BIG NEWS: OUR SISTER SHOP, FAMILY

So, we've been working on this idea for a collection of utilitarian items, accessories that fit into all projects for both home and business. Through months of thoughts, prototypes, and finally photos, I am a puddle of melty excitement to announce KKDW's sister shop, FAMILY.

As the compadre of KKDW, Family provides you with beautiful accessories to help you create flexible storage solutions. More designs and pieces will be added regularly, so continue to check back, but to start with, check out our shelf brackets, hooks, and first door handle.

Logo by our very favorite Lauren Dickens. I literally cried when I opened up the logo file for the first time. She's the best, isn't she?

Video below by our exceptionally talented and genius friend, Drea. Give her a follow if you don't already. Video music by KKDW's very own Aaron Ward <3

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Wreath Ring in Action

My friend Leah came over yesterday to play with flowers in the Ranchito Studio. We styled her KKDW Wreath Ring (the 36" in Sea Gray) with blooms she brought and also snips from trees around the studio and down the road. Hung up as a floral chandelier, I can't stand it. This baby just begs to be hung low above a crowded table during a dinner party.

Photos of the final chandelier and process shots in the studio below...

KKDW in New Mexico

We snuck away to New Mexico for a few days to drink beers, eat delicious food, and try to recharge our batteries. I took so many photos of the dogs and us on various hikes, and the scenery in every single one blows me away; I wanted to give the photos life other than buried deep in my phone's photos. I promise the next blog post is on NEW WORK in the shop (so soon), but until then, I hope you don't mind very photogenic dawgs in the mountains...

Our Early Summer Floral Day Camp

Earlier this summer, some friends joined us for a Floral Design Day Camp. As everyone arrived we sipped mimosas and ate strawberry scones & peach galettes from fruit I had picked the day before from a local orchard. Using those colors as our palette inspiration, and we jumped into learning about flowers, starting with care and temperament, and into every step of the design process from the how to properly cut flowers to peppering in wispy chocolate cosmos.

While we were working with flowers, Travis had been cooking ingredients for tacos on the smoker, so we ended the day camp with homemade tacos and cold beers. Take a peek at some of the photos we captured, and sign up for the KKDW newsletter to hear about future workshops!

NEW TO KKDW: WELCOME, TRAVIS!

I'm moving up from a one-woman show to a two-person party: please help me welcome Travis to KKDW! Over the past few years, my husband Travis and I have worked independently on our own fabrication businesses while joining forces on larger projects here and there, and now we’re making it official. Very stoked to see where this takes KKDW, and even more stoked to have y’all joining along.

This small change will mean more large-scale fabrication projects, more furniture, new workshops, a forthcoming sister shop for all your utilitarian needs (think: sleek shelf brackets, hooks, table bases, and much more), and best of all... a new branch we're working on called KKDW Ranchito (coming soon!). I can say that the future is out there, and it's all because of you.

And for anyone who has met Travis or seen his work, you already know that he is a rare jewel of multifaceted skills, vision, and consideration. KKDW is lucky to have him.