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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

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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:

January 2, 2014

Few Bits in the LA Times again!

jarrah-tealight-holders

I was so grateful to be included in the LA Times handmade gift guide last month.  It was especially great to be featured alongside so many artists whom I admire; like Emily McDowell, Ben Medansky, 110xbtr, Tracy Wilkinson, Cotton & Flax, and Lustered Walnut.  Here’s to more success in 2014!

 

 

December 20, 2013

Where to find Few Bits

I’m setting up my new wood shop in an artist co-op in DTLA, and couldn’t be more excited.  I’ve been looking for a space in which to work for almost a year now and have finally found the perfect place.

I put my etsy shop on vacation while I’m setting up, but you can still find my wood home goods locally around town.  There are 3 stores that currently carry Few Bits:

1. Shopclass in Highland Park. Shopclass is a wonderful store run by the nicest people who happen to have spectacular taste.  They mostly have cool vintage pieces, but are currently featuring some local artists for a holiday pop-up, one of which is me!  You can find my faceted tealight holders, succulent planters, cocktail cutting boards and more.

5215 York Blvd in Highland Park, 90042

shopclass

2. Potted in Atwater Village.  Potted is the place to get modern garden accessories, plant home decor and more.  Carefully curated and with a knowledgable staff, this place is aces.  There you’ll find some specially made succulent planters and faceted tealight holders.

3158 Los Feliz Blvd in Atwater Village, 90039

walnut succulent holders

Photo from pottedstore.com

 

3. Orn Hansen.  If you’re in or near Long Beach, you have to check out Orn Hansen.  They just opened a few months ago and have a great selection of all American made goods.  You’ll find vintage and new clothing, accessories, and home goods.  Like my faceted tealight holders!

306 Cerritos Avenue, Long Beach, 90802

 

orn hansen tealight holders

Photo from ornhansen.com