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{bekka likes}: a tiny entourage...

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...of handmade paper animal puppets by furze chan...good for little and big kids alike...

{bekka likes}: a pothole garden...

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...if only every pothole looked like this!

oh bekka!

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For the last few years, I've worked with interns to assist with the design work at my studio. Previously, they worked mostly for the studio and helped occasionally with the blog. But I've recently decided to bring on Bekka Palmer as our first blog-only intern. She sent me the best cover letter I've ever read, so I was crazy not to meet with her. Bekka will be contributing to various parts of the Oh Joy blog and assist mostly with our "this & that" column. 

Here's a little more about Bekka:
Bekka is a graphic designer who spends her days doing internet marketing and freelance graphic & web design on the side. She's obsessed with fashion and interiors and finds herself spending hours a day reading home design and fashion blogs. She's working on improving her primitive sewing skills and has found designing and sewing clothes to be especially rewarding {although she still love to shop!}. Outside of the design world, she's an amateur runner and currently training for a 200 mile team relay! Welcome Bekka!

{andrea likes}: marc jacobs on the cheap...

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...surprisingly budget-friendly pieces from marc by marc jacobs (all here under $50!)

{andrea likes}: colorful narratives...

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...from Damien Correll's amazing illustration portfolio...

{andrea likes}: circus fun...

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...by Ditte Isager...

{andrea likes}: chanel's jumbo florals...

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...so gorgeous...from Chanel's Spring/Summer 09 show...

{andrea likes}: playing with food...

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...and French culinary designer Julie Rothhahn's edible creations...

{andrea likes}: beautifully imperfect things...

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...like this Seconds series by Jason Miller...

{also, a BIG thanks to my winter interns, Lindsay and Lizzie, whose favorite things you've seen here from time-to-time over the last few months! Today, I'm welcoming back Andrea, my summer intern who is back for another semester as she finishes up her senior year. Andrea will be contributing some of her favorites finds while she interns with my studio for the next few months..so stay tuned!}

{lizzie likes}: knit & texture

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...in the interiors from Netherlands-based  NL Perscentrum and stools from Heinshome...