Ampersand Design Studio


on the lookout: target back to college 07.31.2012

Do you have one of those friends that’s great at finding really cool things for really good deals?

Ok, well, today, WE are that friend for you. We heard the Target Back to College stuff was in the stores and we scoured the selection and found some really well designed home and kitchen accessories that are super affordable! Yeah, yeah….we know we are well beyond our college days, but aren’t you kinda glad we shopped around in the Back to College section and did all the editing for you?

We are loving how they used pattern! Clearly we like the geometric pattern as it completely reminds us of one of our own (scroll through a couple to see our facets pattern)! Target should really call us to design this section next year!

Here are the links: White Geometric BowlBlack Geometric Appetizer Plate, Bamboo Rectangle Tray, Honeycomb Area Rug, Yellow Patterned Decorative Pillow Triangles Decorative Pillow,  Triangles Mug, Blossom TrivetUtensil Set, Geometric Tumbler,

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  1. Danielle Hardy

    Ooh i love it! So funky :)

    August 2, 2012 1:44 am

Bookshelf: Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas 07.27.2012

Ooh! We can’t wait to get our mitts on this new book by Amy Atlas! Sweet Designs has tons of inspiration in the form of photos from amazing events and even includes templates and TONS of sources to recreate every look featured. Time to throw some parties!

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promise? 07.25.2012

Really? Because sometimes, we’re not so sure. Hate to be so brutally honest today, but both of us are just getting close to hitting a wall. We feel like we’ve been go, go going since we decided we were going to Surtex at the end of 2011 … oh and we also redesigned our entire website in the midst of it all, that was no small feat! We’re feeling super lucky to be as busy with work as we are, and über-thrilled that we are working on our very first fabric contract, but we just have to say….will it ever slow down? Will we ever get to a point where we can breathe? Right now, it’s not seeming like it!!! Anyone else in the same boat?

Photo found here

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  1. Josephine Kimberling

    I feel ya!! I am totally in the same boat! SUPER thankful to be so busy, and wondering if it will slow down so I can get caught up…and ahead of the game with my internal biz stuff. Whew! Glad we’re riding the roller coaster though ; ) CONGRATS on your first fabric contract!! xoxo

    July 25, 2012 6:39 pm
  2. Sarah Hebert

    Your newly redesigned website looks great and as someone who has ridden the self employed roller coaster for 7 years now I think you should be proud of where you are! I love the photo by the way… caught my attention

    July 25, 2012 6:46 pm
  3. carly {carlyklock}

    One of the highlights of my day is scrolling through all the lovely, inspirational, colorful things you curate here on the blog – and reading about your accomplishments. It may be no easy feat, but it is most definitely appreciated!

    July 31, 2012 2:43 pm
  4. ampersand

    oh girls, i swear, reading your comments each day is the reason we do this blog! thanks for the support and it’s so good to know there are lots of us in the same boat!!!

    August 1, 2012 9:03 pm