I'm hosting another Modern Economy sale in San Francisco in July. If you don't know what Modern Economy is...it's a home and lifestyle sample sale that I have twice a year. I get brand new overstock, samples, and seconds from talented independent designers like Dwell, thomaspaul, and Sara Paloma and sell them to you at really great prices. At the heart of it, it's sale to support indie design to help them clear their shelves/stockrooms.
If you are interested in attending the sale in San Francisco, please go to the website and sign up on the mailing list to be first to be notified of the exact sale date and venue. And if you are an independent designer/artist that would like to sell your products at the sale, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Designers from all across the nation participate in this sale. You don't need to be present (unless you want to shop)!
To see the current list of participating designers for the July sale, click here. And here are some that haven't been posted to the site yet--the most recent designers contributing products to the sale:
Boodalee's strikingly gorgeous Alexander Girard-esque children's bedding. They'll be contributing sheet sets and duvet sets. Get one for your child's room!
I've been a long-time fan of Rae Dunn's textural, wabi-sabi pottery. She'll have some wonderful pieces that will look great in your home.
Tikoli will have a beautiful selection of tea towels for your kitchen.
If you need some art for your walls, Three Sheets 2 the Wind will be offering screen-printed stretched canvas wall art in a variety of sizes.
Stay tuned...I'll be posting more new designers for the Modern Economy on this blog.
Sorry for the quasi-abandonment of my blog. I've been doing many important things behind the scenes...like taking naps and making my way through my Best Week Ever queue. Nah, I've been processing orders from the Stationery Show (which was super fun) and updating my websites. Yes, I've finally updated the Mateo Ilasco website! And I have to say that I can't believe my circa 1998 knowledge of HTML continues to serve me well. (Though I do think about Flash every so often when I see Kate Spade's btc site.) I also changed my border pattern using a new set of symbols and had some nerdy fun doing it too.
Anyway, the site now includes my latest products. I spent the end of last week getting to know my husband's digital SLR and I'm pretty happy with the way the images came out. The above image of my limited edition Ikat journal in yellow is by far my favorite picture. Just so you know, I plan to come out with 2 collections of limited edition journals a year. The next collection should come out in late Fall. I will hand screen-print only 100 of each journal style so get yours while you can.
Another bit of good news: my Literacy greeting cards (see "Happy" card above) racked up another award! They will be apart of the Pasadena Museum of California Art's Design Biennial which opens on August 18, 2007. (The jury included Paola Antonelli, curator of MOMA, NY, Lisa Love, West Coast editor of Vogue, Michael Worthington, co-Director of CalArts Graphic Design, and Stewart Reed of Chair of Transportation Design at Art Center.) That's about all I know and I'm so excited...
One more thing: I'm hosting another Modern Economy sale in July in San Francisco. (I've updated that website as well with new stuff and another nerdy border pattern.) I'll talk about the new designers contributing to the sale in the next post. If you're in need of good stuff (at good prices) for your home, maybe you should plan a trip to San Francisco! And get on the mailing list too!