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Welcome to the Cottage.

The Tiny Canal Cottage® is a 1920's Craftsman-style house by the Venice Beach Canals in Southern California. This <400 sqft home/office is the full-time residence of Creative Director Whitney Leigh Morris, her husband, their son, and two rescue beagles.

Painting the "Company Car"

Painting the "Company Car"

Since our bucket bike is our primary mode of transportation (as both a business and a family), we decided it’s finally time to spruce up our “company car” before 2020 rolls in. (Read my recent posts about our bikes, here.)

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We’ll be working with local artist Brittney Banks to create custom designs for the exterior or the bucket. (I’m looking forward to finally removing the bland text-only decal from the side.)

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Fun fact: Brittney created the cards we gave to all the guests who attending our home-wedding. I appreciate her playful style, and the ways in which she manages to capture Venice with her brush. 

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These are very quick prelim designs she made after we rolled the bike into our garden and chatted about the direction we wanted to take with the art. We’ve since modified the concepts somewhat, but the vibe will be the same, and the scenes will be tailored to our funny lil’ live/work world here by the Canals. 

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After Brittney left, West said he wanted to practice painting in the bike.

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The front bench was still in place from his cousins’ recent visit, and it served as an ideal surface for a bit of water painting for the afternoon. 

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I’ll be sharing the customization process as it progresses. More soon!

Playful, Low Waste Gift Wrap

Playful, Low Waste Gift Wrap

A Quiet Celebration

A Quiet Celebration