Category: slice of life

Introducing: Ink + Mortar Design Co.


I’m so proud to announce the launch of Ink + Mortar Design Co., my boutique web + design studio in Philadelphia. I have started a blog to showcase my work as I work on my own site, so hop over and check it out!

Remnants will stay as a catalog of my work, ideas and articles, and I’ll be posting new content and work on the Ink + Mortar site from now on. I hope you’ll continue to follow! :)

an exciting new venture

I start a very exciting new venture today. Friday was my last day at Anthropologie and I’ve left to pursue my dream of opening a design studio.

I’ve known since I left college that I would love to start a boutique design firm, working for clients I was passionate about and growing my business and love of design, and today is that day. I’m so excited, nervous and thrilled to get this opportunity and although I’ve said goodbye to Anthro, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to follow this dream.

As you have probably seen, I’ve dropped off a bit in my blog, tweets, facebook and emails simply because I’ve been working two full-time jobs! I can’t wait to share all the work I’ve put my heart and soul in and to launch a new site soon.

To my clients, family and friends: thanks for all your love and support over the last few months and for help making my dream a reality.

Cheers to new beginnings!

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slice of life / 5

I’ve been enjoying the summer of Philly already and have stayed busy these last few weeks. Scott and I have been to some great festivals (there seems to be one every weekend here!), I went to Headhouse Market for the first time, attended the Philly Night Market, with a food truck extravaganza and delicious pulled pork tacos. I’ve also said goodbye to one of the best bosses I could have asked for, Sara Green, and her boyfriend cooked us the most amazing cherry and juneberry pie on her last day. We then both attended Philly Startup Weekend Health and met new friends, clients and I think I’m still recovering from the lack of sleep! ( I also love this poster that was up in the venue, Venturef0rth, by Division of Labor. )

It’s been such a good summer and there’s much more to come. I’m looking forward to the next two months full of new adventures.

It’s finally here: Philly Startup Weekend!

I’m so excited to participate in the Philadelphia Startup Weekend starting tonight and it’s sure to be a pretty crazy ride. I hope to take lots of pictures, lots of notes and show you the outcome of 3 long days of work, next week. Hopefully my team will come out with the winning idea!

What is Startup Weekend you ask? Here’s a little glimpse:

the year ahead

I celebrated my 27th birthday this past week and it was filled with confetti, ranunculus, stripey straws and champagne. I always find myself reflecting more on the past year on my birthday rather than on New Year’s Eve, and usually set new goals and reassess the last year during March.

26 was a great, but there have been so many changes and the biggest two of all, the move to Philadelphia and a new job, that I’m very ready to have a stable, simple life for a while. It’s been wonderful, but I now enjoy more of the little trips and breaks I take to smell the roses. I still have goals and exciting new ventures on the horizon, but for now, I’m enjoying the early spring weather and taking time to relax. Or maybe I’m just getting old… !

Cheers to a new year!

slice of life / 4

I took last week off to visit Ohio and it was just the break that I needed. I visited with my college girlfriends, ate Jeni’s, upgraded my phone, brunched at Tasi, shopped at Homage and took home a one-of-a-kind S, that lights up with neon inside! (Thanks to my dad and sister :)

I’m back in the swing of things this week and starting today, I’m officially a full-time Interactive Designer at Anthropologie! I’ve been freelancing full-time since September, and it feels good to finally be official.

Here’s wishing you a great week and a very productive Monday!

seeing red

Since I didn’t finish week 2 of Allie’s phone photo challenge, I’m now seeing red all over the place and the pictures I should have taken. This is a photo of the inside of the giant umbrella in our lobby at Anthropologie. I’m very ready for the color grey next week, though, don’t worry.

Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

a new addition

This blog is about to change. A lot. I purchased my first big kid camera this weekend and feel like I’ve been given a new life. It’s taken me a long time to purchase this, even though I’ve needed and wanted it for a long time. The simple reason why I waited is that I officially paid off 5 years of credit card debt last week!!! I made a goal for 2011 to never use a credit card again and slowly but surely, I’ve paid it off and saved enough to purchase this camera in cash. It feels so so good.

I’m excited to share more of my work and the experiences and objects that inspire it. The photos will be exponentially better than my iPhone shots to say the least… I can’t wait!

road trip: DC!

I traveled for one last road trip this past weekend before getting back to regular life. It was such a fantastic trip and well worth the short drive! Here are some snapshots and recommendations if you find yourself in the DC for a day!

The Lincoln Memorial (top row), Washington Memorial (middle left) walked from the hotel in Foggy Bottom (so cute!) and headed towards the Natural History museum (middle left). Lunch at the Capital City Brewing was delicious, and walked to the archives to see the Declaration of Independence. Dinner and drinks at Churchkey was FANTASTIC with a great atmosphere and beer menu (bottom left) and a mid-day dessert from Crumb Bake Shop made my sweet tooth very very happy. 

Photos all from Instagram. Follow me, if you’d like! username: sharonmcmullen

slice of life / 3 : merry christmas!

{ our tree! (and the Bud Light Dog that guards it) }

December has been such a great month and although I’ve been somewhat MIA on the internet, I’ve been enjoying some good quality time with Scott, holiday shopping and parties, getting ready for a week in Ohio and a new year on the horizon. So here are some snapshots from the month and some of the reasons I’ve been missing in action!

{ early Christmas shopping and early presents like my new gold flatware  //  Macy’s Christmas lights and downtown Philly shopping & eating } 

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