Latest Bits

August 26, 2014

Few Bits is getting fresh.

Photo credit: Bethany Nauert

Since getting my own workshop space, I have been focusing more on product design than custom work for clients.  I have products for sale on Etsy; but for wholesale, I’d like to point people to my own website.

So I saved up some cash and did a photoshoot for my website and look book with a real photographer and stylist, Bethany Nauert and Rebecca Buenik respectively.  We did the shoot in DTLA.  Downtown is where I work, where I live, and where I am most inspired.  It made sense that Downtown would be the backdrop for my new look book.   The three of us had a great day shooting and the results are spectacular.

I’ve designed my new website, and it’s in the process of being coded.  We’re pushing for a re-launch on October 1st.  The blog will continue, but the site itself will focus more on e-commerce and art. I’ve dipped my toe into making assemblage and I really love it.  I’m going to be doing more of that.

In the meantime, my look book is published on Issue.com.  Take a look!

 

 

 

July 28, 2014

Japanese Wood Carving

finished-pieces

Over the weekend I attended a workshop where I learned the art of Kikezuri, or free form Japanese wood carving.  It was taught by Yo Takimoto and presented by The People’s Pop Up.  Yo told us that he carved wood as a young boy in Japan.  Later he moved to the US graduated from USC with a degree in Architecture, and started wood carving again as a way to deal with work stress.  He’s been traveling around teaching wood carving workshops for the last 15 years.

July 14, 2014

Trunk Show At Los Angeles County Store

Have you been to Los Angeles County Store yet? It’s pretty new, located in Silverlake in that strip mall across from Akbar and Malo on Sunset. Everything in the store is made right here in Los Angeles.  They even have a map on the wall in the back of the store that shows where each artist creates his or her work.

Photo: lacountystore.com

Photo: lacountystore.com

There is a pin on there for Few Bits! My Tillandsia planters are currently in stock there.

Photo: LA County Store

Photo: LA County Store

The store is also hosting a trunk show of my goods on Saturday, July 19th from 2pm-4pm.  I’ll be selling current work as well as prototypes, samples, and discontinued items at a discount.  I’ll also be bringing my famous choc chip cookies, so if you’re in LA, come on by and say hi!

Los Angeles County Store is located at 4333 W Sunset Blvd, L A

June 24, 2014

Few Bits around town (and out of town!)

Photo Credit: Valentina Silva

I’ve been trying to add a new facet to my business and that is: wholesaling.  My goods have been featured in some new places lately and I thought I’d share them.

Potted in Atwater has always been a big supporter of Few Bits.  They were the first place to sell my goods.  I just dropped off another batch to the store a couple weeks ago and last week for their slick booth at Dwell on Design.  3158 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles.

Photo credit: Design Milk

Photo credit: Design Milk

Los Angeles County Store is a brand new shop across from Akbar and Malo in Silverlake.  LA County store features items exclusively from Los Angles designers.  They have gotten tremendous press and I just dropped off some tillandsia planters there yesterday.  We’re also planning a trunk show on July 19th, stay tuned for that!  4333 W. Sunset, Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: Valentina Silva

Photo Credit: Valentina Silva

Lastly, my husband attended a developer’s conference in San Francisco a couple weeks ago, and I joined him up there for a couple days.  While I was there, I dropped off some planters and candle holders at a shop called Little Paper Planes.  They have a wonderfully curated shop and just celebrated their first anniversary.  855 Valencia Street, San Francisco.

Photo credit: etsy wholesale blog

Photo credit: etsy wholesale blog

May 12, 2014

Few Bits at Shopclass LA

Few Bits at Shop Class Los Angeles

I’m honored to be the featured artist at Shopclass in Highland Park for the month of May! They will be selling my new line of wood goods inspired by Googie Design, as well as some new fun stuff I’ve been working on.

May 10, 2014

Few Bits at Nue Market

Few Bits at Nue Market

If you’re in Los Angeles this weekend and feel like venturing out to Hollywood, I’ll be selling some of my newest products at Nue Market with fellow talented artists and makers. It’s located at Space 15Twenty (1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028) and I’ll be here Saturday & Sunday from 11am to 6pm.

Here’s a preview of what will be available for purchase…

May 9, 2014

A Busy Weekend for Few Bits

Few Bits at Nue Market and Shop Class LA

I’ve been a busy bee in the wood shop lately, and am showing my pieces at a couple different venues this weekend.

April 27, 2014

Finally, My Own Wood Shop

shop

So much has been happening that I haven’t had much time to blog, but I am finally putting down my thoughts about putting my wood shop together.

February 17, 2014

Few Bits in Woodworkers Journal

wood turning

I was recently interviewed for woodworkersjournal.com and Joanna Werch Takes did a lovely write up.  They run features on different woodworkers from time to time, and I was very honored to be asked.

You can find the article here.

 

January 4, 2014

My Hunt for Stylish Work Boots

chippewa

Putting together a wood shop from scratch while simultaneously working on projects, I’m spending a lot of time at the shop.  A lot of time standing and walking.   And while I liked my New Balance sneakers, they were just not cutting it.  So I decided to get some work boots.  Of course I wanted a pair of tough work boots, but I also wanted them to look good.  It took a whole day of internet research and thrift store shopping, but I finally found a great pair of boots.   Word to the wise: if you’re a woman looking for work boots, don’t waste your time looking at thrift stores like I did.   All I found at the thrift stores in Los Angeles were drug addicts and boots that were too big.  Seriously, has Melrose Ave. always been so sketchy?  I was actually scared.  Maybe I am old.  Anyhoo, here are some great ones I found during my quest: