Behind the Scenes: Curiosity Shop

Take a peek behind the scenes on our recent Curiosity Shop photo shoot in a vacant building on Deep Ellum in Dallas. Formerly the Art Bar & Cafe, this space was perfect for our shoot, with natural light and interesting textures in great supply.

Earthbound Behind the Scenes

Earthbound Behind the Scenes

We just had to clean it a bit first… The asthmatics among us insisted on a run to the drug store for face masks. It was a little ridiculously dusty up in there.

Earthbound Behind the Scenes

Earthbound Behind the Scenes - Setting Up

Earthbound Behind the Scenes

There’s always lots of product to organize on home decor shoots! Not to mention lots of product to transport to our location.

Earthbound Behind the Scenes - Plants

Earthbound Behind the Scenes - Props

Props are essential. What looks like the contents of a Natural History Museum went back home after the shoot with our home goods buyer, but we each got to take a baby succulent home!

Earthbound Behind the Scenes - Acupuncture Butts

Earthbound Behind the Scenes - Arranging

There may or may not have been a few jokes cracked on set about the new ceramic acupuncture models. What can we say? They have cute butts.

Earthbound Behind the Scenes - Light

Earthbound Behind the Scenes - Reflector

Being on set always means being enlisted to hold something.

Earthbound Behind the Scenes - Jellyfish

Earthbound Behind the Scenes - Necklaces

If you’re the only person to show up on set in cute clothing, it may also mean being asked to model new necklaces.

Earthbound Behind the Scenes - Group

We finished the day very dusty, but very happy with the images we captured! Be sure to check out the Curiosity Shop collection and see the fruits of our labor! It’s a ridiculously cool collection.

Art Features: Genesis, The Gift of Life

At our last photo shoot, we made a stop at this beautiful mosaic at the Dallas Museum of Art in downtown Dallas.

"Genesis, the Gift of Life" by Miguel Covarrubias

Created by Miguel Covarrubius in 1954, this sixty-foot long mosaic entitled, “Genesis, the Gift of Life” is a Dallas landmark. Per the Dallas Museum of Art, “Genesis is based on an ancient Mexican myth that four worlds preceded the world we currently live in. According to the myth, four principal deities controlled the four elements—water, earth, fire, and air—and each god destroyed the world once using their element. The gods then worked together to create the fifth, or current world.”

Color Craze  Mosaic Fruit Tree

The gorgeous glass tiles made a perfect backdrop for our “Color Craze” themed feature! It’s awe-inspiring to imagine how much work went into placing so many individual glass pieces.

Mosaic Rainbow

DMA Mosaic Backdrop  DMA Mosaic Backdrop

Scenes from the Earthbound Office

Textiles

Some beautiful textiles in our accessories buyer’s office!

Inspiration Board

She has a great inspiration board too.

Map

Our home goods buyer likes to keep track of the places he’s traveled.

Portrait

Office Decor

Unique product samples tend to make their way into our office decor!

Flowers

Flowers from our last photo shoot are drying in our jewelry buyer’s office! Beauuutiful!

meow

No office is complete without some LOLcats. This is a proven fact.

Snapshots from a Buying Trip to NYC!

We recently headed up to New York City for a buying trip. We visited showrooms, street vendors, and a great trade show at the Javits Center. We saw so many exciting things and gathered information for some awesome new lines! We can’t wait to get them into our stores.

Javits Center

Happily, we got to see a little bit of the city in between meetings. Love the graffiti in Brooklyn!

graffiti

graffiti

We encountered a bit of snow in SoHo.

Soho Snow

The NYC ping pong phenomenon is great. Maybe we can add a ping pong table in our office?

Ping Pong

We saw some of the big landmarks and cool architecture that the city offers.

Flatiron BuildingTimes Square

Brooklyn Bridge

Architecture

Empire State Building

Of course we had to fit some eating in there somewhere too. The diet root beer totally makes up for the cupcake, right?!

Lunch