Been a long time... Anybody here still?? Just in case, I want to announce a new collaboration I did with Brooklyn illustrator, Leah Goren! As cat lovers, we're giving all the proceeds from the sale of this small collection to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society for their work during and since the devastating Oklahoma tornadoes in May. Check it out here!
• SPECKLED BLACK + WHITE TEACUP SOY CANDLE
IN ROSE PATCHOULI SCENT (only 1 left!) sold!
• BLACK CERAMIC TWISTED ROPE
INSPIRED BY JAPANESE SHINTO SHIMENAWA
(one of a kind)
• BLACK + WHITE CERAMIC WALL NECKLACE
WITH SIX HAND-ROLLED BEADS ON BLACK WAXED COTTON
(one of a kind)
• SCENTED JAR CANDLES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN HAND-BLENDED NEW GRASS NEROLI + ORIGINAL ROSE PATCHOULI SCENTS
W W W . B O N J O U R O U I . C O M
and... now, i'm sold out... but i am already working on a new batch of products for the new year! so, please stay tuned. thank you all SO MUCH for your interest and support this year. it's been a good one!
and a L A R G E shout out to this lovely bunch o' ladies for their blog love (please forgive if i've forgotten anyone):
D*S (grace & kate!)
honey kennedy (jen!)
pour porter (noel & brannan!)
mcmc fragrances (anne!)
happy holidays! x
here are the OUI candles & ceramics (mostly one-of-a-kind) that i sent to the BLAK pop-up in seattle. if you're near capitol hill today, go check it out. lots of great designers with small black-themed collections - many, as is mine, made especially for this event.
lots of this stuff is going online later today... plus a whole slew of black & white ceramic candles in both unscented & rose patchouli. aaaand some scented jar candles in cedarwood rosemary vanilla, rose patchouli, & (brand new scent) grass neroli! stay tuned... did i mention everything will be on sale?! x
article on the moma's willem de kooning retrospective last year. it pretty much sums up how i feel about art and art-making - to discover and create your own world. today, i read a sight unseen post on the ever-awesome building block with a similar theme: "it has always been about making our own world." i'm revolting (great article, su!) photo via waka waka (great shelving unit, shin!)
New OUI stockist: Pour Porter! Noel and I collaborated on an exclusive-to-Pour Porter teacup-sized ceramic candle. I spent a lot of time finding the right scent that would match the jade & pink speckled glaze we chose and meet her request for a light, herbal blend. I found it in a mix of basil and anise (and even a bit of sage!) It's a lovely scent, with just a bit of depth and warmth from the anise. There are also two different ceramic garlands available on the site: one in a pastel palette & another in a brights & darks palette. The beads come in three shapes - sphere, cube, & pyramid - and feature a mix of solid and speckled glazes. Please check out her superbly curated site! I'm honored to be added to the amazing list of designers in her shop. x
i'm so excited for next week! two crafts that i've been wanting to learn have suddenly come into my world! first, beatrice valenzuela posted the following pics on her instagram of a mini loom by linnaea saunders. inspired, i ordered one! i have never weaved (woven?) before but have always wanted to, and this mini loom seems so accessible.
the sweet anne of mcmc fragrances asked me to answer a few questions for her blog. check it out here. as a non-fan of conventional perfumes, i have been a fan of mcmc since day one (and still wear them everyday). thanks, anne!
today at work, i was clicking through a local gallery's archives online, and i stumbled upon the work of my former screenprinting professor, dan kiacz. at the time, i only remember seeing one of his pieces - a horse maybe? - and can't recall being at all interested or inspired by it or him. and dan never seemed very impressed by me or my work. it was full of super simple, color blocks and pastel shapes, usually topped off with a screened photo of some shaggy-haired rock & roller (oh, i haven't changed much...) dan died shortly after i graduated - i think of a brain tumor. looking back at his work now, not only do i like it, but he seems so much more interesting to me now than i ever realized as a young, dumb art school kid... here's to dan kiacz.
creatures of comfort tumblr for a good shot of inspiration.
this summer, i've been working on a shop update. i won't reveal the new batch of products just yet, but i'm really excited about it. i'm also working on a bunch of new ceramic garlands and candles. please stay tuned... i would really like to include hermine van dijck's new book in the shop... journal de jours
i've meant to blog about this interior (3.1 phillip lim at selfridges, london) by studio toogood for a long time now... finally! i love the use of plain, cheap, widely accessible materials for high-end display. so simple, resourceful, playful, beautiful, & inspiring!