Revolutionary Underthings


firstly, i just want to say a huge thank you to all of you for your amazing comments and feedback yesterday with the launch of hatch & harbour. your words filled my day with smiles and i hugely appreciate all the love! now on to today’s exciting giveaway! emily salshutz is a photographer and food blogger who has recently opened up an etsy shop called print (em) which she also recently started selling handpicked vintage housewares with a custom facelift like this geometric bowl i’m totally in love with. when she approached me with her product and giveaway idea, i was fully on board. for me living in rentals the past few years, one big issue is trying not to damage the walls while fighting my inner interior decorating monster that wants to hang framed prints and inspirational photography everywhere and not wanting to tape things up because they just look so much better in a frame. that’s where print (em) comes in!




how awesome is that?! i can just imagine if i had headed off to university in a different city or state like my sister did, and had to live in a dorm – these framed prints would definitely be something i would snatch up to hang without ruining the walls. even for myself in my rental now, i had no problem hanging them on the wall with double sided tape and they don’t fall down at all. i was really impressed with the prints when emily sent me these two gorgeous gold ones, and i genuinely adore the unique, hand painted frames and beautifully photographed prints. i also love how well the design fits into my space!



so today emily has graciously offered to giveaway a framed print – readers choice! you can enter to win using the rafflecopter below and be sure to head over to emily’s etsy shop to check out all her amazing items!


get the deets:
+ giveaway starts on 07|23|2014 and ends on 08|06|14 11:59 PM MST.
+ open to readers internationally!
+ the more entries you complete, the better your chance of winning!



a Rafflecopter giveaway


i am beyond excited to finally get to spill the beans on this moodboard you guys saw a little while ago. for some time now, i have been toying with the idea of bringing my design work away from working under my name, to working under a totally unique name! i went back and forth quite a bit, but after mulling it over with some friends and family, i decided to make the jump. thus, hatch & harbour was born!

hatch & harbour grew out of a need to express my passion for design and for working with clients that share the same passionate mindset. the brand grew out of my total and utter awe of nature and it’s risk takers. in nature things that we never thought to be possible, can be possible, it inspires us to do the impossible – ride the tops of mountains in the deepest powder you’ve ever experience, surf waves that could swallow us whole, wander through places abandoned and left ever-changing by it’s surroundings.
i’m most inspired by the sea – the things it teaches us, it’s power and the way it pushes us to our limits. i wanted to embody that power and harness that drive and put that into building brands and working with clients that want to do things differently. it’s about waking up one morning with this dream that you’ve been dreaming for so long and deciding to risk it all to put into action. it’s the drive for not letting dreams go undreamt, for battling the fear of failure and the knowledge that this is what you were meant to do. hatch & harbour is adventurous design and brand building for the daydreamers, the risk takers and the follow your heart-ers.


hatch & harbour strives to work with businesses who understand a need for more, who have that drive to take big risks and allow themselves to be inspired by something different. to know that there are ways of doing things easy, and there are ways that take blood, sweat and tears, hard work and passion but are so worth it in the end. to understand what challenging the ordinary and taking big risks will do for you. the kind of people that know they are destined for something bigger.
those who want to sea and be seen.




not only am i super excited to be sharing this new brand with you guys, but i’m also excited to share that i’m no longer working at the full-time agency i was perviously at. i’m so looking forward to this fresh start with hatch & harbour and a new opportunity that came into the picture this past week which i am ecstatic about  (i’ll share more on that real soon). with that, i’ll leave you guys to take a peek at hatch & harbour, you can follow along on facebook, twitter and instagram. with all these big changes going on, other than some new columns and some updates here and there, this space will remain the same so keep coming by to say hi! thank you guys so much for following along, you all inspire the heck outta me!


this month’s between lenses theme movement ended up being such a blast to photograph! the moment the theme came about i had an idea, but wasn’t sure it would turn out like what was in my head. though it was a bit of a challenge to get just the right angles, motion and focus, i loved every minute of it! trina and i cannot wait to see what all you talented folks come up with this month, it’s been such a joy getting your guyses feedback and participation on this photography challenge – you guys seriously rock!



growing up, i played sports here and there, enjoyed soccer and football, but nothing really stuck until i found longboarding and snowboarding. that was my favourite form of movement. there’s something about the board under your feet, being in complete control, moving side to side and shifting your weight to carve that is completely freeing. i used to sneak out of the house in the summer at 2 am and rip up and down the completely empty, motionless streets of my neighbourhood. best feeling ever.


for others that freeing feeling could be running or working out – after a bad day you can head to the gym and feel better about everything. for me that’s hitting empty streets with a killer playlist and just riding, feeling the wind float on by or heading to the mountains for a day on the slopes. when i thought of movement, a board under my feet, moving me forward and taking away any negative feelings, was the only thing i thought of. feeling at home, feeling free. there’s just always been something about those sports that light a fire in my soul, though i can’t quite explain it with words.  i had so much fun trying to put that moment to the lens and experimenting to try and get it just right. this photo was my hopes of capturing that feeling.


the versatility in photographs every time we do one of these is seriously blowing my mind. i absolutely love seeing how creative the concepts are getting and how deep we’re all digging. this photo from trina is seriously breathtaking. i can totally relate to her love of fog, it’s something that always stops me in my tracks. this photo just goes to show how darn talented this girl is. i always look forward to seeing what she comes up with next! head on over to of trees and hues and find out how this moment captured movement for her.


we want to see how you guy express movement! you can easily link up with us via the following steps:
1+  create your blog post and feel free to use the header image in which you can download here.
[please only use images for between lenses posts and be sure to attribute to trina or myself]
2+  copy your blog post’s url.
3+  notice where it says click here to enter – click that and follow the easy instructions. be sure to only link up with one of our blogs, not     both. no worries – since mine and trina’s blogs are interlinked, your blog post will show up on both!
4 +  and for fun, you can share your photo on instagram using the #betweenlenses hastag.
our goal for this collaboration is to capture & reflect upon life, to cultivate inspiration among one another and to connect with other bloggers. and we hope that you’re one of them!


++here are the next 2 dates and themes for the between lenses link ups! mark them down cause we’d love for you to join us!!
tuesday, august 12th // symmetry
tuesday, september 9th // silence



yesterday i was making a fun little print out of a photo i took last weekend and i decided to make a desktop wallpaper for all you lovely people! this quote fit perfectly with my surroundings when i snapped this picture. it was a totally random moment, i just happened to see this field of flowers at our friend’s farm and couldn’t help myself – there i was knee deep in a field of grass, waving off mosquitos to grab a shot. i know sometimes phones and cameras distract us from these kind of moments, but i also feel like capturing them can become daily reminders to take in your surroundings. i always notice little details that i want to photograph because i find it so interesting how the eye seems to be drawn to them and they end up becoming reminders of the beauty that surrounds us. so yes, sometimes it’s best to put the phone down, but other times it’s so nice to capture those moments, look back and remember that feeling of taking it all in!


free download: desktop | ipad | iphone


things have been changing pretty drastically and quite suddenly over here in the past two weeks. there’s been a bit of radio silence on here because of this, but i’m excited to start re-adjusting and i’m even more excited to share with you guys what’s been going on when everything is finalized and ready to get out into the world! for now, since i’m sworn to secrecy, i wanted to share some recent instagram finds that i’ve been so blown away, inspired by!


one | @maryellenskye | fashion blogger from charlotte, NC.

two | @howl_hemulen | food and lifestyle photographer from england. (isn’t that the best coffee insta ever!?)

three | @bastienlabelle | surf, skate & snow inspired blogger! i can’t get enough of these beach shots!!

four | @happyaugust | handmade paper goods esty shop owner all the way from finland!

five | @melissasonico | writer from southern california with an absolutely gorgeous blog.

six | @nakyy | absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous nature inspired shots by this talented young lady.



hey all you lovely people! i am excited today to bring you a recent collaboration i have been taking part in with the design and lifestyle blog hunting louise. when they asked me to team up to do a pinterest swap because of our styles being so complementary of eachother, i was in! after inviting eachother as guest pinners on 2 boards each, we’ve been swapping pins for the past few weeks. it’s been so great to reach a different audience and to get the challenge to curate content on another’s board and in return see how they’ve been curating on mine!


here are some of my favourites so far that have been passed around. if you’d like to see more you can head over to pinterest and follow us or check out these four boards to see the swapping in action: one | two | three | four.


[images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6]

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