Tuesday, May 15, 2012

DIY Gardening: Found Bamboo Chair Frame

I picked up this chair frame off the side of the road.  Perfect to plant some marigolds by my driveway since the deer don't eat those...
What you need:
*Chair Frame
*Two Burlap Coffee Bags 
(I bought these from a local coffee shop for $5)
*Collected pine needles from the woods
*1-2 Bags of Dirt (if you have compost- mix it in!)
*Flower Starters

 1) Cut open the burlap bags so they lay flat open.
2) Line the chair frame.  This will keep all the dirt from falling through the bamboo frame.
 3) Line bottom of nest with pine needles.
 4) Fill with dirt!  I mixed two kinds that I had.
I also added some leaves to make the dirt go further, this chair frame was much bigger than I thought!
5) Once your nest is full of dirt, plant marigolds and you're done!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Secrets of the Little Black Jacket by Channel

The brand Channel is a standard of quality in the fashion industry.  Check out this video that shows the the attention to detail and process that goes into designing and fabricating a Little Black Jacket.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Seeking Summer Marketing Intern

Summer Marketing Internship with local clothing and jewelry designers: Gypsy Witch Collective.

We're looking for a Marketing Intern, someone who can work with, or has interest in learning: Wordpress, Blogspot, Etsy, GoogleSites, Facebook, DropBox, Tumblr, and Twitter.
*Bonus if you know how to use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

**Intern must be interested in social media, ecological business practices, and dumpster diving.
**Great way to build Portfolio and References.
**Training provided in Stencil Making and Screen Printing for making promotional materials.
**Minimum Work Week: 15 hours- can be worked remotely after training
**Please email to set up an interview. Provide one reference (boss or teacher)- prepare images or examples as to how you are appropriate for this position.
**We are looking for long term interns, if you are moving in the next month- Do Not apply for this position

Check out our stuff (You will be working directly with some of these sites in the future):

** Personal computer not necessary. You must be able to commute on your own, be it car, bus or bike.
**This is a non-paying position (after 6 months you can work up to a paying position with excellent performance).

This Position includes some of these tasks:
-Blog Posts
-Facebook Posts
-Editing Photos
-Writing Etsy Thank You Card
-Cutting Business Cards/tags
-Creating Fliers/Posting around town
-MailChimp Email List
-Stamping Shopping Bags
-Screen Printing Patches
 Welcome to my studio (always moving)
 Hand Written Thank You Cards for the Online Shop

 My Intern Meredith Heat Setting Promotional Bags
 James Screen Printing Patches
Promotional Bags: Hand Dyed and Screen Printed- made from old tee shirts

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Walk 2 Moons

There are so many things I can not fathom in the world.
If only we could all walk 2 moons in your boots.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

SXSW/Austin, TX Street Style 2012

All photos taken on my iPhone.  Follow me on instagram: rivtak

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Friday!

This Beetle Juice video has made my day <3

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Photo Archive: TAK textile collection:: Tokyo, Japan

 My Grandparents in Tokyo have always had the most amazing textiles littered all over their house.  Most of them are Scandinavian.
Framed Needle Point above the sliding doors to my Grandfather's tatami room
 needle point
 needle point
 needle point
 Love these wood cut paddles

 A view from the dining table- folk art black paper mobile

 over the kitchen counter
 Jaquard woven fabric
 Printed Linen Towel used to kept the fax machine dust free

 Amazing Shag Rug in my Grandfather's Studio

 Grandfather's Painting Spot
Black Paper Cut Mermaid