Join us this Thursday with Lemon Dried Designs as we kick off The Mill After Dark. Shop, sip and enjoy the debut of Reagan Gibson’s collection of ceramic jewelry.
There’s something about the organic sculptural forms being translated into jewelry that we absolutely love. We can’t wait for you to see the collection and find a piece that speaks to you.
We know you are as antsy as we are to learn more about her inspiration - so here’s a sneak peek inside.
The Mill: We’ve seen a few pieces but we can’t wait to see what other styles you launch during your pop-up with us this Thursday. Can you spill the beans a little bit? What can we expect to see? And what inspired this collection?
Reagan: I am so excited for the opportunity to share these designs through a pop up! The Mill embodies a minimal, timeless style and I believe these pieces have that same simplistic and statement making design that we love. With the current Autumn / Winter seasons, this collection will reflect those warm, crisp earth tones that draw us in to this time of year while also maintaining a minimal touch.
The Mill: Without giving away too many secrets, do you have any behind the scenes info you can tell us? Or show us? Seeing the work an artist puts into pieces gives you that emotional connection - so we want to know and see what makes your pieces come to life. Do you have a vision before you start each piece or do they kind of evolve as you go?
Reagan: As I am sure you can relate to also, it can change from day to day. Once I’m in the flow of things and working on shaping, a lot of new designs will come to me as I’m piecing them together and I can continue to build on from there. I’ve never been much for drawing, but there are times that while I’m at work or even at home cooking in the kitchen, I’ll think of certain patterns and shapes that I have to be sure to draw out before they slip my mind. It is sort of funny how once you’re so invested in a project, you’ll get new creative ideas to elaborate on even when you’re not necessarily in the middle of working on that project!
The Mill: Traveling and fellow creatives are a huge source of inspiration for us at The Mill. Where/what do you find you are most inspired and influenced by?
Reagan: Anyone that has met me knows I have a huge heart for nature and plants, so I tend to find a lot of inspiration from those ethereal textures and tones and is why I feel so lead to work with clay. Also, I am really inspired by artists like Bobby Clark, Renne Gouin, and Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. I find it intriguing when artists create pieces purely driven by a texture or pattern, or tones that speak to them to create a new contrast. Something as simple as my mom’s rosemary bush in her front yard, or seeing an abstract painting that resonates with me can all be inspirational when deciding new pieces for a collection.
The Mill: I know for me personally, there a few things that spark creativity and get those juices flowing. Do you have any workspace must-haves? Like a cup of coffee, or a certain kind of music playing in the background that help make the process more enjoyable?
Reagan: One of the greatest things that I love about working with clay is that it is such a change from a usual day working on my computer! I can put on a Phoebe Bridgers or Brother Bird playlist, cozy up with a latte and really get immersed in working. Of course, I always have to make sure my favorite candle from The Mill is lit in my work space too, the Prosecco candle from Antica Farmacista.
The Mill: If you had to, could you pick a piece you’ve created that is your favorite? What draws you to this piece?
Reagan: Large, detailed earrings haven’t always been a common find in my jewelry box, but these clay jewels are so lightweight, it is easier to gravitate towards the more intricate and eclectic shaped pairs. Anything I can make in a lush, rich green will always be my favorite. Maybe because it reminds me the most of foliage and what inspired me to launch Lemon Dried in the first place... A combination of these tones with a unique, funky shape quickly grab my heart.
In love and can’t wait to get your hands on a pair? Join us Thursday from 5-7pm.
You guys know we are all about keeping it minimal and classic, especially when it comes to our wardrobe.
We’ve created a simple shopping guide to help you navigate your tax free weekend at The Mill (and save some $$$ BIG TIME). If you have been looking for an excuse to finally add those few new basic essentials to your closet, this is it, sister.
A basic white tee or blouse will become you new best friend, and your styling options are basically endless. Dress these beauties up for a cocktail night out with your girlfriends, or grab your favorite jeans and throw your hair in a bun for quick, chic office look.
A forever staple, there is nothing like the perfect pair of denim jeans. From light wash, to distressed boyfriend, to even sleek black skinnies, you can’t go wrong with these classics made to fit you like a glove.
A personal favorite, there is nothing I love more than being able to throw on a sweet little sundress and sandals before running errands around town. Pick your new favorite swing dress or make a statement with a bold print midi.
Raise your hand if you love living in your most comfy leggings around the house? We are such suckers for comfy leggings that stay put during our work outs and transition perfectly for grabbing a smoothie right after.
In a sleepwear rut? These bamboo silk pajamas will make all of your dreams come true. Perfect for snuggling at home but definitely worth showing off.
Still can’t get enough? Pop into The Mill on Friday July 26, 10 - 5 PM and get your apparel purchase tax free* just in time for school, football season, or just to treat yourself.
*Tax Free applicable items include: pants, shirts, blouses, dresses, coats, jackets, belts, hats, undergarments that are price at or below $100. Sale item included if their marked down price is at or below $100.
be·spoke - refers to clothing / garments made to a certain individuals specifications.
Here at The Mill, we are all about creating that one of a kind experience, whether it’s designing your home, or adding a new piece to your everyday wardrobe. It is because of this mission that we are so excited to bring in Blue Delta Jeans for an all day event, catering to your exact needs in the perfect pair of jeans. BD’s ‘Bespoke’ Jeans are a custom design, made just for you from your measurements and personal preference of design.
Raw Denim | Real Denim
BDJ’s denim is grown and milled in the USA, going back to its roots from the late 19th century when denim was created for hard workers. Because of its toughness and longevity, Blue Delta provides a strong, durable fabric that is made to last and ready to wear with you on any adventure.
With each pair of custom jeans from Blue Delta, you will have your own personalized experience from the moment your exact measurements are taken, down to the stitching in your hem, the rivets, belt loops, custom pocket bags and even monogramming. Blue Delta is all about their Thread Theory, which provides you the options of a range of thread colors and hardware options, allowing you to make a unique personality for your jeans.
You’re probably wondering how you can get your hands on these timeless denim treasures, so we are bringing the experience to you. Join us on Thursday, June 13th from 10AM - 5PM for an all-day pop up featuring Blue Delta Jeans. We will have a representative here to give you the full low-down on everything denim and will even be taking orders and measurements, along with some tasty treats and cocktails. And the best part, BDJ will be offering a 20% discount with your purchase* and we will also have gift certificates available to purchase, just in time for the perfect Father’s Day gift or a gift for that special someone.
*restrictions apply, discount only valid on purchases made at The Mill on Thursday, June 13. Gift certificates redeemable through Blue Delta representative and are non-refundable.
In case you’ve blinked any time recently, you know that this year of 2018 has absolutely flown by and we are already getting in gear for a brand new school year and football season. It seems that this time of year inspires us to start fresh with the fall season and for some (most) of us, that can include adding a few new pieces to our wardrobe. That being said, we are excited to announce our involvement in Mississippi’s Tax Free Weekend this Friday July 27th + Saturday July 28th!
What this means for you :
During this weekend, you will be able to load up on all apparel in store at The Mill : Design + Home priced below $100 and get it TAX. FREE. (yep, you read that right)
This includes reduced marked items as well! For example, if you were to pick up a gorgeous, new jumpsuit off the sale rack that was originally $110 and we have it marked 30% off (making the new sale price $77) then you will get your sale item completely tax free!
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite items that you can snatch up this weekend TAX FREE.
Join us this Thursday with Courtney Hutchins Art for Sip Series No 7, "Abstracts Alive." Indulge in seasonal cocktails, shop and enjoy the exhibit by Courtney while she debuts a beautiful abstract painting live from 5-7 pm.
We love seeing art tie a space together, which is why we are excited to have Courtney at The Mill this Thursday. Watching/learning an artist's story & techniques connects you with a piece and their artwork. You all know we can't wait until Thursday to learn more about Courtney's story, so we sat down for a Q&A.
This Thursday's Sip Series, we're taking a breather from the Holiday rush with Star Bright Yoga. Join us for a twist on "glow yoga," we are partnering with Meg Gregory + The Fitness Factor for a free yoga class next to the Christmas Tree on the lawn at Brickerton. The class starts at 5:30 (arrive early) and will be followed by cocktails and holiday shopping at The Mill.
'Tis the Season to sweat... I mean sparkle.
Our mat Pilates class with Alise + The Fitness Factor was a blast. So we are so excited to be collaborating again for a fun filled event. Head over to our event page here for more details. AND for an inside scoop from Meg on all things health, fitness and holidays - check out our Q&A session below.
This weekend we're putting our favorite "athleisure" gear to work with Alise Acker and The Fitness Factor.
8-9 am → Bring your mat and head to the lawn at The Shops at Brickerton for a free mat pilates class and early morning fuel via Southbound Coffee.
9-10 am → Mimosas, giveaway and Q&A with Alise + The Fitness Factor at The Mill
Get to know our girlfriend, Alise and this weekend's Pilates instructor ... We can't wait to see you guys on Saturday at The Mill. XX
At The Mill, we believe in more than design but designing a lifestyle. Beauty runs deeper than your home or your wardrobe, it is rooted within ourselves. Which is why we are thrilled to be collaborating with Elizabeth Adams, MD this Thursday for Sip Series NO. 4 from 5-7 pm.
What to expect this Thursday:
5:00 | The Skinny on Botox & Fillers
5:30 | Live Botox Demonstration
6:00 | The Skinny on Skincare
6:30 | Live Botox Demonstration
6:45 | The Skinny on Integrative Aesthetics
Elizabeth "collaborate(s) with you, to help you approach your aesthetic concerns from a holistic platform and discover your gorgeous life - a life that blossoms with vibrance, vitality, and health. Together we can create a master plan to help you find both inner and outer beauty."
Can't wait until Thursday, get the "skinny" below ...