June 30, 2012

Flame Stitch: Chevron Evolves

Chevron is still around and pretty much everywhere. I know some of you may be over it. And although I see it quite a bit in my world, I like it, and try not to let the fact that it's everywhere stop me from loving it. It's still one of my favorite patterns for throws and phone cases-- it's just simple, clean and it always looks good in my book. I remember last summer, my friend Annie talking about Flame Stitch, and a year later I'm totally digging it. (She's a big city girl, and it takes a while for us midwest folks to embrace trends.) It's a more sophisticated and complicated version of the good ole zigzag. Warped zigzag meets Ikat is how I see it.
This room would be so bland without the pop of color and pattern on the little settee.
(and the cute shoes carefully placed next to the bed help too!)
Everything Trina Turk touches is fabulous!
And on a side note, I think I need her haircut.
 I've designed a Flame Stitch Eco Throw at Annie's suggestion-- the sample comes in next week! Can't wait to see how it turns out. Here's a little sneak peak of the one of colorways...
Happy Habitat Flame Stitch Throw

June 21, 2012

Floating Light Circles

I'm not quite sure why, but for some reason these glowing circles have been floating around my head for the last few weeks. Apparently it's called a "Bokeh Effect". Did everyone know that except me? Not sure what to do with it, but they are so cheerful they make me smile and want to throw a party or make some art!

June 13, 2012

Custom Designed iPhone Cases

I've had a few people reach out to me that wanted something slightly different than what I offer in the shop. I love the opportunity to create something just for a customer-- lots of fun for me and the customer gets something uniquely their own. Here's some custom designs that I've done recently that I think are great.

Happy Habitat Custom Design iPhone Case- Zigzag with Name
Custom Colors (LIME!) and custom font on Zigzag
Happy Habitat Custom Design iPhone Case- Greek Key with Name
Custom Colors on Greek Key with name in script
Happy Habitat Custom Designed iPhone Case- Rainbow Zigzag
Rainbow Zigzag with lowercase font
If you want to try something out that you don't see offered in the shop-- just send me an email and I'd be happy to make you some proofs!

June 08, 2012

I Spy FUN Art: Melanie Mikecz

How fun are these prints from artist Melanie Mikecz? They are playful, but serious enough to be grown up art. A vibrant mix of interesting colors and geometric patterns... right up my alley. Thanks for making it a brighter world, Melanie!

Find 'em in her Etsy Shop

June 01, 2012

Thank you Cottages & Bungalows!

So awesome to see Happy Habitat in June's edition of Cottages & Bungalows!
I am honored to be included in such a great publication. Thanks for having me!