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Pigment Pretty Plantings

Ever since we got a new batch of amazing-looking cacti and succulents for our Plant Lab we’ve been going “planting-crazy!” I mean….


One of our favorite little guys, the Thimble Cactus, gathered with a blooming Echeveria. 


More Echeverias in bloom planted in scalloped vintage pots. 


The little purple cactus is aptly named the Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus. 


A southwestern themed planting with the Bones cactus in a vintage terracotta pot. 


String of Pearls are perfect for draping over a hanging pot. The Black Prince Echeveria sits atop its throne in the middle of this organic planting. 



This fuzzy little cacti is sweetly named Angel Wings, but that doesn’t mean they won’t still prick ya! 

All these lovelies are available in-store only. Get them while they’re hot!, because they’re going fast.

For those of you who are’t in San Diego, we also carry some varieties online here (with more to come):

Plant away!! – Pigment

Pigment is Growing (up)…

After five and a half years Pigment secured a new lease in a new home just two doors from the old space, and it is bittersweet to leave the place where it all started. Humble beginnings come to mind when thinking of the genesis of Pigment (then known as Kalos Designs). Initially a shared space with Kate Ross Shoes, it functioned primarily as a space to display Amy’s artwork. In time, they featured other talented artists, Ramone Zarate of Autonomous Design Studio and Britt Neubacher of Tend Living were among the firsts. Store music blared from a small boom box and a one year old puppy named Cash greeted you at the door.  A year later and a name change to Pigment, the modest storefront grew into a full fledged lifestyle store. After five years we found ourselves growing, growing, growing! So much so that we moved into a bigger space.

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New space – demolition time.

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Grand Opening

Prepping for our Grand Opening…

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Time to party! Artist and Pigment owner Amy Paul with her two daughters and their grandma in the Amigo Booth!

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Amigo Booth dude/owner and one of the awesome photographers of Studio Castillero, RICO!!

Grand OpeningTasty eats provided by MIHO Gastrotruck

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Delicious cookies by Badunka Chunk! SOOO good!

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pretty plantings in prep of our celebration

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The Pigment Crew

 (most of) The Pigment Crew

We are so grateful to be in this new space…Thank you for celebrating this incredible milestone with us!

To our employees, who worked tirelessly and often to the brink to make this dream a reality, to all the local artist and cosigners who continue to entrust us with your beautiful designs and most of all to all of you who have supported us by shopping in our store… THANK YOU so much!




Tipis (or teepees?)!!!

Hi friends. How’s it going? As we go about our work week (Mondays…..), we can’t help but share that we’re currently daydreaming about tipis or teepees, whichever you prefer, in all they’re conical beauty. Design in its simplest form.

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Photo By WilltronicsSource: Pinterest – photo by Willtronics

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Teepee by Skylar365Photo by Skylar365

Of course this was inspired by our adorable Cat Tipis. So cute!! All the cool cats on the block gotta have one.

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So here’s to daydreaming and cozying up in your choice of abode outdoors this summer.

Love, Pigment.

Voluspa // A Special Collection

Introducing the new L. Florem Collection by one of our favorite candle and fragrance lines, Voluspa. A perfect way to ring in the sweet smell of Spring. The collection was inspired by Classic Flowers, Hidden Groves and Lush Seaside Gardens.

Temple Grove in pretty pinks and peaches. A happy blend of Apricot, Peach Fruit and Leaves, Kumquat, Grapefruit Rinds and Citrus Blossom.


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The Taporo flora green packaging and scents of Lime Blossom and Leaf, Green Mandarin Rind, Cassis and White Strawberry. Voluspa


The Tiare collection brings a new light on the classic blossom scents with Tiare Blooms, Honey Milk, Coconut husk and fruit and Freesia stalks and blooms.

Voluspa And this time around we have a special connection to their latest line. Pigment owner and artist Amy Paul was commissioned by Voluspa to design the packaging for this collection. The collaboration resulted in the beautys you’re looking at right now; the perfect combination of artistry and design.

Amy PaulAmy Paul working on one of the versions for the Voluspa Spring packaging.

VoluspaShop the L. Florem collection and other Voluspa goodness here and check out Amy’s new work and website at