100 Days of Tiki Textiles: The First 25 Days

100 Days of Tiki Textiles: The First 25 Days

For anyone following our Instagram account, you may have noticed that I've been participating in The 100 Day Project. The premise of The 100 Day Project is pretty simple. You just pick a specific task to repeat every day for 100 days. I decided to do 100 Days of Tiki Textiles because, since I started Modern Tiki Lounge, I've been determined to design & sell something...

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Reader Survey - Help Shape Our Product Line!

Reader Survey - Help Shape Our Product Line!

If you're anything like us, you can get overwhelmed by how many project ideas pop into your mind at any given time! So many that sometimes it's really difficult to choose just one direction. Last year we were so eager to launch our product line that we cast our net of ideas out a little too far to get the results we wanted. This year, we're determined to give it our all on just a few specific items that you, our readers, will really like...

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100-Day Project: Day 4 - Water

100-Day Project: Day 4 - Water

The prompt today was: Water.  At first I considered the "backside of water," but then I decided to focus on a cool water feature at one of my favorite tiki bars, the Tonga Hut.  Since I'm there just about every week for Tiki Tuesday (in an effort to cross off all the drinks on my Grog Log), I stare at this fountain quite a bit.  

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100-Day Project: Day 3 - Office

100-Day Project: Day 3 - Office

The prompt today was: Office. I immediately thought of Don Draper's office on Mad Men and decided to use that as inspiration. I'm hoping my own creative studio will eventually be a Mad Men/Trader Sam's hybrid as I mentioned in my post about my ideal Creative Office Decor...  

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100-Day Project: Day 1 - Lighting Fixtures

100-Day Project: Day 1 - Lighting Fixtures

A couple of weeks ago, in my post 100-Day Project: Time to Make! I mentioned that I was going to participate in The 100-Day Project hosted by The Great Discontent and Ella Luna. 

Since then I've been narrowing down my options and I've finally arrived at one: textile designs.  I've had some product and furniture design projects in mind but haven't found exactly the right fabrics for them so I've really gotten into the idea of designing my own.  

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100-Day Project: Time to Make!

100-Day Project: Time to Make!

My friend (and studio neighbor) Sacha Baumann just posted the Ella Luna: 100-Day Project up on her studio's Facebook page and it looks great!  It starts April 6 and end July 14 and encourages creatives to make one thing a day and post about it for each and every one of those 100 days... 

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Textile & Sewing Resources for Beginners

Textile & Sewing Resources for Beginners

Lately I've been getting my feet wet in the world of sewing.  For quite some time I've had some creative projects I've wanted to pursue (and perhaps sell!) and I've finally had time to explore my options and learn some new skills.  Some great things I've discovered (so far)...

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