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featured in Spaces Magazine 12.11.2013

We are BEYOND thrilled to see our Melamine Ampersand Pattern Platter show up in one of our absolute FAVORITE magazines!!! Spaces Kansas City always highlights the best of the best in Kansas City and beyond! The photography is beautiful, the writing is fascinating, the trend predictions are right on target and we always get to learn more about the interesting people that make up our fine little city! Thank you so much for including us in your “Seeing Things in Black & White” round-up! We LOVE it all!

(Grab a platter for yourself here)

trend watch: seeing stars 11.04.2013

Anyone else seeing stars? We’re loving the astrological trend. Stars, moons, planets…it’s out of this world! (come on, we couldn’t help it!)

1 constellation art print // 2 hubble space telescope image via megbiram // 3 starfish drape shirt // 4 zodiac pendant // 5 constellation box // 6 shift dress in galaxy // 7 moon stars greeting cards // 8  constellation matches

  1. Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

    Love the dress and that pendant!

    November 11, 2013 7:13 pm
  2. ampersand

    Well, thanks, Lexi!!! Glad you like it!

    November 11, 2013 7:16 pm

trend watch: painter’s palette 07.22.2013

We know we’ve been a bit MIA on the bloggity blog lately and we apologize, but don’t think we aren’t still keeping an eye out for the latest and greatest….cause we are! (always) We’ve been tracking this trend for a while and are just loving the various iterations of it! Getting to see the brush strokes an true hand of the artist show through onto all these great products is so refreshingly modern, don’t you think?

And, we are sharing our brand new (like, as of 30 minutes ago) iphone case because it just fit this collection too perfectly. It’s just one of a whole series of patterns that we did for Surtex 2013, so we hope you’ll be seeing this splashed across some other exciting products soon!!

Are you guys loving this painterly look as much as we do?

neon notebook trio // abstract dress // brush strokes sham // leather clutch // brush strokes iphone case

  1. nora

    love the new iphone case! can’t wait to here you two speak at goblogsocial!

    July 24, 2013 4:14 pm

KC Weddings magazine feature 07.09.2013

Huge thanks to KC Weddings magazine for featuring our monogrammed melamine plates from our signature collection with La Plates in their gorgeous Pink & Red color story!!! The Fall/Winter 2013 issue if full of inspiring and unique wedding ideas and we’re happy to be included! So brilliant to feature a monogrammed plate for wedding inspiration–wouldn’t it be the sweetest gift to host a shower or luncheon and have a set of monogrammed plates made for your guest of honor and use them during the shower? Or a nice little touch to serve the wedding cake on at the reception. Suddenly our minds are going crazy with creative ways to incorporate these into the wedding festivities! Thanks again, KC Weddings! Pick the perfect plate over at La Plates!

trend watch: hexagons 04.02.2013

Move over mod circles and contemporary squares, there’s a new shape in town…welcome the hexagon! Quite interesting on it’s own and when partnered with others, it makes a honeycomb pattern that feels fresh and new! We are wanting hexagon-everything from home accessories to jewelry! And check out these two home shots where the main focus is our new favorite shape!

{honeycomb necklace, retro honeycomb pendant light, honeycomb card case, stacked hexagon rings, laquer hexagon tray, hive vase, Hello Honycomb notecards, honeycomb tile silk pillow} & {blue honeycomb rug from  Inside Out Magazine, April 2013 via brightbazaar.com and honeycomb shelves}

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  1. Katie O'Keefe

    Love that ring! And I agree, I’ve been seeing hexagons everywhere!

    April 3, 2013 2:15 pm
  2. Lindsey McClennahan

    What up hexagons!! They are the new chevron?

    April 3, 2013 2:41 pm