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Stone Textile At Lawndale / Booth Photos

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If you follow along on Instagram you will know that we participated in the Lawndale Design Fair in Houston last week.  It was a whirlwind of a weekend.  My favorite part (besides meeting a ton of design savvy people)  was designing our booth.  I wanted to create a living room vibe that felt inviting and inspiring.  We used the new Deco Stripe Wallpaper on the back wall–we have been receiving a ton of inquiries about the wallpaper.  Please email us at info@stonetextilestudio.com for swatches and pricing.  This will be launching on the site soon!  Here are some of my favorite shots from the weekend…

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Our booth–we used vintage chrome chairs from Magpie Fields, I love them paired with our pillows.

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I found this brass etagere a few weeks ago — such great lines.  It was so popular that we ended up selling it and not taking it back!

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A close up of our coasters + fold bags.  Remember that our Mother’s Day sale ends next week.  Enter code LOVEMOM at checkout to receive 20% off your purchase.  See more tabletop + gifts here.

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I designed a two toned Diamond Print Fold Bag for the event–we have a  few left!  Email us for details…

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Adventures In Marfa / Photo Journal + Guide

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This week the Texas based shelter magazine, Bungalow, shared some images from our trip to Marfa.  I wanted to share a few more today.  It was such an amazing trip—highly recommended!

Adventures in Marfa:

As a designer, travel always inspires me. Since we live in such a large state, weekend road trips are now second nature. Last month, we drove out west to the small artist town of Marfa, TX. The drive was relatively easy and at times we felt like we were the only people on the road. If we compare west Texas to the classic color-wheel, it would fall in the orange/yellow/brown arena. Slightly dull and monochromatic. When we arrived in Marfa, it seemed as if the color wheel exploded. The dusty hues were quickly replaced by vibrant ones and the inspiration came flying at me. Below are a few of my favorite images from our adventures in Marfa.

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El Cosmico was probably the most interesting places I have ever stayed. Each tent, air stream trailer, and teepee were decorated with different geometric textiles and colorful blankets — my kind of camping!

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Garza Marfa is a husband and wife run furniture and accessory company. They source vintage textiles from near and far to create bold one of a kind pieces. This bed full of colorful pillows and blankets made me rethink my all white bedding.

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Neon powder coated furniture – a genius idea and a very cool way of turning vintage into modern. These Mid Century Modern chairs would be quite the statement in a dining space or as bar seating. Available at Cast + Crew

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Even though we are talking color, I had to share this image of the black and white “Color Block House” I saw while walking around Marfa. A while back I saw something similar and that is what inspired me to create the Color Block Pillow which has become a Stone Textile classic.

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Textures + Colors I saw along the way.

Other Favorite Marfa Spots:

Stay: El Cosmico, The Thunderbird, Hotel Paisano

Eat:  Cochinel (must make a reservation), Food Shark (lunch), Squeeze Marfa (breakfast), Food Shark Grilled Cheese, Maiya’s

Shop: Garza, Cast + Crew, Mirth, The Wrong Store, El Cosmico Shop

Do:  20 miles outside of Marfa is Prada Marfa, Experience the Donald Judd exhibits, Happy Hour at Hotel Paisano

All Images / Elizabeth Mollen

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Austin Modern / A tabletop collaboration

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I am excited to finally share photos from the “Austin Modern” table top shoot we worked on a few months ago.  To make things even more exciting, we are thrilled that RUE Magazine is also sharing photos + recipes on their blog RUE Daily today!  Collaborating with other designers + photographers in Austin is always fun.  This time around, I thought it would be a nice change of pace to focus on tabletop + food since Austin is known for it’s fantastic array of new restaurants + bars.  It was such a pleasure working with the very talented photographer, Kate LeSueur, she captured everything perfectly.  I am hungry writing this post as her food shots are so incredible. Keith Kreeger was also involved and loaned us his handmade  porcelain dinnerware for this shoot.  I adore his simple and modern approach to design and love how his pieces work with the Stone Textile tabletop linens.   Nova on Rainey provided us with food + drink.  Make sure to check this place out next time you are visiting Austin, the menu is always changing and the interior design is pretty cool (my favorite is the bar lighting, see below)  For recipes and more images head over to RUE Daily…

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Kale Pesto Pizza from Nova + The Stone Textile Black Diamond Print Napkin

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The Rum Fashioned from Nova + The Stone Textile Gray Diamond Print Napkins + B+W Diamond Coasters Images / Kate LeSueur

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Travel / Marfa Bound…

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We are off to Marfa today!  I am really excited for this mini birthday vacation and to experience this crazy little art town in the desert.  I have this photo by Gray Malin hanging in my office…so finally seeing the famous Prada Marfa in person will be a highlight.  Make sure to follow along on Instagram + if you have been let me know where your favorite spots are! PS. Happy Valentine’s Day xx Elizabeth

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Love Your Home / Rose Hip Flora

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I love fresh flowers and try to pick some up every week (I miss the LA flower market so much!)  We have nothing like that here in Austin but, Erin at Rose Hip Flora certainly is able to make do.  Her creations are the perfect mix of modern + organic and when we started to plan my recent birthday party I knew Erin had to be involved.  We used the image below as inspiration (these were from a wedding she did a few months ago) and I let her do her thing.  I absolutly loved how they turned out….see below:

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Top image: Finished birthday party arrangements at her studio Bottom Image:  Floral at the party in the outdoor lounge.

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Top Image: Finished arrangements at her studio Bottom Image:  Floral placed at the wine tasting bar.

Thank you Erin!

 

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EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR

 

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The EAST Austin Studio Tour starts this weekend and we are thrilled to be a part of it.  Above, is a visual guide of where select Stone Textile products will be displayed.  If you live in Austin or are visiting EAST is a wonderful event that supports local artists–there is a ton to see in this creative city.  See the full list here.

MAKE ATX:  We will have some products on display at Make ATX (map: #52.c)

DROPHOUSE:  We are dressing furniture at Drophouse, it will be fun to collaborate with talented furniture makers.

MAKE.EAT.DRINK:  Our Gray Diamond Print Napkins will be used at the pop up dinner at Canopy studio.  Looking forward to seeing them paired with other dinnerware designed by Austin artists.

OTHER MUST SEES:

Studio SloMo /  Sarah is a very talented designer (she does letterpress for our business cards!)  Take a look at her line of fine letterpress stationery

Keith Kreeger /  Keith’s pottery is gorgeous.  We recently collaborating on a tabletop photoshoot—wait until you see these images!

Shea Little /  Very cool illustrations

Canoe Austin / Beautiful handcrafted leather goods

Michael Yates /  Modern furniture, I would like everything!

 

 

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Friends With Books…

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Three years ago we moved to Austin from Los Angeles.  We did not know many people.  Starting Stone Textile has really opened a lot of doors in Austin and has helped me create new friendships with other designers that share the same interests as I do.  These new “designer friends” (as my husband would say) inspire me everyday.  Last week my friend Kelly LaPlante gave me a signed copy of her coffee table book, Ecologique.  I loved looking through it and learning about the sustainable spaces she created while living in Los Angeles.  Even though our paths did not cross when we both lived in LA, I am so glad they have now crossed in Austin…thank you Kelly!  Here are a few pages out of the book…

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Speaking of friend’s with books….Amanda Brown of Spruce has come out with a upholstery how to guide.  We are so excited for Amanda and the Spruce team and look forward to celebrating with them at their launch party this Friday at Mockingbird Domestics.  Details below!

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Event details:  Friday 10/25  /  6-10pm  / Mockingbird Domestics 2151 South Lamar

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Austin Guide 2013 / Nannie Inez

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Last year, around this time,  we shared our favorite Austin shops with you in the Texas edition of RUE magazine (seen here).  So many great new spots have opened in Austin’s rapidly growing city this year.  One of our  favorites is Nannie Inez.   Located on S. 1st Street, Nannie Inez is now my go to spot for unique gift items.  Co-owners Deeyn Rhodes + Lonzo Jackson have searched world wide for  those whimsical products that just give your space a little bit more personality. I have highlighted some of my favorite pieces in the shop right now (all available online and you must take advantage of their Summer SALE!)  Below are a few interior images of the South Austin shop.  How cool are those geometric custom shelves?  We are looking forward to collaborating with Nannie Inez on a few one of a kind designs in the upcoming months….stay tuned and follow the process using #STNICollabo!

*Over the next few weeks we will share more of our favorite new Austin spots with you so keep checking back!

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Keeping It Local / Dinner Lab Austin

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I am so excited to share a very cool dining concept with you.  Dinner Lab has arrived in Austin and we were lucky enough to partake in the pre-launch event last week.  Our Puerto Rican themed meal was held in an abandoned garage…

How it works…Each month 4-6 events are held around the city.  Austin’s top chefs and tastemakers are all involved and ready to enrich your palates.   Choose what dates work for you at 2pm the day of the event you will receive an email with an address and nothing else. Once you arrive and enjoy the signature cocktail of the evening  the chefs set up a make shift kitchen and prepare to serve 80-100 people a unique (different theme each time) five course meal.   It is a gourmet  dining experience held in an untraditional location (think old warehouse, abandoned church or garage) So cool right?  Here are some photos from the pre launch event….

 

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Interested?  Learn more about memberships here

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The Austin Food & Wine Festival

usLast weekend we attended the 2nd annual Austin Food & Wine Fest.  We basically ate and drank our way through the park grounds  for an entire weekend.  Sounds pretty fun right?  Here a are some highlights…

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AFAW_7My new favorite local bakery is called Flour, the pretzel bread is amazing.

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AFAW_9Their branding is pretty great too, love these cards.

AFAW_3cAmazing desserts from Butterface Bakeshop…

More food + wine below! Click to read the full post….

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POP-UP SHOP / Photos

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Last week we had a little POP-UP shop at Austin’s new go-to home store, Mockingbird Domestics.  We had so much fun styling Emily’s vintage finds with our modern products.  The POP-UP was such a success that we are thinking about doing more of them around Austin…stay tuned!   Thank you to Mockingbird Domestics for hosting!  Check out a few of our  favorite images below..

Pop-Up_2Our area…the store has amazing natural light so it created a beautiful background for us to work with.
POP-UP_3The goal was to create a bunch of modern mixed with vintage vignettes.  Above:  Stone Textile Diamond Print Pillows + Magpie Fields Vintage Kilim Pillows
Pop-Up-4POP-CORN giveaways for the POP-UP shop…
POP-Up-5Emily refurbished these amazing vintage chairs (email her for details she has a set of 4) and we loved pairing one with a Stone Textile Woven V Pillow…
POP-UP-6One of my favorites!  Stone Textile Diamond Print Napkins + Acrylic Charger paired with vintage dinnerware from Mockingbird Domestics and Vintage Brass Napkin Rings + Glassware from Magpie Fields.  More details below…

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Keeping It Local / Austin Floral


When it comes to floral art, Austin really kills it.  I am so lucky to have access to some very talented artists when styling photo shoots as well as people’s homes. So, to end Valentine’s week I wanted to share a few of my favorite Austin based florists with you. Rosehip Flora is featured above. I love working with Erin and Sarah for the Stone Textile photo shoots (see image).  They are also doing my good friend’s wedding next week!

The Byrd Collective is another company that always does it right.  Her textural layered look is beautiful.

Pollen Floral Art takes a more modern approach, which I love.  I would love to have one of Brooke’s creations sitting on my coffee table everyday.

Enjoy the weekend!  xx Elizabeth

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