Thursday, August 20, 2009

Swatch This

Some great designs by artist Matthew Langille fell into my lap the other day that put a smile on my face, so I had to share! The ever popular watch company Swatch is currently featuring Matthew Langille's illustrations on their watches - including Snuggle Bunch, Germaholic, and Floating Away.
I would totally pair up the Snuggle Bunch Watch with jeans, tee shirt, and some Chuck Taylors, but the Germaholic is definitely little black dress approved. You can see more of Matthew's energetic drawings on products for Havianas and Marc Jacobs.
Check out his site:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I've been commissioned to do a mural for a 16 year old Hibiscus Flower lover. She seems pretty down to earth, yet trendy, so I want to design something really cool for her. Something fun, but something she can go through her teens without it getting dorky, ya know? She wants it to be a border so she can still clutter up her walls with posters and pictures like teens are supposed to do. She likes pink, orange, and yellow against the blue green base color she has now. I'm thinking I like the white flower design with a pink, orange, and yellow outline so it's not so overpowering. So here is my inspiration so far...

Monday, August 17, 2009


The Grand Opening Weekend of Alluem was a success!!! Soooo many people came to check out the studio and to take the free classes. My kid's class was packed with 37 kids! I feel so honored to be part of something so wonderful! I thought I'd share a couple shots that I took this weekend.
Alluem Yoga Studio at the Old Mill
Owner and amazing teacher, Gina Pachkowski
The class in action
Me just making sure the doorways are high enough. :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Alluem Yoga

I'm back from my 3 week hiatus...things have been crazy to say the least, but that's not why I'm writing!
You may or may not know that I've been training to become a Children's Yoga Teacher. I studied with Little Flower Yoga in NYC under the direction of Jennifer Cohen. Jennifer and the other teachers at Little Flower are a constant light and inspiration to me, as well as the kids they teach day in and day out. While time and scheduling does allow me to teach along side them in the city as much as I would love to, I have connected with another amazing life force.

Gina Pachkowski, who got her training at the same school I practice, The Yoga and Healing Center in Scotch Plains, NJ, has been working diligently to open a studio of her own. Well, this weekend her dream is coming true!! Alluem Yoga will soon become the sanctuary to many in Cranford, NJ!

Located at 347 Lincoln Avenue East, otherwise known as The Historic Droescher's Mill on the Rahway River, is one of the most beautiful historical buildings I have ever stepped foot in. It's naturalistic feel emits peace and serenity unlike any other stand alone yoga studio I've seen. And not to be partial since I'm one of them, but the teachers who will be instructing at this studio are all simply amazing human beings. Gina has truly pulled together a great group to help create a supportive and nurturing environment for all of the future students!
The Open House begins tonight from 5-8pm with a Free Chair Yoga class from 6-7pm with Eileen Michie. Tomorrow the building will be open to view from 10am-2pm with a free Vinyasa Flow style class from 10-11am with Gina. Sunday will be open the same hours with a free Kid's Yoga class from 10-10:45am with me. So stop by whenever you can this weekend to tour the studio, meet the teachers, and to take a free class!