Each and every time Cursive Design reveals their new collection, I know before I even look that I’m going to love it. And of course the latest is no exception. Sarah has such a great way of creating modern pieces that go with every outfit. I know because I own no fewer than five of them and get insane amounts of compliments every single time I put one on and head out the door. This time it’s the Harvest Moon that’s really got my heart pounding.
When in the midst of a heatwave, the last thing anyone really wants to do is turn on the oven. But when the urge for something sweet hits you, well something just needs to be done. Enter icebox desserts. Super popular in the 1920s, they’re easy to make and sit overnight in the fridge. Quite the sweet tooth saver and I love their striations when sliced up and served.
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Remember last month when I mentioned Design Crush was turning five and we were going to celebrate? Well we did!
Two weeks ago a great group of friends and supporters spent an evening at The Wedge chowing down on gourmet pizzas and libations, including a fresh-squeezed grapefruit margarita named The Crush just for the occasion.
Danielle (left) and Susan (right) of EngageOKC were my lovely sponsors/coordinators who put everything together. And did I mention it was 100+ degrees outside? And that it took place on a patio? Because yes and yes, so please ignore my hair.
My favorite local stationery shop, Chirps and Cheers, put together these fun goodie bags for everyone who came to celebrate. You guys, Black Pearl erasers. I didn’t even know such a thing existed!
Two of my favorite ladies in attendance, Erin of CooperHouse and Kate of Cookie and Kate. Erin and her husband, Tim, are my web developers and instrumental to any sort of success Design Crush has experienced. And Kate made the best mixed berry bundt cake with lemon cream cheese glaze as a celebratory dessert.
My family (well, the few who live in Oklahoma) even made an appearance. My stepdad Bill, my mom Cynthia, and the infamous Pete!
I really can’t say thank you enough to everyone who reads Design Crush, I don’t have the words. However, as a small act of gratitude I have ten goody bags that I’m giving away to the first ten commenters. Please leave a valid email address to be contacted.
And here’s to five more!
All photos ©Regan of Afashionado
Update: We have our ten winners, watch your inbox folks!
01/ Musical wine glasses!
02/ Easy DIY candle stakes for your yard.
03/ Clever DIY painted wall frames.
04/ TellTails. When you feel like your ensemble might require a tail.
05/ A DIY splatter ‘brella.
06/ Loving this line of marble housewares.
07/ A brilliant concept for a carbon monoxide detector – Canary.
08/ A kicked up version of safety pin jewelry.
09/ Paper Passion, a perfume for book lovers that smells like (duh) books.
10/ Dying to own a Film Map.
One of my very favorite parts of being a blogger is getting to befriend incredible people I’d otherwise never have the chance to know, and Emily Schuman of the wildly popular lifestyle blog Cupcakes and Cashmere is no exception. She just released her first book – Cupcakes and Cashmere: How to Create your Own Signature Style, Entertain with Ease and Spruce up your Space – that’s based on her blog, and I knew it was just going to be full of great tips. Wednesday night I settled into bed thinking I’d peruse the photos and dive in later… only to read the entire thing cover to cover. It’s no wonder since it has the same easy style as Emily’ blog posts. My favorite takeaway is an important one, that you don’t have to have a bazillion dollars to lead a stylish life. It’s all about high and low end items and knowing when to scrimp and when to splurge!
Sarada Ravindra makes acrylic paint on canvas look mighty nice and mighty textured, don’t you think? I love how she took the ever-trendy triangle and turned into something else that’s completely her own.
The Catcher in the Rye. Oliver Twist. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. What do these fictional books all have in common? They, along with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Moby Dick, all feature meals that have been meticulously recreated and photographed by Dinah Fried for her Fictitious Dishes series. I’m completely drawn in by each overhead shot, so I hope Fried continues the series throughout further meals!
Oh man, I love a good bracket! Ted McCagg is working his way through the entire alphabet, attempting to (humorously) narrow things down to the determine the Best Word Ever.
Sharon Myoung and Tony Kim get so many points for the Sladle & Stabber. Let’s start with the name, which is undeniable genius. Then there is their idea to combine indoor and outdoor objects into a sort of hybrid utensil. Last, let’s not forget the overlook the crazy-smart design.
According to Sharon and Tony, it’s this easy to use:
1. Scavenge for a stick. Fight off a bear while doing so.
2. Shave/trim off edges(if need be) to fit snug into the diameter of Hexagon Nut.
3. Rotate & Screw to the neck of either utensils!