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  • 2-3 design savvy students in need of school credit (preferably architecture, fashion/interior design, marketing, or advertising majors)
  • If you have already graduated in the design field that is also fine
  • You must have a car + know your way around the city
  • Proficient in  Photoshop, InDesign, + all social media platforms
  • Be available to work 10+ hours a week
  • Be responsible for filling orders + completing office management tasks
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Keeping It Local…Alyson Fox

This Keeping It Local post is a special one.  When I first moved to Austin I met the very talented Alyson Fox for coffee.  I have always admired her graphic prints and design aesthetic  so speaking with her was very inspiring.  She really welcomed me into the Austin designer scene with open arms.  It is something that I will always remember and respect about her as a person.  When I heard she was teaming up with West Elm to design a capsule collection I knew it would be pretty amazing.  Alyson Fox’s collection of pillows, rugs, lighting, + furniture  launches next week!  I am looking forward to previewing the collection tonight at her Austin/West Elm event.

Above are  a few favorites from Alyson’s growing portfolio…

The Goods:  (from top left) Alyson Fox for West Elm Pendent Light,  original prints + fabric, Alyson Fox for West Elm pillow, Alyson Fox for Ink Dish dinnerware


Keeping It Local…

One of the places I chose for the Rue Shops Austin feature was JM Dry Goods.  Unfortunately, there was not room for it within the feature (I know they had a hard time deciding!) so I wanted it to be the next store in the “Keeping It Local” category.

Michelle Teague recently moved her store JM Dry Goods from Marfa in West Texas to Austin.  She has an eye for finding vibrantly colorful and textural pieces from Mexico.  Amazing fringed Caftans and Oaxacan embroidered blouses and tunics are perfect wardrobe necessities in the Texas heat.  The minute I walk into the store I am immediately transported to a Mexican marketplace.  I have highlighted a few of my favorite pieces above..

All images via JM DRY GOODS


Featured In…RUE

Yesterday Rue Magazine’s Texas issue came out and I could not be more excited to be included.  I was asked to share my favorite clothing stores, furniture stores, and coffee shops.  It was really hard to choose as Austin’s shopping scene keeps on growing.  You can take a look at the full feature here! (pages 38-44)

I taking a quick trip to Dallas for a few meetings and the Rue Issue launch party tonight!  Looking forward to it…


Keeping It Local…Magpie Fields

I met Emily, the talented founder and curator behind the new online shop Magpie Fields, a few months when we both participated in Blogshop.  Emily, who is Ausin based, travels far and wide to discover very unique one of a kind pieces for her shop.  From a set of vintage lamps that she calls “The Lipstick + Stilettos” to her “Black Licorice Decanter”  Magpie Field’s is your one stop shop for those special accents to compliment your home with. She is also a very talented graphic artist, you must check out her blog!

The Goods, from Top Left:  Saints Speckled Lamp Set, Brass Bicycle,  Silhouettes, Decanter, Pastel Mugs, LipStick + Stilettos Lamp Set

Check out the first Keeping It Local feature here