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Simon+Kabuki Gift Collections

I thought I would share some of our gift collections with you today. We’ve designed lots of fun stuff using some of our favorite S+K patterns. I wish it would rain around here so I could get a pair of cool rain boots or a fun umbrella. Next up some of our kids collections. To see our full gift catalogs for both adult and kids please contact our agent Julie Newman of Jewel Branding.









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Back to School and Back to Lunch

I’m sure most of the country is back to school now that Labor Day is over. We start really early here in the Bay Area, August 13th! So my kids have been in school now for almost a month. It took some adjusting – getting up at 6:30am, making lunches, getting homework done and clothes sorted for school. Have you ever seen the movie The Jerk? Do you remember how excited Steve Martin was about getting the new phone book? That is how my kids act on Tuesdays, which are grocery shopping days around our house. They text me from school to remind me to buy things and ask if I’ve gone yet. When they get home they rush into the kitchen like it’s Christmas Day so excited to see what I’ve bought. You’d think they live in a third world country and never eat!

My kids tend to walk around at school lunch to visit with their various friends, so having a good portable/walking lunch is the way to go. Here are some easy lunch ideas that my kids love: 1. pre-made salad bowls, tortilla roll ups with either meat or peanut butter, banana and honey, pumpkin muffins, sausage muffins/quiche, apples with peanut butter, frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (sometimes I make a weeks worth and throw them in the freezer). What about you, any great ideas to share?

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If you haven’t yet finished back to school supply shopping don’t forget to check out our fun collections on Here’s a new collection we designed for tweens, the Prep.


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Moving on…


Home Sweet Home

After over 20 years of renting office space in various cool abodes, Simon+Kabuki has flown the coop. We rarely have clients visit us anymore so it made sense to take the plunge and move our offices to our homes now. It saves us quite a bit – no more rent, liability insurance, internet, phone system, etc. Erin and I both live in the same neighborhood and carpooled to work, so getting together to go over projects weekly is pretty easy. I wish I had a separate space for my home office but I think I have another year or two before that happens. In the meantime, I’ve set up a nice little office space in my bedroom. At first I searched the house for other little niches but in the end chose my bedroom. I don’t know about you but if you have kids there always seems to be a pile on the table or shoes near the door or dirty clothes on the floor. That is why in the end I chose my room. :) As I sit here typing the birds are chirping away outside and the fountain is gurgling (and my dogs are occasionally barking and farting, nothing is perfect!). Quite pleasant for the most part! I think I may actually get more work done! Take a look at the history of our office spaces.


Our first office – a cool loft space we designed in Santa Clara.


So cool having our own historic building!



Our last office space in Willow Glen.


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Have you had a chance to check out our new home decor collection, Swing Time, on We are so happy to be a part of Guildery and their launch. We are also super excited to be featured today on their blog and homepage. If you haven’t checked it out yet head on over to get an idea of how our ideas come to life and grab a super cool pillow while you’re there! Right now you can enjoy free shipping and you can also buy our fabric by the yard.

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