Nov
15

Happy Weekend

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01/ Last Supper, notebook illustrations of characters sitting down for a meal.
02/ The Gooyesh Language Institute in Iran is made entirely of letters!
03/ Door to Hell is an aptly named crater in Turkmenistan that’s been burning for 40 years.
04/ The super expressive face of Jazzy the border collie.
05/ The art of smoke bombs and fireworks.
06/ Athlete compares the vastly different body types of Olympic athletes.
07/ Sad/creepy abandoned Santa parks of the world.
08/ Bring the beach indoors with this incredible surfboard table and benches!
09/ A super fun play net creates a kids’ reading level in a library.
10/ Party cheat sheets full of infographics for holiday event planning.

This week on Design Crush:
Listen to November’s Mix #30: I’m Waiting Here.
Plenty of 2014 calendars for you to choose from in Part 2 + Part 3 of our roundups.
Get a head start on your holiday entertaining with this fantastic giveaway from B by Brandie!
Sweater weather is here and we’ve shared 12 of our favorites.
I’m not hosting this year, but here’s my imaginary Thanksgiving 2013!
These Leaf Rugs also double as blankets.
Crazy layered acrylic paintings from Yago Hortal.
It’s time to think about advent calendar prep – here are 14 that are great!

Nov
13

My (Imaginary) Thanksgiving 2013

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I’m a planner by nature. As a 10 year old I drew floor plans for fun and throughout school rewrote notes to relax. NERD ALERT! Now I love that planning is a part of running Design Crush, and there’s not much I love more than planning a good dinner party – real or imagined! (You can see Thanksgiving 2012 right here.)

 

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THE COCKTAILS
Pomegranate + Blackberry Lemondrop
Spiced Amaretto Apple Cider Kiss
Satsuma and Pomegranate Campari

THE APPS
Oven Baked Camembert with Honey Roasted Figs
Zucchini Chips
Sweet Onion Crack Dip

THE DECOR
Colossal Golden Wishbone
DIY Laurel Wreath
Mini Brass Square Candle Houses
Gold Glitter Garland
Solid Brass Coasters
Thanksgiving Banner

THE TABLE
Castle Peak Dinnerware
Arrow & Adobe Linen Napkins
Aueux Carving Set
Enchanted Ikat Table Runner
French Paddle
Graphic Pitcher
Industrial Inspired Metal Candle Holders
Mercury Glass Taper Holders
Metallic Print Glassware Set
Rose Gold Flatware
Rose Gold Salad Set
DIY Rosemary Wreath Place Cards

DINNER
Acorn Squash and Pancetta Soup
Autumn Arugula Salad
Caramelized Coconut Butter Apples
Caramelized Sweet Potatoes
Citrus and Herb Roasted Turkey
Herbed Bread and Cherry Cranberry Stuffing
Honey Maple Beer Bread
Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts Slaw
Pumpkin Sage Polenta

DESSERT
Greek Style Pumpkin Pie
Honey & Whiskey Apple Tarts
Maple Pudding Cakes

Nov
12

B by Brandie (+ a Giveaway)

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This morning I’m excited to share a brand spankin’ new line of home accessories with you – the site just went live today! B for Brandie is out to add a dash of fashion to the table in a very chic way. Fresh colors, sophisticated patterns and contemporary designs abound in their debut collection that features dinnerware, flatware, glassware, placemats and napkins. The best part is that it’s all made to be mixed and matched, bringing a very personal touch each and every time you gather around the table. Perfect with the holidays being just around the corner and entertainment being taken up a necessary notch.

 

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To get those wintery dinner party juices flowing, one of you has the chance to win two of these brilliant blue-themed place settings along with a pair of Olivia Champagne Wine Combo Glasses (my favorite!)! Each setting from B for Brandie includes an Astor Charger Plate in grayVanderbilt Dinner Plate in navyTruman Dessert/Salad Plate in turquoise, and a Truman Bowl in navy as well as a set of Olivia Champagne Wine Combo Glasses that can be used as wine or champagne glasses with a flip!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
Congratulations, Brittany!

To Enter:
1. Leave a comment below telling us your favorite entertaining secret.
2. Like B by Brandie on Facebook.
3. Leave a valid email address in the form (for notification purposes).
4. Do it all before Sunday, November 17th at 11:59pm CST.

Giveaway Rules + Disclosures

Oct
21

10 October DIYs

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All photos copyright of their respective sites unless otherwise noted.

Oct
11

Happy Weekend

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01/ Not a haunted house, rather photos of the walls of the original CBGB.
02/ Yes. That’s an artist who paints by squirting paint out of his eye.
03/ The Planter Chess Set almost makes me want to commit to learning how to play the game.
04/ Sand Prints shows off ancient printing rituals that are created using carved cylinders.
05/ Would you live in this translucent house built around the tree in a forest?
06/ A fully functional handcrafted wooden Vespa!
07/ How about this Cube House?
08/ Photographer Matt Weber has been capturing New York kisses for 30 years.
09/ Forever Bikes uses 3,144 bicycles to create a 3D labyrinth installation.
10/ A photo series that captures every day life with a man and two plastic skeletons.

This week on Design Crush:
Wooly Baby
Penny Sage
Myriam Dion
Fern + Crystal Temporary Tattoos
Jaylon Israel Hicks
Elisa Strozyk
Leslie Fandrich

Oct
01

Paola Navone Collection for Crate&Barrel

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Paola Navone’s collection for Crate and Barrel have me daydreaming of the coast. Any coast. Platters full of fresh seafood, bowls brimming with just-picked vegetables, and glasses full of chilled wine. Choose from three distinct looks. The Como Collection, covered in painterly blues and inspired by Morocco, Turkey, and the Mediterranean. The Mallorca Collection, featuring white porcelain and zigzags reminiscent of flower petals and shells. And the Riviera Collection, with hints of turquoise and the look of the 1950s on the French Riviera. I mean really, no matter what you just can’t go wrong.

 

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Sep
26

Amy Wilson

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Fine I admit it, I’m already thinking about the holidays. It’s so hard not to in an industry that moves months ahead of reality! But don’t worry, I’m no further than Thanksgiving in my mind and I’m blaming it all on these delicious photos from prop stylist/set designer Amy Wilson.

(You’re thinking about it too now, am I right??)

 

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PHOTOS: Amy Wilson

 

Sep
25

Shanna Murray for West Elm

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Shanna Murray is such a talented illustrator, and this fall she’s teamed up with West Elm to create a heartfelt collection that celebrates friends and family through her well-known handwritten phrases. Choose from salad plates, a platter, coasters, a pie dish, and a tea towel featuring her signature script. Perfect for the upcoming holidays.

 

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Sep
20

Happy Weekend

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01/ 100 handmade shark fins float in a lagoon in New Zealand.
02/ Clever wallpaper that shows the skeletons of animals.
03/ This paperless artist uses her thigh as a canvas.
04/ This old-fashioned homemade soda party looks delicious!
05/ Beautiful bird flipbook machines.
06/ Delft wallpaper, who woulda thunk it?
07/ A typeface made of carefully shaped fried eggs.
08/ A beautiful state flower print.
09/ Aerial and fashion photography mashups.
10/ Simple timelines put today in perspective versus the rest of history.

This week on Design Crush:
Jen Kindell
12 September DIYs
Washed Up
Tesler + Mendelovitch
Lisa Krannichfeld
PROEF
Spiced Pear Upside-Down Cake
Stephanie K Clark
Moving Windows

Sep
16

12 September DIYs

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All photos copyright of their respective sites unless otherwise noted.