STUDIO VISIT | Joshu+Vela


While in San Francisco on Monday, I had the opportunity to do something I've been meaning to do for almost a year: visit the Joshu+Vela HQ. I've been a long fan of the American bag and accessories company since I discovered them a few years back. But after meeting the brand's founder, Noah Guy, a few times, I became a superfan. Everything that goes into the products is highly considered from the...
May 01, 2014 by Lizzie

STUDIO VISIT | Paper Chase Press


With so much book publishing going digital, paper printing going overseas, and old institutional printers closing their doors, it's a rare thing to find a press that's as mighty, independent and artful as Paper Chase Press. Last week I stopped by to talk with second generation owner and printer Nicole Katz, who took over the press four years ago from her parents who founded it in 1976. Paper Chase...
January 26, 2014 by Lizzie

GEAR | Fender Guitars


Like the Ray-Ban Wayfarer or the Converse Chuck Taylor, Fenderguitars are an enduring part of America's pop-culture iconography. They're at once synonymous with America, rock and roll, and the surf sound of Southern California. Fender started in Fullerton, California in 1946 and is still manufacturing in the US in a factory not too far from their original HQ. Because the intersection of women and...
July 25, 2013 by Lizzie

SITE VISIT | Coryander Friend


There are very few people in this world like Coryander Friend. And I'm not talking the typical, oh this girl is so cool, she's the coolest cool girl ever type of superlative, even though, that is indeed a truth-fact. Yes, more noteworthy than her inherent coolness, is Coryander's impressively honed aesthetic and her professional-grade depth of knowledge of objects and designs. AND! She is one of...
June 17, 2013 by Lizzie

STUDIO VISIT | Victoria Morris Pottery


Moment of honesty: When I started this blog three years ago, I didn't think it would last this long. I thought surely I'd run out of things to blog about, there couldn't possibly years worth of material. But then, day after day, week after week, I stumble upon a new designer or someone emails me a little-known tomboy of decades past. Somehow I'm constantly being introduced to cool women doing cool...
May 15, 2013 by Lizzie

STUDIO VISIT | Heather Taylor Home


Ever since L.A. gallery owner and blogger Heather Taylor launched her home line, Heather Taylor Home, I've been fawning over her textiles. The cocktail napkins, the runners, those colors—perfection. We were introduced a few weeks ago, and even though I had been daydreaming over her textiles that very day, I had a total brain freeze, and had not a clue who I was shaking hands with. Despite my...
March 07, 2013 by Lizzie

STUDIO VISIT | Hilary Walsh


I ventured up into the hills of Echo Park this rainy L.A. morning to visit photographer and designer Hilary Walsh in her studio. We both worked on the same story for Foam Magazine last year, she was shooting Angela Lindvall for the cover and I was writing the story, but we didn't really meet until I bumped into her at Feal Morlast month where I basically attacked her like a teenaged fan girl...
February 19, 2013 by Lizzie

STUDIO VISIT | Clare Vivier


I popped in for a quick visit today to check out Clare Vivier’s HQ in Silver Lake. First off all, I love her bags and use them daily. Vivier absolutely nails the tomboy aesthetic, balancing the simple and practical without sacrificing luxury (the leather is so buttery) and style; a perfect marriage between French glamor and minimalist Los Angeles cool. Vivier's bags are quickly becoming the ‘it’...
May 08, 2012 by Lizzie