// LOOSE WAVE RUG

CKD rug has landed from India and it’s even more beautiful than I imagined it would be. This rug was designed for a living room. It’s an alternating handspun and mill spun viscose (also known as Bamboo Silk) design to give the tone on tone some movement.

The outlined floral rug I’ve already showed you. Which is going in the front entry way of the same home :) Can’t wait to get these installed! See all CKD rugs here!

// SIDEWALK BOUQUET

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Photos I had laying around from New York. I finally got to see the new Maman Nomad location. Elisa covered their espresso machine in the toile print and put the floral on the walls. Looks great! Also if you’re interested in the gelaskins x ckd phone cases those are available here! x

// CKD UMBRELLAS HIT MONTAUK

// Sel Rrose takes over Montauk

A 2.5 hours and you’re out of the city and in beautiful Montauk. Sel Rrose is opening their second location and it’s going to be beautiful. We took the bespoke Sel Rrose print and turned it into six beautiful patio umbrellas. I can’t wait to see them in action.

The rest of the weekend was spent eating some of Montauk’s best seafood. x C

// NIKE

// Nike Sport Pack x Candice Kaye Design

So last week I did this really cool shoot with Nike. And it’s LIVE. And it’s amazing. Nike approached me with their new sport pack launch. They changed the logo and wanted me to put whatever CKD’s mark was inside of it. Obviously I chose the Rose. It represents the story of me moving to New York City with no art training, teaching myself the trade and doing whatever it took to understand the industry. The rose was my ‘if I can master this, I can master the industry’. I’m still working on mastering the industry part though :) Watch the full video on Nike’s IGTV! Or here on my IG. So cool, thank you Nike Toronto for having me. Here’s a little behind the scenes from our shoot day. Eight hours straight of drawing and hand painting - but would do it all over again.

// LEATHER JACKET WEATHER

// Lately

August felt like a month of reset. Even though it was busy with work and installations I felt like I was constantly taking a step back looking at the life that I’ve built and questioning it. I tend to do this every once and a while to make sure I’m happy with the track that I’m on. Something felt off, but the answer was foggy. I couldn’t read what it was. I couldn’t read my body. I felt so disconnected from myself. The result were tears and frustration. Thank god for my friends and their advice. The problem was I wasn’t moving forward. I’m a hard worker. I know that. I’m also extremely disciplined. This I know too. I understand persistence and never giving up. I’ve had to learn how to do both. But if you’re not careful hard work, persistence, discipline are not enough. You need to be proactive. That was my problem. I was playing it safe. I wasn’t stepping out as much as I should have. I found myself dreaming too often about the life I wanted rather than going out and making those dreams tangible. It was a huge wake up call for me. It was so easy for me to fall into the natural groove of my business. Comfortable really. The enemy will fool your mind to think external issues are the problem. But really the shift had to happen within me. I know this. I’ve always known this. Which is why it’s even scarier to think I forgot. So I poured myself a coffee (or two) and started to email every single interior design firm I have wanted to work with. The list is long. Some got back to me, most didn’t. But now I have new meetings with new people, and I get to walk into their space and introduce myself - step out of my comfort zone. I never really understood when they say you’re in charge of your own fate. I always believed if things are meant to happen they will happen as long as you work hard enough. That mentality can only get you so far. There will be a moment in your life when you need to push harder - or take larger steps to show God just how bad you want something. My perspective changed immediately.

Loads of new stuff coming in the next couple months for CKD. I’m coming in stronger.