Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday Artist

Art and Ghost is one of my new favorite artist. The work is a bit spooky and haunting but bright and innocent all at the same time. You can order prints of her work on etsy or check out the Art and Ghost blog

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Handmade, custom designed

Recently I have been designing custom made garments for clients who have special requests. This skirt is just an example of one of my favorite commissions, in fact now I think I want to make myself one as well!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Chef's Garden

Over the weekend my husband and I attended a restaurant industry BBQ featuring Lee Jones of The Chef's Garden, a pioneer of micro greens, micro herbs and vegetables. The veggy's and herbs were amazing and rare, I sampled so many different kinds of unique vegetation that I've never really heard of before this; silver thyme, chocolate mint, green shiso, cuban oregano, ginger mint, cardamom shoot, sweet aztec, etc. This is just another part of the slow food movement that I love, as it relates to appreciating the care and quality that goes into making a sustainable product.

Monday, May 26, 2008


I attended the capsule design festival on Sunday, unfortunatly I couldn't stay long and see everything, but there was definatly a ton of talent, so much to see and buy!
DJ, dancing people

Clothing rack of vintage dresses

Fun hats

Coat by Rebe

Belt buckles by The Urge to Adorn

Friday, May 23, 2008

Friday Artist

Dan-ah Kim is one of my favorite illustrators. her work captures girls in nature and city themes, which I connect with as a girl in a city with beautiful natural surroundings. I can't wait to receive my first print, which should be very soon! You can purchase the prints on Dkim's online shop.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Sartorialist

I love the pictures from the Sartorialist of everyday people in cities around the world who are stylish in there own unique way, it's very inspiring and makes me want to travel and people watch.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Three Bees

Three Bees is one of my favorite nursery's in San Francisco. Not only is it the backdrop to my spring/summer collection but it is also a charming little escape. I think my favorite thing about this nursery is that a lot is packed into a small space, making it seem more like a garden. They also have a ton of beautiful flower pots.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Oyster Fest

If you happen to be in San Francisco this weekend and you love oysters and great music then you can't miss the Oyster Fest at Fort Mason! Listen to fab bands like the The Mother Hips, Dropkick Murphy's, She and Him, Juliette and the Licks and much more.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Rare Bird Finds

Rare Bird Finds Blog recently posted a top from my etsy shop! I love this blog and am going to add it to my other daily readings.

Ruffled top

Here is the latest item on my etsy shop. This is perfect to dress up a pair of jeans, this style really makes you feel special, as it's one of my favorites from my spring/summer collection. It has vintage 1920's lace trim in blush color with rose carved shell buttons, it's made of 100% cotton. SWEET!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A day in the life of a designer

Hello world,

I am finally creating my own blog to keep track of all the inspiring things I run into on a daily basis. I am a clothing designer and am constantly looking, learning and creating new idea's for my apparel line, Amanda Archer Collection. So what better way to keep track of my daily ventures into all things independent, fresh and new.....