Projects

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Foraging at Manseena Orchards

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For the full behind the scenes story of #PERSIST, check out the article published by the Los Angeles Times. Click here to show your support by changing your profile picture on Twitter or Facebook. 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#Persist

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R St Map Design

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CIP 2016

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The Before

DSC00883 DSC00885-Edit Originally part of a much larger office, the suite was being leased by a commercial real estate company who was maximizing the space with cubicles and traditional office furnishings. Overall the finishes were yellow or brown in tone and we really wanted (needed) the space to feel lighter, brighter and more colorful. With only one private office in our suite, we also needed to figure out how to make an open floorplan work for our team, carve out a reception area and bring in some unique, Honey-fied elements. But those windows! The ceilings! [caption id="attachment_3980" align="aligncenter" width="850"]_DSC4121 View from entrance[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3979" align="aligncenter" width="850"]_DSC4115 View from conference room[/caption] Interior design is one of my passions and this became a (literal) labor of love project while on maternity leave in early 2015. To help with space planning and material selection the awesome ladies at LJ2 Interiors were a dream to work with. Jayme figured out a way to tweak the flooring to help the flow, drew an electrical plan so we could update lighting and plug in our Macs, and laid out all of the furniture into 3 unique spaces. The floor turned out to be our largest expense and ultimately made a huge impact. Originally the flooring was broken up into 2 surfaces that didn't work with our plan so we swapped out the woven substrate with a durable LVT,  and brought it into the lounge and kitchen. The material has the warm look of wood but super durable for commercial use and the cooler gray tone echoes the concrete walls.

The After

Entrance/Lounge FrontDesk-8324 We really like to make an entrance so creating a spot to greet our guests was important. This powder coated hot pink tank desk has actually been with us for years. We scored it as-is at a used office furniture warehouse. We rescued it from underneath a pile of chairs and knew it was meant to be. honey-8271 The lounge, our favorite corner of the office, is created with a wall of freestanding closets who's unfinished backs were disguised with panels hand-painted by our super talented friend Jeremy Stanger of Stanger Projects. You have to see them up close to get the full effect but each line is drawn with metallic paint. The soft seating is vintage french provincial that was actually in my grandmother's home in the 1950's and into my early childhood. My aunt had been storing them for decades and was just about to finally dump them when I realized we could use them. They were once upholstered grandma-style with clear plastic vinyl (I remember legs sticking to them as a kid) and had since become cat-scratching posts in their years of storage. They were looking rough but had good bones, and I'm so happy to have them restored with fresh stuffing, cushions and bold fabrics. We had the wood frames stripped and refinished with a gray stain to tone down that red mahogany look. Here they are patiently awaiting their makeover at the upholsterer's shop: IMG_8458 IMG_8461-2 honey-8272 frontcounter honey-8259 honey-8432 The Work Area The main heart of our space is where all the work happens. In typical creative company fashion we have a hub of desks that allows us to interact frequently and closely collaborate. team [caption id="attachment_4002" align="aligncenter" width="850"]honey-8424 Chalk mural by our Art Director Grady![/caption] Mini 'offices' were built out of shelving systems for Meghan and I to have quiet corners to work, make calls and have small meetings. In reality we're often found at someone else's desk if we see a vacant chair. We love the energy we get from our team and tap into it as much as we can. office-8357 Overhauling the carpet wasn't in our budget but adding color pops, lighting and accessories draws the eye up and it just reads as a neutral. Stringing café lights throughout brings the open ceiling down a bit, and warms up the space's industrial bones. An added bonus are the lovely bokeh reflections we get from the various shiny surfaces–it makes me happy every time I see them. honey-8427 The Conference Room The conference room is at the far end of the space, but it set the tone for the whole design. With glass window panels, the back wall is visible from the main entrance and we wanted it to be a show piece. When I can I like to cobble together Photoshop mockups to help me visualize and test different decisions. This one came out pretty close!Conference-Room_150316 conferenceRoomHoriz-8396 We frosted 3/4 of the glass panels to add privacy but still allow the natural light through and kept the rest of the furnishings neutral. honey-8381 We knew right away we wanted that wall to be a main feature and focal point so once again Stanger Projects brought our vision to life. Photos don't do it justice but each of those flowers are hand painted and the leaves are metallic gold and pewter. The herringbone conference table was constructed by a local craftsman from reclaimed wood and is perfect for team and client meetings. We like that it brings in a bit of rustic to balance out the florals on the wall. OverheadConferenceroom_MG_8416-final And that my friends, is Honey Agency 3.0. Its really been the most fulfilling project to see from start to finish and truly feels like us. We are completely in love with the colorful neighborhood, and I for one, feel inspiration and joy when I walk through the doors each day. All photos by the talented Michelle Drewes Photography Looking for a commercial space? Kris Kalmbach is your guy. Conference table: Nick Fox Conference room light fixture: custom by Starlight Lighting Andrew Turner Construction (our neighbors in our old building) did the heavy lifting installing flooring, paint and electrical so our Macs and fancy new lighting would turn on. 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Before and After: Our Office

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Our first commercials!

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Knowledge is power, and Food Literacy Center has made their focus exactly that—to inspire change for a healthier tomorrow! A FREE t-shirt even awaits you at the bottom of this blog post, how cool is that!?! FLCBLOG11 The organization was founded by Amber Stott in 2011, and has continued to grow, evolve, and gain momentum. Honey Agency has devoted and donated our creative and marketing strategy to rebrand, which included new name, logo, marketing collateral and development of a brand guide. Check it out here. Honey Agency believes wholeheartedly in Food Literacy Center’s mission and purpose, so we were thrilled when founder Amber Stott agreed to collaborate with us on an “In Real Life” piece so we could see first-hand what the organization does on a day-to-day basis—empowering the youth with education on nutrition and inspiring them to eat fresh fruits and produce. I met up with Amber, Elaine (registered Food Literacy Genius), and a team of four Food Literati volunteers. Elaine led the team at this particular South Sac Elementary School, where the volunteers prepared the lesson and menu. Each Food Literacy lesson includes common core teaching standards, so the children are not only learning and changing their behavior towards healthy fruits and vegetables, but also practicing a variety of other essentials such as math, science, and english. FLCBLOG1 There were about 160 after-school children in the program when I visited. The children were grouped by grade (K-5th) and cycled in accordingly. I participated in the 5th grade group, where over 40 kids shuffled in to have some fun with the Food Literacy Center team. FLCBLOG2 As soon as the children were seated, the Food Literacy Center team got to work. They started off by introducing themselves, then posing some questions: Do you know what Food Literacy means? I was surprised at how many children were active in answering, and eager to learn more. Many of the children at this particular school had been through the program before, and their excitement was palpable. FLCBLOG4 The real fun began with a recipe which included yellow and purple endives, shredded carrots, goat cheese, and dried apricots. The volunteers passed each ingredient out one by one, and encouraged the children to pronounce and explain what was in front of them. It was wonderful to watch as the kids explored the ingredients with their 5 senses, discussing them with each other. I was thrilled to see them tasting and pointing out what they liked and didn’t like about the snack. FLCBLOG5 FLCBLOG3 FLCBLOG7 After their delicious new snack, they were given crayons and paper with different vegetables to choose from and draw. I loved watching the children express themselves creatively! The lesson was a perfect combination of exploring and learning new things alongside creative expression. FLCBLOG9 The most incredible part of the entire experience was witnessing how many of the children were truly interested in what they were learning. It was an amazing thing to watch as Food Literacy Center really tapped into the ever-evolving minds of the children. You could actually watch as their behavior towards new foods changed and morphed into positive reactions. I left the school with a full heart, knowing that something so positive and incredible is happening in the school system. These kids were actually eager to learn about fruits and vegetables, it’s almost hard to believe without seeing it first hand, and I'm grateful that Food Literacy Center invited me along. FLCBLOG8 As the farm-to-fork capitol of California, I cannot stress enough how important this program is for not only Sacramento but schools and children across the state. I hope you head over to Food Literacy Center and DONATE or become a member of the Food Literati to help keep this incredible program thriving and growing. If you donate $20 by the end of September, you will receive a free Food Literati tee-shirt. They also have several other options to choose from in regards to membership packages, so head on over and check it out.     [post_date] => 2014-09-24 17:06:16 [post_excerpt] => [post_parent] => 0 [post_status] => publish [post_title] => IRL with Food Literacy Center [post_type] => post [slug] => irl-food-literacy-center [__type:protected] => [_wpaa_fallback_page] => 49 [_yoast_wpseo_focuskw] => Food Literacy Center [_yoast_wpseo_linkdex] => 85 [_thumbnail_id] => 5260 [_yoast_wpseo_metadesc] => Food Literacy Center is a non-profit organization located in Sac, dedicated to helping school-aged children create positive changes with food education [_wp_old_slug] => real-life-food-literacy-center [is_this_post_a_press_item] => 0 [_is_this_post_a_press_item] => field_57d194812eaa9 [_oembed_34131efb9573f9c8efea2531d41f193c] => [_oembed_time_34131efb9573f9c8efea2531d41f193c] => 1477180392 [ha_post_views_count] => 937 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-09-25 00:06:16 [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => irl-food-literacy-center [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-09-24 17:06:16 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-09-25 00:06:16 [post_content_filtered] => [guid] => http://workbyhoney.com/?p=3424 [menu_order] => 0 [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [status] => publish [image] => )

IRL with Food Literacy Center

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  • When choosing flowers, try to look at their shape & size, choose a variety in each, so a large round focal like the dahlia, a medium small-round like the cosmos, and more linear/spikey flower like the celosia. Adding 2 varieties of the dahlia in harmonious shades but different shapes helps add interest in a subtle way.
  • We spent a total of $14 for a bundle of each.
step-2 Step 2:
  • When choosing a vessel, think lower with a wide enough mouth to insert your flowers at an angle. Lots of people have tall clear vases, but I like to use lower opaque ones so that the flowers are the real standout, not the vase or the stems.
  • To start the design, try cutting some of your greenery at home, look in the backyard at your trees and bushes. Chances are you have a great base for your design there!
step-3 Step 3:
  • Take your greens and make sure you remove all the leaves from the bottom of the stems, no leaves should be in the water. Insert the greens in the vase at an angle so they extend outwards. Criss-cross a few stems so they stay put. I like the look of an asymmetrical design, so feel free to extend one branch out further than the rest.
step-4 Step 4:
  • Start filling in with your larger blooms at the base of the vessel. Think of how flowers grow in nature, but buds are usually taller, so the visually heavier/larger blooms can sit lower, with your lighter/smaller blooms extending out.
step-5 Step 5:
  • If you have two of the same type of flower, but different colors and sizes, like we do here, you can layer them on each other. this helps create depth. The ball dahlia can be clustered with the larger dinner plate dahlia and help fill in the space of the vessel. Make sure to insert your stems at an angle, this helps extend the size of the arrangement and also helps create a grid in the vase for more stability.
step-6 Step 6:
  • Now you can add in your smaller blooms at a taller level so they are little more wistful and airy. I tend to cluster my flowers, so they have larger impact, especially the smaller blooms.
step-7 Step 7:
  • Finish off by covering your "butts"...any lip of the vase that's left unfilled or checking to make sure your dahlia are turned in a way that shows off the full bloom, not the "butt" where the stem meets the flower. Dahlia sometimes tend to look one sided, but if you insert into the vase at an angle with the bloom pointed upward, you can add some celosia or greens to the underside to give it a lift and cover it's "butt".
step-8 Step 8: ENJOY!  Now all you need is a dinner party to go with that bouquet. Go ahead, get your bloom on! Cheers, Loressa and Erin If you're a bride-to-be or planning an event, you have to meet Erin–her work is really unforgettable. http://scarlettandgrace.com   [post_date] => 2014-08-29 09:35:30 [post_excerpt] => [post_parent] => 0 [post_status] => publish [post_title] => Endless Summer Bouquet DIY [post_type] => post [slug] => endlesssummerbouquet [__type:protected] => [_wpaa_fallback_page] => 55 [_thumbnail_id] => 5279 [_yoast_wpseo_focuskw] => flower design [_yoast_wpseo_metadesc] => Ever buy a beautiful bunch of flowers at the Farmer's Market and they just kind of look 'blah' once throw them in a vase at home? We wanted to commemorate... [_yoast_wpseo_linkdex] => 68 [is_this_post_a_press_item] => 0 [_is_this_post_a_press_item] => field_57d194812eaa9 [_oembed_34131efb9573f9c8efea2531d41f193c] => [_oembed_time_34131efb9573f9c8efea2531d41f193c] => 1482011728 [ha_post_views_count] => 1023 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-08-29 16:35:30 [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => endlesssummerbouquet [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-08-29 09:35:30 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-08-29 16:35:30 [post_content_filtered] => [guid] => http://workbyhoney.com/?p=3369 [menu_order] => 0 [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [status] => publish [image] => )

Endless Summer Bouquet DIY

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It’s officially that time–the holidays are upon us and even though we’re busy bees (as usual), we want to slow our roll and reflect on what we’re thankful for. We are abundantly appreciative of our social media friends for supporting our antics and want to hear from you too. So...we created a little app that pulls in Twitter and Instagram hashtags so we can absorb all the positive vibes in one pretty place. I mean, what better (digital) way to share what you’re thankful for than a gallery of tweets and Instagram posts of some truly grateful people?

How does it work? Simply tweet or post to Instagram with the hashtag #BeeThankful2013 and show or tell us what you’re thankful for! We’ll randomly pick a winner next week to receive a relaxing 90 minute massage from the talented ladies at A Tranquil Space. (believe us, they’re very, very good).

View the contest here, and share what you’re thankful for to see your post in the gallery!

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Thankful & Tranquil

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Me and Maggie Beidelman, filmmaker for "The Trouble With Bread"

sfmf14_5 Friday night featured Edgar Allan Poe-inspired films made by local writers and filmmakers. My favorite film from the program, Ligeia, won the Best Film award of the night. There was also a Poe-inspired Fashion Challenge that was fun to watch since I've always had an interest in fashion. sfmf14_6 sfmf14_7 Saturday was our film shorts and Sac Music Seen program, with local band The Nickel Slots (hi Steve!) bringing home three awards. Sunday held our 10th Annual 10x10 Filmmaker Challenge where local filmmakers make a 10-minute movie in 10 days. Each team was given a director to emulate and it was exciting to see how they portrayed the theme in their films. sfmf14_8

The Nickel Slots took home three awards

sfmf14_9 Much props to my partner Tony Sheppard and Co-Director Nathan Schemel for a successful festival! If you didn't attend this year, you basically missed out on an awesome event! I am proud to be part of this festival and always look forward to it every year. sfmf14_10

Tony and Nathan

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An Eclection of Film & Music