Friday, June 11, 2010

IN HER SHOES: Katherine Rally

Yay my favorite series, In Her Shoes is finally back. This lady has been very busy in her shoes and hadn’t had time to schedule this, but I’m finally back in the grove. There I typed it so now I have to stick with it! I have a massive list of ladies I would love to participate so fingers crossed all goes as planned.

Today’s IN HER SHOES featured lady is Katherine Dupps from Katherine Rally.


Katherine Rally is run by Katherine and her husband Rally who moved their family to Bali and now design textiles! Oh dream life!

They make pillows:






So sit back, relax and enjoy a day in Katherine’s life in paradise!


The day starts with breakfast on our terrace, but no time for a photo. I have to make the two kids breakfast, pack a lunch for one and get him dressed for school. Then, Rally and I head out for a run. We run through the rice fields and on a clear day we can see the the tops of three volcanoes.


It's back to the house for a quick shower and then I hop on my bike for the 10 minute ride to town.


The internet connection at our house is too weak, so I answer emails at an internet cafe in town for 2-3 hours.

Time for a break from the computer. One of my favorite things to do in Bali is to act like a tourist. There is usually a reason things are touristy. We walk up the beautiful Campuan Ridge for a coconut water.

Here is Rally enjoying a nutritious and fresh green coconut - yum!


This man is there every day with his makeshift stand and I love the way he has decorated it with a few hibiscus flowers.


We walk down the ridge back to town and here is a farmer harvesting grass used for the roofs of traditional Balinese homes.


Now I head home for some work in our home office. Today I am organizing memo samples for the Dorian-Bahr showroom in Houston.


This includes stapling the information cards to each sample with the fabric contents, repeats and pattern names. I actually don't find this to be a tedious task. I enjoy the zen-like rhythm of the folding and stapling. And I also like touching and seeing each fabric - I never get sick of the patterns and colors.


One of the perks of working from home is getting to spend time with my daughter while I am working. Seeing this little smiling face every day is like an addiction. I think the tropical weather agrees with her, don't you?


While I am organizing fabric, Rally is working on new additions to our collection for 2011. This is a common sight at our house, at a restaurant or anywhere with a flat surface. He carries paper and pens with him wherever we go.


Our day ends with a visit to our friend, Walker's house. We bring the kids over there for pizza and pool time. We met Walker 8 years ago when Rally and I were backpacking through southeast Asia. We were sitting next to him at a cafe in Ubud and struck up a conversation about design. We were living in Aspen and Walker in Palm Beach.


We never saw or spoke to Walker again after that day at the cafe. I never would have guessed that when we crossed paths again, we would be living in Bali with our kids going to the same pre-school.


A big thank you to Katherine for sharing a little glimpse into her life! Amazing. Fingers crossed her family will want a NY vacation at some point so we can house swap! :)





Blogger Hamptontoes said...

Loved this post! The textiles are so vibrant and with great designs!

June 11, 2010 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

OOoo, love the fabrics, pillows, just everything, and who wouldn't want to live in Bali?

June 11, 2010 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

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June 11, 2010 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger stylewannabee said...

Hey they have their items in Phoenix. Maybe i will get there to check them out. What a life.

June 11, 2010 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Wow-that was seriously a cool post! What a fascinating life!

June 11, 2010 at 12:21 PM  
Anonymous Jill P said...

Beautiful. Great guest! I'm going to Bali in July...Any chance you can get Katherine to post her fav travel tips? Thanks for the great post.

June 11, 2010 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

very interesting post!! it's great to know about inspiring people who live such amazing lives, thanks Camila!!

June 11, 2010 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Kiki said...

This is awesome - living your dream loving what you do and getting to do it where you want to, with the people who you love the most!!! What else can you ask for!!


June 11, 2010 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Averill said...

Oh my goodness - what a wonderful life! And those fabrics are gorgeous....where can we purchase?!?!

Have a wonderful weekend, Camila!

June 11, 2010 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

Such an amazing life to live! Looks like paradise!

June 11, 2010 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Hello Lover... said...

I absolutely love their textiles - so beautiful! What an amazing life they have - and how cool to meet some long lost friends in their new home!

June 13, 2010 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Claire Watkins, ASID allied said...

Are you kidding me! Can Katherine come back and write a post about her journey to get to this life: dream job, dream location. How cool!

and of course the fabrics are gorgeous!

June 14, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger bluehydrangea said...

I recently came across this couple and their fabulous fabric!! Loved getting to learn a little more about them!

June 14, 2010 at 4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVE these people.... beautiful people, BEAUTIFUL FABRICS. Just received my pillow covers and I could not be happier. Price, quality, style ... don't hesitate to buy from KRT... will definitely be ordering more.

June 18, 2010 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

We have a set of their napkins--we have used them daily for months and they still look as gorgeous as the day they arrived!

July 15, 2010 at 12:28 PM  

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