06.22.18

WEEKEND AT HOME / 118

summer is here, and life feels like it should slow down a bit. i’m thinking about soaking up the sun and lounging around the house, and what better way to relax than on a daybed? these daybeds have me daydreaming! as a kid i used to dream of having a daybed. they’re so cute and cozy! lots of inspiration and daybeds for every budget below. happy weekend!

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06.21.18

DRESS YOUR TECH / 238

made these cute desktops for us this week! remember these desktops she made for us a few years ago? so happy to have another round of desktops from her! click through below to download the desktops for your computer and phone.

dress your tech | designlovefest

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06.20.18

MORNINGSTAR FARMS 4TH OF JULY PARTY

MorningStar Farms 4th of July party | designlovefest

i’m super excited to announce a summer long partnership with , we have planned out some really fun entertaining content and i can’t wait to share it with you! MorningStar Farms offers vegan and vegetarian options and we’re focusing on all of their burgers (check out all their products, !) the whole campaign is built around the idea that we don’t need to label ourselves as a vegan or vegetarian to enjoy those types of products and that this summer everyone can make room on their grill for those options. i love the mentality and the openness it creates in the conversation of food, that it doesn’t have to be exclusively meat or veggie. it can be intimidating to label yourself as eating only one way but i love including more plant-based meals in my diet for health and the environment.

MorningStar Farms 4th of July party | designlovefest
MorningStar Farms 4th of July party | designlovefest
MorningStar Farms 4th of July party | designlovefest
MorningStar Farms 4th of July party | designlovefest

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06.18.18

STRAWBERRY WATERMELON FLOATS

strawberry watermelon floats | designlovefest

i love a root beer float so why not switch up the game and do a fruit juice float! we made these with vanilla ice cream but you could 100% do a dairy free option with coconut milk ice cream that would also be delicious. these barely require a recipe because they could be made so many different ways. it’s the perfect thing to make with a pint of very ripe berries that are about to go bad or half of a watermelon that’s taking up too much room in your fridge. – joanie 

strawberry watermelon floats | designlovefest

what you’ll need:
makes 4 servings

• 4 cups strawberries, stems removed
• 4 cups chopped seedless watermelon
• 1 bottle sparkling white grape juice or any sparkling juice, the Izze grapefruit flavor is also good with this!
• vanilla ice cream
• mint as garnish

strawberry watermelon floats | designlovefest

• blend the strawberries and watermelon in the blender until smooth (no added liquid needed!) and then strain the puree into a separate bowl.

strawberry watermelon floats | designlovefest
strawberry watermelon floats | designlovefest
strawberry watermelon floats | designlovefest
strawberry watermelon floats | designlovefest

• divide the pureed fruit between the four glasses, add a scoop of ice cream and top with sparkling juice. top off each glass with a little more ice cream and garnish with mint!

strawberry watermelon floats | designlovefest
strawberry watermelon floats | designlovefest

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styling by: joanie cusack + ivan solis

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06.18.18

MINI LIVING

MINI LIVING | designlovefest

i’m working on a six month long project with  that i’m feeling really excited about! it’s a company created by MINI (the car brand!) that is focusing on sustainability in our homes (they’re calling them urban cabins). what would it look like if we used design to focus on creating living spaces that have a smaller footprint but that don’t take away from your quality of life? it’s focused on urban life and sharing space within a community, and maximizing what we get out of every square inch of our homes. the cabin in LA is only about 160 square feet so every design decision really counts. it was really amazing to see how they used the space, i actually felt like it would be possible to live well in something that small. part of the project was creating a video that will introduce the concept of , which was filmed on location in LA and then we’ll be traveling to beijing and tokyo later this year to see the cabins being built there. i also hosted a dinner on the roof outside the cabin with a few friends and spent the night there as well!

MINI LIVING | designlovefest
MINI LIVING | designlovefest

i toured the home which was set on the rooftop in the arts district of LA, in a very stylish new area called . you should definitely check out all the hip shops and restaurants happening there!

MINI LIVING | designlovefest
MINI LIVING | designlovefest

now let me show you inside! i love how the plants come through on the ceiling and make it feel like a greenhouse. in each location a local architect is asked to design part of the space and have it represent the city. in LA, designed this center portion that felt almost like an optical illusion. colorful graphics, open air, metal and plants. it’s definitely appropriate for LA, since so much of our lives here have that indoor/outdoor way of living. (thanks, weather)

MINI LIVING | designlovefest
MINI LIVING | designlovefest
MINI LIVING | designlovefest

my favorite part…well that’s hard to choose. i absolutely loved the wooden panels that swung open and made the house feel open and airy, and i especially liked the tiny cutout shapes in the walls that created awesome light effects throughout the day. there were also a ton of fun surprises like the terrazzo tile in the kitchen, the iridescent mirrors, the moveable shapes that functioned as hooks, and the garden on the roof. it felt like the future in there!

MINI LIVING | designlovefest
MINI LIVING | designlovefest
MINI LIVING | designlovefest
MINI LIVING | designlovefest

the bed actually even rolls outside so that you can sleep under the stars! you can see my friend jesse and her babe checking out the view.

MINI LIVING | designlovefest
MINI LIVING | designlovefest

it was a really special night. i kept having this very grateful feeling all day. to be working with such a talented and kind crew and client, to be doing something i really believe in, and to be having fun while doing it! and i definitely started thinking about tidying up my life, living with less, and what actually creates happiness in a home…it was very thought provoking.

after everyone left, denise and i watched netflix in bed with a glass of wine and pushed the bed outside. it was a fun little adventure with my friend!

MINI LIVING | designlovefest
MINI LIVING | designlovefest

what do you think about MINI living? do you think less in more? i would love to know your thoughts!

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