posting on her gorgeous Instagram feed, photos of her darling home. We love her homey, elegant and classic black and white with pops of color vibe.  How great are those pink peonies!! Is there really any better combo than black, white and pink? It just can't be ...

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GoodHouse Keeping Feature

Have you seen this beautiful editorial in Good House Keeping?? Loads of Flowers + Drew Barrymore+ Good Housekeeping + Our Vases= Ahhmazing We love the lush flowers with the perfect little peak of gold! It is so stunning and we are so thankful to be ...

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Instagram Love

It is no secret that we love Instagram and sharing with our fans all the great things, pieces and goings on at the studio. It is really fun to see everyone's reactions to a new piece or color or place that Jill has visited recently. We have started a new section of our website dedicated to our Instagram features! This way it makes it that much easier for our ...

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NY Now- Spring!

We just arrived back from a wonderful NYNow Gift Show. This year we tried to do things a little different and are always pushing ourselves to go bigger and better than previous years. Our color chip wall has always been a stand out feature at the studio so we wanted to recreate that experience for customers visiting the booth. This year...we came up with 100 ...

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Jill Rosenwald X Dallas Shaw: At Home

We teamed up with the trendsetter and style expert Dallas Shaw to showcase our bedding and ceramics. Dallas chose the preppy and classic Hampton Links for the bedroom... We love the mix of natural elements and the bold graphic links pattern Add a touch of gold too and it's super fab! We love seeing our pieces mixed into people's homes, with ...

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Pantone Color of the Year!

Every year, like so many others in the design world, we wait eagerly to hear the newly crowned "Color of the Year"... This year is a bonus with TWO colors! Wahoo welcome to the royal family Rose Quartz and Serenity. Such a lovely subtle color combo We have our own color chips, like pantone that we play with all the time perfecting colors and ...

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Lights, Camera, Action…Sneak Peak

Recently, the lovely Courtney Perkins and Patrick Ryan, local Boston cinematographers came to the studio for a full day video shoot. We are all really excited to see the final outcome, but the day was really fun showing the process of how our products are all handmade here in Boston. Here are a few sneak peak behind the scene images from the day... Jill ...

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Happy Holidays 2015

It is that time of year where we are all gearing up to spend time with family, attend holiday parties, hit the streets for shopping and all in all embrace the festivities this time of year brings. Just last week, we had our annual holiday photoshoot. The studio was a flurry with ribbon, faux fur, ornaments, delicious treats and more. It's all ...

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Erin Gates X Jill Rosenwald Delft Collection- It’s Here!!

It is an exciting day when you can announce something new is here and ready! For months we have been collaborating with Erin Gates on a new delft inspired collection. This new and modern collection is for the girl who admired their grandma's plates, vases and those oh so special ginger jars and wants to start up the trend again. We can't wait for the big ...

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Look How Fabulous I am- Fall 2015

We worked tirelessly to bring a new collection to NYNow and are happy to introduce some of our Fall 2015 pieces. We played with stripes and gold and oh my, we loved it! Who doesn't love the classic preppy plaid, but why not glam it out with ...

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NY Now Prep

The studio is a flurry with plans, new patterns, mock ups, color chips, etc. all getting ready for NY Now. We have new stripes and floral patterns for you! And have chosen a lot of colors to come along with us to brighten our booth... Hours of throwing, painting, glazing and more go into getting ready And then there is the booth, we ...

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The Elusive Emerald

Here in the studio we are obsessed with the color emerald! Inspired by Dorothy Draper and her work at the Greenbrier Hotel to Tory Burch's living room, we can't get enough of this rich and luxurious shade of green. We certainly have lots of shades of green to play with... And we mix and mix, a dash of blue, a hint of kelly, all slightly ...

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{Behind the Scenes} Fall 2015 Collection

While we don't want summer to end by any means, here in the studio we are thinking about fall. The fall 2015 collection to exact. It's really fun for us to share some behind the scenes action with you all as we narrow down our colors and patterns for the upcoming new season. It all starts with sketches, playing with paints and all the ideas swirling around ...

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Color Color Color

We love color here at the studio! In fact we have a whole wall dedicated to it. Being inspired by designers... We are always having fun with color And sometimes we just experiment with all the shades If you could pick any color, what's your ...

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Throwback!

Who doesn't love throwing it back, looking thru old photos and reminiscing! Like that one time Country Home came to the old studio and Jill's home. And at the beginning her designs were inspired by different concepts like Moulin Rouge, or just simply 80s fashion... We keep a collection of older pieces in the studio to look back and ...

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Meet the Makers: Julia

As part of a new series on the blog, we want to introduce to everyone to the players here on the Jill Rosenwald Team! Julia is our hand-painter, she hand draws, paints and glazes our pieces. What is your art background? I attended Lesley University's College of Art and Design here in Boston, where I majored in illustration and fine art. I have always ...

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Summer Time {Jill Rosenwald Style}

The sun is shining, everyone is outside, the food tastes fresher, the colors are brighter, summer-time really is the best time. We love a great summer cottage vibe... Or mixing up and sharing drinks outside with friends... Being able to stop at the farmer's markets to make fresh food... Did someone say strawberry ...

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Meet the Makers: Ichiko

As part of a new series on the blog, we want to introduce to everyone to the players here on the Jill Rosenwald Team! Meet Ichiko! Ichiko and Jill have been a dynamic ceramics duo since 2000. The talent Ichiko brings to the studio is seen in every piece of pottery she makes (and there’s a lot of them!). What is your art/cermics background? Growing up I ...

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New! Quatrefoil Bedding

We originally "served up" the quatrefoil pattern a few springs ago... Forever playing with color combos We've always loved the petal shaped pattern, so pretty and dainty. It only seemed natural that such a simple yet chic pattern could be used in bedding. In a calm and neutral color palette...it looks just fabulous darling. ...

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Meet the Makers: Emily

As part of a new series on the blog, we want to introduce to everyone to the players here on the Jill Rosenwald Team! Emily is our potter, she hand throws all the pieces. How did you get your start with ceramics? I started playing around with clay as a youngster, becoming more involved with ceramics in high school and finally attending Mass Art to pursue ...

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Gray Malin: Sneak Peek

Remember this sweet face... It's Gray!! And we are working behind the scenes on a new collab with him... Inspired by his new series Poolside, Mediterranean... We are playing with patterns and colors... Something nautical and fun could be coming your way ...

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Playing with Shapes

Sometimes we love to play with new shapes. We still love our tried and true shapes that we use every day. Lately, we have been throwing and interested in new things. Let us know what you think!! A new tray shape, for the new Erin Gates collab...perhaps... We've played with bowls, fruit bowls, creamers, cafe au laits... A little foot on a little ...

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Tis the Season. Wedding Season that Is

Wedding season is upon us, invites roll in, weekends are set aside, and love is in the air. We love making monogram pieces as gifts. For the bride... The new happy couple... Or even better yet, they make awesome bridesmaids ...

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{Alice In} Wonderland Bedding

Hitting stores just recently is our new Wonderland bedding. Originally a design for pottery, the Alice pattern was inspired by the intricate patterns found in butterfly wings. Take a trip down the rabbit hole that is design...to learn about the pattern and bedding... First comes inspiration and sketching, sketching, sketching... A few more sketches and ...

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creating the round hill pattern

Creating new patterns is really fun and exciting. It takes a lot of going back and forth to get it just right, but it's all worth it the end. We get inspired... We test it out... The pattern goes through some tweeks and changes before we love it most. Then we put it out to the world and hope you all LOVE it too. And once it is ...

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Flower Power. What’s your Fav?

Here at the studio there is nothing we like more than fresh flowers. Whenever we can, we stop by the florist to bring a fresh bouquet in. What's your fav? The rose... Or maybe the hydrangea... How about the happiest of all, the sunflower... Or the perfect peony... Or the cutest...the gerber daisy... Sometimes, we just ...

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A new look: delft

A new fabulous collab is in the works with our dear friend Erin Gates. Always on top of trends she suggested a delft inspired pattern. It really is hot right now, we've been spotting it EVERYwhere; all the magazines are loving this old world style. So we thought we would try our hand at creating a unique pattern. We are in the works...check out the ...

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making a monogram

Monograms are our jam! We love working with customers to make a custom piece. We will draw it up... Help you pick the perfect color combo... We have a lot to choose from! And then get to painting... They make great gifts for your mom, your besties, or even your bridesmaids... Or hey, we all deserve a little something for ...

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boston in spring

Finally the weather turned a corner into warmer temps! The studio feels alive again and the streets all around are bustling with people and the sweet smells of spring. We love the studio's location right near the water, it's industrial chic (that's a term, yea, we said it) But rich with history... You can't help but smile at the city's ...

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finishing touches for a piece

Before each piece is carefully packaged to be shipped to its new home a few final touches are made. It enters into the hot kiln, and we wait...and paint it's brother's and sister's.... Until it comes out of the kiln, all shiny and new. Then we let the pieces relax and cool on the shelves. And sometimes we think one is just so picture ...

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making patterned pottery

before we get to work on our pottery.. a lot of phases of prep go into our decision making process we must choose the form, pattern, palette, positioning.. and most importantly..what is the vibe of this series? what are we saying with this one? and after that comes the careful drawing and painting process. because each one of our pottery is ...

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making pottery in our boston studio

our hand made pottery is super pretty..no doubt. but it is very cool even before it gets its coating of glaze.. ..and it's swath of gold on every rim. the process of hand throwing pottery is very zen.. and very mesmerizing. . you can throw pottery for hours and not realize how much time has gone by. and when the shapes ...

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A visit to NY Now {Gift Show 2015}

it is hard to believe it but this winter hardly saw a drop of snow. in fact i think xmas was rainy! but as soon as february rolled in..so did the snow. and it just keeps on snowing. that's why it is hard to believe that lawrence and i were setting up our NYNOW booth at the dawn of this snowpocalypse of 2015. i thought i would take y'all on a tour of set up. ...

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show prep {spring 2015}

things here at the studio have been quite hectic.  we are prepping for the NYNOW show in 2 weeks (actually less then 2 weeks). our plan has been to do a complete overhaul of the way we normally market ourselves.  we knew we needed a refresh..how to do it was the issue. we want to bring out beautiful color and pattern..but we also wanted to ...

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marsala {pantone 2015 color of the year}

guess what?  pantone released its color of the year..wait for it..MARSALA!  huh?  i am sure they know best..who am i to question..but let's be real..look at it..this is the color.  i mean.  wah.  my darling friend blogger erin gates posted about it this week and decided we need a do over..make it santorini blue she cries! because those of us who ...

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trend alert {enter the donut}

first there was this. which was fine..because it was "sex and the city" which i loved..and those girls could do no wrong. but very soon it mutated into this orgy of pinky cuteness.. that i ..well i just can't.  actually i can.  too sweet.  too much frosting.  too girly.  dry.  zero commitment.  whatever happened to cake? cake i can ...

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fall photo shoot {somerby jones}

every so often somer jones  our studio stylist/photog gets together a gorgeous assortment of props and product.. and with a theme in mind.. she and laura..studio painter /concept maker /consultant /model.. get crazy excited and busy..cooking up pix of all our work in situ this is their collab on fall.. and ...

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our studio needs new {soul} mates!

a while back our studio was lucky enough to have the gorgeous ladies of the everygirl come and shoot our studio..these are the images from that shoot.. at the time erin gates, sarah winchester, and stayci fast were still with us.. along with jennifer hill and jess sutton.. now a page has turned and we now have some space opening ...

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{Party Time} with our Liz Caan collab

over this past summer, i got together to collaborate with one of my all time fave interior designers.. and people..Liz Caan! Liz, as i have written before here on my blog,..is as fun and funny a person as she is talented. SO a collaboration between the two of us was bound to be dangerous because we have a tough time actually ...

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perfect vacation {Goose Rocks Beach}

this past weekend my family headed up the coast to a part of Maine I had never visited..Goose Rocks Beach! and specifically a special boutique hotel..the Tides Inn. a hotel that has been on this spot for ages, but was newly renovated a few years back in a fresh beachy style.. that i found cah-razy great. casual easy comfy stylish. ...

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trip to the cape

we really are so spoiled living in boston with the mountains and the ocean..and bits of "country" so close by. it is the main reason why i love it here. and one of my fave getaways is cape cod.. this past weekend was a total treat..because we got to spend the whole time near the water.. i feel like such a dork when i ...

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NYNOW {recap}

last month we participated in the tradeshow formerly known as the NY Gift Fair.. for some reason..those far wiser have decided that it is far better for all of us that the show now be known as the very 21st C. moniker.. NYNOW! don't you wanna go to NYNOW? so..i wanted to share these pix of the booth before i let too much more time ...

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Lawn Cocktail Party

once upon a time..somerby, laura, and thea decided to roll our bar cart down the street for a Mimosa photo shoot.. when they set out, they had no idea how difficult it was going to be to roll a very rickety, antique down a city street. but these pictures are way too cute..and you really would have no idea what went on behind the scenes..unless ...

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Jill’s Summer Crushes

1. Blondie - Heart of Glass / 2. Gap's Sunkissed stripe shorts in Black & White / 3. Kate Spade Gramercy Watch in Tortoise & Gold / 4. Franz Kline ish trend/ organic vibe, Liz Caan for Jill Rosenwald Collection Brushstroke Bowls / 5. Kale Salad (recipe from the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook) / 6. The Fall of Giants Trilogy by Ken ...

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Liz Caan x Jill Rosenwald Collab

for the past month liz caan and i have been cooking up a new private label collection here at the studio. i cannot tell you how much fun we have had shmoozing, and figuring out the details..it is hardly fair to call it work. liz is a fabulous interior designer here in boston with a store/studio in newton we wanted to come up with something ...

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Finalmente: Jill Rosenwald Bedding!!

Last week, our studio received 32 boxes from Westpoint Home filled with all of our shiny new bedding from Westpoint Home!! (actually it is not shiny at all) in fact it is luxe and soft (300 thread count baby) and beyond gorge-oeso we whisked it over to my dear friend the fabulous designer Sheila Galligan's apartment for a photo ...

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rugs {a how to primer}

i have been designing rugs for surya for the past few years.. and though i was aware that many hands went into the making of each piece.. i did not have an actual visual on what really went into the making of them.. oh life! wouldn't you know it takes ..My Mom + You Tube to make this realization.. A LOT! a lot goes into making "my" ...

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apron bonanza

when we printed up the hampton links fabric..we never saw the possibility of a future in our studio.. as a functional APRON..until.. Ichiko, our wonderful assistant (without whom there would not be a studio!) showed up one day..with one in hand! but of course..that is SO Ichiko.  I had not remembered that she had asked for a yard of each ...

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design crush on {block shop textiles}

a few weeks ago my friend the talented designer james light introduced me to the work of block shop textiles. i have been obsessed ever since. block shop is the design brainchild of sisters, collaborators, and best friends..lily and hopie stockman of cambridge, and soon to be of LA! their journey began only a short time ago, when lily ...

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on the road {in Peru}

last week i traveled to Peru to work with a company called Allpa..(above a door from chulacanas..and below the famous Moto Taxi) i was brought to Lima as a design ambassador, and given the task of re-imagining the traditional crafts produced by the company. one of their top clients is West Elm..and my number one job was to re design pottery that ...

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Erin Gates X Jill Rosenwald {collab}

erin gates, boston interior designer.. is known to many by her popular + wonderful blog..elements of style fortunately, we met through our work, but became friends thanks to sharing a boston studio for several years here in fort point channel. I think we are drawn to one another thanks to our mutually self deprecating sense of humor..and ...

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instagram fun {part 2}

these are more from my vault! some are my own pix.. and some are "regrams"from others camers..showing something i like.. or perhaps some of my work. i like the feedback aspect of this app.. it is such a clever new fashioned kind of market research. you really get a sense when something is a hit.. or ...

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more instagram pix

instagram has become a daily thing with me.. i really have to say the format is quite perfect for my way of design/thinkn' i like seeing snippets of other design worlds..(this one below made everyone giddy and it was a MISTAKE!) and sharing mine.. and it can all be done while you are standing on the grocery line. here are ...

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market at high point: {spring 2014}

every 6 months i head to the furniture market in high point to check out our new rugs at Surya.. (new hemp patterns above) and also to see what other designers for the home have up their sleeves. (gorgeous silk chinoiserie pilllows) one of my fave discoveries is the handblown glass from Sklo their stuff is amazing such beautiful ...

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Jill Rosenwald X Gray Malin

I am so excited to have you check out a new video of the amazing photographer gray malin and me working on a pottery collaboration at our studio here in Boston. we had so much fun working on his pieces together..in fact it is probably my fave part of my job..having the opportunity to meet and work with all the creeative people in my life. cannot wait to hear ...

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spring 2014 bedding collection in the haus

last week i was lucky enough to stop by the westpoint showroom in NYC to see them putting on the finishing touches to our new collection for them. not that i was surprised..but i think the whole group looked stunning. one look prettier than the next. we have continued to use the theme of the white bed that reverses to a patterned side.. so that ...

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how to {images}

you might just think that our studio days are filled with dreamy hours painting and creating.. but you would be wrong. many hours are spent scheming.. well, maybe not exactly scheming.. but rather, coming up with marketing concepts. one of our better ideas occured to us last week. we decided to gather images of how one might use our ...

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gray malin x jill collab!

yesterday, we had an extra special guest visit the studio..gray malin! (photog extraordinaire) ..so in prep for his visit we got ourselves all gussied up. you see..we are working on a very cool collaboration..his images have been the inspiration for a new collection from our studio.. and in honor of the visit..he asked the amazing filmaker ...

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Spring Bedding Photoshoot

last friday somerby jones shot pix of laura delorenzo here at our place in boston. ..and while i had no idea what to expect.. i knew somer would tell a beautiful story. seriously tho.. aren't these terrific? laura looks so cozy here..wrapped up in our sahweet sheets! but.. these pix make laura laugh! she points out that all the pictures ...

Jill Rosenwald Bedding Giveaway Winner

And the winner is…

Renee Burns! Congrats, Renee! Shoot us an email at info@jillrosenwald.com with your favorite bedding set and your mailing address! Thanks to all those who ...

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NY Now prep!

we're gearing up for the NY Now show..and it is a beehive of activity at our studio these days.. new things are coming out of the kiln and that always spells excitement. we are begining to set up all the shelves for our booth. and messing around with exact placement of every piece that will be included. because up until ...

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Pin to Win a set of Jill Rosenwald Bedding!

With our new bedding hitting Bed Bath and Beyond in February, I wanted to give you all a chance to win a set for free! Entering is super easy -- just pin your favorite bedding combos from this blog post or repin from our Pinterest Board! Make sure to include the following text in the description -- it's how we'll track your entry: "Pin to win your ...

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Instagram update

now that i have dedicated myself to instagram for the last 6 weeks..(72 likes) i have learned an important lesson. (44 likes) one might think that in my role as brand manager..(40 likes) I should dedicate my insta imagery to branded items in the collection, as well as, a behind the scenes peek at our process..(43 likes) but it turns out that my ...

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the white bed

wow. thought i would share a sneaky peek of my bedding. we just got these super pix from the good people at westpoint.. with whom we are putting together our "white" bedding collection.. i know these beds are hardly precisely white.. but pour moi this is RESTRAINT.. i love a white bed..love and so each of these beds is entirely ...

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instagramania

in the past few weeks we have gotten more and more invested in instagram. in a way the app is insidiously wonderful. (image below via MTV) it really sneaks up on you. and before you know if you cannot stop staring deeply into it. i believe i am an addict..i may need to join a group. (2 images below via Lotus Blue SF) but in the meantime, i am ...

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playing with tomato and orchid

after last week's post, we got to playing with orchid today... and all of a sudden it dawned on us... we've been here before! remember this post from last year where we were l-o-v-i-n-g tomato and violet? violet, orchid, same hue – who ...

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show us your jillstyle

we have been spending more and more time on instagram lately.. you might say i have become a bit obsessed! woopsy. it happens. but the thing is that we have noticed that there are other instagrammers who are showing their jillstyle..and it really makes my heart sing.. sooo.. i am hoping that you will continue to show us how you ...

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holiday gift guides! {start your engines}

this was the first shot out of the gate for us (brought to you by elizabeth vaughan)..and we ultimately changed our gift guides for something far more simple..but really..how cute is ...

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highpoint market visit

last month (is it november already?) i visited highpoint market in north carolina for the furniture market that takes place there twice a year.  (shown above and below books from e lawrence ltd.) if you have never been..and you are into that sort of thing..it is certainly mind blowing! so much to see! so much to take in! i go to catch up with ...

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visit to NYC bedding showroom

this week i drove down to nyc to visit the westpoint home showroom to work on the next bedding collection.. while i was there i snapped some pictures of our current collection.. we used many of the motifs from our pottery collections. newport gate, jill's key, hampton links ( shown here in mattelasse) and buckley chevron! i love that the ...

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fun in baltimore

last saturday i flew down to baltimore to visit my dearest friend christophe behan at his new digs. before we got to his place he insisted we head over to his new discovery..the bun shop..which he claims.."he invented" i will admit that the baked buns at this local hip hotspot were sooo yummy..we had a bunch before we got out of there! then ...

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follow us! {obsessed with instagram}

you might just say i have fallen in and i can't get out..i am now an official insta-freak! please don't hate me as friends and family have begun to do..follow me! instagram is a perfect social media app for people in the design world because it allows them to share their design point of view and their world in a fluid manner. the only problem is that if you are ...

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Sip & Shop

we have been getting the studio all spiffed up this week.. in preparation for the sip & shop we are having tomorrow night. all the girls* of the studio are joining in the fun.. even erin gates..who has left us for the burbs..she is making a guest appearance as honorary 369er we are planning on doing a clean sweep of ...

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instagram {obsession}

my daughter has turned me into an instagram nut.  {#ohjoy} she is all knowing (14) "pinterest is finsihed" she says with a smirk (#ohhappyday } "oh" i say  {#tavitulle} and off i go trotting to the abyss that is intagram..and it has me transfixed..  {#katespade} cannot remove my eyes  {#designsponge} and NOW it ...

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anna at the apple orchard continued

when somer showed me these pix from last friday..i really flipped! our anna, once again killing it in the orchard at smolak farms. we love the way that anna and somer collaborate (also with the help of good friend stephanie).. they know how to make it ...

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apple orchard photo shoot!

anna's back! here's a sneek peak of what's to

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Fall Bedding Launch @ Westpoint!

this week was the debut of our newest bedding line from westpoint home! love. i visited the new york showroom for a few days and got to hang out with the very talented team i work with down there, as well as, meet some of the buyers who seemed keen to gobble up our assortment. everything is just so perf. lots of great details..like kick pleated bed ...

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a walk to remember

last sunday i went home to my mom's, and hung out with my family for the afternoon. we took a walk around teatown lake which sits 2 miles from our house. to say the least, it is gorgeous..particularly at this time of year.. and it is one of my favorite places to go! as usual, we made some new friends.. and reconnected with ...

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apple pickers

sunday afternoon was a perfect new england fall day..so I, like everyone else in massachusetts decided to go apple picking..wow!! CROWDED is not even the word..in fact we had to leave honey pot and move on to Tougas up the road for some serenity..hah! but even still..i really love the vibe at the farm. the trees are all in tidy rows..and all the ...

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bateau by erin gates

recently, erin gates and i collaborated again on a new collection of black and white striped pieces..she dubbed 'bateau'. erin and i have spent more than one (uhhh maybe 1000) days discussing how happy we would be if all we ever wore was a parisian classic bateau t..but oh the pain of finding the perfect one! anyhew... the new pieces are certainly ...

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mod photo shoot 2

cannot get enough of this photo shoot with anna! here are the booth cards lizzie designed over the ...

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porter’s chinois

things continue to come out of the kiln and we are wowed when something just.. sings..like the new porter chinoiserie pattern in black with the petal ...

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mod photo shoot 1

today we had anna here with us in the studio for a super mod photo shoot featuring new pieces from both lawrence's and my collections. somer jones was the photographer, and her good friend stephanie larsen was assisting with the styling. i love how playful the mood was in all of the images..it feels like everyone was having a blast! stay tuned for ...

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NY Now {formerly the NY Gift Show}

in case you're in our neighborhood that week..we thought you might like to

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sneak peek {bedding}

yesterday, i headed into manhattan to check out some new bedding designs that have just arrived at the showroom..the logo design that took me eons to finish was displayed on several of the pillows..and i think it's successful!   phew i also fell in love with the kelly green/chartreuse combo on our chester bloom bed...in particular the way the solid pillow ...

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Newness

it is all about newness here at the studio this month..looks like hexagons and squiggles are in our future..so stay tuned for how it all turns ...

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family vaca {Wash DC}

we traveled down to DC last week to visit our friends the Pfohls, and take in some of the amazing sites in our nation's capital. I was struck on our tour by how much undiluted pride i felt at being an American citizen. it is shocking what a great job the city does in taking the jaded right out of ...

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Lawrence McRae’s gorge-y-osity

yes..i know he's my hubs.. but these new pix of law's work from somerby jones help share just how luscious his work is! i love the vibe of these warm environments..and how well they compliment the muscularity of the carving. bask in the ...

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Martha’s Vineyard

inspired by the original spiral getty by robert smithson, my daughter and i got artsy on lucy vincent beach

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jilly love story

once upon a time, somerby jones walked into our lives.. and made something lovely happen. the introduction of the jillys story and production was borne of her imagination.. and i love the ...

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studio pix by joyelle west

the other day i got a note from an acquaintance of mine, photographer joyelle west! she mentioned that she had seen the studio during a design salon event..and wanted to come and photograh it in action.. and here are the results.. i think she captured something so lovely. particularly the elegance of Ichiko (my asisstant..actually ...

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springtime in boston

every year like clockwork the flowering trees spring into action all along comm ave, and all around town. they are beyond lovely and they come at a time when you least expect it because the weather in early spring is cold and wet and verrry british! finally when you are really loving every aspect of the lovliness and lushness of their presence..the ...

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picnics!

last weekend somerby(our new amazing stylist/photographer) had a field day with the new jillies. i love all her pictures.. i mean..how juicy is this world? this is just a sneek peak..more to ...

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The Met

over the weekend we visited NYC to spend time with family, and on Sunday my neice and i took a stroll around the upper east side and central park. as we passed the Met we noticed that they were undergoing a major reno of the front of the museum. i was quite taken with these inventive "arrows" pointing the way to the front of the museum. they made me ...

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high point market

this weekend i flew down to North Carolina to check out the Surya showroom in High Point which is the super bowl of furniture markets. when you arrive in town everywhere you look..there's Surya!  their brand identity is massively in evidence.   even my name tag hung from a Surya emblazoned lanyard!  walking into their lofty space is beautiful; rugs ...

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logo time

of late there is a kind of urgency to create a mark or logo for the jill brand. and though i have visited this conundrum before.. it is astonshing how complicated it can be to come up with something that ultimately looks casual and throw away.."like oh yeah i designed that while i was napping!" i have been wisely advised by my colleague jennifer hill ...

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our town

no doubt about it.  bostonians were struggling today with their new reality.  we too are now a town that is not immune to acts of terror. i have spent the day trying to understand, and make sense of senselessness.  soon there will come healing. unfortunately though, this is what comes first. a feeding frenzy outside our front door.  BUT whether you can ...

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Hotels by Rachel Reider

last night, i went a glittering affair on the roofdeck of the Taj Hotel co hosted by my dear friend stylist/designer Stacy Kunstel and Merida Meridian (a fab local! rug company). there were lots of design stars there..one of whom was rachel reider i had met rachel before when she came to take pix of our studio, and i found her engaging and charming. last ...

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mumsy beds

there is nothing like spending the day sketching new products..these designs are for an upcoming back to school project i have been working on. each phase adds more details, and in the end the prize is the final product..a true ...

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..and then there was the bees knees supply co!

yesterday, i think my head just about exploded (cue exploding head) when i wandered into the newest addition to what is quickly becoming boston's grooviest neighborhood..fort point. the bees knees supply co. is jason owens (formerly of M3 and American provisions fame) latest (ad)venture in gourmet food. this place is beyond! so fancy, so fresh, so fabby, ...

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Jill’s Key Bedding part trois

finally back..and on the Acela en route to the home fashions show in NYC today. i wanted to introduce you to our version of a greek key bed..this one is so soft and lovely. what a great reinterp of our pottery line! i particularly love all the different textures incorporated here..from the fab printed euros to the sleek taupe/tangerine bedskirt! yessss! ...

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New Bedding..continued {Newport Gate}

i think that the westpoint home showroom has done an amazing job dolling up their space with a complete jill package..nota bene..rugs from surya and pottery plus lighting festooned! i am quite impressed, and am looking forward to seeing it all in person. tonight's bed is the Newport Gate collection featuring one of my fave patterns from the studio..it was ...

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New Bedding Collection {Plimpton Flame}

our showroom at westpoint home in NYC is getting ready for the Home Fashions Show that starts this weekend, and it sounds like they are rushing around tweaking everything..putting the final touches on our exciting new bedding collection..i will post the photos on the blog as they come in this week...so for today i will leave you with this stunning grey and ...

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Bigham and Bender

my dear friend judith bigham; painter, writer, mother of 3, comedienne, and woman extraordinaire has reinvented herself again. she and her partner jean bender have opened an interior design studio in downtown seattle.. her clients tell them that they are decorating high priestesses.. or..superchic therapists! either way..if this is ...

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7 things I can’t live without : recap

Here are my top 7 - can't live without 'em items. Click below for the full posts and you can read my raving reviews of these hot hot commodities. enjoy! 1. Bogs Boots // 2.  Dark Chocolate // 3. Fresh Sugar Lips // 4. Tory Burch Backpack // 5. Cortizone Cream // 6. The Road Ahead app // 7. Deva Curl Hair ...

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Day #7 can’t live without : My Stylist + Deva Curls

i cannot talk about my hair gunk with out mentioning my stylist who changed my curly life here in boston. i used to live in fear of haircuts. since i was 11. almost no matter what i say to the stylist...i leave salons with with an afro. that is how curly my hair is. and i also think most stylists are curly clueless. they just wet down your hair and cut it ...

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Day #6 can’t live without : The “Road Ahead” app

this thing is the bomb. my h-band started us on this kick about a year ago...and we have not looked back. we spend a lot of time on the road..and in the past we ended up eating..always at a b-k or mickey d's yuck. but now we use road ahead, which organizes the world by exit using the gps of your phone. so if you are hungry... it will let you know ...

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Day #5 can’t live without : Cortizone Cream

let's just admit that i have the world's itchiest driest skin..esp this time of year..for any nasty angry itchy rashy skin thing you have..this is the stuff..right here..yup. this will fix you right up. Stay tuned for 2 more "THINGS I NEED TO ...

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Day #4 can’t live without : Tory Burch Backpack

i realize how un stylish it is to carry "not a handbag"! but that is me. cannot stand to carry the hanbag..over the shoulder/over the forearm..nope not doing it. i am addicted to the purse backpack. not too frumpy.. my little tory burch in the taupe/white combo does the trick! me practical? well at least when it comes to this.. i ...

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Day #3 can’t live without : Fresh Sugar Lips in Rose

oh you my sugar! my lips..always dying..have discovered this..the best feeling stuff..cannot live here without you..damn you if i run out of my sugar..i am lost. is it because you feel so luscious going on? or your delish colors? even as i speak my lips are thirsting! maybe there is something not so good about sugar..as i am truly an ...

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Day #2 can’t live without : Dark Chocolate

this is certainly a cannot survive without item. i think i am hopeless without the stuff. i am not that fussy about the brand despite the influx of wonderful artisinal brooklyn-y energy that has entered the choco market in the past few years. i like lots of kinds. lindt .. chocolove .. green and blacks .. lots of grocery store kinds .. only not ...

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Day #1 can’t live without : Bogs Boots

i just love these perfect winter boots. after years of slogging it out in the cold northeast with the wrong things on my feet (ie.. hunters which are def NOT winter wear..fah-reezing) a couple of years back i discovered bogs! they are made of wet suit fabric and are not only super warm..they are completely waterproof... no 12"er stops me now!! bring ...

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home-y day

today my son had a day off from school, and i thought that instead of having a big ambition of going into the studio that i would just go with the flow, and work from home. bringing kids into work with you in the hope that much will be accomplished is misguided thinking at best! often it's more efficient to just chill and work from home. so this is precisely ...

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snowy!

we woke up slowly this AM to all of this... and this.. after such a long snowless winter last year..i think bostonians are completely loving the snow.. for now. just wait til it sticks around for too long, gets yucky, and the parking gets way crazy. oy. but for now. i am completely enjoying a winter wonderland. and i ...

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NY Gift!

lizzie vaughan (our fearless web/marketing designer extraordinaire) took some cute shots of us in our booth at the gift show last week..and i thought i woudld share them here. i think all the hard work and planning paid off royally! we had such a great time..and i think that everyone really enjoyed our new collections. i am so grateful ...

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Sneak Peak of our Bedding!

while we were in NYC for the ny gift show last week we had a special treat!! we were invited for a sneak peak of the bedding samples in our new collection that will be shown in NY in March...and here is a snap shot of our visit...can you stand my consistency? color coordination ...

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looking forward to NYC!

it's all about the gift show at our studio this week! we are leaving for NYC tomorrow afternoon, and i can't tell you how excited we are to be showing our spring collection next week! if i don't see you in the next few days..just know that you'll be in my heart! and we'll show you all kinds of new and wonderful things upon our return next ...

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photo styling

on friday we decided to use my daughter as our new modele! she most certainly got into her new role, and as you can see she is quite the ...

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New Year’s Rezzies

1. spend more time at the local museums particularly the ICA..which is literally down the street. {full disclosure...i have not been to see the isabella's new wing..wahhh} ica // isabella stewart gardner musuem // Our Neighborhood 2. continue my workout regime...that includes yoga & robert jones cardio!! REI Yoga Mat in Olive 3. ...

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boyscout chic

back in the fall we visited Portland, Maine (one of my favesy spots), and spent a full day wandering around checking out all the hot shopping spots. we wandered into a fun local vintage spot and amaaazing we found these marvelous merit badges..and i got all wes anderson crazy about them...but when it came right down to it i couldn't pull the trigger..because ...

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Make{me}over

NEW LIZARD STRAP IN *EMERALD* GREEN! The other day our friend designer stayci fast told me that what I really needed was a new emerald green watch band for my antique Gueblin watch...and so that is precisely what I did! You know what? For twenty dollars you can't beat a new watchstrap for an ...

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wow!

i just had to share..12 chairs is rockin our private label trays in this beautiful

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twelve chairs {the bestest}

the other night we held our monthly boston design salon meeting at the always fabulous twelve chairs in fort point channel. the shop is run by a charming and talented duo designers miggy mason and roisin giese. the shop is chock-a-block with wonderful finds for every occasion... i dare you to leave empty handed. (i nabbed a new yummy scented ...

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Erin Gates Monogram Collection

these pieces are brand spankin' new..and fresh out of the kiln. they are the mongram pieces from the erin gates capsule collection for our studio..so ...

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a new capsule collection {erin gates for jill rosenwald}

for quite some time now, my uber talented studio mate designer erin gates and i have been discussing a collaboration of sorts. we are proud to announce that the result is this striking private label collection "hatton" by erin gates for jill rosenwald! it includes tabletop, decorative pieces, as well as  two oval lamps. and all are available ...

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seawall

a couple of weeks ago i went on a roadtrip to one of my fave towns..portland, maine! i love portland mostly because my darling pal chris behan abides there..and when we get together..it is pure FUN! a typical jill/chris weekend involves 3 main things..food, shopping, yoga, and shopping! ha. on this last jaunt i discovered a real treasure..the shop ...

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Introducing {the jilly!}

how adorbs are these? i always resist making something small, but these are 3x3 and the best..be sure to look for them on our site very ...

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robbie

my cousin robbie has written a tell-all memoir that i have been reading over the last few days. though i knew it was causing quite a bit of hub bub within our family..due to the expose-ish nature of the text..i hadn't read a word of it til this weekend..and..I LOVE IT! the book is about growing up in nyc, spoiled and unattended to like oh so many of my ...

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halloween 2012

hallooooo halloween! the studio has been gettin' pretty spooky these days-what with all of us making ready for the big day next week..but i wanted to take a pause in the hub bub to introduce the jilly! it's a kitchen/bath/bar catch all. there is no end to the uses for this mini tumbler (shown here) in our signature buckley chevron..this tzotch is to ...

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Tassel Trunk

last friday evening i had a special event at Tassel Studio in Old Lyme Connecticut with my old friend erica of the E List who organized the event at the wildly fabby shop owned and operated by the marvelous Hannah Childs Hannah is not only a warm and wonderful person..but she is a terrific decorina too! i really shouldn't have..but i couldn't resist ...

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adore magazine

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Fall {inspiration} Photography

Amy, Lizzie & I met here last week to sketch out a line up of fall photog goals and concepts.   And this week..amy has been kicking butt... taking these awesome pix at the studio... using lots of found ...

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pillow talk

now is your big chance to get these babies at well under their full retail prices! aren't they somthin'? head over to www.jillrosenwald.com and snag a ...

wianno quatrefoil

a couple of years back, i participated in a special event at a yacht club on the cape.i was struck by the uniformity of personal style among the members of the club..it was as if there was a list in the dressing rooms.anyhew..it turns out that their style struck and stuck.now i want to be just like them.introducing..the wianno quatrefoil..in a bunch of great ...

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southhampton links

 for a good while now, we have offered the hampton links in a limited number of great colors.  this season we put the pattern into overdrive by offering up a crayon box of tonal colors. it is satisfying to offer our ever popular hampton links in the new ombre style "south"hampton version..because visitors to our studio have always commented on how inspiring ...

donut party!

photo stylist amy hendren sent us these pix this weekit looks like she had a lot of fun with donuts.i think it is interesting to see how much variation it takes to get the shot juuust right!do you have a ...

the shew

it is a whole lotta crazy goin' on this week at la studio.  putting finishing touches on it all before we go off to NYCcan take it out of a gal..BUT we were excited enough to take a break and ooo and aaaa when we got this in the morning mail..hope you likey.  it features our newest pattern the wianno quatrefoil in perky ...

summer images

we loved the pictures that our new stylist amy hendren worked on so much..that we asked her to shoot again..only this time we gave her our signature hampton links vases in our new fall palette.it looks like the ladies made a beautiful evening of ...

designing striped things

i think i mentioned here a slight obsession with all things striped..so here with little fanfare..are some new sweet striped pieces that we are working on for new york..what do you ...

july photo shoot!

today i got a big treat in my in box here at the studio! pix by our newest stylist..amy hendren.amy is an old pal of studio mate and fave photographer sarah winchester, and i asked her to take some shots of some of the pieces we had here at the studio..and really go for the zhoosh factor.what do you think?( ..btw this is her grandmother above, and neighbors ...

mrs lilien & mrs. rosenwald

i am swooning right now..because one of my favesy blogger ladies has  just become besties with me!  well ..not exactly..but mrs. lilien (said favesy) did reach out to me to let me know that she had done a swell post on her new bedroom concept..and she included our chevron rug in the plans!and lookee lookee she is in luck..joss and main is having a big jill rug ...

inspired!

While wandering along the streets of Paris..we came upon several shoe stores that blew us away..but the one that took the eclair {for colors}was this store Jet Set..anyhue - not only do i love color blocking..but stripes are my LIFE.so while we are hard at work these days working on a fall linei have the images of these lovlies on my desktop..just to provide a ...

a real old fashioned gum ball machine

this weekend loch and i went up to portland maine to visit my old friend christophe..when we are in town we love to do a few traditional things..like yoga with brett, swim at the beach eat great food, and of course shop at architectural salvage (junk) stores..just in case we might find treasures..and sure enough we did!  we discovered our very own original gum ...

dining room DIY paint project!

here is an old photo of our dining room looking at it from straight on..the walls are painted a pale color from Pratt and Lambert..i think it might be Catawba Grape..and we are tiiiiiired of looking at it. don't get me wrong..it has been a great color for us..fun and happy and bright..and not cloying..but i have been ob-sessing over painting a new shade of ...

the every girl comes to town

the other day our studio here at 369 was featured on the fabby blog/website that is the every girl!alaina and danielle visited all of the designers that make 369 congress street their home..that is erin gates, jessica sutton, sarah winchester, and stayci fast..et moi!!(jennifer hill design was out that week)it is no surprise that in less than a year they have ...

12 Chairs in Boston Magazine

just found this image via jessica sutton on pinterest..and i just love it!! i never saw how our friends miggy and roisin had styled out the rooms for boston mag..but it turned out so wonderfully..and btw who made that overhead ...

lovely little votives

lawrence made these wonderful votives recently, and i just love them! they look spectacular in groupings all lit up on dining table, and at $25 each they are a real deal! sarah winchester is planning a photoshoot with these on her roofdeck..and i just know it's gonna be spectacular. ...

painter {adam lowenbein}

we went to the countryside for an old fashioned house party this memorial day, and we visited with some old friends who own a house in a town called pond eddy (don't ask). my friend adam has been making paintings since his days at RISD, and i have ALWAYS wanted to own one. and now i do! the images here are from a new series adam is working on having to do with ...

Hampton Links Aprons

perhaps, you remember that we designed and printed fabric based on our popular hampton links pattern..and then had them sewn into pillows.. well, last week ichiko surprised us by bringing in an apron that she had whipped up made from our chocolate colorway. so cute..right? what do you ...

DC Show!

this past weekend we returned to maura's house in washington for our now annual trunk show, and once again it was amaaazing! we had fun meeting all of maura's fantabulous peeps, talking shop, and messing around with maura, pete, and her crew of delightful kiddos. big merci maura! ps. another ridunk design from lizzie..so what can't she ...

Thank Yous

for quite some time now, lizzie (our designer) and i have been discussing what we would like to include on/in the boxes we send out from the studio. we know that when our clients receive something from us they are certainly excited to open their box..but we also know that they deserve to be thanked, and treated to some fun collateral inside that will give them ...

momma’s day

normally, i am not one for the big holidays...as i am a don't believe the hype-type of gal. so heading into mother's day..i do NOT get too excited. let us just say i keep expectations pretty low. let's face it. it is a commercial holiday..as they all are. but sometimes..just sometimes..something beautiful happens. this mother's day i was without my ...

joss and main sale!

wow! joss and main are running another sale this week for my individual plates. they really do such a beautiful job.. and everything is such a bargain! ...

kayce hughes

thanks to my darling pal maura of washington..i was turned onto the blog of our friend and customer kayce hughes of tennesee.. uhhh..can you believe?? she bought these pieces from our collection a few months ago, and mentioned that they would be going into her shop in chattanooga. well well..i had no idea how amazing they would look. grazie mille ...

our chevron desk set @ neimans

when i walked into my son's school this am..his teacher showed me this from neiman marcus's spring catalog..i just love the way this turned ...

joss and main sale

joss and main are having a gigandor sale tomorrow on all things jill..pillows, rugs, furniture, poufs, bedding and a wee bit of pottery.i couldn't wait, and so i went over there..and got a little preview.they do such a fab job with images.merci beaucoup joss et ...

orchids oy

my friend laird brought these amazing orchids to our studio in december..the violet planter in hampton links is a new item..that was designed as a trash receptacle!the really amazing part is that no matter what i do, and no matter how much i really love orchids..i killlllll them. why then are these alive..oh yeah now i remember..my asisstants ichiko and jessica ...

mustard and charcoal review

i thought i would post this fall-y plimpton flame in awesome mustard and charcoal combo on what must be the summery-est day of the weirdest weather year i can ...

Improper Shout Out

lookee lookee! Improper Bostonian put lawrence and me in their most recent issue in a story about how amaazing etsy has been for all of us ...

new buckley chevron bowls

ichiko and jessica just brought these bowls out of the kiln..and i could not be any happier about them.simply

need a little spring..

ooo..i just got this from my sweet friend chris who snapped my hampton links vase over at designer mallory marshall's house last fall..this makes me ...

marla’s lamp

we're on a big fam vaca..hence the absence from this blog..apologia! but this just came in the mail today and i love it..our client marla just sent it over of her new lamp fromn the studio in her bedroom..and i think it looks so great! thanks ...

the ultimate indulgence

i have found that drinking my morning cup is a very intimate experience between me and my mug.i really care about what mug i pick out of the cabinet, and the wrong one can really mess with my morning mojo.that said..we make a gorgeous mug here at the studio. and i understand why some people feel they have to have one..despite the pricey pricetag.plus! they look ...

makeover

this is the time of year my look hits an all time low. what can one say..the weather finally has had it's way with me. my skin my hair my nails..arggghhh. BUT! my website is look-eeng goood!thanks to wonder woman lizzie vaughan..my web designer extraordinaire..my site has had a genius makeover that has me drooling.def go check it..one ...

panorama gift show booth spring 2012

welcome to our trade show booth! come on in and take a look around!i can't wait to hear your

nice treat

just arrived back from our week in ny for the show and i was doing some desktop clean up..you know how it is..and i found these lovely images sent to me by my friends at lotus bleu in san fran who had chairs upholstered in our cute hampton links fabric..now i am jealous..i want it on all my ...

living {it up} at the NYIGF

i am so sorry to have been so out of touch with y'all, but we have been working it at the new york gift show for the past few days..showing our wares. it is totally consuming , exhausting, and wonderful to thrive and survive the event..but somehow i always love showing off all of our new work! (more later on that)..so until the end of the week it is perhaps, ...

helllloo NYIGF!

looks like we're

fabulosity

last week style guru erin gates and photographer sarah winchester set up a very fun photo shoot at the studio.we had been discussing the looks for months, and finally it was time to pull the trigger..and take the pix.taking on a project like this is exciting, but it requires a ton of work, inspiration, and a complete vision.i have to say..i was so impressed with ...

studio photoshoot with {erin gates and sarah winchester!}

today was a huge day at the studio. not only are we madly pulling together the spring/summer collection, but erin was styling a photoshoot for our lookbook, and sarah (8.5 mnths pregnant) was shooting it!needless to say, it looked gorgeous, impeccable, genius!i loved the golden flatware she found, and the amazing flowers for the vases.these are the quick shots ...

nice package

my friend pica visited the studio the other day looking for gifts for her family members in mexico. we were able to find some really fun pieces that she went one better with by adding the candied pecans, the cello wrap and the bold JR stickers.when i saw them this evening..i thought hey pica..nice ...

it’s not easy bein green

i am proud to say that i spend time in dumpsters! how glamorous! i often go downstairs to our loading dock to collect boxes and extra cardboard for shipping out to our stores. i hate seeing perfectly good materials go to waste, and it makes me feel sweetly green to recycle an old box to protect the ...

tis better to give..fo sho!

receiving is not one of my better guises. my family in fact has made a fine art of being particularly abhorent when receiving gifts. one family member ( i have an enormous family, and i am not going to name names) is notorious for saying "do you want this?" right back to the person who gave him/her the present..so let's just say it is bred in the bone. i am a ...

gabriella de la vega jewelry

this past weekend i was in NYC and so i decided to visit the eponymous brooklyn shop owned by my cousin the enormously talented jewelry designer gabriella de la vega.she mentioned she had opened a place around the corner from where she used to live, but nothing prepared me for how tots fab the whole place was. loove.she has a gorgeous assortment of fashion, ...

Traditional Home Gift Guide

this fresh piece of press just walked in the door off the pages of Traditional Home's holiday gift guide, and i for one....am pretty ...

Joss & Main Sale!

this week i spent time in studio mate sarah winchester's amazing studio photographing some of our pieces for a Joss and Main Sale!it is going on the very first week of december, and so of course it is super rush rush.mostly they will feature all of our rugs pillows and poufs, but they are adding some of the pottery to give it a truly JR vibe.sarah's space is ...

loving this!

sometimes you just gotta crow.this thing is the

holiday message

lizzie just created this super glamorous holiday message to remind all of our wonderful customers that if they want to order something for the holidays they need to do it right away. i love what she was able to create using her amazing graphic design skills in combination with our martha'ed photos..well you know what they say.."it takes a village to make a ...

fallon poufs are here!

new today on the one kings lane site my fallon poufs from surya (here known as the arbor pouf)..they come in some really great colors like the chocolate brown and sky blue..and best of all they are on super sale! don't you just love ...

holiday photography

it was snowing like crazy inside the studio today..so i whipped up some chocolate dipping sauce, baked some cookies, lit the fire..and curled up on my bearskin rug to read a bit of my favorite book..shavings..and munch on some delicious holiday ...

Contest Winner!

we picked a winner for the monogram mug contest!we numbered all the contestants at random....put them in a bag..and then....pulled a paper from the bag..and the winner is..lucky 6 maria sulmonte!! congratulations maria. we hope that you will love your new monogram mug!! many thanks to you and all the other contestants for sending in these wonderful pix. and ...

morning light

i walked in here early today, and this is what i saw.the light here streaming in through our windows was so magnifico..i had to share.these bowls are in the early stage of production which many people find they just love to see. what i love is their soft contours in the ...

single pillows

more pix of the pillows..this time i had to float them so that you can see just one!what is your

hampton links {fabric}

today i spent time photographing our new linen pillows.my thought is that it is quite hard to style out a design in a new category.pillows are not pottery! i was delighted to have the pleasure of borrowing erin's wonderful ghost chair.i felt the architecture of phillipe starck in contrast with the soft goods was a success..but i struggled with the styling..i ...

mission: photo shoot {complete}

so today i took all my various props to the studio to shoot my halloween-y pics.i do love the way the spoooky spiders turned out..but once i started i began to feel like i wished i had more props..and i began to understand why rachel zoe says you cannot have too many things when you finally get to take the ...

{halloween} photo shoot

yesterday, i went hunting for halloween themed things for a spooooky photo shoot!i picked up a spider garland from paper source, which was more cute than scary.and then i went to the candy store to buy some dark chocolate kisses, candy corn, sugar daddies and, mary janes. i thought they looked graphic, and that they would complement my chevron pieces.next i ...

yesteryear

after my post yesterday about the sleeker herb ritts-y side of the 80's..i thought i would share an earlier (ouch) version of myself in a giant shoulder padded ensemble..oh how i adored that hot pink jacket from ann taylor..i thought it was massively slimming..as well as tall-i-fying..maybe not. ah well..now you can see why i have a hard time looking back on the ...

kate hines {design star}

last night our boston design salon (a local group i founded that gathers monthly to hear from luminaries in design) got together in cambridge to listen to jewelry designer kate hines share her story of a career in design. to say the least she was amazing, but she mentioned that on her website there is atimeline section that goes way back to the 80's.naturally i ...

Big Thank Yous!

this going out to all of you who came to visit us this time at the gift show..many

[presenting] hampton links pillows

they are 100% belgian linen and hand blocked right here in good ol' massachusetts!and they come in 5 lovely shades, navy, chocolate, slate, chartreuse, and ...

home {makeover}

meanwhile..back at the ranch..we are working toward a whole new look at our pad..with the new pillows (imperial trellis)..and the jonathan adler parker cahir in turquoise(!)..a work in progress no ...

Sticker {makeover}

lizzie made these for our boxes..yay!they really make me feel like i have ARRIVED! aren't they

Hudson’s new shop!

our friend jill goldberg, just opened up her new Hudson store over at 12 Union Park St in the soutn end..and the verdict is in! it is so fab-u-lon!she put hand painted english wall paper on the wall behind the front counter and made it look so modern and fresh..Annnnddd..she brought in this new collection of "H" signature vases that we made just for her ...

we {heart} kelly market

je t'aime kelly! merci beaucoup for this amazing piece of

Plimpton Flame {Fame}

knight moves blogger kyle pictured our new plimpton flame oval lamp this week on her blog as a color inspiration. personally, i cannot get enough of the taupe + tangerine combo..and for fall 2011 i put it on a host of objets. big gracias kyle..so glad to see you ...

new fall faves 2011

once again..Lizzie! posted some gorge-y new pix from opur new collection on the website. i love this back to school vibe she created here..with yellow #2 ...

a jill giveaway

recently, the fab lizzie created a gallery on our website of people with their jill pottery in their spaces..or on their heads! anyone who sends in a photo will be entered into a drawing for a monogram chevron mug. among the photos we have received is one of my dear friend jewelry designer susan monosson..and it is my personal fave. the drawing is not until ...

new englandish

as i was setting up the shelves this morning for our booth in new york this is what came out of the kiln and this too! groovy lamp bases. bloody ...

show prep

getting ready for the gift show can be oh so stressful.. which inevitably makes me think about all the things my closet is screaming for, and so if i have a second before a show..i go shopping. sunday had me at kate spade trying on all things prim and lovely..particularly these two above. the top has all my fall colors..believe it or not! after dresses i was ...

presenting [the compton ikat]

and that's all she

demi & patrick

thank you very much sarah winchester..you really are the

hampton links {fabric}

yesterday we went to visit peter fasanohe has a studio in great barrington where he prints amazing fabrics and wallpaper. he has agreed to print our hampton links pattern on an amazing linen we found in belgium. we had such fun checking out how these beautiful things are made..and working out the kinks on our new collection. i made a couple of quick vids to ...

my new flame

hot off the presses! we have started planning fall 2011! very excited. i think that this pattern plays to the aztec-y hudson bay vibe that is all the rage without being super cloying. what do you ...

o camp!

when i was a kid in nyc. i went off to camp every summer. in the beginning it was yucky old day camp that no one would have liked if they had a brain cell. but when i was 10 and a half i went off to vermont for the adventure of a lifetime..sleepawaycamp! and now..lo these many years later..my daughter is experiencing the same thing..at the same exact camp that ...

Merci Matchbook

oooo. lookee lookee..what showed up today? Matchbook Mag that's what! and it was all so simply and beautifully done. thank you katie and shannon and everyone at matchbook who helped make this lovely story about the studio happen. i mean these pix are amazathon..right? yup..thank you so much studio roomie sarah winchester! ..so rush right over to ...

design crush: {xenia taler}

a couple of years ago i had the pleasure of travelling to el salvador with fellow ceramic designer xenia taler. we had never met, but we were put together by aid to artisans to create a new line for a la palma workshop..in 5 days!!! it was one of my favorite design adventures ever, and was certainly more inspiring for us designers than it was for the el ...

ivy and piper june /july issue

about a month ago this lovely australian mag asked me if i wanted to do an interview for their june/july issue..and so i said yesss!this morning it showed up in my in box, and now i have just finished leafing through the whole thing.and beyond the fact that it is super fun to feel momentarily famous..i was delighted that my most favorite australian shop (and the ...

Knight Moves {hearts} JR

The other day I went over to friendly blogger kyle knights fun and fab blog Knight Moves and was delighted to discover.. that i had made kyle's list of fave table lamps not just once.but ..yup count 'em..4 times! now that's ...

website {update}

lovely lizzie vaughan (studio operative) recently updated our new website adding some fun pages to our about section.i just love the fun look of this section and all the fun photos and videos to click on.if you haven't checked it out..it is definitely ...

headed to washington dc!

..so if you just happen to be in the neighborhood come on by for a

the e list comes to design salon

i am all excited because one of my very bestys, erica tannen of the e list is coming to the design salon may 25th to talk about how she has become the maven for things good and yummy along the shoreline of connecticut. more importantly, she will reveal how she has taken a $imple online newsletter, and turned it into a profitable biz..a neat trick!what i love is ...

Lawrence’s Chalet Lamp hits the big time!

lookee lookee what came in our mailbox yesterday!! wowee..looking good lawrence

in situ photo shoot

we are working with elements of style blogger erin gates on a photo shoot this spring/summer. the plan is to have it fun, glam, colorful, and kate spade-y. this is a new tray that we will feature in the shoot. we have never had a project like this one and i am really excited about the whole ...

plate wall

every season as we design new patterns we try them out on a plate..it is the easiest weay we have discovered to figure out whether or not the pattern is going to make it into a collection.it is for this reason that we have an enormous collection of plates both big and small..and today i took a pic of the plates lying on the floor..because i thought i would try ...

the work of Lawrence McRae :brilliant designer {my husband}

it turns out i am married to a great designer..who is also very cute..and who quit smoking today! whaaaaat?he designs and makes perfectly magnigicent pieces here in the studio with his own two hands.people wonder how he makes his pieces look so perfect. easy. the guy is a virgo. nuff said.all of lawrence's work starts out as a either a cast or handthrown ...

new monogram tray color combo {turq+tang}

it was so g-d gloomy today, i thought i would bring you this super happy monogram tray in a fun and peppy color combination of turquoise and tangerine. formula: this tray + glee on pandora = smiley ...

chevron rugs at highpoint

here are a couple more pix from the highpoint show..the chevron looks so

Lookbooks

lizzie (studio/design/web assistant par excellence) has been trying to teach me the art of the lookbook for the new website..here is my first go at a buckley chevron ...

Jill Rugs {debut} at highpoint

hellloooooo gorgeous!yesterday, i woke up to these great shots taken by interior designer james light in the surya showroom down in highpoint north carolina. oh glory hallelujah!literally, we have been waiting years for this moment..and i am truly giddy.i was promised more shots later this week..but i thought these were fun for the moment!sooo..stay tuned for ...

SPLIT [becky's online mag]

one of my absolute favorite humans is my friend rebecca lown..graphic designer extrordinaire,and developer of splitmag..which is her weekly newsletter for separated and/or divorced people.rebecca is one of the original renaissance women..she has taken on everything from emt class..to cake decorating! she is the author of several amazing "art books", the mother ...

rugs on the move..

do you see what i see? from the looks of it..you can order my (hex etc.) new rugs now from surya..i just found this exciting {behind the scenes} photos on their facebook page..and if you hear anything..let me ...

teaser

fabulous and faithful studio assistant lizzie just sent over this sneak peek of what will be our new website..i am very excited about the way it looks so far, and i cannot wait to see it finally ...

paradise {lost and found}

the family and i arrived in this mexican paradise on wednesday and we are having a heavenly time. the sun, the sea, the air, the relax..i am sure you get the picture. we are having a major cool down to say the least. we are staying at one of those all inclusive hotels..which i will admit has it's perks..but there are some unfortunate aspects to it as well..and ...

oy with the mugs!

studiomate, friend and musey mentor erin gates just posted this chevron mug on her popular blog-elements of style. we made the mug for erin as a prezzie because she is the reason we ever did the chevron style in the first place..we resisted..she insisted! well people..the same with the mugs. for years they have been asking for mugs..no no we say! the mug is ...

studio images by [ebony hurr] snow & graham

back in the fall my darling friend ebony of snow and graham visited our studio, took some great shots, and then posted them on her blog.she made these great collages of our space and our work..so i thought i would share them with you. thank you ...

do you speak french?

the other day these two charmant ritz trays made their way out of the kiln, and were screamingly francais..non?it just so happened that our girl friday lizzie was looking particularly frenchy that day..and it struck me that it must be time for a photoshoot! what do you ...

Rug {NEWS!}

i just heard from Surya (the good people who manufacture our rugs) that these rugs from the different collections will be in production soon and available online by this summer!i feel like it has been a really long wait..but apparently this is how it works. stay tuned for a chevron rug design in some candy hued brights that will follow soon ...

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