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Pattern Adventures: A Novelty Print-Inspired Bedroom

Pattern Adventures: A Novelty Room / via Oh Joy!

This month's Pattern Adventures is all about...novelty prints! Novelty prints, or as some people call them "conversation prints", are anything that have a motif that is a bit more quirky, playful, and themed (think palm trees, lemons, ice cream, etc). We were inspired by the fresh take on novelty prints this past spring where line drawings of faces graced the runways and retail floors. So, we created a bedroom full of figural novelty prints that incorporated a sophisticated palette of nude, green, blush, teal, and hints of black. Take a look at how to create this in your own home...

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popsicle fruit pops - a cool and easy party treat!

A Cool and Easy Party Treat! / via Oh Joy!

Summer is in full force, and I don't know about you, but it's been HOT, HOT, HOT here in Los Angeles! Every day I want an icy treat to stay cool and hydrated! We've partnered with Popsicle to share an easy way to serve everyone's favorite summer treat at your next backyard get-together, playdate, or summer soiree. Take a look!

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we're hiring a (temporary) designer!

Oh Joy! Studio

It's a baby boom over here at the Oh Joy! office! My designer extraordinaire, Angie, is pregnant with her third baby! She is my right-hand lady when it comes to designing prints and patterns for all our Oh Joy products, helping me to concept products, and designing all the graphics for our brand's collateral. I am looking for a talented graphic/surface pattern designer to help fill-in while Angie is on maternity leave for a few months beginning at the end of September. This is an amazing opportunity to work at our studio, build your design portfolio, and get to be part of designing and creating so many different things. Here are more details if you or someone you know is interested...

 

GRAPHIC AND SURFACE PATTERN DESIGNER
Duties include:
-Working with Joy on design/production/creation of Oh Joy! products
-Creating and designing original patterns and illustrations
-Putting patterns into repeat for production
-Drawing CADs and prepping files for production
-Graphic design for Oh Joy promotional materials, website, branding, video, etc.

Qualifications:
 -Minimum of three years experience as a graphic designer with advanced knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
-Ability to take art direction well and translate that into designs, patterns, and illustrations (both hand-drawn and digitally-drawn)
-Ability to draw 2D CADs in illustrator
-A strong sense of composition and typography
-A love of fashion, home decor, and childrens' products
-Illustration and animation skills are a plus

(NOTE: If your experience is more in graphic design OR surface pattern design—and not both—please make that clear in your application. We will still consider you, but want to understand your strengths.)

This is a paid, temporary, position (between 3-5 days/week) to start at the end of September and go for 4-5 months. Exact pay will be based on experience. You must live in the Los Angeles area, have access to a car, and be able to work out of our studio in Frog Town (near Silver Lake).

In order to apply, please download and fill out this application then email it to: [email protected] with: “OH JOY DESIGNER” in the subject line. We will be accepting applications and reviewing them by August 1st. If you or anyone you know fits the bill, we would love to hear from you!
 
{Photo by Jeff Mindell}

make a kids' craft cart!

make a kids' craft cart / oh joy!

I love fostering creativity in my kids. One of the ways that I always suggest doing that is keeping a fun mix of materials and art supplies around for them to experiment with. So, today, we're showing you how to turn a basic cart into a super cute craft cart for your little ones!

make a kids' craft cart / oh joy!

Here's the before and after! See how we transformed this cart...

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Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rugs are here!

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Today is an extra special day because our Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals rugs are here! I am so excited because if you know me, you know how much I love rugs to help to define spaces within the home and offer a softness underfoot that makes any space instantly more cozy. I have been a long-time fan of Lorena Canals’ rugs for their softness, quality…and the best part…they are machine-washable! When you have kids, pets, or just life happening in your home, it’s so important to have pieces that you can easily keep clean.

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

In our collection with Lorena Canals, we designed the rugs with the joy, whimsy, and delight of everyday in mind to create the “HAPPY" Rug Collection. It's full of color and verve and using whimsical details like stripes, clouds, flowers and confetti in six designs to add a bright, cheerful accent to any home. Each one is 4'7" x 6'7" and they're all made with 100% natural cotton. Come see them all...

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Happy Hills — The hills are alive with technicolor goodness with our Happy Hills rug. Whether in an entry way, dining room, or play room, this multi-colored rug will fill any space with a rainbow that’s sure to delight. 

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Happy Day — Our Happy Day rug offers the hope and joy of a new day with its playful cloud and rainbow-inspired design in neutral grey and white.

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Happy Lanes — If only every road was this colorful! Our Happy Lanes rug makes a clean, yet fun, statement with varying stripes. It’s perfect for a bedroom, living room, and any space that needs a small dose of color! 

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Happy Daisies — Delight in a bed of daisies underfoot with our Happy Daisies rug. Place this rug by a crib or by a bed, and it’s sure to make you smile every single day. 

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Happy Prism — Both simple and fun, our Happy Prism rug is inspired by beautiful prismatic rays of light. Add it to an office, play room, or any area that needs some inspiration! 

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

Happy Party — Celebrate every day with our Happy Party rug. Whether in a play room or kids’ room, dance parties are sure to commence right here! 

Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Rug / Shop now!

We hope you love them as much as we do! You can shop them all now in the Oh Joy shop!

{Photos by Lily Glass. Styling by Julia Wester and Wilmarose Orlanes, styling assistance by Jess Hong.

happy friday + why i got a life coach...

why i have a life coach... / via Oh Joy!

At the end of last year, I started questioning myself and my work and felt lost. Those feeling and events led me to working with a life coach which I wanted to share a bit more about with you today. I've talked a few times on Instagram Stories about working with one and originally planned to post all the things I've learned from working with mine. But I realized that so many of you have questions about it in general...Why did I get one? How do you find one? What's the difference between a life coach and a therapist? So today, I'm focusing first on all your questions about it...

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a sophisticated pastel bedroom...

A Sophisticated Pastel Bedroom / via Oh Joy!

I'm loving the pastel fashion trend right now, so we took a pretty pastel color palette to style an entire bedroom! Pastels are often associated with Easter, baby showers, and things for kids, but this room is anything but. We made sure to keep it grown-up and sophisticated with these few tips...

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three ways to rock a sequin dress this summer!

How to Style a Sequin Dress Three Ways / via Oh Joy!

I love a good sequin piece but sometimes it can feel limiting on how or where you can wear sequins. So I wanted to take the sequins into daytime and show you a few ways that I'm wearing them this summer with this sparkly shirt dress! Here's how I wore it...

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back-to-school helpers...

Back to School Helpers / Oh Joy!

With the start of school just right around the corner (Eeeek! How did THAT happen?), I've partnered with Johnson & Johnson to share some of my favorite things for back-to-school time! From handy helpers for lunch to useful items for everyday, to things that you need for that very first special day, here are a few of my favorites...

01. Oh Joy First Aid Kit and Band-Aid®️ Brand Adhesive Bandages for keeping handy in your car or kids' locker; 02. Kikkerland reusable straws; 03.travel utensil set by Bambu; 04. Cheree Berry lunch box notes; 05. See Kai Run shoes; 06. Hudson Tailor backpack/lunchbox in one; 07. Cheree Berry first day of school banners; 08. Everyday Co. Cloth Napkins 

P.S. Don't forget! You can get the Oh Joy! First Aid Kit FREE when you buy three qualifying items (like the Oh Joy! Band-Aid®️ Brand Adhesive Bandages) at Target stores and online at target.com!  

This post is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. All opinions are my own. 

a snack table makeover!

Colorful Snack Table Makeover DIY / via Oh Joy!

Happy Monday! Today, we have a super cute way to transform a simple Ikea side table! It's makes for a handy snack table (because everyone needs one of THOSE!) or little coffee table to put next to your couch or bed. 

Colorful Snack Table Makeover DIY / via Oh Joy!

We started with a simple black table (shown above!), but wanted to add some color and life. So we spray painted it and added a pretty insert with leftover fabric scraps. Here's how you can make your own...

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