Monthly Newsletter: May 2016
Off to Japan!
Follow me on insta & snap as I land in Tokyo then head out to live in a Japanese farm house for a 2 week shibori indigo workshop. This is no ordinary workshop, it’s on a indigo farm in the mountains, and taught by a Master dyer. I want to thank my former Otis College of Art and Design professor, Sumi Lee, for inviting me on this adventure. Now I invite you, to follow along via insta & snap, getting an inside look into this hidden magical world. It wasn't until my new passport arrived last Wednesday that it sank in. We’ll be 2 days in Tokyo with our workshop group, then to the small village of Fujino where we will stay in a 150 year old farmhouse to learn generations old shibori dye techniques Take a picture with snapchat of the image below to add me.
We were assigned many hours of hand stitching homework before flying out. Above is the 'Mokume' or woodgrain technique before it gets dyed, in the photo below, the texture from all the stitching is visible after it's dyed up.
Open Studio and DIY Workshop
As part of Los Angeles Design Festival, we're hosting an open studio for the very first time! Come meet a curated group of LA's most exciting independent designers, shop their collections, participate in a maker's workshop, and enjoy complimentary food and drink. Other LA Design Festival events are hosted by LACMA, Dwell Magazine, Croft House and many others. Hope to see you at my studio, it’s only 1 block from the Ace Hotel in Downtown LA!
Sat, June 25th
Jill Aiko Yee Studio & Showroom
112 W 9th St #1119
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Featuring work by Botanica Workshop, Echo and Air, High/Low Jewelry, Clau Leather Goods, Agamemnon Jewelry, and Rummage and Hollow.
DIY craft workshop lead by Anna Lian Tes of Announcement LA
See our event listing for more information and to RSVP
New items in the store, but travel in Japan will put a temporary hold on webstore shipping. Use code VOYAGE20 for 20% discount on all items in the online store! Shipping resumes June 13th.
Interview with Melissa Sonico
The first of our series, 'Inspired profiles' is with all around creative Melissa Sonico. Her talents are many, and her voice as a writer is well loved by those familiar with her lifestyle blog. Melissa is a professor, designer, creative writer, and mother. She draws inspiration from the childhood home her father built by hand, and shares a little known fact about her dreams. Click through the photo to see how she styled her pieces from the shop, and hear more about her process....