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Tête-à-Tête with Amber Seagraves: Owner and Creator of Lasso Abode

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Amber Seagraves is the creator and designer of the accessories brand Lasso Abode. Handmade in Los Angeles, it’s a collection of beautifully bohemian fringed pillows and bags inspired by what Amber calls “Nordic Western” style. I met Amber at a business conferences for marketers and creatives, Unique CAMP. Her story is fantastic: it’s a cross-country journey with well-established brands at her back and her own entrepreneurial adventures ahead. Amber was incredibly kind to take time to share her story and offer up her expertise with All + Sundry. Please enjoy and sign up for Lasso Abode’s newsletter to see the new products that pop up and the occasional sale codes!

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Oh, Wait…I Learned a 6th Thing at CAMP

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Because why not. Just because it doesn’t fit into the round number of 5 doesn’t mean it can’t be a thing I learned. So. The 6th thing I learned at CAMP. Ahem. (First five here.)

6. Consider Your Corners. This is a photography lesson from Paige Denkin who taught me that the frame of your shot is just as important as what is inside of it. Did you photograph a landscape and cut off the top of a tree? Do you have a photo of someone in the ocean, hands raised in the air, but then you cut off a couple fingers? Those corners create tension, and makes the viewer uneasy about the photograph as whole.

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5 Things I Learned at CAMP

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I just got home from CAMP. Yes! As in summer CAMP! But for grownups with a penchant for creativity, group dancing, and rejection of cynicism. A way cooler and more joyous version of the business conference, CAMP is a creative conference that takes away your cell phones for four days so you can truly network and collaborate in the woods of Big Bear, California. And the speakers don’t jet off after their keynote is finished. They stay to play, learn, and share cabins with the attendees. I knew CAMP would be awesome. I knew it would exceed my expectations. What I didn’t know was that the most important things I would learn would have nothing to do with the workshops I took.3X6A9693-L

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