Beer Is Best

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

This “Beer Is Best” design has been hanging out since last year. I originally released it in red and electric blue and the response was lukewarm. So, I didn’t add it to my line but wasn’t ready to give up on it just yet. When I tried printing it in light arctic blue, suddenly it was getting some attention at my craft fairs. So, at long last, here is my “Beer Is Best” design, ready to go now.

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New Store Alert!

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

That’s right, you can now find The Heated’s dish towels at The Booksmith in the Upper Haight neighborhood in San Francisco. The window display they just put up is Sutro Tower themed so you know I had to be there! I stopped by last week to check it out and wanted to share how awesome it looks with you.

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First off, an employee of the store MADE THE TOWER! I want one.

booksmith window dish towel

Yeah, yeah! I made the window display, friends.

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Do you out all the other cool stuff they’ve got too?

booksmith endcap close up

Yep, just hanging out on the end cap. Swing by the store and check it out!

Renegade Craft Fair Summer 2014

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

It’s time for the summer Renegade Craft Fair  happening at the Festival Pavilion of Fort Mason in San Francisco this coming weekend, July 19th & 20th. I’m excited to debut my new line of lettered trays along with a whole bunch of my screen printed dish towels and napkins. Perhaps you’ve seen a preview or two of what I’ve been working on. Here are the details and some pics of what I’ve got going on.

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Renegade Craft Fair
Saturday July 19th and Sunday July 20th
Fort Mason Center – Festival Pavilion
San Francisco, CA 94109
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
FREE TO ATTEND

tray fancy

So fancy.

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Lone deer.

Mission Community Market

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

That’s right, it’s the second Thursday of the month and we all know that means I’ll be vending at the Mission Community Market this Thursday from 4-8pm on 22nd street at Mission. Hope to see you there!

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West Elm Emeryville Pop-Up This Friday

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

This Friday, I will be setting up shop inside the West Elm in Emeryville (the one near the Ikea). I’d like to thank the SF Etsy team for thinking of me! If you’re around, swing by and say hello. Here are the details:

Friday, June 27th, 2014
West Elm Emeryville/SF Etsy Pop-Up
5602 Bay St, Emeryville, CA 94608
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – free to attend

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Street Art

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

I’ve seen some good stuff out there lately. Here’s what’s up in San Francisco.

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Geometric

sa suggestions

The luxury vehicle, the homeless encampment, the important question.

sa murals girls

Sure, why not?

sa pssst

Psssst!

sa dream n vote

Dream n vote.

 

 

Two Shows This Week

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve vended at the Mission Community Market and I’m excited to return this week! I’ll be there throughout the summer on the second Thursday of each month. Come on out to 22nd at Bartlett between 4-8pm and say hello!

I will also be vending at the North Beach Festival this weekend. You can look for me on Grant Street. Also, while you’re over there, you should check out the awesome store Park & Pond. They carry a ton of local vendors, including yours truly.

None of these announcements have a picture so here’s a random image to make this post more visually interesting:

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Display of The Heated’s dish towels at Urban Bazaar in the Inner Sunset.

 

Bluxome Winery Market on May 31st

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

That’s right, it’s time for the monthly “Meet Market” at the Bluxome Street Winery. You can come barrel taste with the winemakers themselves. Cool, right? So, if you’re into wine and food, I really don’t see a reason to not show up. Here are the details:

Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Bluxome Street Winery
53 Bluxome Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
12:00pm – 5:00 pm – FREE TO ATTEND

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Preview of Another Tray

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

After my fancy tray came out so well, I decided to give another tray a shot. Truth be told, I hate the way this tray came out. Hate it. You can’t see it in the pictures but the paint (One-Shot) is way too shiny. Also, you can see every brush stroke. It’s a mess and did I mention I hate it? But there are additives I can buy to make it less shiny and reduce visible brush strokes so while this particular project was not a success, it was a necessary step on what I hope is the way to success. Here is the process/results.

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I drew the outline by hand.

tray stencil

I copied the hand-drawn ampersand by laying a transparency over the tray, then copying onto the transparency. Then I used transfer paper under the transparency to copy it to paper.

tray finished

Here’s the result. Shoddy lines, shiny paint, hand print in the paint, brush strokes abound. I’m not pleased with the results yet.

Choosing an ampersand for this tray is a bit of an “is that all there is?” type of joke. You’ve got the tray, you’ve got the things to put on the tray, and then what?

Gather – A New Store in Hayes Valley

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in BLOG | No Comments

I was really bummed when RAG announced they were closing late last year. The store itself had great stuff and they sold a steady stream of dish towels by The Heated. So, I was really pleased when a new store moved into the space. The store is called Gather and they opened last weekend. Christian and Daisy have really managed to make the space feel new and fresh. Go and check them out! Here is their information:

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http://www.gathersf.com/

Address of the shop:

541 Octavia St.

San Francisco, CA

Hours:

Monday-Saturday 11a-7p

Sunday 12p-6p

 

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Daisy and Christian, looking adorable.

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Love the fresh flowers!

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The Heated’s San Francisco collection.

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Spoon me.