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an oh joy for target launch party! 4 Feb 2016

Oh Joy for Target

In just a few days—this Sunday, February 7th—we'll be launching the new Oh Joy for Target home decor collection in all Target stores in the US and online. Last month, we held a launch party with some of our LA friends and colleagues to celebrate the new collection and give a peek at what's to come. Come check it out for a look at what you can expect to find starting Sunday...

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10 quirky pillows... 27 Jan 2016

Quirky-pillows

Because a pillow makes every space better...

1. Pretzel pillow by Arro Home, 2. Roos Soetekouw embroidered pillow, 3. zigzag pillow from Leif, 4. Oeuf egg pillow, 5. Atsuyo et Akiko pillow, 6. Lucky Boy Sunday round pillow, 7. Target faux fur pillow, 8. Land of Nod sunglasses pillow, 9. Blabla knit apple pillow, 10. Ikea heart pillow.

alternate vessels for plants... 20 Jan 2016

alternate vessels for plants

As a lover and collector of vintage objects and vessels, I always find myself with these items I love but never really make use of. I'll get that vintage bowl set from the flea market, a tiny brass trophy, or a beautiful Japanese tea kettle only to see them collect dust because they're not functional on a daily basis. So we decided to finally use them for something...holding flowers and plants! This is an easy and beautiful way to keep those vessels around but also actually use them every day. Here are a few ways we used a few from my own collection....

alternate vessels for plants

My friend, Jihan, gave me this tiny vintage brass trophy a couple years ago, and I love it. It's perfectly suited for just a couple blooms and great when when you come across a flower that fell off a nearby bush and deserves to be celebrated.

alternate vessels for plants

I bought these beautiful Japanese tea kettles a few years ago in Kyoto, but now I find myself using an electric kettle when I need hot water fast. They're too beautiful to get rid of, so I used the shorter one for holding a pre-potted plant and the larger one for holding fresh florals. The taller vessels are better suited for fresh flowers while shorter ones are best for plants that might need to hold soil.

alternate vessels for plants

I fell in love with this set of vintage dessert bowls and look at them every day but have yet to use them for actual dessert. So we turned one into a little succulent garden.

alternate vessels for plants

Finally, we removed the top of this ice cream cone piggy bank and it turns into a quirky vase for a fresh set of blooms. 

Quick tip...In terms of drainage for plants, if you're using a plant that needs good drainage, consider drilling a hole at the bottom of the vessel if you're okay with making that permanent change to the piece (ie. in plastic or metal). But if you're using a glass vessel or something you can't drill a hole into, then stick to flowers or use succulents where you can place rocks on the bottom for drainage.

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester and Joy Cho}

from home decor to clothing... 19 Jan 2016

Variety Hour

Variety Hour

Variety Hour

Variety Hour

Variety Hour

Variety Hour

Variety Hour

Having designed mostly home decor products, I always love looking at patterns to see how each some work on home decor versus apparel. There are some that go better on pillows or blankets and some that are much more suited to clothing. But when you can get those patterns that work on both...now that's awesome. I'm loving these by Variety Hour...

oh joy for target / home decor and nursery collections! 4 Jan 2016

Oh Joy for Target Home Decor

I hope you all had an amazing holiday and new year! I'm happy to be back and starting 2016 off with a bang. Last year, we were working on some top secret new things. I'm so excited to finally reveal a peek at our newest Oh Joy! for Target collection! Our new home decor and nursery collections take Oh Joy! into the home even more and bring you items designed to add color, whimsy, and a touch of surprise.

Oh Joy for Target Home Decor

Oh Joy for Target Home Decor

The Oh Joy! for Target spring home decor collection (which debuts in stores and online February 7th) is made up of 20 pieces from vases to pillows to end tables to brass party animals. I wanted to create a collection of cheerful home décor pieces that were grounded in bright colors and quirky details. Check out a few of my favorites above!

Oh Joy for Target Nursery Collection

Oh Joy for Target Nursery Collection

Oh Joy for Target Nursery Collection

The Oh Joy! for Target nursery collection (which debuts in select stores and online now in early January) includes 26 items for your babe's new space ranging from crib bedding to swaddles to changing pad covers to diaper bags. I love creating nurseries that a baby will sleep, play, and grow with. In this collection, we mixed fun icons, mix-and-match prints, and notes of whimsy to create a truly lovable space that both parents and their little ones will enjoy. 

Next Monday, January 11th, I'll be sharing a more detailed look at more of the products LIVE on Periscope. So if you're not yet on Periscope, sign up and follow me @ohjoy so you can be alerted to the live broadcast and watch it in real time (or within 24 hours while the broadcast is still up)!

I can't wait for you to see them in person and stock up on your favorite pieces! You'll be able to see it all at Target.com/OhJoy as they arrive.

{All photos via Target} 

displaying those holiday cards... 14 Dec 2015

How to Display Holiday Cards

Right about now, you might be getting holiday cards arriving daily to your mailbox from friends and family. I love seeing how everyone's family has grown and changed over the past year. But by the time the end of the year comes, we usually have 30-50 cards that have arrived that we have no idea what to do with. I used to just put them on the fridge as one does. But once you get more than 12, then it tends to get crazy or I'd simply run out of magnets. This year, we came up with a simple solution, and all you need are some hangers and binder clips!

How to Display Holiday Cards

Simply use small or medium binder clips (we used these) and attach them to the bottom of a hanger of your choice. I got these black and white raffia wrapped ones a couple years ago in London, but you can duplicate that wrapped look by using yarn to wrap any old hanger and securing it with a knot when you've wrapped it all the way around.

How to Display Holiday Cards

The nice thing about this format is that you can cluster a few cards together and just add more as you get more. By having them in groups, you can put them all in one area of your home or scattered throughout different areas to show off those you love.

{Photos by Casey Brodley. Crafts and styling by Julia Wester.}

a cozy indoor campfire... 7 Dec 2015

Cozy Indoor Campfire DIY

I love the holidays and creating fun new experiences to make each holiday season just a little bit different than the last. With my busy schedule (from work to kids to life), it can be difficult to create everything totally from scratch. Today, in collaboration with Target, I’m showing you how to make a cozy camping scene indoors with this faux campfire. It’s a fun way to bring a little wintry coziness to your next holiday gathering! Play the video below to see more!

Brought to you by: Oh Joy + Target
Creative Direction: Joy Cho
Video: Jenner Brown
Music: “Good Times" by Sofia
Crafts and Production: Ariel Fulmer and Julia Wester
Hair and Makeup: Danielle Walch

*This post is sponsored by Target. All content, ideas, and words are my own.

10 home decor gifts... 3 Dec 2015

10 Home Decor Gifts!

For that person who believes that the home is where the heart is, give them something special for their favorite place to be!

1. A Wolfum trivet for placing their culinary masterpieces out for dinner.

2. Entertain with cheese and crackers on this fun Bluebellgrey tray.

3. Get this apple shelf by RedHandGang to hold tiny knick knacks in a special corner.

4. Because showers can be fun, too, with a Dusen Dusen bath towel.

5. Keeping socks, scarves or other accessories in this Petite Pehr bin.

6. A Heirloom cocktail stirrers make a great set for that friend who likes to throw one back.

7. A Recreation Center bowl for keeping jewelry on the dresser.

8. This Leslie Weaver painting adds instant whimsy to any gallery wall.

9. A pineapple tumbler by W&P Design makes for a fun drink (with alcohol or not)!

10. Because you can never have too many pillows, this one by Orlando Soria pillow goes with anything.

a paper holiday wreath DIY... 2 Dec 2015

a paper holiday wreath DIY

‘Tis the season for wrapping gifts! I always have a ton of wrapping paper left over during the holidays, so we wanted to figure out a way to make use of those extra scraps from a past wrap session. So we combined it with one of my favorite holiday décor pieces—a cheerful wreath. In partnership with Johnson & Johnson, here’s an easy-to-make paper wreath that can last all season long on your front door, over the mantle, or any place that could use some holiday cheer...

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5 tips for making the morning rush easier... 30 Nov 2015

5 tips for making the morning rush easier

I remember back in the day, when I used to wake up leisurely at a comfortable time. I could take a shower, make some breakfast, and have a breezy morning on my way to work. Now, my morning starts something like this...

    At 6:45am Ruby yells, "Mama! I'm awake! Come and get me!" Ruby wakes up Coco from her yelling and     Coco babbles in her crib, "MaMaMaMaMumMum".

My alarm clock (aka my kids) has rang, and I shoot out of bed, stumble into the bathroom, and as soon as I walk into the kid's room, it's GO time. If it's a normal weekday, I have exactly one hour from the time I wake up to get all of us fed, dressed, and out the door by 7:45am to get Ruby at school by 8am and me to work by 8:30am. Because the morning can be so hectic, the folks at Quaker Oats Company asked me to share my tips for making the morning rush easier. Each tip shaves off at least 5 minutes so if you do them all, you're saving a lot of valuable time that can help you have a great start to your day...

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