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Key to the City

5 San Diego Spots Where You’ll Run Into This Very Cool Crew of Jewelers

Key to the City BY jasmine respess 09/26/2019
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The five-woman crew behind Thatch Jewelry in San Diego works plenty hard - but also makes time to soak up the SoCal sun outside the studio doors. "We love what we do," says director of sales Amy Olson Goin, "and we love being an active part of a community that cares about genuine, authentic, quality products, too." These are the small businesses they support - and the nature they take in - when OOO. READ MORE
Hone Your Craft

Take a Walking Tour of the Most Photogenic Spots in L.A.’s Silverlake ‘Hood

Hone Your Craft BY jasmine respess 08/01/2019
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"Since moving to L.A., I have more time to look at the things around me, and I have noticed beauty in what seem like mundane things," says Emily Reside, who creates linear ceramics under the name Emmeline Ceramics and made her way west in 2018 after a good, long stint in New York. "When we first came out here, I couldn't imagine living anywhere but Silverlake." Her work is an ode to California in vibrant colors and eclectic forms. Emily and her husband Alex Reside are both super-talented photographers, so Emily took us a photo tour of the spots she heads to straightaway when she needs some fresh material. READ MORE
Stuff We Love

The Blooms That Make for One Heck of a Cottage Garden

Stuff We Love BY jasmine respess 06/25/2019
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"When I was growing up, my family had a lot of land that my mom and my grandma both gardened. I thought of it as an island of plants, and those are some of my favorite memories," says Jenny Rush, the designer behind the jewelry line Four Eyes Ceramics. Though the shapes Jenny rolls out to make her graceful earrings are often abstract, many of them come from her ongoing flora fascination. As she explains, "I love that's there are so many shapes in nature, even ones that don't look organic, and all colors originally come from things in nature." Here's a guide to some of her favorite blooms, which look especially great mixed together in a cottage garden - which just so happens to be Jenny's favorite style. READ MORE

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