Apr
30

Modern Sprout Hydroponic Planter

Modern Sprout Hydroponic Planter-1-Design Crush

 

Have you ever grown anything using hydroponics? I haven’t, but I’m intrigued by Modern Sprout. I love how simple this windowsill box looks and can definitely imagine it in my kitchen busting at the seams with herbs. Place the planter near a sunny window, set the timer, add plants and organic fertilizer and plug it in. That’s it. Even my brown thumb might have trouble messing that up!

 

Modern Sprout Hydroponic Planter-2-Design Crush

 

Modern Sprout Hydroponic Planter-3-Design Crush

Mar
01

Happy Weekend

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01/ I’m completely intrigued by these giant melting popsicle ice sculptures.
02/ Windows of New York, a weekly illustrated atlas.
03/ NBD, just a lamp made of chocolate.
04/ The Mantone 2013 Color Forecast, according to stereotype.
05/ This school photo took 3 years to capture!
06/ The Pictures In the Pudding.
07/ Portraits made entirely of shredded poetry.
08/ Fun spoon wallpaper.
09/ Benjameme, the work of art in the age of the internet.
10/ Beautiful urban vertical garden made from hundreds of recycled soda bottles.

 

This week, in case you missed it:
Awards-Worthy Looks
Win It: Emily McDowell
Winter Maintenance
Tips&Tricks
Lucite Letters
Sandra Fettingis
By Loumi
Taste Tour: West
Insta-February
Pear Diamond E/R

Jan
03

Seed Money

Seed Money-1-Design Crush

PHOTOS: Notcot

Seed Money is definitely one of those things I wish I’d thought of first – it looks like the real thing (right down to the roll!) and grows colorful flowers and vegetables once tucked into the soil! It’s hand-illustrated and letterpress printed onto thick paper that’s embedded with the seeds. How fun would it be to leave a few in different places for unsuspecting people to find?! (via Notcot)

 

Seed Money-2-Design Crush

Seed Money-3-Design Crush

Nov
23

Happy Weekend

01/ 72 year old man models his granddaughter’s line of teenage girl clothes.
02/ MuchLoved, a photo series of over-loved stuffed animals.
03/ Bicycle Taxidermy.
04/ Make your own Star Wars snowflakes.
05/ Tableware as sensory stimuli.
06/ An awesome clay letter garland, because sometimes it’s nice to have a reminder.
07/ Check out Singapore’s Supertrees – solar-powered vertical gardens.
08/ A modern art covered church.
09/ Scattered Crowd, an installation of thousands of balloons floating in a see of sound.
10/ A walkway of severed purple logs.

Sep
23

Happy Weekend

IMAGE: PUBLIC SCHOOL 

01/ looking forward to hoarding apples and making these apple ring fritters
02/ a mini version of this garden wall would look so good on a back porch or patio
03/ this hanger shelf is a brilliant use of space
04/ pretty DIY thread-wrapped hair combs
05/ Joy knows how to throw a cat a birthday party
06/ off-the-wall silkscreened paper masks
07/ typeface birdhouses!
08/ help the wildfire relief efforts in central Texas with these graphic tees
09/ all receipts should be this beautifully organized
10/ make an ombre denim button-up shirt

 

Where else I’ve been this week:
01/ In Honor of the Ice Cream Cone
02/ DIY Newspaper Gift Bags
03/ DIY Faux Zinc Letters
04/ Make It: Paper Pumpkins for Fall

Aug
29

Domsai Terrariums

Love these little domsai space men terrariums by Matteo Cibic! Such a good looking little family that would be sure to fall to the fate of my black thumb.

Aug
11

Macrame Plant Hangers

PHOTO: Heather Moore

I think I’ve mentioned before that I grew up in a row house. That didn’t leave a lot of room for a garden or the plants that my mom wanted around, so she relied on a few macrame plant hangers in front of our living room windows. I wish I could say that these are some revved up modern versions, but they’re not. They’re exactly the same and that’s just what I love. In fact, I think I’m going to make a few for my own living room windows.

Aug
02

DIY Modern Cement Planter

I always think about what I would pay for something I could make on my own. In the case of these cement planters? More than I even care to admit to myself.

Jul
22

Happy Weekend

PHOTO: Lex Kembery

 

01/  I like this DIY chevron picnic blanket
02/  How to Dress Like The Royal Tenenbaums
03/  how to make a succulent table from a recycled pallet
04/  these golden gift tags would be perfect for, oh, everything
05/  yeah, I could definitely vacation here
06/  this sandwich
07/  melted crayon art
08/  custom emboss your own stationery
09/  I wish my backyard were large enough for a movie screen!
10/  still photos of dogs in motion

Jul
15

Happy Weekend (from Seattle)

PHOTO: Steve Shook

By the time you’re reading this I’ll be Seattle-bound for a little event I’ve been invited to attend. I’ve never been to the PNW before and am incredibly stoked. Not only to get to do a few awesome things I’d never be able to do otherwise, but also to meet up with some bloggers and my BFF from junior high during the two days I’ll be in town. This girl’s got a good life. On that note, I’m leaving you with an extremely fantastic/extended list of links you’ll want to be sure and click on.

01/  cute summer succulent garden you can mimic
02/  DIY wrap bracelets
03/  check out The Ultimate Hitch Cookbook
04/  the biggest Polaroid prints ever
05/  intricate laser lace tees + tops from Diana Eng
06/  a recipe for Butterbeer!
07/  I will never forget that I am awesome
08/ a candle made from a ball of waxed string
09/ the Decibel Audio Sound Frame gives your art a soundtrack
10/  you’ve never seen photos of flowers like these before
11/  summer water
12/  making this: leather beaded necklace
13/  a vertical turntable for your wall
14/  turn a men’s dress shirt into a skirt
15/  a travel mug coffee press!