NEW FOR FALL & WINTER

Posted on September 28, 2010

Okay everyone, I have been a busy bee picking and choosing what is next for WINTER. Some old and some new, but a peek at the NEW small KIDDO line! I added “BRUISER” the puppy, “PUFF” the kitten, and “FROGGIE” well, you guessed it, the frog:). I also have officially added “ARIA FLORAL”, a sunflower collage inspired from the miles of sunflowers and a dear friend which has  been out but not really pushed till this FALL, “ASHLEY PINE” inspired by a MAINE CAMP WEDDING celebrated just recently at a local Sebago Camp here in Maine. And “HANNAH” designed inspired by another dear friend who asked for a floral to go in her historic home that is amazing and beautiful and was calling out for something in cranberry! Another print that I am playing with is “MATCH BOX” a abstract modern inspired repeat print that is super layered and linear…to compliment the other more modern prints…such as “MOD GEO”, “WIND” and “COFFEE RINGS”.

Just a little peek–I am producing my WINTER flyer and catalog as we speak and will be updating my website to reflect the newest of the new. Still tweaking colors–I am in love with caramel browns, grays and rich browns, and olive greens for Fall as well as this yummy yellow that I did for Ashley’s recent wedding…and the kiddos colors are inspired by B and Ary who insisted the kitten be in purple and the doggie must be red or orange or both, and the frog, well it must be green Ary said, (just turned 3!). So stay tuned!

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PORTLAND PICNIC arts + music festival

Posted on September 12, 2010

For those of you who came by my booth, thank you so much. Maslen and I were so grateful that you stopped by and loved that we were able to sell out of a lot of screened paper prints and sold a ton of little kiddo pillows and quite a few large pillows! Thank you thank you! A few pictures that capture the day! xo e









Gorham Times

Posted on September 12, 2010

Okay Gorham, Maine residents, I was so so excited to see this little blurp in GORHAM TIMES. My local newspaper here in Gorhan, Maine…I was interviewed a while back from Linda Morris..a very talented designer herself who also writes for the GT. It was a sweet little write up that really was the first blurp that touched upon my background, bark cloth and my mom’s antique store..and basically that I grew up in a home that embraced everything old—my mom and I still love the hunt and find amazing treasures everywhere we go! I recently found some amazing funky old costume jewelry at the FLEA MARKET down the coast in ARUNDEL, MAINE. Every weekend until it gets too cold outside! Tons of crazy finds but recent loves are a few necklaces I could not live with out. $5 bucks each. Yes I will take both please:) Just in case you don’t know what I am talking about–head down to Antiques USA- Route 1- Arundel, ME 04046 & Arundel Antiques- 1713 Portland Rd- Arundel, ME 04046-7938–this FLEA MARKET is in between these two antique stores!

Home & Decor Magazine Feature

Posted on September 12, 2010

RUTH CHAN from HOME DECOR MAGAZINE out of SINGAPORE just told me the feature artical is out on ERIN FLETT pillows! (SEPTEMBER p. 120) Thank you so very much Ruth! The write up looks great! Two great pictures were featured with a little write up. I was told I could not show the actual spread. But here is a peek at the cover. Home & Decor Magazine is Singapore’s leading authority on design and decor trends. Chic and design-savvy readers keep tabs on the beautiful homes and stunning furnishings they feature. They make stylish living easy. Here is the cover pic!

A week of running around and printing!

Posted on August 22, 2010

A recent stop in Kennebunkport in Daytrip Society:

Day Trip Society was fun on Tuesday. I took a few shots of the pillows in action. Karen Sigler, the store manager and visual designer showed me her amazing display of the pillows mixed with vintage books and paper! I was so excited I about melted. The vintage Peter Rabbit book next to Bunny Boo. Very sweet. I love how she mixed the colors and textures together. This has given me so many great ideas on how to display my pillows with other elements to tell a better story. Just a few sweet shots of the shop. Please do go in when you are in town. It’s a gold mine for great great finds from artists like me just getting going and then you will find others that are well known mixed in. Such a great place for gifts and of course for things like doormats (As seen on Daily Candy! These are the coolest doormats ever. Not only are they indestructible and cute – they help save whales and provide financial assistance to our friends, the Maine lobstermen! The Float-rope is a rope used by lobstermen to tether multiple traps together on the ocean floor. The problem with float-rope is that it can entangle whales, which may lead to their injury or death. Now, Maine lobstermen are required to replace float-rope with a new silk rope. Instead of throwing all the old rope in landfills – The Maine Float-Rope Co. makes amazing mats out of them.

http://www.daytripsociety.com/index.php?c=featured&product=DDWBG I bought this one—black and teal or the color I call porter pottie green! Very very cool.

Maslen my partner in crime has taken the printing in house–literally these days. It has been really fun and Breshia and Aryana really get into it–minus the drama of putting fingers in the ink and the few pushing arguments trying to get a better view (B is 6 and Ary is 2) it’s been such an amazing experience producing them here. Paul at state of mind has been amazing and is still a silk screening God, seriously has printing on the bark cloth down to a science–but schedules and time are not on my side these days. So so busy and I wanted to print when I had time—and be there to help. So Maslen my muscle and me the neurotic ink mixer (I mix for hours literally finding the right color). Been using my pantone process guide to help which has been super amazing and so so needed since my colors tend to not be easy–ha ha. So voilà. Here we are in our kitchen doing it up. I had to take a few shots in the middle of our “printing fest”. Maslen like most husbands of crafters and artists get sucked in to doing manual labor (Or maybe just sucked in with me because I could literally destroy the house in a matter of seconds with out adult supervision) 🙂

I also wanted to show you Paul’s site that I designed for him: turned out nice I think and the color palette is my favorite part. He is a busy man and with his crew and his beautiful mom by his side, he is a machine and doing really sophisticated high quality printing. http://www.stateofminddesign.com/ 

I am so in love with doing websites these days and also been working on some great wedding packages–all letterpressed by Mark at Dunstan Press! http://www.dunstanpress.com/ He is a dear friend and I just love what he does with metal and ink! I will post pics soon. Until then have a great week! e

Summer Update Part II

Posted on August 05, 2010

 


I wanted to quickly post some new shots from Cliff Kucine’s photoshoot for a recent write up for Erin Flett pillows! I mostly wanted to share the pics of the girls:) Breshia now 6, Aryana 2. I love the energy in these photos. I know all moms eat up everything about their own kids, but I am so thankful and so in love with these little souls.

I also think the Gorham Times will be running that little snippet on Erin Flett stuff that is coming out this Friday. The article is more of meet and greet to the community here in Gorham, Maine. I also just finished a blurp for Finns Finds, Finns Finds | Stylish clothing boutique for children and babies. A Stylish clothing boutique for children and babies for Jennyka, who is super amazing and has the most adorable shop online. She has worked 12 years in women’s product development and textiles, and needed a new outlet to release her passion for fashion. Well if you check it out, you will see that she is really amazing and is a mommie too!

Mr. Nut looks pretty comfy in this chair don’t you think? I want to steal it! The art director for Maine Home & Design just uploaded this pic on Face Book after her purchase of this guy. I am a fan of her work. She is actually a great photographer AND designer and I am so honored to work with her at Maine Mag and Maine Home + Design. If you didn’t know already, I am working for them now part time as the Creative Director. I wrote about them a while back since the feature in Maine Mag in the Style Q&A section. I have been doing freelance for a while now for them and after laying out JULY, after Jennifer Muller stepped down to do her own gig, (she is an amazing designer) Jennifer Muller. I fell in love with the people and the mags from a whole new perspective. So voilà, I am there a few days a week and taking it all in.

 Here is an ad I designed for AU for the AU + erin flett bag line. Hand screened gems that I am so so excited about! Here is one of my fav shapes. Sales have been great so far—it was a little hard start due to a flood at the mill that set them back a bit in production, but they are out and in stores now and sales have been steady! We are excited about the new floral that will balance out the first two geometric prints for FALL which I will post soon!

 

Have an amazing day. e

Update Summer 2010

Posted on July 26, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have not updated in a while and wanted to give a glimpse of what I have been up to. My last post was about the Hampton’s Home & Garden Show. It was such an honor being there along side Restoration Hardware Furniture and the Hamptons.com staff! It was a great networking opportunity—what a beautiful place to visit! Above are images from the show–our neighbor across our large corner booth was Material Objects, Material Objects is at 1291 Main Road in Jamesport, a few miles east of Riverhead. It’s open 7 days from 10-6. No website yet; phone 917 687 0063. John Mazur and his crew are insanely passionate about antiques–and truly amazing interior designers, builders and craftsman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photos above were taken last week for a cool up and coming profile. Cliff Kucine, a dear friend and amazing photographer shot these in Down Town Old Port, Portland, Maine.

I will post more of the shots of the girls too–they had a blast holding the kiddo line up and down the cobble stone streets…Maslen my husband was such a star holding things together–kids were done after 10 min shooting, not to mention it was about 90 degrees and super humid. We tried to get out and about to shoot early in the morning to avoid a ton of people—it was a great shoot and really the first real photos I have of me and my pillows! Scarf is of course vintage and my kelly green bracelet is from ENCORE, a vintage shop on congress street that I love love love!

And if you notice the cool AU bag—it’s island edge in dune grass green. Soho Bag, Travel Day Bag, Fabric Tote

The posters below are just fun conceptual pieces I just found on the AIGA archive while researching for a recent client. I love the look and feel of these. Enjoy.

More to come…life is great and new Fall/Winter line will be out soon! e




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