sss collaboration

SSS x Tribe Alive for CAUSEBOX

I’m thrilled to share another product collaboration that has just come to fruition! You may remember from my own line when I used to carry table runners in the patterns I created for my napkins and tea towels. I haven’t had them in the shop for a while now so I was thrilled when ed me to design one for their involvement in this winter’s !

If you aren’t familiar with , they are a subscription based company where every season they curate a collection of products that gives back and makes the world better. Their curations include everything from homewares and accessories to skincare and jewelry.

is a brand that partners with woman all over the world, in this case India, to employ impoverished women at fair-trade wages empowering them to raise themselves out of poverty. Their studios create safe work environments, dependable income, and the power to determine their own future. Their clothing and accessories are also well designed and right in line with my personal aesthetic (like, ?). So, I couldn’t be happier to lend my design hands to these two companies.

In honor of the collaboration, dropped by my studio to get a glimpse at my design process and to see the final SSS x Tribe Alive block printed table runner. When designing, I usually start out with some hand drawn sketches to get some ideas flowing and then I take it to the computer to explore shapes and patterns further. For this collaboration I came up with a couple different designs and after narrowing down colors and options, we finally landed on the one you see here!

I was able to use it this year for our thanksgiving table which I failed to get many photos of because I did have a week old newborn at the time, but it also works great as a wall hanging when you aren’t entertaining. I simple used a wooden dowel, folded the runner over the dowel and tied yarn to each end and done!

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Photos by Michael Newsted


I’m thrilled to add another exclusive SSS collaboration to my shop, just in time for the holidays, and even more excited that it is with local LA artist Cindy Zell of . We worked together to create two wall hangings using the materials she incorporates into her work on a regular basis and I couldn’t be happier with the result. Natural fibers, wood, and brass = all the yeses.

I first came across when a friend gifted me one of her pieces, and then I continued to see her work around town at some of my favorite spaces… and then finally again in the . In addition to creating small scale home decor pieces she also makes (aka, necklaces, earrings, pins) as well as like the one I am obsessed with at Parachute (below).

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Cindy left her job as senior display coordinator at Anthropolgie in 2015 to put her immense talent into her own line and it has been so wonderful to watch her work evolve over the last couple years.  Her sculptural pieces explore gravity’s influence on form and all her work is inspired by elemental forms, shapes, and colors collected from the work of pioneering artists, design movements, architecture, and nature. The result is a stunning body of work that is clean, modern, and geometric, making it a perfect fit for an SSS collaboration.

We created two sizes, one with ivory tassels and one with blush. Both incorporate walnut wooden beads and brass tubing that is hand cut, bent, soldered & polished. The ivory wall hanging also features a half moon made of spalted maple. Purchase the limited edition wall hangings in the shop now!

Ivory Wall Hanging // Blush Wall Hanging

To read more about all of our SSS collaborations check here.

SSS x SemiHandmade Cabinet Doors!

It’s here, it’s here! Today is launch day for my signature line of cabinet doors I designed for . If you’ve read my blog for any length of time you probably are not a stranger to either. I used them in my own kitchen in LA and our A-frame kitchen. As well as some clients kitchens. They create high quality doors to fit on Ikea cabinetry so you can get the look of a custom kitchen without having to pay the price of a custom kitchen and you can use them on some of their bath and media cabinets as well.

About a year ago I was designing a kitchen for a client that wanted to use Semihandmade in their kitchen and that is when I came up with the idea of designing my own front and proposed the idea to John (Semihandmade founder) with some drawings and a rendering. I proposed the modern take on the classic bead board and John and his team produced it exactly as I imagined. 

Why a modern beadboard? I wanted to bring my modern version of the beadboard to market because of its clean design and its versatility. It can easily fit into a farmhouse style home paired with an apron sink and more traditional hardware while still giving the space an updated look. And it works equally as well in a very modern space with cleaner lines and paired down details. The simple geometry of the vertical lines convey a clean foundation without a ton of decoration but just enough detail to add some texture and simple pattern to the room. They have the ability to fit into kitchens of a range of styles depending on what they are paired with. 

For we came up with 8 custom colors. A few of the colors I knew I had to have as they turn up in my client work and my own home so much, like the blush pink (blush) and the dark green (juniper), so I specified those. From there I of course wanted to make sure we had to all the basics, white, black, off-white etc and then I worked closely with Semihandmade to chose the rest of the colors from thermafoil samples. There is a warm grey (desert grey) which is close to a khaki color and another favorite is Agave (shown directly above) which is similar to my original cabinet color but reads more blue. 

And now to share how these doors can work in the living room as well!…

For this 75″ credenza shown above (in 4 of the 8 colors available), this is your shopping list.

Ikea parts
(2) 30″Wx20H” wall cabinet (frame only) (1) 15W”x20H” wall cabinet 3 boxes $105

(2) Maximera drawers 30″W x 14 3/4″D 2 drawers $90

(3) packs hinges (2 hinges per door) 
3 packs hinges $18

(2) packs soft close (use 1 per door)  2 packs soft close $14

Semihandmade parts (available on the website November 20th)

(3) 15″x20″ SSS door $99 each
(2) 30″x10″ SSS drawer front $99 each
Doors/drawers $495

(1) Top white or black 76″ (for 75″ credenza) $199
(1) Frame (hold legs) white/black powder coated $149
(4) Legs- white/black, round or square 6″ high. $75

Appx Total for Ikea and Semi parts is $1150 (hardware not included)

Another piece of furniture you can create with the doors is a sideboard…

To make this 60″ sideboard here is your shopping list:

Ikea parts
(2) 30″Wx30H” wall cabinet (frame only) 2 boxes $88

(4) packs hinges (2 hinges per door)  4 packs hinges $24

(2) packs soft close (use 1 per door)  2 packs soft close $14

Semihandmade parts (available on the website November 20th)
(4) 15″x30″ SSS door $129 each
Doors/drawers $516

(1) Top white or black 61″ (for 60″ credenza) $179 Oak top $219

(1) Base white/black powder coated $159

Appx Total for Ikea and Semi parts is $980 (decorative hardware not included)

I couldn’t be more excited to see this collaboration come to life and I can’t wait to start seeing these doors turn up in peoples homes!

And if you are eyeing the pretty brass knobs and pulls, that is all from my line of hardware with Park Studio! I designed the half moon shapes specifically to coordinate with my cabinet door design. I wanted something that updated our modern take on the beadboard even more and working from my love of simple geometric shapes the half moon shape was the perfect compliment to the clean vertical lines, especially how they can come together to make a full circle. 

Find out more about the hardware here, And visit for all the info and to start an order on the cabinet doors! x

sss x park studio hardware launch!

You may have caught a few sneak peeks on my or stories but today I am beyond thrilled to officially announce the launch of my own cabinet hardware collection created with !

You may know more for their gorgeous lighting, I first worked with them when I used one of their chandeliers in my studio space. They are a local Los Angeles based husband and wife team who are not only the sweetest people you might ever meet but they are the real deal and fellow designers and makers that share my vintage meets modern aesthetic to a tee! I have been wanting to create a line of cabinet hardware for a long time, specifically the , which has been on the back burner of my brain and to-do list for years. When Park Studio more recently came out with their line of hardware I knew they were the perfect partners to team up with to help bring the line to life and I have to say pretty much knocked it out of the park.

Originally I just had the idea for the and we met and talked capabilities, Park Studio had prototypes made, we tweaked things a bit from the first prototype and then they suggested we round out the line with and , which of course I was stoked they were as excited as me about the line, so I went back to the drawing board and the and the was born. They can all work together as shown above in my kitchen or each can stand alone.

They come in solid un-lacquered brass, which is a living finish and will patina over time, and matte black will be available soon! The modern geometric shapes can easily update a kitchen, dresser, vanity, or be the inspiration for many of Ikea hacks. Which you know I love. And speaking of Ikea hacks, I designed the hardware to coordinate with my next big product collaboration with … a signature line of cabinet doors that fit on Ikea cabinets!

Here is a sneak peek of the hardware installed on my cabinet door collection which you can now preview on the ! It will be officially launching November 15th.

And the hardware is available on Park Studio’s site today and you can also find them in my shop, here.
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sss + l&g wallpaper launch party

Last week we threw a little party to kick off the launch of my wallpaper line with and I truly felt like the belle of the ball. I have so many plates spinning at the moment that it felt really nice to pause, gather some friends and fellow female entrepreneurs and celebrate a project that has been on my bucket list for a long time now.  READ MORE
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