May
19

10 May DIYs

BENTWOOD-PENDANT-Designer-Trapped-in-a-Lawyer’s-Body-Design-Crush

 

BRASS-SUCCULENT-PLANTER-A-Beautiful-Mess-Design-Crush

 

CEMENT-BLOCK-SEATING-Simple-Living-Design-Crush

 

FIBER-WALL-ART-The-Merrythought-Design-Crush

 

FLOATING-PVC-WINDOW-PLANTER-A-Beautiful-Mess-Design-Crush

 

HANGING-WALL-POCKET-Design-Milk-Design-Crush

 

LAUNDRY-BAG-PRINTABLES-Say-Yes-Design-Crush

 

MARBLED-PAPER-GARLAND-A-Subtle-Revelry-Design-Crush

 

PAINTED-DRINKING-GLASSES-Design-Sponge-Design-Crush

 

SHOWER-BOTTLES-Almost-Makes-Perfect-Design-Crush

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Apr
24

Modern Birdhouses

From what I remember I’ve never had a birdhouse hanging in the yard or window of any home I’ve lived in.  But birdhouses aren’t what they used to be, especially these eleven modern versions. Do you think they’d mind creating a human-sized version for me?

 

Modern-Birdhouses-Design-Crush

ROW 1: Camera Shutter by Twig & Timber // Birdhouse by KOROMIKO // Modern Birdhouse by Oh Dier Living    ROW 2:Modern Birdhouse by Ingleside Pottery // Bird House Cat by Shabby with Chic    ROW 3: Vinyl Tube Birdhouse by The Birdhouse Chick // Typography Bird Houses from Anthropologie // Blue Wood Birdhouse by Ghenganette    ROW 4: Pratone Birdhouses from Anthropologie // MIKKO by PYGMALION // Tree Ring Birdhouse by Hinika

 

Feb
25

Blooms + Posies

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Clockwise: Haley Sheffield // Bringing Nature Home // Kari Herer Photography // Fieldwork Flowers // Marija Mandic

This time of year brightly colored flowers are like tinfoil and I’m like a magpie, the more the merrier! I love having weekly blooms in my home, but when I don’t get around to it my Blooms + Posies board on Pinterest provides plenty of eye candy. I’ve been spending lots of time daydreaming about landscaping and flowerbeds while I peruse – only 22 days until spring!

Feb
04

Giant Cloud Cushions

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While I’m thoroughly enjoying the crazy winter weather the country has been experiencing lately, I’m also dreaming of spring. Particularly those first days that are just warm enough to shed your coat and trepidatiously put on a pair of sandals. These Giant Cloud Cushions are beyond perfect for laying around in the grass and soaking up some rays (with SPF, of course). They’re enormous, waterproof, and comfortable – and my backyard just asked for a pair!

 

Giant Cloud Cushions-2-Design Crush

 

Giant Cloud Cushions-3-Design Crush

Sep
04

Crumpled Sky Map

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The end of summer/beginning of autumn is my favorite time of year to stargaze, all the better if someone cute is accompanying me. The Crumpled Sky Map is the perfect star guide to throw in a bag along with a blanket and bottle of wine before you head out. It’s waterproof, glows in the dark, and measures almost a meter square.

Aug
20

12 August DIYs

Batik-Dye-Wall-Hanging-Kelli-Murray-Design-Crush

 

Colorful-Dip-Dyed-Wooden-Vases-Curbly-Design-Crush

 

Dip-Dyed-Rope-Dog-Leash-Curbly-Design-Crush

 

Geometric-Party-Installation-Oh-Happy-Day-Design-Crush

 

Liquid-Gold-Ombre-Pillowcases-Sugar&Cloth-Design-Crush

 

Metal-Base-Coffee-Table-Almost-Makes-Perfect-Design-Crush

 

Neon-Macrame-Jars-Sugar&Cloth-Design-Crush

 

Outdoor-Concrete-Stool-Table-The-Paper-Mama-Design-Crush

 

Sea-Salt-Soap-Hello-Home-Shoppe-Design-Crush

 

Shelf-System-Scandi-Home-Design-Crush

 

Three-Finger-Rings-Inspire-Me-Design-Crush

 

Wood-iPad-Stand-Bob-Vila-Design-Crush

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Aug
02

Happy Weekend

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10-Design Crush

01/ See-through architectural shells for hermit crabs. Lucky things.
02/ This interpretation of NYC’s subway map is sort of genius.
03/ Miami Houses, the best looking lifeguard shacks ever.
04/ If you want to understand me, here you go. How to Live With Introverts.
05/ Six Sochi Olympians will win gold medals with meteorite fragments!
06/ When books collide with ice cream.
07/ Crazy landscapes formed by human bodies.
08/ Photos of people calmly falling through space.
09/ An adult fitness playground opens in L.A.!
10/ Makes me wonder what my own Wheel of Worry might look like.

This week on Design Crush:
The Fifty United Plates
Avo Bocce
Kerrie Yeung Jewelry
Euro Edge
Bindle
InstaJuly
Well-Read Women
Soapbox
Tangy + Sweet Lentil Orzo Salad

Jul
29

Avo Bocce

Avo Bocce-1-Design Crush

The Avo Bocce set screams American classic, hand-finished, timeless pastime. Bocce reminds me of hanging out with my family, summer nights spent in the backyard with the adults sipping cold beers and the kids running around exhausting themselves until the sky went dark. This set would be such an amazing hand-me-down, especially as each oak ball builds up its own unique patina. If you think this set is as beautiful as I do, click over to Avo Bocce’s Kickstarter page and stake your claim.

 

Avo Bocce-2-Design Crush

Avo Bocce-3-Design Crush

Jul
15

July DIYs

alphabet-containers-willowday-Design-Crush

 

american-flag-picnic-blanket-The-House-That-Lars-Built-Design-Crush

 

constellation-coasters-almost-makes-perfect-Design-Crush

 

modern-brass-chandelier-Little-Green-Notebook-Design-Crush

 

ombre-wall-Front&Main-Design-Crush

 

painted-chargers-Julep-Design-Crush

 

painted-floral-tablecloth-Oh-Happy-Day-Design-Crush

 

painted-paper-floral-wreath-A-Subtle-Revelry-Design-Crush

 

patterned-plates-bloesom-kids-Design-Crush

 

photo-transfer-Poppytalk-Design-Crush

 

suede-and-stripes-bunny-and-bells-Design-Crush

 

two-tone-sail-rope-hammock-Design-Milk-Design-Crush

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Jun
20

June DIYs

Bloktagon-Forms-HomeMade-Modern-Design-Crush

 

Campaign-Chest-For-Chic-Sake-Design-Crush

 

Citronella-Candles-Free-People-Blog-Design-Crush

 

Clay-Birdfeeder-Henry-Happened-Design-Crush

 

Clear-Bag-with-Copper-Handles-Love-Aesthetic-Design-Crush

 

Confetti-Glassware-Feathers-of-Gold-Design-Crush

 

Faux-Malachite-Little-Green-Notebook-Design-Crush

 

Geometric-Switch-Plate-Cover-Silhouette-Blog-Design-Crush

 

Marbled-Scarf-The-Etsy-Blog-Design-Crush

 

Modern-Candle-Votives-Paper-&-Stitch-Design-Crush

 

Paper-Fan-Garland-Oh-Happy-Day-Design-Crush

 

Seed-Bombs-dandee-Design-Crush

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