Our new Zodiac Collection, featuring our classic muses, will be arriving shortly. And there's a beautiful little lookbook up to celebrate this personalized series of prints and cards. Beautiful gold details and matte papers. They'll be arriving any day now and we'll keep you posted.
Las Vegas showroom ended up having a lovely palette. And the PAPAYA! design team worked to make the showroom come to life. Using hand applied stencils on the floor and geometric paint on the walls, the boring box took on a new PAPAYA! life, complete with disco ball planter! We're all moved in and ready to welcome you again in July, 2015 for the Las Vegas Market, in the Las Vegas World Market Center. So mark your calendars. (this is a trade-only event) We love how our gold foil counter turned out! The little "shrine-at-the-showroom". A selection of hand painted images from our greeting card collection. Come and see us in our new loaction at the summer, 2015 show!
We've been away so long! And there's so much to share. Since the winter season we've opened our very first showrooms. This has been a wonderful process for all of us. And it feels really good to have a place to call our own and let our collections shine. In the 12 years we've been following our dreams, we've made over 1,000 products independently. It was time to celebrate them in a new showcase. All of what we do is in-house, original artwork & design. All family owned and artist founded. We are proud of who we are as a company and having these beautiful new showrooms to share more of what we do has been so exciting. (You just can't say it all in a small booth.) These images are from our Atlanta Showroom. Our design team worked away on hand painted wallpapers, rendered windows and lots of vintage finds, and original paintings to fill the space. Which is located in the trade-only, Americas Mart. Building 3, floor 10. If you missed us at the winter show we'll be there to greet you at the July show! You can also follow along on Instagram to see more from the road.
After turning the corner post-Halloween, November feels so welcome here. The sun is out in Southern Oregon and the chilly weather feels just right. Around here we're cocooning in ideas and plans for the New Year. Our entire team is working behind the scenes on new product categories and some amazing new PAPAYA! showrooms that will be debuting in January 2015. So stay tuned. The preparing before the winter Solstice feels like a mighty good time to get the job done. How are you feeling as you hunker in for winter? Happy November out there...
Many of you have heard that two of our PAPAYA! owners Gina Katkin and Eli Katkin teamed up to open BRICKROOM. A beautiful, extensively renovated, cafe and bar in the heart of Ashland, Oregon. A gathering house directly upstairs from our flagship boutique, PAPAYA! Living. So naturally we're pretty excited to have a beautiful new venue and in turn Brickroom has access to all the PAPAYA! designers and team. A nice exchange for all of us! (check out interior design and painting posts here) This awesome poster was created by Sarah Shearer who manages our PAPAYA! design dept and occasionally doubles as a bonified poster maker. And we think this poster is so fun! If you're a Southern Oregon local please come and check out Brickroom on Halloween. It's also their first night adding the music layer to the venue since their recent opening. There will be lost more of that in the coming months too. See you on Halloween in your best look.
Good morning dreamers, makers and shakers. It already feels like theres a little extra buzz around the turning of the tides, and moving into 2015. Maybe it's the "blood moon" we just had or maybe it's the changing seasons? But the desire to think ahead and make room for new goals and ideas is high on everyones list. This year we have six weekly planners, four dateless books, three desk calendars and three different wall calendar designs for 2015. Few! That's a lot of planning. (Pssst: You busy Boutique Makers, now is the time to place your orders for the holiday season.) Our weekly planners have full color interiors with artwork on every page to make the daily grind a little more inspiring. It's all just a stones throw of days away now. (Pictured here: "Answers" Weekly Planner, "Plan Big" Pocket Planner.)