Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stumptown Burlap

Elizabeth Dye's repurposed Stumptown burlap coffee sack for the Portland Mercury forecast show. You can't get any more PDX than that!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fig Notes is Now Accepting Sponsors

-Sponsor rates begin at the introductory price of just $40, allowing small businesses, artists, and Etsy folks to access a hefty readership for very little investment.

-Fig Notes receives hits from local, national and international locations via social networking sites and word of mouth distribution. Fig Notes is still in it’s infancy and is growing daily!

-All featured sponsors receive one full-page post on the blog. Images, links, and description of products and services are all included! Fig Studio will construct the post and receive approval from the sponsor before it goes live.

- Sponsor ads are 160 x 60 pixels. Featured sponsor ads are displayed at 160 x 200 pixels. All Ads will be placed on the sidebar of the blog.

-Special consideration and bonuses given to Oregon and Washington businesses. Please e-mail the studio for further information.

Email for more sponsorship details and opportunities. Please include a detailed description of your business and a link to your website.

Thank you for considering sponsorship of Fig Notes. The studio looks forward to growing with you!

Swedish Summer House

I could really use a great fireplace like this one photographed by Rachael Smith

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

On the Boards: Aurora Colony Museum

Fig Studio is helping devise ways to safely house historical artifacts for the Aurora Colony Museum located in Aurora, OR. Known for their large collection of intricate quilts and antique tools, the museum is ready to expand and improve their storage of these precious objects.

Monday, April 27, 2009

The 3/50 Project

I discovered the 3/50 Project via Housemartin this morning. Yes, it is time to take action into our own hands, people! That little shop around the corner is what makes your city thrive and creates a clear community identity. Don't wait for a going out of business, 50% off sign to purchase that special something you've had your eye on. Support your local retailers, restaurants, and service shops on your block! Do it. You'll feel good, I'll feel good, and your view won't look like a ghost town.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Back Soon...

I've been playing nurse-maid to Mama Conway for the past couple of days. I'll be back soon!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Custom Cake Toppers: Goosegrease

Custom cake toppers by Goosegrease. If you are a unique couple who wants some fun, handmade wedding details, look no further!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Paper Craft: Recycled Books

Need to repurpose some old books? Check out this papercraft over at Sweet Paul...
Don't use a first edition. Think "lemonade out of lemons."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It's Earth Day

Enjoy and respect Earth's gifts everyday.
Find this photo on the cover of the current issue of Surfer's Journal

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Street of Eames 2009

Yes, I scored a ticket to Street of Eames at the last minute and gladly pranced around Portland looking into amazing homes with my Architect Fiance. Though it sort of feels like you are rummaging through someone else's medicine cabinet, the tour organizers insist the owners will never realize 1000 modern home loving Portlanders have traipsed through their abodes.

My Fiance's firm, Giullieti/Schouten had a home featured on the tour this year. The Schouten House featured an intimate two story addition, adding a media room and a light-filled sitting area.

PATH Architecture produced my favorite home on the tour. Incredibly light and bright while maintaining a sense of intimacy and warmth.

Yeon House - those small windows actually act as the backplash in the kitchen.

Photos are limited due to restrictions, but please check out the Eames site for more images and tour information!

Monday, April 20, 2009


I'm having a hard time giving up my Iris. Though it's life is gone, I still think it's delicate petals are beautiful and I'm fascinated with the new texture it has revealed.

Whitney Smith Pottery

Beautiful work by Whitney Smith, a potter located in the Bay Area. She has a plentiful Etsy shop and a full portfolio of work here. My favorite piece is the Bird Cake Stand! How cute would this be at your wedding?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fresh Cut: Lemon Halo

Since I heart my florist so much, I thought I should show you what all the love is about! Lemon Halo of Bend, OR, knows a thing or two about modern floral design. I love the integration of found objects, succulents, and other non-floral items in their work. Allison H. is a lovely lady to work with (she's making my wedding party bouquets) and she has a very creative, outside the box, way of thinking. Enjoy! all images can be found @ Lemon Halo

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I Heart My Florist

Cruising the wed blogs is a daily trip for me. I always love to check in on Elizabeth Dye to see what she's up to and drool over her one of a kind creations. To my surprise, my florist, Alli with Lemon Halo, is featured in her latest post! I knew Alli had great personal style, but this really sets her apart. I can tell this dress is a labor of love! If my bouquet turns out to be as cool as her tattoos, I'll be in Heaven.

Friday, April 17, 2009

New at Frances May

Pretty please, may I? Lover Dress at Frances May

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Real Wedding via The Flashdance

This one is pulled from the archives of The Flashdance history. Remind me to bring my sense of humor and some llamas to my upcoming nuptials.