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This past week we’ve been trecking around Oregon, visiting some of our fave shops and local ladies with Element Eden Advocate and inspirational speaker – Amy Purdy!
Amy inspired all by telling her life changing story and where her path has led her to today, from ranking top in World Adaptive snowboarding, to collabing with us on the Live Learn Grow (LLG) Collection.
Both trunk shows at Vanilla Urban Threads in Bend and Urban Laundry in Corvallis were a blast for us and our new friends. We were stoked to be out of the office, hanging, crafting, and styling the upcoming Spring 2013 line with the local girls. Here’s some shots of the crew in action.
Amy Purdy getting crafty with us! – super cute DIY gift soap with recycled packaging.
Oregon girls strut their stuff in a styling competition – sporting the Summer 2013 line for prizes!
And our favorite Holloway beanie from the LLG Collection, filled with goodies for all!!!!
Gearing up for two incredible days in Oregon with Element Advocate Amy Purdy!
Join us Tuesday in Corvallis and Wednesday in Bend to meet Amy in person and hear her incredible story… if that isn’t enough, we’ll also be hosting a styling competition, DIY craft and be handing out goody bags for all!
For all our friends unable to attend, be sure to stay tuned on our Instagram (@ElementEden)… we will definitely be clogging the feed ;D
Create and Cultivate is essentially pinterest on crack…. the team over at No Subject LA partners up with Foam Magazine and some of the lead influencers in the creative realm, providing a weekend to inspire, inform and support future innovation.
The two day getaway was hosted at none other than the uber-hip Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, and we had the pleasure of teaming up as a co-sponsor of this years event! While we could write a detailed essay on all we loved, learned and obsessed over during the weekend, we’ll save you the long read and sum it up as this…
-Brand strategist, Jasmine, taught the art of personal branding in a social media world
-Yours truly (our team at Element) gave a workshop on creating macrame plant hangers and jazzing them up with feathers, beads and braided knots
Tune in live to hear Amy’s inspiring story and how loosing her legs unexpectedly at age 19 has only further helped her understand the power of resilience.
Amy now holds a world class title in Adaptive snowboarding and has moved on to start non-profit Adaptive Action Sports, encouraging others with permanent physical disabilities to also remain active in action sports.
Inspired by our mothers in the decades of homemade craft and a love for all things of nature, Element will be teaching the art of macramé plant hangers… Sounds so chic, but let’s be honest, you just need to know how to tie a knot!
Because we love you, use the promo code ELEMENT for $75 off. Hope you can join us!
Just a few of our favorite things: music, art, style… and plenty of good people!
Get in on the action tomorrow at the District in Tustin, CA as Sophisticates United Network presents LA Sera with Wakey! Wakey! and Ray Barbee & The Mattson 2!!
Element Advocate and artist, Miya Ando, may be most well-known for her intricate metalwork, implementing steel and pigment to create beautifully hand-crafted pieces. However, this past May, she took her artistic ability to Dorado, Puerto Rico, and participated in “Obon,” a 24 hour outdoor art installation sponsored by The Fist Art Foundation. This project celebrated the ancient Japanese festival of “Obon,” a ceremony to honor and commemorate the departed.
To represent Puerto Rico’s natural phenomenon of bio-luminescence and boat travel, Miya incorporated hundreds of floating leaves on an outdoor pond that appeared clear in daylight and emitted a soft blue light in the dark. The project involved skeletons of Ficus leaves, which are abundant and native to Puerto Rico.
Miya coated each Ficus leaf with a non-toxic, ‘daytime invisible, night time luminous’ phosphorescent pigment, which “charged” with sunlight during the day, and emitted a soft blue glow for a short period of time during the night, making it appear as if each leaf was glowing. We can only imagine how peaceful and beautiful this installation was to see in person!
Our beloved Element Advocate and renowned L.A. based artist Brooke Reidt has been hard at work surrounded by triangle canvases and wet paint brushes, prepping her art installation to be showcased at Design for Humanity July 25!!
Just a little sneak peek in on the action with some shots from her Instagram (@BeachGoth)… Can hardly wait to see the final project!!!
Our good friend Lisa Solberg’s dream-like, large-scaled oil paintings can keep any viewer entranced for hours. Growing up in Chicago, and graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Fine Art, Lisa now lives in Los Angeles, where she creates her beautiful, expressionist art. Her media of choice is oil paint, creating flowing silver-grey metallic strokes in her newest installation, STALKER, which will debut at THIS Los Angeles this Friday, June 15th, from 7-10 pm.
Within this installation, Lisa combines her already well-known and appreciated painting skills with attention to drawing. Reflective insulation panels with cutting techniques create poetic, bold and thoughtful imagery focused on the sublime.
Check out Lisa’s installation at THIS Los Angeles, located at 5906 North Figueroa Street Los Angeles, California 90042. You will not be disappointed!!!
STALKER continues through July 14, 2012.
Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday 12-6 PM, and by appointment.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
See more of Lisa Solberg’s breathtaking paintings HERE.
Join us and our friends at Skate4Cancer for the launch of the DREAM.LOVE.CURE. concert series! Great Bloomers start it off this Friday, June 15, and you can expect plenty of special guests to get in on the mix.
Oh, and did we mention this sweet poster was drawn up by the amazing illustrator and Element Advocate Neufeld?? Such a talented woman! See more on Juliana HERE
Hope to see you there!
More about the DREAM.LOVE.CURE. Concert Series here.