// 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

I’m a dreamer. It’s easy for me to stay in my dream world. Dreaming about the life I wish to have is much easier than getting active about my dreams to make them tangible. There’s a difference between working hard and working proactively. Opportunity is everywhere, however I’ve come to learn that it’s quite passive. It requires work on your end go out there and grab it. A wake up call I was in desperate need of. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes lately. Can’t wait to show you what we have been working on in the next couple months! x

// DISCO LIGHTS AND ARIZONA

// Lately 

I spent my long weekend in Arizona with six other lovely ladies for a Bachelorette. We had the best time. Pool parties, country bars, spa day. Perfect break to return to a full 14 hour shoot day with Nike (which will be live next week). I can't really talk much about it, but I'll tell you the concept is smart. Suite22 mural is up! It's very different than anything I've ever done. I'm happy with the way it turned out. K, back to work. x -C

// SOFIA YORKVILLE

// Lately 

I had a friend tell me once that your capacity will expand and you'll watch yourself grow in ways that you didn't think were possible. This month has been the busiest month ever for Candice Kaye Design, I feel like my body has been in a state of shock for the majority of August. Because of this I challenged myself to take up boxing at BOLO regularly, meditate often and get better at recognizing my needs as a person running a company alone. I've learned that success meets no resistance. Letting go is so much more powerful than holding on. The more I tried to control the outcome through fear the weaker I felt. The moment I surrendered I realized that I was opening up room for greater possibilites to enter my life. I know this because I ended up receiving some incredible opportunities that were already at work on my behalf behind the scenes. There is magic in this. In the end my capacity did grow but it meant letting go of everything I was holding on to. 

Sofia in Yorkville has a freshly hand painted flower wall going all the way down three flights of stairs leading to the bathrooms. Sel Rrose is CKD's first customer of bespoke outdoor patio umbrellas, and CKD's newest bespoke project for Studio Munge and GZ International is well underway. Lots happening, and lots more that I can't talk about right now. x -C