Behind the Scenes of our Fall 2012 Shoot

Posted on November 28, 2012

There's so much new awesomeness in our lives!  New website, new photoshoot, new video, and pretty sooooooon, even some *new designs!* (more on that soon!)  We're incredibly excited to share all of this with you.  Huge thanks to the team who made this video possible, especially Elizabeth Rudge (Elizabeth Rudge Photography) and Alex Huebsch (Runaway Mustache / film and edit).... Read More

Oh, the places we go: Renegade Craft Fair, San Francisco.

Posted on July 26, 2012

Oh, the places we go:  Renegade Craft Fair, San Francisco. Truth? Okay. Will and I were not looking forward to our trip to San Francisco for last weekend's Renegade Craft Fair.  It's not Renegade, it's not San Francisco, it's not anything that any body did or did not do ---it's us. Last summer, we did not take days off or play in the summertime or sleep, really.  We built the... Read More

Oh, the places we go: Seattle's Urban Craft Uprising

Posted on July 19, 2012

Oh, the places we go: Seattle's Urban Craft Uprising Before I worked here at betsy & iya I remember reading post after post, on this very blog, about Betsy and Will's most excellent road trip adventures. Reading about their trips, I loved being a part of the excitement; the pictures told a story that I wanted to be a part of -- the rows upon rows of jewelry that were... Read More

RT: Ahhhhhhhhhh, we made it.

Posted on May 23, 2012

RT: Ahhhhhhhhhh, we made it. We started off the road trip by taking a day off. It was met with open arms, family hugs, a stormy walk, sunny southern Savannah, new design ogling, a homemade meal, and a couple martinis. It was just right. Love~ betsy ***Song of the moment: Sunlight, by tune-yards*** Read More

ROAD TRIP!

Posted on May 17, 2012

ROAD TRIP! We started off this trip sort of like how we've started off any big thing we've done in this business: by pulling all nighters and drinking a ton of coffee (and maybe a little beer here and there). I keep thinking one day we'll grow out of the cramming-for-a-major-school-presentation mentality. But then I realize it's not arbitrary, not a project... Read More

Weeks Passing in Color...

Posted on March 09, 2012

Weeks Passing in Color... The South.  Best Mom in the world.  Fried Green Tomatoes.  Design Inspiration.  Skies to new cities.  Cranking out orders.  Beautiful new stores for b&i goodies.  The best hotel bedside treat...all while stuck in Houston.  Love.  Newest incarnation of our brick & mortar.  Happy Friday. xo~betsy ***Song of the Moment: Let Your Love Grow Tall, by Passion Pit*** Read More

1,405 Photos.

Posted on February 20, 2012

1,405 Photos. Earlier this month I went on a trip back East to visit my mama and meet with new shops for betsy & iya.  It was a really good trip.  Here's how it started: I'm sitting on a plane.  I'm bored. I remember there are over one thousand pictures being held hostage on my phone (whoops...I have a hard time letting... Read More

Bloom Where You're Planted. (part 2)

Posted on July 01, 2011

Bloom Where You're Planted.  (part 2) So yeah...11 hours to drive to San Francisco.  We ended up breaking up the trip in Redding at around midnight, sleeping in a that'll-do-it hotel, where the very sweet woman with missing teeth and a tone that made it seem like she'd been smoking for more years than she'd been alive didn't know how to process a priceline purchase; so... Read More

RT 2011, Days 20 +: The End.

Posted on April 11, 2011

RT 2011, Days 20 +: The End. After LA, we were ready to get back ...home.  We stopped in beautiful places along the way.  We saw old friends and made new ones.  And we got one last account:  Fiat Lux in  San Francisco. We've worked with the amazing Marie for a few years now, but Fiat Lux is a new venture for her.  Just a few blocks... Read More

RT2011, Days 18-19: LA is where the heart is (who knew?)

Posted on April 08, 2011

RT2011, Days 18-19: LA is where the heart is (who knew?) A brief pre-script: Our current sale is on until we hit 2,500 fans on Facebook, a milestone we're 16 fans away from!  Here's the discount code, good for $20 off your next order.  But hurry!  We'll hit 2,500 fans any day now! And now, to the post... We had some pretty deluxe accommodations in Los Angeles, and a pretty deluxe... Read More

RT2011, Days 16-17: Be Mine, San Diego

Posted on April 07, 2011

RT2011, Days 16-17: Be Mine, San Diego After a brief stopover in Phoenix, we found our way to San Diego.  And boy, were we ready for a stopover.  We'd covered half the country--1,500+ miles--in 3 days, stopping only for appointments, meals, and sleep. Even with satellite radio in our new car, the regular radio, and two iPhones, we found ourselves crazy for new tunes by the time... Read More

RT2011, Notable Meals & one knitted lamppost

Posted on April 06, 2011

RT2011, Notable Meals & one knitted lamppost Both times we've been on the road, we've packed along a cooler to get us through breakfast and lunch.  We'll buy coffee in the morning and a snack later on, perhaps, but it's dinner that we look forward to.  A look in pictures at some of the exceptional places we refueled.   An old garage turned Mexican joint in Charleston... Read More

RT2011, Days 14-15: Caverns the size of Texas.

Posted on April 01, 2011

RT2011, Days 14-15: Caverns the size of Texas. It was 6pm when we left Austin.  Betsy had spent the day at the TxSCC, and I grocery shopped, did laundry, and ran the dog around in two different parks.  You see, a thirteen hour drive (not including stops) lay ahead of us.  Punkin' McCervarich (one of the dog's many nicknames) needed to be TIRED.  In 24 hours, we were... Read More

RT2011, Days 12 + 13: Texas Style.

Posted on March 30, 2011

RT2011, Days 12 + 13: Texas Style. this is not the ONLY cool Tikkr watch curtain photo I got. really.   I had the pleasure of stumbling across the Texas Style Council website before our road trip adventure.  I thought it seemed like a perfect opportunity to network with really cool bloggers and rad Texas folk...so I hopped onboard!   that's right, I got so excited about... Read More

RT2011, Day 11: Austin is Solid Gold.

Posted on March 25, 2011

RT2011, Day 11: Austin is Solid Gold. To me, Solid Gold and the neighborhood where it lives was the most representative of the Austin I have always heard about...  The one that everyone says is most similar to Portland. It's owner, Katie, has such a cool and sharp eye.  Not to mention that she was such a pleasure to work with.  I LOVE MEETING THESE AMAZING SHOP... Read More

RT 2011, Day 10: Austin hooks it up.

Posted on March 24, 2011

RT 2011, Day 10: Austin hooks it up. "Hello, Betsy and Will.  Welcome to Austin, the land of heat and sun," said Austin. And we said: THANK YOU!  OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!  WE'RE SO IN LOVE WITH YOUR SUN AND HEAT, AUSTIN!!!!  HALLELUJAH!!!    Our new store in Austin: Kick Pleat.   And then we texted Portland something we regret, but we made up and we're all... Read More

Red, White, and Blue---you've been so true.

Posted on March 22, 2011

Red, White, and Blue---you've been so true. We've been away from reliable Internet and extra time for a few days now. I write to you now from the car and our last (long) stretch home. It's been such a fulfilling journey. We more than met our goals, with amazing accounts now filling out the lonesome states--the country is looking fat and happy with betsy & iya. From... Read More

RT2011, Day 9: Memphis in 2 hours.

Posted on March 17, 2011

RT2011, Day 9: Memphis in 2 hours. We rolled into Memphis just before lunchtime and were greeted with the sweetest storefront:  Hoot + Louise.  It couldn't have been a better break from our trip to Austin from Nashville. What's more?  It's owner, Anna, couldn't be more charming (...and gorgeous, and kind, and humble).  There needs to be more of her in the world. Anna named the shop... Read More