March 2014 Playlist

Hi There! I uploaded a new playlist of songs that I've been listening to a lot in the month of March.  It includes quite a few live songs.  Listen along right here:  March 2014 Playlist

Evil (Live) - Phox
How Loud Your Heart Gets (Live) - Lucius
In Memoriam - The Oh Hellos
On The Run - Westward The Tide
Distant Light (Live) - Dr. Dog
Song For Zula - Phosphorescent
Doubt - Wye Oak
Roll On (Live) - Josh Ritter

Also, did you know that 8tracks has an app?  I just found it about a month ago.  I've been plugging my phone into my speakers while I am cleaning, etc. Thought I'd share because I'm really enjoying it lately and thought you might too.

Image:  Rebecca Tollefsen


The 52 Project: 7/52, 8/52, 9/52

7/52: Production work at The Dedication Company.  Each locket in the line is vintage and most of them are in really rough shape and need repair.  I refinish each one to new condition.  These lockets have been restored and are ready for a final hand polish before assembly.  

8/52: My dad finished his work on the new studio and its ready to go.  I'm excited to move in.

9/52:   Some of the postcards I designed for the newest collection at Rebecca Tollefsen Design.  I'm still working on the release of the collection which is why you can only see a portion of the design on the postcards. :)  The release date of the collection is dependent on how much time I can steal away from the everyday work of running The Dedication Company on a full time basis.

The 52 Project:  a photo of my studio space each week.  You can see all the photos from the project right here.  

Image:  Rebecca Tollefsen 


Bedroom Inspiration

Right now I have a fully operational studio within my home and I work there five to six days a week.  It is great working from home.  I don't have to pack my lunch.  I don't have a commute.  I can wear whatever I want.  Our dog is there with me.  When it's crazy busy I can work as much as I need to into the wee hours of the morning.  I have outgrown my home studio which is why I'm really excited to be moving into a studio outside of my home soon.

Right now our bedroom is in the smallest room in the house because, well, all we do is sleep in there and we don't need much space for that.  The room my home studio is in is light and bright and a little bit bigger than our bedroom. We thought it might be nice to move our bedroom in there once I make the big move. One of the things we are adding to our bedroom is a beautiful 1940s hutch passed down from my grandmother.  My parents currently have the hutch and are passing it along to us.  The piece is beautiful and it will look gorgeous in that light and bright room.  Inheriting this piece has ignited some excitement to decorate the bedroom once we switch rooms.  The photos above are some of the inspiration for our bedroom: floorbeds/platform beds, simple & uncluttered space, white walls with muted tones for bedding & accents.  Can't wait!

You can follow along on my journey to decorating and moving into my studio over on instagram (check the tag #rtdstudio).

Images: top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right all found via A Good Bed


Playlist: February 2014

Yay!  It's the weekend.  Do you have any good plans? Hope you have a wonderful one!  Listen to February's playlist here.

Civilian - Wye Oak
Can't Hardly Wait - The Replacements
Wild Soul - Langhorne Slim & The Law
Television - You Won't
Holy Roller - Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Krampus - Houndmouth
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead - Delta Spirit
Don't Think Twice It's Alright (Live at Budokan) - Bob Dylan

Image:  Rebecca Tollefsen


The 52 Project: 6/52

The 52 Project:  a photo of my studio space each week.

6/52:   This is the reason I wear a particulate respirator while I work.  There's a wash of fine, black dust that settles all over my hands, clothes and a smudge or two on my face.  My workflow is set up as a production line and thankfully the dusty, dirtyness is only part of two sections of that process.

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Four Styles of the Basic Black Jumpsuit

What do you do when there's a foot of snow on the ground in New England? You look at summer clothing all day.  These black jumpsuits have simple, clean lines providing a great blank canvas for that perfect necklace or pair of sandals.  You might even be able to get away with pairing these with a top and booties for colder months.

one, two, three, four

Find some colorful/print jumpsuit options here, here, here and this very slinky black jumpsuit here.


Five Best Things On The Web No. 53

1. As always I've included a mini mix to listen to while browsing this week's links - click the player above to listen along (email & feed subscribers click into the post for the player). The playlist is featured on grooveshark which is not supported by Safari. You can listen to it on any other internet browser.

2. Check out this page for a dose of complete sweetness.

3. The March 2014 issue of BeadStyle Magazine includes an interview with me where I discuss building your brand.

4. Oliva Pope's coats.  Oliva Pope's gowns.  Oliva Pope for President.

5. Currently loving: these words, this winter weekend look & my current herbal tea blend. This is such a pretty updo. Does anyone have any tips on how to do my hair like that?

Image: Rebecca Tollefsen