Friday, October 29, 2010

Hello Jackson Square

People told me I would fall in love with Jackson Square but I didn't realize just how hard I would fall. I can't list every single cool thing at once but here are a few...
Our new local cafe is where we can get a Blue Bottle coffee and a panini. You can't see them in this picture but there are old fashioned gas lamps in the breezeway.

The Sydney Walden Park is a serene place to chill on a lunch break.

...and there is a creme brulee cart within walking distance.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Show Of Hands by Melissa

Left: Self Portrait, Frida Kahlo 1940
Right: Filippo earrings, Jeanine Payer 2010

Two Moons, Mano & Blue Moon necklaces

I'm completely obsessed with the Filippo earrings in our Fall 2010 Collection. They remind me of the hand earrings in Frida Kahlo's Self Portrait, which were an actual gift from Pablo Picasso, whom she met in Paris. Our earrings have a tiny quote engraved on the gold bracelet that says, I choose all ~St. Therese.

I also love all the different elements when layering these three necklaces, from the tiny gold bracelet on the Mano (hand) necklace to the aquamarine on the Blue Moon. The Two Moons necklace reminds me of a tiny antique padlock. The quote is hidden and the two pieces swing open to reveal the engraving on the inside, which reads: All our progress is an unfolding. ~Emerson

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Settling In

The John Yehall Chin Elementary School playground is directly under our production windows. These kids go NUTS at recess--it is the most hilarious ambient noise ever.

The production studio is where it's at.

I mean really.

I love this room.

Our new view from Production is towards the Filbert Steps on the back of Telegraph Hill.

The finishing area.

My office is slowly coming together...more pics later.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My Favorite Place

is William Stout Architectural Books. It is walking distance from our new studio and I am on my way there now...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Goodbye Phelan Building

the view from our production window onto Market Street and the Four Seasons.

moving day...

We all were a little emotional.

It is easy to become attached to a space. I spent almost half my life working in this place.