Articles in: Behind The Scenes

December 24, 2011

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012 and Thank You {and news about Book}

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
My boys cake decorating…quality time with my family is one of my resolutions. How about you? 2011 has been a pretty incredible year. The Amy Atlas team was busy with many projects including our Wrigley project {stay tuned for more}, our parties, several Sweet Designs posts a day, and of course THE book. I say THE book because it really was a beast to produce. One of the things I’m looking most forward to in
December 23, 2011

Behind the Scenes: Crafting with Michaels on Anderson

About a month ago, I worked with Michaels on a fun crafting project with kids and moms on Anderson. While the crafting project was for Thanksgiving, I think many of you can do the same craft with your kids for the last days of Chanukah and Christmas. A little about the segment…I’m sure many of you know, but Anderson Cooper has a new daytime talk show and it is fabulous. Anderson had a Thanksgiving special…
December 23, 2011

Naomi’s Sweet Holiday Wish List

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes, Great Finds
 1)  Turntable 2) Comme Des Garcons Pouch 3) Graphite Swallow 4) Jean Paul Gaultier Umbrella 5) Stick Lighter It is our last wish list from the Amy Atlas team and we’re ending it with Naomi’s picks.  Her picks definitely reflect her edgy style.  The turntable is perfect for Naomi, especially since she moonlights as a DJ!  Who would’ve thunk?! Did you feel like you were able to get to know the team a little…
December 23, 2011

Jo’s Sweet Holiday Wish List

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes, Great Finds
We hope that  you are enjoying the holiday wish lists and getting to know the Amy Atlas team a little bit better. Up next is Jo. The dress from Top Shop is fun and sophisticated, exactly how we would describe Jo. So far we’ve shared Amy’s, Lisa’s, Arisara’s, Eric’s, Natalie’s and Adina’s.  We still have one more so keep checking in!  What’s on your wish list this year? We’d love to know! 1) Candle 2)…
December 23, 2011

Adina’s Sweet Holiday Wish List

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes, Great Finds
Oh, how we’re loving the sweet wish list from Adina from our team. How great are those Rag & Bone riding boots? Adina loves dogs {she has the cutest one!} so she had to include those great Jonathan Adler dachshund bookends. We hope you have been keeping up with the Amy Atlas team’s other wish lists.  So far we’ve shared Amy’s, Lisa’s, Arisara’s, Eric’s, and Natalie’s.  We still have a couple more so keep checking…
December 23, 2011

Natalie’s Sweet Holiday Wish List

We’re putting up some more wish lists from the Amy Atlas team today.  This one is from Natalie and reflects her indie chic style. Her real wish for the New Year is the following….”2012 is going to be a year of transitions for me…graduating school, relocating, traveling abroad, and starting new and exciting projects that follow my passions.  My wish for 2012 is to soak up every good (and not so good) moment of these…
December 21, 2011

Lisa’s Sweet Holiday Wishlist

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes, Great Finds
We’re back with another wish list.  Yesterday, we shared our design intern, Arisara’s wish list.  Today, we are sharing the wish list from Lisa, our “Commander in Sweets”.  Come back tomorrow to see another fun wish list from our team. “My wish for 2012 is simply health and happiness for my family and friends. This year was a whirlwind. Next year, I look forward to lots of travel, music and, of course, sweets!” To see…
December 20, 2011

Arisara’s Sweet Holiday Wishlist

We’re back with another wish list.  Yesterday, I shared my wish list and we’ll be sharing our team’s wish lists for the holiday throughout the week.  This one is from Arisara, our design intern.  What is on your wish list for the holidays? Come back tomorrow to see another fun wish list from our team. “In 2012 I want to focus on my last semester at school, graduating with a high gpa and getting the
December 19, 2011

Amy’s Sweet Holiday Wishlist

To get into the holiday spirit, my team and I thought it would be fun to put together fun holiday “wish” lists.  These aren’t gift guides and some items may be pricey, but hey, they are just “wish” lists.  We can dream a little, right?  When I saw the wish list from each of my team members, I realized how much of everyone’s personality was in their wish list. I thought I would share them…
November 29, 2011

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas: Snack and See

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
We had the pleasure of putting together a lovely Snack ‘n See for a client recently and thought we’d show you a little peek.  It was for the family to introduce their little baby boy to friends and family.  We put together a food and dessert display with lots of great appetizers from My Most Favorite like mini grilled cheese sandwiches, ahi tuna sliders, and mac n’ cheese cups.  Our design included seersucker/argyle signage, including…
September 21, 2011

Behind the Scenes: Sneak Peek at Colin Cowie Weddings Part II

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
I know how you all love a good Behind-the-Scenes, so here is a glimpse of the event we attended for Colin Cowie’s new wedding website this morning.  We showed you a peek of his new site here. We love supporting Colin not only because he a great friend, but also because he is a true pioneer in the business who we respect. He keeps stepping up his game and does it so effortlessly.  He…
September 20, 2011

Behind the Scenes: Sneak Peek at Colin Cowie Weddings – Part I

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
This morning Lisa and I headed down to the Crosby Street Hotel to get a private screening of the new website that Colin Cowie is launching, Colin Cowie Weddings. Get ready brides {and grooms} because this site is going to be amazing! Like anything Colin creates, his new weddings website is stunning. No stone was left unturned. The “Inspire Me!” section has breathtaking, original photography, illustrations, and editorial content. The pages look like they…
August 26, 2011

Behind the Scenes with Amy Atlas – Back to Baking

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
I was back in the kitchen yesterday for a fun, holiday baking editorial project.  My kids were away for the day and it gave me a chance to do some serious testing all day.  Lucky for them, I saved lots of festive treats for them.  There were eggnog cookies with homemade eggnog, peppermint and gingerbread treats, and even a Nutella dessert {more to come on this as the holidays approach}.  With Hurricane Irene on its…
August 15, 2011

Behind the Scenes: Travel + Balance

By: Amy Atlas, in Ask Amy, Behind The Scenes
Lisa and I at the Guthrie in Minneapolis with the Mississippi River in the background…. We were in Minnesota this past week for some meetings.  It was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of New York City, even if it was just for two days.  Seeing lush greenery and smelling crisp clean air definitely helps me clear my mind.  When Lisa and I weren’t in meetings, we jam packed some activities to…
August 05, 2011

Behind the Scenes: Chilling with CoolHaus + Vlog

Tuesday was National Ice Cream Sandwich Day– the perfect excuse to skip out of the office and spend a gorgeous summer afternoon with the CoolHaus truck. CoolHaus is the brainchild of Natasha Case, a former architect, and Freya Estreller, who has a background in urban planning. Reaching beyond the standard ice cream concoction, CoolHaus makes the world of architecture inspiring to the average person with design-your-own ice cream sandwiches using playful flavor combinations. The name…
July 27, 2011

Michaels Creative Crew – Part III

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
Crafting at the Michaels Creative Crew Event.  I kind of loved the circle cutter… I hope you had a chance to check out the Michaels Creative Crew Part I and PartII posts.  I’m back today with the final post of this event.  After checking out the Michaels Stores headquarters, we were invited to Jo Pearson’s house for lunch and a sweet dose of southern hospitality! This is a peek into Jo’s very cool crafting room…
July 26, 2011

Behind the Scenes – Michaels Creative Crew Part II

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
I’m back with Part II of the behind the scenes at the Creative Crew Michaels event.  If you missed Part I, definitely check it out here.  You may recall that on our first night we did some fun felting projects and had dinner with the Michaels crew.  The second day was all about learning more about the team behind the Michaels brand.  First up were some informative sessions from their executives.  Some of the topics…
July 05, 2011

What Inspires Me – Fashion Textiles

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
I’m back with another “What Inspires Me” post.  In my last post, I shared with you Quadrille Wallpaper and Fabrics, one of my go-to places, and a company known for fabrics that are traditionally seen upholstered on furniture.  Today I’m focusing on fashion textiles.  I’m sharing one of my secret weapons: B & J Fabrics.  Located in the heart of the fabric industry in Manhattan, B & J is always buzzing with staff from the…
June 29, 2011

Behind the Scenes – Michaels Creative Crew Part I

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
I gave a sneak peek last week of the incredible Michaels event I was part of a couple of weeks ago.  Now it’s time to fill you in on this amazing trip.  Since this event was chock filled with inspiration, information and fun, I’m stretching the posts out into a couple of posts so you can enjoy every part of it.  A little background…Michaels formed a Creative Crew of 10 gals (see below for links…
June 24, 2011

Sneak Peek Michaels + Behind the Book

We’re just getting back into the swing of things since being in book overdrive and will soon have lots of fun behind the scenes to share.  Above is a sneak peek of a really fun trip I took to Texas recently with the Michaels Executive team and some very crafty bloggers aka “The Michaels Creative Crew.”  This was a very fun and informative trip and I’ll give you the full behind the scenes on that…