September 29, 2012

It's the Final Countdown... Da Da Da Da

In case you've been living under a rock, the biggest design competition in Oregon is just around the corner. Serving Up Style brings in the top area interior designers into one building to compete for ass-kicking design honors. Not to mention raise money for a super great cause, Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus. This year kicks into gear on Thursday, October 4th during the Portland Fall Home & Garden Show at The Expo Center.

With just a mere three days before the installation begins, we here at CoCo Designs are busting out last minute crafting and designing projects. I can't disclose much, as this is a top secret mission, but I will tell you that the whole team is feeling really good about our design this year. Be prepared for "A Penny For Your Thoughts".

So, head down and check out all of the beautiful designs by some awesome designers. CoCo Designs being the most awesome, of course. In case you're looking for a coupon to the show, I just happen to have one for you.

I'd also like to give a thousand thank you's to the generous support from my donors who donated time and supplies to our vignette.

BRANCH AND BIRDIE: Seating and Accessories

AD BUSCH: Custom Dining Table


ZGALLERIE: Accessories and Furnishings


THE WHOLE 9 YARDS: Fabric and Notions


A2B MOVING & DELIVERY: Delivery and Set Up

***And a BIG thanks to my family and friends who helped us amass an unreal amount of pennies. And to my team. What would I have done without you?


September 23, 2012

I Like Animal Butts and I Cannot Lie

I've always wondered if I am the only adult in the world that loves little animal figurines. I walk into the toy store and somehow justify buying a tiny meerkat, shark or chicken. I mean, how can I not? They are so stinking cute. Finding Steph Mantis' website made me realize that I'm not alone. Of course, she has stepped it up way beyond my little menagerie. Once you delve into her website and shop, you can see Steph's talents go way beyond animal butts. I'm particularly fond of the candy coasters. Yummy.


September 5, 2012

Etsy Jackpot: Formed & Found

Formed and Found is a small, innovative design company that makes durable, one-of-a-kind products with beautiful form, line, color and texture. We aspire to create functional art for the home and hope the aesthetic dimensions we add to quotidian objects help to enrich everyday life.

I recently found this gem of an Etsy shop and knew it had to be next on my Etsy Jackpot blog series. The biggest reason is this bad boy, right here. I mean, hello! It's antlers and hot pink. You can't go wrong with that combo. Don't the antlers kind of look like matchsticks? So darn cute!

Here are some other fantastic whatnots at Formed & Found...