product launch

SSS x Tribe Alive for CAUSEBOX

sss x tribe alive for causebox // block printed table runnerI’m thrilled to share another product collaboration that has just come to fruition! You may remember from my own line when I used to carry table runners in the patterns I created for my napkins and tea towels. I haven’t had them in the shop for a while now so I was thrilled when Tribe Alive contacted me to design one for their involvement in this winter’s CAUSEBOX!

sss x tribe alive for causebox // block printed table runnerIf you aren’t familiar with CAUSEBOX, they are a subscription based company where every season they curate a collection of products that gives back and makes the world better. Their curations include everything from homewares and accessories to skincare and jewelry.

Tribe Alive is a brand that partners with woman all over the world, in this case India, to employ impoverished women at fair-trade wages empowering them to raise themselves out of poverty. Their studios create safe work environments, dependable income, and the power to determine their own future. Their clothing and accessories are also well designed and right in line with my personal aesthetic (like, can I have this bag please?). So, I couldn’t be happier to lend my design hands to these two companies.

In honor of the collaboration, CAUSEBOX dropped by my studio to get a glimpse at my design process and to see the final SSS x Tribe Alive block printed table runner. When designing, I usually start out with some hand drawn sketches to get some ideas flowing and then I take it to the computer to explore shapes and patterns further. For this collaboration I came up with a couple different designs and after narrowing down colors and options, we finally landed on the one you see here!

I was able to use it this year for our thanksgiving table which I failed to get many photos of because I did have a week old newborn at the time, but it also works great as a wall hanging when you aren’t entertaining. I simple used a wooden dowel, folded the runner over the dowel and tied yarn to each end and done!

Find out more about the winter CAUSEBOX with the SSS x Tribe Alive table runner here.

Photos by Michael Newsted

Introducing A Sunny Afternoon

I CAN NOT express how excited I am to announce the launch of my product line & online pop-up shop. It is LIVE folks. :)

a sunny afternoon launch via smitten studioYou may remember that I left my fulltime job about 6 months ago to make the move out on my own. It has been quite the roller coaster, stretching me well outside of my comfort zone at times, but I couldn’t be more grateful for the creative growth and the experiences that have come out of it. Most of all, I am happy to now share with you… A Sunny Afternoon.

asunnyafternoon-productsHere’s a look at a few of my products/babies from our Summer collection that you will find over there. I hope you take a moment to check it out, read a little more about it, and let me know what you think!

You can see a couple behind the scene photos from the first A Sunny Afternoon shoot after the jump and check out the rest of the Summer 2013 collection lookbook here.

Lookbook images in this post are by Jessie Webster; styled by  Sarah Sherman Samuel
Product images by Sarah Sherman Samuel

P.S. Thank you all for the super sweet and encouraging comments from the sneak peak on Monday. It put a little extra spring in my step to get me through all this computer time!
P.P.S. With any new site there may be some kinks and quirks to work out. Let me know if something isn’t working for you and we will try and fix it right away.

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