Check out these great photos from AmDC's exhibit in a beautiful old Italian courtyard. Talk about a dramatic setting!
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Here's our Superior Servers in RealSimple's roundup of serving utensils.
AND our servers is also featured in November issue of ALASKA AIRLINE magazine (pg76)!!....oh how I love flying on Alaska Air especially on their small jets (i.e. Seattle to Portland) where I get to down a glass of complimentary wine in 15min. It's awesome....
And through FAB, our chalk piggy bank also made it into NY Post's holiday gift guide...along with the insanely famous FURBY and NIKKI MANAJ..... perfume. No joke. Here's the printed version...and be prepared to be blown away by this collection!!!
L&G is totally stoked to be in April issue of Dwell! ...we're actually in there twice! First feature is of the piggy bank along with other neat items...
here's piggy the Dwell website.
...and the second feature is of my Mega-Doily rug project under Meg's "Crafting a Meaningful Home" book!
Yay! Double awesomeness.
Sorry to have to play favorites , BUT this one deserves a few EXTRA exclamation mark!!!!
We LOVE this awesome UK magazine and was more than stoked to have BOTH our Chalk Piggy bank AND Perimeter Tray be featured in the April issue!!
Reading this magazine is like having THE BEST worldly European friend with phenomenal taste to hang out with you.....I just automatically feel a bit more awesome and well-informed about all the current events around the world.
On top of all that, I get to meet the most amazing people, see the most incredible spaces and places, AND learn about the best places to eat & shop!!!
Now if ONLY that friend was REAL.....
BUT since I don't have a real friend like that, that's where Monocle comes in!
Hurray! my life is saved again! Monocle, you're the BEST!! We're gonna be BFFs for, like, ever.
Getting ready for the first pour on a new crisp set of pig molds for CITM piggy v4.0. More on him soon!
Got this delightful email from a customer the other day.....
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This morning, in the office:
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Hey you! Hey! Come here!!! Go back!! Don't run!
I've goooot it!! I've goooooot iiiiit!!
Simply amazing :D Nice proportions, perfect choice of materials and excellently protected for the trip. This will be his new home.
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This totally put a smile on my face. :)
Looks like the piggy will be enjoying his new home in SPAIN! (I'm actually jealous of the chalk piggy!)
We're excited when we first read about this new shop in Portland called Woonwinkel (means Home Shop in Dutch) that opened in June.
What's even more exciting is that our Chalk Piggies, Gem Necklaces, Superior Servers, and Mega-Doily rugs of various size are at the store!
It's a beautifully curated shop with things I've only seen from the far and magical place of the Netherlands combined with some great designers we totally love such as, Studio Gorm, Iacoli & McAllister, Von Tundra, and Chen Chen.
....pretty much a dream store. Perhaps if I make myself look small enough I can be a squatter and live in that shop....
We can't believe it's already been a WHOLE year since we debut our work at the NYIGF last year...the year went by super fast and we don't really remember what really happened...but all I can say is that this whole experience of having our own studio so far has been more than amazing, and it's been reassuring for us that we can actually make it work!
...and in finding the need to give ourselves a little pat on our backs, we decided to celebrate a little by getting a cake!
Man...how I love that I can write off things like this as an business expense!
We even used the cake to shoot along with our new items that we'll be bring to the NYIGF this August: New pastel Superior server colors, Vintage Superior cake servers, ceramic Salt & Pepper Pawz, and Terracotta Piggy banks!
So yeah...It's been a crazy year where it felt like so much has happened yet I can barely remember it all. Does that make sense?....and is that normal?
I think perhaps it's the fact that we're still learning the art of juggling everything and learning how to be our own bosses...and do everything else...to be a designer, product developer, maker, project manager, blogger, photographer, sales rep, accountant, PR, creative director, packer, shipper, and the person to wash dishes, etc.
Less assure you that i'm NOT trying to brag....seriously...
Nonetheless, we're still totally psyched for this August NYIGF where 8 of us design studios under JOIN will be next to other talented peeps from American Design Club and “A+: The Young Designers’ Platform.” We'll all going to join forces and showcase our work outside the entrance to Accent on Design in the lobby area.
Yes...nothing like partying in the lobby at the Javits Convention Center!! Woot woot!
Check out what everyone gots to bring!
New print from R&L goods.
Hex Opener by Iacoli & McAllister
Hung by Grain
Canoe Canvas Pack by Blk Pine Workshop.
Bows Scarf by PlainMADE
2012 Naturalist Almanac by Free Time Industries
The New York International Gift Fair (www.nyigf.com) is located at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W 34th Street in New York, and will be open 9:00 am - 6:00 pm August 14 - August 17, 2011 and Noon - 6:00 pm August 18, 2011.
So....we had to keep this hush hush until recently...and we can't wait to share this exciting news!! Our Chalk Piggies are available on Crewcuts online HERE for all the stylish & adorable kids! Like this lil' adorable girl!We've been excited about this ever since one of the buyer from J.Crew first contacted us after purchasing a piggy after the holidays!This is our first time working with a big company such as J.Crew and we were more than happy that everything went as planned and now they're actually in one of the Crewcut store in NY and online! This is totally what I envisioned where the piggies would end up... to be with stylish kids & parents and be part of both of their worlds!
I think I'll be visiting our piggies at the Crewcut store when I head to NY this coming August!
Last Saturday's Remodelista Seattle Market went super well! We're so excited to be part of it, and meet all the talented people...and lovely ladies, Sarah & Allison of Remodelista! It was such a nice to spend the Saturday....hang out & catch up with peeps from I&M, Urbancase...got yummy coffee & treats from Christa of Cafe Weekend....met lovely Heidi Swanson and got her new book...and then got REAL hungry looking at all the beautiful photos her book....
Below are some photos from Michael Jardine, since I still need to edit mine. heh...
We were in the Henrybuilt production space, thus explains the vinyl strips behind Dylan.
And there's him selling some our goods.Christina of Studio Patro
Mato Creative (amazing denim/indigo dyed accessories!)
Amy & Katy Carson of Bitters Co.
For those who couldn't make it to the market, don't get too bummed. Starting today, Remodelista is doing a 48hr special online sale with some sort of discount on all the things that were there (10-15% off or free shipping)
there there...now you don't have to feel so sad for missing it!
Also we're hoping to do the next one in Portland beginning of June!! Can't wait!
photos from Michael
So Thanks to everyone's contributions and efforts in participating in our little event to raise fund for Japan, we raised a total of $931. Yay! It's something! Thanks everyone for taking part of this!!
We drew 1 winner for every $500 raised. Since its pretty close to $1000, we figured we should draw 2 piggies!!
We did it the Japanese way (like getting a fortune at temples & shrines) and put everyone's tickets in the piggies, and shook it until the first names that came out...
...and the winners are Christen Coomer & Jennifer Fisher!! Congratulations!!
We didn't quite raise enough to do the drawing as planned, so we'll be giving other piggies to other relief events around. They'll be going to a good place no matter what. :)
One coming up: Seattleites Help Japan-Relief Event Part2
This Thursday April 14th 6-9pm
There's a suggested donation of $25 with 15 types of sake tasting, appetizers & desserts.
Japanese Koto Performance and silent auction. All money will be give to Peace Winds.
Please go to above link for event details.
I'M WRITING IN ALL CAPS, CAN YOU HEAR ME?? DOES IT SOUND LIKE I'M SCREAMING?!? BECAUSE I AM!!!
....Pleeeeease help us help Japan and reach our goal! READ DEATILS BELOW:WHAT WE'RE DOING: L&G would like to help raise some funds by giving away up to 5 special tribute to Japan Chalk Piggy Banks. FOR EVERY $500 RAISED, ONE PIGGY BANK WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN (AT RANDOM). Our goal is to raise at least $2500!!
WHAT YOU COULD WIN: Limited edition special tribute to Japan Chalk Piggy Banks with a red cork nose. Will also include white chalk & felt wipe cloth as well as shipping.
HOW IT WORKS: ONE drawing ticket will be given with EVERY $7 donation you give to the Japanese Red Cross. (i.e. $10=1 ticket, $21=3 tickets, $70=10 tickets....MORE tickets means HIGHER chance of winning!)
Step 1: Go to Paypal's link to Japanese Red Cross and donate $$$.
Step 2: Email us your receipt from JRC with the amount you've donated to: email@example.com .
Step 3: We'll reply with a confirmation email, the number drawing ticket(s) we'll put your name in the drawing, and an acknowledgment to your awesomeness, generosity, and in making a difference with a virtual big thumbs up!!
Step 4: Check back on April 11th, to see who the winners are on our website blog.
DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT: Monday, April 11, 9pm (PST)
Winner(s) will receive separate emails from us asking for your shipping info. So please make sure our emails don't end up in your junk email because that would just be a real bummer...
Thank you to Seattle Met & Blue Ant Studio for sharing this on their site!!
We would be more than thrilled if anyone else can share this with your friends or your site, blog, facebook, twitter, etc.
Big big thank you all for your support & help!
WE LOVE YOU!! YES I'M SCREAMING THIS, TOO!
xoxo Jean & Dylan
I recently saw that someone added our servers to their Pinterest board and out of curiosity clicking a link on the side "Also from ladiesandgentlemenstudio" and then ended up seeing this page......
then kept scrolling....
whoa.....did NOT expect this...
All I gots to say is...I love Pinterest, not just for this reason!
Both our servers & piggy bank got on Azure!! We were SUPER stoked to see that!
on SVPPLY....that site is absolutely dangerous since I get totally sucked into it too easily.
Servers on Poppytalk. Thanks Jan!
Servers in the editor's pick on House Beautiful
A random mix of things...our piggy partying it up with some sexy lingerie and leopard printed wellies on Josie Natori.
I really hope the piggies don't turn all B.Spear or P.Hilton on me....