Natalie Davis
Posted on June 28, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Austin, furniture

Brian Chilton

Brian Chilton is a furniture designer and welder based in east Austin. Like most folks in Austin, I first found out about his work while eating at Contigo, our go-to restaurant whenever we have visitors in town. With clean lines and workhorse materials, Brian’s furniture maintains a rustic, yet modern feel. Scenes from Contigo. I […]

Posted on June 26, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Austin, field trip

Field Trip: Loot Vintage

Last week Abby & I went out to visit Loot Vintage for a Feliz scouting trip. I’ve seen Loot props at events all over town  and was eager to check out what they had in store. Friends, it did not disappoint! Never underestimate what might be lurking behind a massive steel door. Once that warehouse […]

Posted on June 21, 2012 by Natalie Davis on events, inspiration, video

Camp Make Effect

by Michelle Bowers Camp Make Effect is a three day creative workshop on the shores of Lake Michigan that takes place every June. Organized by a team of designers, artists, and amazing dancers. Make Effect seeks to take folks out of their ordinary lives and inject fun and happy accidents into the creative process, getting […]

Posted on June 19, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Canoe, leather

Working with Goat

This last week I began working with goat leather for the first time. I bought a beautiful hide during our Guild field trip to the Tandy Leather store in Fort Worth and have been waiting for the right project to use it…enter Father’s day. The goat has a really crazy texture to it, much more […]

Posted on June 14, 2012 by Natalie Davis on Austin, leather

Leather Guild workshop with Jim Linnell

Last month I attended a great workshop with my Leather Guild taught by the famous Jim Linnell. If you’ve ever done a Tandy leather kit or picked up their catalog, you’ve seen Jim’s work. For our full-day workshop, we carved and painted a 14″ full-size eagle feather. I’d never done any leather carving or painting, […]

Posted on June 7, 2012 by Natalie Davis on inspiration, nature, travel

Daydreaming of travel

This week I received a sweet care package from a new friend in Sussex, the start of a fun collaboration that I’ll be sharing more in the next few months. It got me thinking about my limited time in the UK, and how much more I’d like to explore. Yvonne Eijkenduijn‘s beautiful photos of the […]

Posted on June 5, 2012 by Natalie Davis on fashion, inspiration, shops


Totokaelo is one of my favorite stores I’ve never visited. Based in Seattle, they just opened a new beautiful space on Capitol Hill that looks like it stepped out of my dreams. Tall ceilings, warm wood, white walls, and full of smart and simple clothing, not to mention the giant display of Dieppa Restrepo, Acne, […]