Friday Likes

Zebrano Wood Writing Tools


Camera Pillows by In The Seam
West Coast Best Coast Patch by Jordan Cullen DKNG Baseball Infographic Dog Starter KitWood Bear Rug


I catch myself daily in awe at the immense talent that people have; especially in unique mediums. Stumbling upon the work of Ana Teresa Barboza was no exception. Her embroidered landscapes are other-worldly and flawlessly combine embroidery work with sculpture, ending in raw edges as if the landscape was literally pouring out of the hoop.


Anna Teresa Barboza is an artist from Lima Peru. She does a variety of types of work, and it often has a mixed medium effect: combining sculpture and embroidery. More of her portfolio can be found her blog. For more background on Barboza, you can check out an interview with her at Now Contemporary Art

Ana Teresa Barboza Embroidered Landscapes


It has been a crazy few weeks, but we are back from vacation, moved into our new place, opened back up the Brave Outpost shop,  and are starting to get settled into the new studio. The studio still has A LOT of work that needs to be done, but we are excited to put in the time and elbow grease. We will keep you updated as we go.


The shop is now open again, so go check it out! Also, if you haven’t already signed up for our newsletter on Brave Outpost, you can sign up and get a free $5 coupon for anything in the shop, as well as receive updates on sales and special deals.

Here is the view from out new studio office:

We’re Back!


Photo by: Alanna Pfeffer

Summer is here and we are getting our summer vacation on. We will be in Detroit, MI for a couple weeks visiting family. So starting today, we are putting the Brave Blog on hold until we get back at the end of June.

Likewise, Brave Outpost is temporarily closed until we return.

Thanks for being awesome and following our blog! We promise we will be back soon :) Happy summer!


We’ll be back end of June!


Snap Clip-On Support Furniture Legs



Wood and Steel StoolBird House Lamp
Embroidered Landscapes by Ana Teresa BarbozaSculpture Lamp by Other Times Vintage

Star Horse by Red Cap Cards

Friday Likes


When I first stumbled upon these surreal images, I didn’t realize they were actual photo collages of several images taken by the photographer, Laura Kicey. It is too bad too, because I was hoping to visit some of these places :) The way she plays with colors and shapes form the architecture of the buildings makes for some neat compositions. So take a look through a few of my favorites of her photo experiments titled, Construct, below, and visit her site for even more!

Surreal Construction


One of our favorite local organizations, Austin Bat Cave, recently got a brand refresh from one of our favorite local design studios, Lewis Carnegie. The old logo was nice, but the new one reads so much better. Thick bold lines and the use of a pencil icon in place of the dated quil pen makes the logo readable to the right audience: the kids that Austin Bat Cave serves. To add an element of fun, Lewis Carnegie also brightened the color palette, flipped the bat, and changed up the typography. Such seemingly simple changes that make all the world of difference.

So what is Austin Bat Cave? “Austin Bat Cave is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides children and teenagers (ages 6-18) with opportunities to develop their creative and expository writing skills. We connect a diverse population of young writers and learners with a vibrant community of adult volunteers in Austin. All of our programs are free.” To learn more about this awesome organization and what they do, check out their site.

To learn more about the rebrand from Lewis Carnegie, take a look at their blog.

Austin Bat Cave Brand Refresh


It’s a new month and time for a new sale at the Brave Outpost! With summer finally here, you need something cool to wear, and a Brave Tee is the perfect summer tee. Through the month of June, tees in our shop are 30% off (no promo code needed). They come in envy green and heather grey, and in men and women’s styles.  These super soft tees are screen printed on Next Level tri-blend material so they are shrink resistant and stay soft after washing. Go pick yours up today!



Brave Tee Sale – 30% off


Walnut Bird

Magazine Stool

Coronata Stars Wall Decal Mini Pack

Modern Mailbox

Lost in Sofa

Hanabunko Flower Vase

Friday Likes


This was a match made in heaven. Owen Davey and Flying Eye Books are coming out with a new book called, Mad About Monkeys. We are huge fans of both parties, and couldn’t be more excited to see this collaboration come to life. Owens’ illustrations have a wonderful nod to the past, creating a more modern, Charley Harper feel. We can’t wait until this book is finally up for sale here. Flying Eye Books are the highest quality books I have found. They capture the vibrancy in colors better than anyone else. It will be amazing.

Mad About Monkeys Book


Target never ceases to amaze when it comes to advertising their design-savvy brand. And of course, this year is no different. Having worked in-house for companies before, I know how hard it can be to consistently come up with new, innovative ways to showcase the same brand, in the same colors, with the same logo. Yet they continue to keep it fresh, year after year.

The designs this year were designed by ACD/Designer at Target, Allan Peters. We are big fans of Allan here, and this new ad campaign is just further proof of why. This would be a perfect case study for the idea that restrictions breed creativity. See all the designs from the 2015 ad campaign here.

Target Branding 2015