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see you in a week!

I'm signing off a early this week to finish up work before heading to Mexico's Riviera Maya tomorrow for a relaxing vacation and to celebrate our first Anniversary! I'll be away all of next week, so feel free to browse the Oh Joy! archives, favorite blogs, and my recent post favorites on the right side of the page. Enjoy the weekend & week! I'll see you back here on Monday, October 8th! -Joy


Craft Inc. Launch Party!

My dear (long distance) friend Meg is having a launch party in San Francisco, next Tuesday, October 2nd, to celebrate her new book Craft, Inc. For those of you in the Bay area, it looks like a fun evening of meeting fellow designers and business women. Hosted by the SF Rare Device, there will be lots of fun goodies given away too. As I told Meg, I'd totally fly there if I weren't going to be away on vacation next week!


all wrapped up

If I could, I'd seriously wrap everything under the sun in small and pretty packages...wrapped in great patterns...and of course, wrapped in florals, too....


{all images from the September/October issues of Brides UK}

Stina Persson

One of my favorite fashion illustrators, Stina Persson, just launched her new and beautiful website...


spagat + breast cancer awareness

The lovely Sidsel of Spagat created this wonderful breast cancer awareness campaign ~ incuding this signature pattern and products ~ to be sold next month in support of the Danish Cancer Society...


mixed metals


{left to right, top to bottom: small tears necklace by Marjorie Victor, tosca necklace by Linea Nervenkitt, sweet chestnut earrings by Abigail Percy, and gold frida teardrop necklace from Alexis Bittar.}

lisa stickley shop!

I'm a huge fan of Lisa Stickley and was thrilled to see that all of her pieces can now be purchased at her online shop as well as her new store in London (for those of you in the area). I'm especially in love with Lisa's table linens and bags....


nantaka joy + lucky + breast cancer awareness

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, one of my Nantaka Joy notebooks is in the October issue of Lucky Magazine in the "Do Good While You Shop" section. During the months of September and October, 30% of all notebook purchases will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Two versions of the metallic/kraft notebooks are available to buy at Figments. Thanks Figments and Lucky!


polaroids + color

I love these polaroids by Grant Hamilton...the cropping of images and use of color turns them into wonderful compositions...{via laissezfaire}


happy friday!

I'm getting on a plane soon to head to LA for a wedding this weekend. My very short stay in LA probably won't allow time for much...but I'm sure I can sneak some Pinkberry in there considering there are a billion of them in California...have a great weekend everyone!


{photography by Christina Peters}