March 3, 2010

They're in!

This past year has held an abundance of humbling highlights in my work life and this one is certainly no exception. I had the incredible honor to work alongside the creative team at Crate & Barrel to design some fresh new ceramic and melamine plates that are hitting the stores now! Here's the ceramic set,
called Loire:

The melamine set, called Sorrento, is on their website now, but should be in stores soon. Ooo, and there are matching paper napkins for this group!

I've always loved the products at Crate & Barrel, but to work with the people there is how to know the company best. Above and beyond their unblinking eye for detail and great sense of color and styling, they're such an incredibly nice and dedicated group of people. It was a distinct joy to have a chance to work with them. When I walk into the store I certainly have a new appreciation for all the time and care that went into making so many pieces come together seamlessly! And they do it so well, season after season.

I love opening the mailbox to spot their catalog...which came yesterday. And to my total and complete surprise...

30 comments:

  1. gorgeous! Congratulations!

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  2. Oh my goodness...I'm in love with these plates!!! There goes my fabric budget for March! Congratulations!!!

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  3. Congrats! They are so awesome! You should be proud:)

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  4. congrats cover girl!!! i'm so gonna call you cover girl for now on!

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  5. Perfect! Just perfect! Make them into fabric, will ya??

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  6. THUMP. Me falling out of my chair with joy for you! C&B is my house of worship. I am gushing for you. GUSH. ING! Congratulations, Kate!!!

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  7. so "jules" is also me.. not to confuse you... i was signed into my "real life" google account... so again....

    congrats cover girl!!! i'm so gonna call you cover girl for now on!

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  8. PS... those are SOOOO going to be in my shopping cart!

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  9. So pretty! Congratulations! Frame that cover. :)

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  10. Congratulations! They look wonderful.

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  11. ahhhh COVET! double high five :D

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  12. i agree with rachel's comment!! how THRILLING :) i couldn't be happier for ya.

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  13. Sorrento is one of my favorite towns... now I love the plates :)

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  14. Fabulous Kate!!! I love the design. I'm heading up to Legacy Village right now. My first stop will be Crate and Barrel. I think I better take Sarah with me. She can't wait for our open house to use the paper products from Target. Now she will be so happy to have something from Kate she can use everyday.

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  15. Mmm. Happy to see these. Beautiful in orange! Sense the great flow of gratitude in your writing. Makes the beauty of Loire reach out and grab a gal. So happy for you. Looks like a new fan is on your hands. *karendianne.

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  16. How exciting, congratulations Kate!!

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  17. That is so AWESOME! CONGRATULATIONS!

    Cheery wave from
    Bev
    http://44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com

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  18. oh my god I love these I saw them and said I would totally eat off of those.!! You are priceless..xoxo Jennifer

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  19. Yay! So pretty, they totally deserve the cover! Congrats! :)

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  20. Kate,

    Congratulations on the new line of dishes! They are fabulous. I'll be looking for them when my C & B catalog comes in the mail!

    -Marilyn.

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  21. I love them...
    We can come on Saturday? May be in the morning. In our way, we can stop to Crate & Barrel....
    We call you.

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  22. I just saw these in the catalog this week, and added them to my internal wish list! Now I can tell why they spoke to me so well... To properly introduce myself, I know Martine through a mutual friend and she told me about your work. So lovely!
    Best, Gena

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  23. Congratulations! What a thrill it must be to see your designs in the store AND on the cover of the catalog! How about some fabric in this same design??? :D

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  24. Oh me oh my! I am so glad to meet you! I just opened my mailbox the other day and saw this lovely front cover with YOUR gorgeous plates! I didn't know you designed them. Then I just stumbled upon your blog, via Jennifer Paganelli's! Small world! I just love your style! Beautiful.
    Now I'm really going to love using these pretty plates.
    Laurie~

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  25. you realize you are a rock star right?
    congrats!

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  26. super awesome greatness and fabu Katis!!

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  27. Awesome! Will you sign my catalog?? ;)

    @ecstewart

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