Wake Up & Work: Our Workday Morning Playlist

Happy Sunday, readers! I put together a playlist for myself that is a balance of relaxed, fun songs, and more upbeat ones that get me in a working mood. I thought I'd share it here as our third Root & Branch playlist. For a few more selections of tunes, find our afternoon slump and night owl playlists.

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The Making of Moonlit Garden: A 2019 Calendar, pt. 2

This is the second post in a two-part series about our 2019 wall calendar: Moonlit Garden! In Part 1, we talked about the conceptual and creative story behind this calendar and the illustrations it contains. In this post, I'm sharing a behind-the-scenes look at how this calendar came into being, specifically focusing on the manufacturing side of things.

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Free Digital Wallpaper: September 2018 Calendar

It's September! Time for a new download: September 2018 Calendar Wallpapers. For the month of September we're bringing bold and warm hues with our Pink Ice Protea pattern. This is one of our most popular patterns, and it's also a personal favorite. I think it has something to do with the color palette: fun and vibrant jewel tones always win. Plus, proteas! You can't go wrong with proteas.

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The Making of Moonlit Garden: A 2019 Calendar, pt. 1

I'm so excited to finally share with you all a project that has been in the works for the past several months (and even years!) : our 2019 wall calendar, Moonlit Garden.

A late-night stroll through the moonlit garden reveals lush and mysterious flowers whose beauty is most fully displayed long after the sun sets. Some blooms, including the exotic cereus, only open at night. Others, like the Japanese wisteria, are known for their intoxicating fragrance which only grows stronger during the evening hours.

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A New Surface Pattern Collection: Magnolia Branches

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a new surface pattern collection I've been working on these days. Some of you may know that I live in China, in the ancient city of Suzhou which is famous for its classical Chinese gardens. I'm constantly inspired by the details of living in a place so different from the Southeastern US city I grew up in, and these inspirations often make their way into my work.

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Free Digital Wallpaper: August 2018 Calendar

Hey there! July is almost over (Noooo! Summer stay forever!) but August is nearly here! August is a time of soaking up those last summer nights, buying new school supplies (the best thing, really) and prepping for the oncoming cooler months. With the start of the new month, it's about time for a new series of digital calendars for you guys! Each wallpaper is hand-illustrated and digitally colored, and ready to be downloaded to freshen up your desktop, tablet, or phone.

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