Joymode

Joymode x Amy Tangerine

A few weeks ago, I decided to do a little impromptu photo shoot with my friend Rachel, complete with amazing pool floats from Joymode! It's a new service in LA delivering experiences so you don't have to own and store the stuff you'd want to have for just an event. I chose the Mini Pool Party experience mainly because I have been dying to do a shoot with pool floats. I called my friends who have a gorgeous pool in Brentwood and the whole thing came together in a couple days. We had an amazing time lounging around the pool in style and the best part of all was that I could just rent the floats for a few days and then Joymode picked them back up! The package comes complete with all that you need - the electric pump, attachment and cool floaties. 

Joymode x Amy Tangerine
Joymode x Amy Tangerine
Joymode x Amy Tangerine
Joymode x Amy Tangerine
Joymode x Amy Tangerine
Joymode x Amy Tangerine
Joymode x Amy Tangerine
Joymode x Amy Tangerine
photos by Ann-Marie Espinoza

I can't even tell you how awesome this was, considering the fact that finding storage for a giant swan would have been quite the challenge! I am such a fan of Joymode's motto: own the experience, not the stuff. YES!

This service is currently only in Los Angeles at the moment, and there is a waitlist. But for all you LA folks wanting to live in Joymode, you can skip the line and have a year membership for just $25 using the code: TANGERINEJOY. 

You are loved.

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Every now and again it's fun to be matchy matchy. I realized that these BZees shoes matched my outfit perfectly. The Sashay slip ons are nice and lightweight. For me, comfort is key - and these shoes are perfect for adding a little spring in your step. And since it's always nice to be reminded that you are loved, I scribbled this message in hopes others would find it and smile too. Side note - Anyone know the laws/rules about doing this? I kind of want to spread more of these around town for people to find.

Amy Tangerine x BZEES
Amy Tangerine x BZEES

You can find BZees at Nordstrom and on Amazon. PS - you are loved. 

The Love List: Spring

The Love List: Spring | Amy Tangerine

Scoured Etsy, Target and ASOS for some colorful Spring favorites. Do you have any of these items and how much do you love them?

Cat Eye Sunglasses | Hex Spora Vases | Color-blocked RugYellow Umbrella  | Appetizer Plate Set | Orange Ballet Flats | OK Vase | Canvas Wallet | Marimekko Pillow | Summer Fruit Lithograph

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Your Biggest Fan Tees

DIY T-Shirts Using ProWorld Products | Amy Tangerine

I've been wanting to make tees with "Your biggest fan" on it since last summer, and I finally figured out the best way to do it. For my collaboration with Pro World Inc, we decided to use their redesigned site, PW Custom. I also invited a guest designer who I have admired for a long time, Jill DeHaan. Her lettering work is amazing, and she also happens to be one of the cutest, sweetest, and hard working mamas I know.

My studio is still not completely set up, but it is working quite well. There are still some piles and boxes, but we are working around them. Here is the little corner with the Pro World heat press.

DIY T-Shirts Using ProWorld Products | Amy Tangerine

I ordered several custom designs from PW Custom - super easy to upload and order and they helped set up the designs on the sheets to maximize and get the most bang for the buck. You'll see the other designs in an upcoming post. I went simple and decided to stick with one color white and black designs. I followed the instructions and printed the designs right on.

DIY T-Shirts Using ProWorld Products | Amy Tangerine
DIY T-Shirts Using ProWorld Products | Amy Tangerine
DIY T-Shirts Using ProWorld Products | Amy Tangerine
DIY T-Shirts Using ProWorld Products | Amy Tangerine
DIY T-Shirts Using ProWorld Products | Amy Tangerine
DIY T-Shirts Using ProWorld Products | Amy Tangerine
DIY T-Shirts Using ProWorld Products | Amy Tangerine

The best part is that it is truly like a screenprinted design. The quality is wonderful and these shirts turned out fantastic.

DIY T-Shirts Using ProWorld Products | Amy Tangerine
DIY T-Shirts Using ProWorld Products | Amy Tangerine
DIY T-Shirts Using ProWorld Products | Amy Tangerine
DIY T-Shirts Using ProWorld Products | Amy Tangerine
DIY T-Shirts Using ProWorld Products | Amy Tangerine

We sent out a bunch of these designs to Jill and I just love seeing how cute she looks in it!

Your Biggest Fan design by Jill DeHaan

I also asked her to about the collaboration and here is what she said: What a pleasure it was to collaborate with sweet, lil Amy Tan on this project. As a fellow creative, Amy knew the importance of giving me free reign to explore different mediums and lettering styles to my hearts content. And in the end, I was happy to land on a playful, honest and flowing design that best described how I felt about the phrase, “Your Biggest Fan”. I wear the design happily as a reminder to those I love and as a tribute to the unpredictable, inspiring and utterly enjoyable design process itself. Thanks for the lovely opportunity, Amy!

Thanks for sharing your talents with us, Jill! She has a little shop at Society 6. And thanks to Pro World for collaborating with me on these shirts and post! Have you always wanted something printed on a shirt? Let me know in the comments!

Motivational Monday + a video blog

These Motivational Monday quotes have really been helping me and I hope they continue to inspire you. 

Love this quote scripted by Amy Tangerine

It's important for me to remember, that the happiness and positivity that you radiate can affect others in a wonderful way. I'm realizing more and more that every day is a gift. Even the difficult days can show us so many new lessons if we show up for them. Also, I have learned that winning a mop and sharing cookies and cocktails with friends can brighten up any Monday. Filmed this vlog back in the middle of April. Enjoy!

I'm using this watercolor set from Michaels and a waterbrush that I love by Tim Holtz/Ranger. If you have a favorite quote – silly, snarky or simple in its’ wisdom, please share in the comments!