Holiday Windows 2014

I made FOUR holiday window installations in the span of 3 weeks! I KNOW! I’m insane.

But I love it.

Here’s some snippets of what I was working on. Materials range from felt, paper, paint-marker, and cardboard. Styles range from installations, hand-drawings, draping, and typography. Full photos soon, but for now some teasers.

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Halloween Windows

So that time I did two Halloween windows and never talked about them. Here we go!

Noe Valley

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These ghosts!!! I know, crazy spooky scary. This was my Halloween window for the Rare Device//Noe Valley store. It had to be done rather quickly, so I stitched up these ghosties.  I kept the gold diamonds that were up with the Cactus window because, why not, they’re cool. I like this last photo, it looks like they’re having a party and they”re singing.

 

Divisadero

IMG_20141008_103750IMG_1689IMG_20141005_10022120141029_112429I hung up my original creepy girl drawings at the Divisadero store. It was probably the simplest installation I’ve done, but it still took me forever. (People who install quickly, so impressed with you.) I also printed up some postcard sets and 8 x 10 prints. 
  

Cactus Window

I created the window installation for the new Rare Device store in Noe Valley! I had the idea of filling it with decorative cactus pinatas. Here’s a peak at the window, but please check out the full post here!

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I was beyond thrilled when photographer, Sarah Deragon, took some up-close photos of my window cacti. I wanted to share some of my favorites (so hard to choose!) to show some more detailed shots of what’s hanging in the Rare Device//Noe Valley window!

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Thank you SO much Sarah, for the beautiful photos! You are magic! And thank you Rare Device for being so cool and rolling with my window ideas!!

*All photos by the amazingly, talented Sarah Dereagon

Holiday Window

I was so happy when Vanessa from Story asked me to do another window display! Let me just say, I love working with her and I LOVE her shop! It’s so charming and sweet (I love the jewelry!!) . I’m incredibly lucky that we have an eye for the same aesthetics, and that she gives me lots of freedom in executing my ideas. Plus, she’s like the sweetest ever!

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I came to her with a few ideas that would encompass the holiday spirit. Most of them were pattern or woodland themed (hey, I am who I am!) and luckily she was into them too. I saved my favorite idea for last, hanging big “peppermint sticks” from the ceiling, and that was it! It’s amazing getting paid to work on projects you really, really want to work on.

Here’s some shots from the window so far.

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I gathered fallen branches from the park and used white paint and red suede to create giant peppermint sticks. Story has a really lovely handmade feel, so I think my materials compliment the store well. I can’t wait to see it at night with christmas lights! I think that will really make it magical.

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Actual Story Window

Hooray! I finally have a good photo of my boutique window display! Thanks Addie! Hopefully the bits and pieces from the last post will make sense now.

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Anyway, this whole month I’ve been either working out my etsy shop or planning birthday things for Roos (which is tomorrow! 25 on the 25th!) I need to learn how to multitask, or just stop serial-watching adventure time all day. The etsy shop is taking way longer than I expected. I really want good photos/descriptions/everything and it’s just taking me a while. But I’m excited to share things from both projects when I’m done (and start doing fall/halloween things!)

Story Window

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I was commissioned to do a quick window installation for a new boutique in the Inner Richmond. The shop is called STORY, and the owner couldn’t be sweeter. She pretty much gave me free reign, so I naturally went with a floral theme. STORY is a charming little shop that carries the cutest clothes for toddlers as well as beautifully detailed gifts, accessories, and jewelry. Their back room has also become a new home for some of my paintings to be displayed.

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I only have a few pictures to show of the window. The glare of the window is pretty bad during certain hours (of course the hours I show up to take photos) but hopefully they’ll get some lights in there soon! The reflections actually make a pretty interesting picture.

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A little explanation- I cut out two big cardboard pieces to frame the corners of the windows to act like curtains/vignettes. I hand-made all those brown paper flowers and bunched them all together for a bustled look. Then there are three strands of paper or crepe flowers on twine that hang like scallops in the middle of the two vignettes. Super simple idea, but incredibly time consuming!! I went through so much paper and burnt my fingers too many times to count. The vignettes are at least 4 feet in length and I only had two days to work on it. I can’t wait to get better whole-window shots, but for now, this will have to do!

STORY is located in the Inner Richmond of San Francisco on Third Avenue and Clement!