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Happening Lately


I think it’s high time for a old school style brain-dump post! Here are a bunch of random things on my mind lately:

1) We’re hiring! I’m looking for another designer to join our team based in my studio in Mesa, AZ. We especially need more helpers that know CAD and the Adobe suite. Please apply! We’re a fun bunch and we’ve got a ton of exciting projects on the books right now and we need all the help we can get!

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2) Because we’re growing so fast, I’m considering moving my office out of my house this year. It is so convenient to work from home, especially with the baby, but it’s also hard to shut it down, you know? Also, I’ve always dreamed of a retail shop. One of my girls, Megan, used to work for a cool design firm in a beautiful building that had a retail shop downstairs and their design offices upstairs, which always seemed pretty perfect to me. They’ve since moved and Megan works for me now (and Camelback Flowershop is in the space), but I think the concept is a great one that works well for a lot of design teams.

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(pretty Megan!)
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(pretty Camelback Flowershop!)

I’ve been poking around, looking for cool places downtown to fix up. We’ll see if anything comes of it, but it sure has been fun to be on the hunt and to dream! All of the spaces I can afford right now need a ton of work, like former banks (with vaults!) and transmission shops (!?), but they all have some decent potential. :)

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3) Craigslist is still loving Kayla. She found this BEAUT of a sofa for us that just needs some upholstery love. Can you even handle the lines and those legs??

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4) I’m obsessed with this over-sized subway tile we’re using in a local client’s master bathroom. Wait til you see the satin brass fixtures! Hubba-hubba!

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5) My parents sure have a pretty drive way.  I’m so glad I can drive up to visit them and get a little taste of the seasons!

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6) Check out these amazing semi-flush sputnik chandies that just got installed in my client’s new closet. Lucent Lightshop (a local company that I LOVE and use all the time) came through for us yet again! So good, right?

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7) Margot is crawling like a champ and her latest trick is the most adorable clap you’ve ever seen. If anyone in the room says “Yay!” she immediately starts clapping with fervor! Her tiny, chubbiest little hands kill me.

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She’s also really getting into books. She makes the highest pitch squeal whenever I put this Richard Scarry book in front of her. She LOVES the giant cat page and kisses it over and over again. It’s like she is breaking my heart on purpose. 

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8) We call Margot “Bunny” a lot so I immediately wanted a print of this bunny art as seen on the Dwell Studio site. Anyone know the artist?

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9) My doctor’s office had a super old issue of Lucky in the waiting room and it was such a treat to revisit this great article on Claiborne Swanson Frank. What a gorgeous photo, start to finish!
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9) I’ve wanted a bluetooth Tivoli radio forever and I finally bit the bullet recently and I have to say, it is everything I dreamed it would be, and more! We use it in the studio to listen to podcasts and all sorts of random music (and I mean RANDOM – everything from Dixie Chicks to Kanye to Fleetwood Mac) and the sound quality is amazing. And it looks so pretty sitting out, so, you know, win-win. :)

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End of brain dump! It feels good to catch you up. Life is good. Though I feel generally like it is all going by way too fast (how’s that for sounding OLD?!). 
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  1. Jenny, Margot is so sweet!! I was wondering where your rug she is sitting on is from. We are looking for something similar for our family room that is soft and cozy for my baby boys to crawl around on. Thanks!

  2. I love that you're getting a great team together, I'm sure we're all hoping that will eventually free you up for more brain-dumps and instagrams. I hope you're finding smart ways to earn a more passive income, I would be devastated if you ever burned yourself out. Your energy and positivity are so refreshing, and your taste is always impeccable; the way you put yourself out here on the internet is a blessing and inspiration to so, so many of us. I love you for it.

  3. Good Luck with the office space hunt! My office used to be a muffler repair shop with a low (and filthy) acoustic ceiling, fake wood paneling, and garage doors. It was a major reno (luckily we are architects) but the garage doors were easy to replace with lots of glass and once the finishes were gutted, updating systems and installing new gyp was easy and fast. Its hard to pick and choose what to keep and selectively demo (and always get project creep)…when you want to gut it all back to the 1910 brick and concrete floors, its really only about elbow grease and patience. Prime locations with cheap rent require real vision and girl, I know you are hemorrhaging vision!

  4. go for it I say!
    I have a shop with a design studio and love it. a shop casts a wider net and many clients come from their shopping experience. another asset is having great accessories at handfor the final touches

  5. I really loved your brain dump. It's so personal and takes a reader exactly where you are. I feel as if you give so much to your blog for us! It's so nice to have a window into things you are thinking for YOU. Thank you for sharing it. Your daughter is adorbs, btw. Kissing that cat page is perfection. Enjoy and thank you!

  6. Good luck finding a new office space Jenny. I look forward to all of your posts, & your eclectic taste in vintage art is similar to mine. You make it look so easy being a working mom of 4, I only have 2!

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