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happy friday, you crazy animals!

Oh Joy BandAid Animals

Oh Joy BandAid Animals

Oh Joy BandAid Animals

Happy Friday guys! I hope you have some fun things in store. Bob has been traveling for work so much lately that I'm just excited to hang with him and our girls and just be. These little animals always make me laugh. They were from Ruby's 1st birthday party, and they've seen better days so we gave them a little patch up with our Oh Joy Band-Aids :P

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Ariel Fulmer for Oh Joy}

happy friday + have a wild weekend...

Oh Joy Zebra

Happy Friday guys! We've been going through a zebra love affair over here at the Oh Joy office so we made this fun image inspired by my current favorite jumper and summer sandals. These four little guys are now our newest office mates.

Our stylist/crafter extraordinaire, Julia, is going on maternity leave next week, and we're sad we won't get to see her everyday but so excited for her newest adventure with her little baby zebra.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

{Creative Direction and outfit styling by Joy Cho, zebra illustrations and photos by Casey Brodley, production and styling by Julia Wester. Jumpsuit from Anthropologie (on sale!) and clogs by Bryr.} 

one of my favorite places to go for inspiration...

Oh Joy Pattern Play / snacks

Sometimes when I'm in a rut, one of my favorite places to go is to a Japanese grocery store! It sounds funny to think of shopping for food when I need a change of pace, but what I find are aisles upon aisles of random foods, snacks, and random home decor items that are different than those I normally come across. Really, any sort of ethnic grocery store does wonders for me to get out of my element and see things differently (it's like traveling to another country without going too far!).

P.S. I loved these snacks I found on a recent trip to Little Tokyo, so we had to make a fun image to show them off!

{Creative Direction by Joy Cho, photo by Casey Brodley, production and styling by Julia Wester. Paper cups and plate from Oh Happy Day shop.} 

happy friday + seeing patterns...

Oh Joy Pattern Play Striped Car

Happy Friday guys! We've been in heavy design mode over here working on some new products for next year. With patterns and colors swirling around in my head even more than usual, we put together this fun image. I can't wait to tell you guys what we're working on! Ahhhh!

Are there any Oh Joy products you're hoping to see next?

I hope you have a great weekend, guys!

{Creative Direction by Joy Cho, photos by Casey Brodley, production and styling by Julia Wester. Toy car is vintage that was painted. Striped paper by Rifle paper Co.

happy friday + pattern play...

Oh Joy Pattern Play Flowers

Happy Friday! Lately, I've been wanting to make things just to make them. Like the way it felt in art school just to make something beautiful for no particular reason at all. And even though it's my job to make things, sometimes it's nice to not have a recipe or DIY attached to a project and just create a pretty image, ya know?

So in the studio, we've been playing around with patterns (per usual) and experimenting with 2-D and 3-D versions of patterns. It's fun to combine all our talents together, play with patterns, and make something (like this above and these from last week).

What are you guys up to this weekend? We're heading to the beach tomorrow with some friends and then celebrating Bob's birthday on Sunday! Have a great weekend, guys!

{Creative Direction by Joy Cho, photos by Casey Brodley, production and styling by Julia Wester. Pitcher is vintage enamel that was painted. Fabric is by Nani Iro available here.} 

should i eat donuts today?

Oh Joy / YES NO MAYBE SO donuts

Oh Joy / Yea Boy! Donuts

Oh Joy / SOS donuts!

If you needed an excuse to eat a donut, TODAY IS THE DAY because it's National Donut Day (which is the first Friday of every June and has been since 1938). We had a little (too much) fun playing around with these donuts we custom-made with California Donuts in celebration!

SO...who's eating a donut today? And happy Friday!

P.S. Check out my Instagram today to see more of our favorite donuts from around the city!

{Creative Direction by Joy Cho, photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester}