Mar
27

Trending: Fiber Tapestry Art

Fiber-Tapestry-Art-1-Design-Crush

Sonadora Handmade

I remember as a kid absolutely hating fiber tapestry art, especially the brown piece hanging in my aunt and uncle’s apartment. It just wasn’t art to me. Now I think they’re incredible and I can’t wait to try my hand at creating a piece of my own. Whether you love them or hate them one thing is for sure, these wall hangings are experiencing a trendy comeback.

 

Fiber-Tapestry-Art-2-Design-Crush

The Brick House // BrookandLyn

 

Fiber-Tapestry-Art-3-Design-Crush

Design Love Fest // Julie Thevenot

 

Fiber-Tapestry-Art-4-Design-Crush

jujujust // Native Line

 

Fiber-Tapestry-Art-5-Design-Crush

Habit Studio // Slow Down Productions

Feb
21

Trending: Shibori

Shibori-1-Design-Crush

Hand Dyed Indigo Silk Shibori Scarf by Lizard Land // Black Shibori Oversized Foldover Clutch by Aiko Threads // Original Shibori Fabric Notecards by Cape Cod Shibori

Tie-dye is experiencing yet another comeback, but not just any tie-dye – shibori. Shibori is a Japanese process for resist-dyeing cloth by binding, folding, twisting and compressing. There are tons of ways to manipulate fabric for shibori, each one creating different designs and patterns. And right now it’s showing up everywhere in the home and on the runway.

 

Shibori-2-Design-Crush

Shibori Pillow Cover by pillow1 // Hand Dyed Shibori Scarf with Fringe by Oh Suzanni // Blue Shibori Dip Dye Pillowcase Pair by Noble & Iron

 

Shibori-3-Design-Crush

Blocked Tote by Job & Boss // Shibori Hand Dyed Indigo Dinner Napkins by Squid Whale Designs // Shibori Wristlet Clutch by Sea & Stone

Jan
17

Trending: Aztec

Aztec-1-Design-Crush

Black and White Aztec Patter iPhone Case – Vasare Nar // Printed Long Sleeve Knit – Seed Heritage // Globetrotter Loafers – Forever21 // Winter Aztec Dress – Necessary Clothing

The new year is kicking off with Aztec-inspired prints across the board. This bold, graphic print has been popping on garments, accessories, and in the home. It’s equally eye-catching in black and white or bold colors, and lends itself especially well to cold weather essentials like cardigans and throws. I can’t wait to get on board!

 

Aztec-2-Design-Crush

Loom Beaded Geometric Earrings – Everything Golden // World Traveler Open Front Cardigan – Forever21 // Aztec Necklace – Joyo // Janey Pillow – CB2

 

Aztec-3-Design-Crush

 Magical Thinking Metal Wall Bin – Urban Outfitters // Aztec Clutch – Nikita & Vesper // Bold Vintage Pattern Headwrap – Claire’s // Rustic Draped Front Cardigan – Forever21

Affiliate links may have been used within this post.

Nov
02

Trending: Concrete

This petite cement lamp with wood veneer shade from your nest inspired is 17.5″ tall, but only has a 3 x 3″ footprint. Perfect for small spaces and mood lighting.

Hand-cast concrete desk accessories from Magnus Pettersen would add such an industrial look to your desk. (And would also be perfect for the clumsy, such as myself.)

I’m actually super obsessed with this concrete USB drive. And I love that it’s described as “a contemporary artifact”.

I love the juxtaposition of heavy and bold with light and airy in these Weight vases.

Nov
02

Lacquered Utensils.


via ffffound


Superior Servers


Miix Spoon Set

Have you noticed, too? Pretty metal utensils covered in lacquer are everywhere I turn. And I love it. My mind is twisting and turning with ideas for projects that I can’t wait to try my hand at!

Oct
27

Triangles.

When pressed to name my favorite shape I inevitably go with the circle. I like its fluid line, how there’s no real start or end to it all. But these days, at least in my own personal shape race, the triangle is closing the lead. It’s like the more angular, striking sister to the circle and I think I’m ready to have more of her in my life.


brass triangle necklace


mountain hoops


Collier Ludlow

Sep
09

Kitchen Help.

They say that cooking is an art, while baking is a science. I tend to lean towards the baking side of the spectrum, so being precise is big deal in my kitchen. Measurements, specific temperatures, baking soda versus baking powder. I love all of it. I’m a precise kind of girl by nature, really. Here are a few kitchen guides that have caught my eye lately.

Apron Guides. An entire apron full of useful information designed by John Caswell. Numeric conversions, cooking times for vegetables, roasting times for birds, freezing instructions, defrosting times, a cooking glossary and more right at your fingertips. And oriented so that you can pick up the hem in a pinch.

Cheat Sheet Placemat. A great way to teach kids to help out at the table. Or, if you’re like me, to teach yourself. Cotton and machine-washable for use time and time again. {via bltd}

Pastry Board. I’m currently trying to master the perfect pie crust, so the diameter measurements would greatly help me out and save lots of time. You can use the reverse side for chopping. It’s made from sustainable North American Birch, which makes you feel like you’re doing some good while getting a great product. {via design is mine}

Sep
08

Canvas + Leather.

Everyone’s fall wish list seems to have one thing in common – a canvas bag with leather detailing. Be it a slouchy purse, a military-style backpack, or a weekender, we all want one. Me included. Here are a few of my favorites for the season…

Briefcase in Duck Canvas

Industrial Canvas Anvil Duffle

Klein Tool Bag

Leather Mason Bag
Novel

Scout Pack

Aug
19

Modern Child’s Play.

Lately I’ve been noticing a trend in the design of play spaces. Namely that not all of them are horrendously designed. Some even seem as though they might mesh with the design of your own home, instead of standing in the corner like a large plastic monolith.

First up, Brinca Dada’s Emerson House. The modern dollhouse has tons of features including mitered-glass corners, two fireplaces, sliding glass doors, solar panels, and recessed LED lights. It’s also constructed using only non-toxic and lead-free wood stains and paints. A lesson in design appreciation paired with environmental responsibility. Who couldn’t get behind that?

Next are Modern Playhouse’s Wedge House and Circle House. Designed by Gitane Royce and Nisreen Witt using no flimsy parts or garish colors. Just a sustainable playhouse made from locally-sourced and recycled materials and a blank palette for the imagination.

Lastly, this pop-up playhouse called My Space designed by Liya Mairson. Perfect for small spaces with little square footage or storage, this bad boy actually folds up flat.

PS: Also check out Dave Keune’s Nina’s House – crib, playpen, storage, drawers, and changing table. An all-in-one piece with a sleek white modern look.

Apr
02

Happy {Easter} Weekend.

{splorp}

+ not one, but two ways to make chocolate Easter surprise eggs

+ loving the current trend of visually documenting a pregnancy

+ scads of April calendars to download: 1, 2, 3,

+ April’s Designer Desktop download

+ a cute Easter basket printable to stuff with treats

+ shabby-chic spring tea envelopes for your tea-loving friends

+ the Yolk Folk + the Carrot Crew Easter paper toy crafts

+ I’d love to make a batch of these Hot Cross Buns this weekend

+ a great roundup on jewelry storage for under $100

+ seed packet printables

+ spring CD sleeve and playlist to download + enjoy

+ genius DIY removable fabric wallpaper

Happy Weekend!
Happy Easter!