Mar
24

Seaworthy

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Marisa Howard’s Seaworthy jewelry collection is inspired by a variety of traditional aesthetics, from textiles to architecture. She draws on the Oregon coast in particular to bring color and texture to her designs. The 2015 S/S collection is full of pretty metals, varying is weight from thin and delicate to heavy and chunky.

 

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Mar
20

Happy Weekend

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01/ Would you ride Sky Caliber, a 90 foot tall waterslide with a loop?
02/ Now all of you been connoisseurs have a place to show off the caps.
03/ You can walk above the treetops in South Africa on the Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway.
04/ Jeffrey Milstein gives cruise ships a new perspective.
05/ The Analog Memory Desk has 1,100 yards of paper for your ideas.
06/Jihyun Park uses incense sticks and rice paper to to create a sort of reverse pointillism.
07/ Martha McQuade’s Scarf Shop nailed their latest color palette.
08/ I’d like to be friends with this shirt‘s antagonist, Lord Nermal.
09/ Peter Demetz‘s wooden sculptures look downright human.
10/ This Portuguese Tree Snake House looks amazing.

This week on Design Crush:
Ali Cavanaugh‘s stunning watercolor and kaolin clay paintings.
Much inspiration in the form of Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work.
Brenda Cablayan‘s Hawaiian landscapes are only adding to my vacation lust.
Make your furry friends some DIY stamped pet bowls with style.
Spontaneity and disorder are explored in the work of Hyunryoung Kim.
I’m obsessed with my new bag from Olivia + Joy!
If you love hair art like I do check out Marianne Nielson‘s ceramics.
My love of the beach screams that I need one of these Coastal Quilts.
Chairish not only has a big ‘ol selection of vintage art, they’re also giving one of you $100 to spend on it!

Mar
18

Olivia + Joy

Spring means different things to different people – buying a new scent to wear, changing up the accessories in the living room, or being able to shed some extra layers. For me it means my yearly purse purge and choosing a new bag. My current one is a cross-body, cappuccino-colored leather number that’s simple and wearing extremely well. But it’s time for something new. A different shape, a different color, a different look.

 

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I was introduced to Olivia + Joy a few weeks ago and was immediately drawn to some of their more structured pieces. The line offers something for everyone, from the edgy girl who likes metal accents to muted pastels for a more feminine look. No matter what your style, all of Olivia + Joy’s bags are affordable. I went with the blue Rory Perf Tote for a pop of color. It has plenty of room to carry my business essentials by day and still looks casual and chic for evening.

 

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Maddie Satchel // Maddie Tote // Valerie Double Handle // Cyprus Tote //
Seattle Tote // Cary Tote

I received product in exchange for this post. All words and opinions are my own, as always. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Design Crush!

Mar
09

Spring Wish List

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1. Teller Ring  2. Project Social T Hero Tee  3. Beatrice Valenzuela Slip On (Cobalt)  4. Basic Wallet

The weather has finally jumped above freezing for more than a day, and I’m ready to say sayonara to winter. My spring wish list is admittedly a bit optimistic, I’m sure I’ll be layering plenty of pieces and still wearing tights – but a girl can hope!

 

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5. Olympia Shirt Dress  6. Fingers Crossed Pin  7. Vans Washed Authentic Slim  8. Calm Pants

 

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9. Double-Cloth Motorcycle Jacket  10. Cultured Freshwater Pearl Cabochon Stud Earrings  11. Weekends Are For Waffles Crewneck  12. Sevan Cape

Mar
05

Woven Pear

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One of the best parts about being in a circle of creative people is that they never. stop. creating. When they hit the pillow at night their minds are still going, thinking about the next thing they just have to make. Designers Melanie Burk and Alma Loveland are the friends and minds behind Woven Pear, a shop that designs socks for women literally down to the soles (check out the cute sayings on each pair). I have the Foxy Lady pair above and they’ve made many dreary winter days brighter.

 

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Mar
04

Adorn Milk

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I’ve been keeping my mouth shut and waiting for months as my good friend, Jaime Derringer of Design Milk, pulled together what was sure to instantly become my go-to jewelry shop. And at long last Adorn Milk is here!

If modern art and design for your body is your thing, you’ll love Jaime’s handpicked selection of independent and emerging jewelry designers. Each one is focused on architectural, high-quality exclusive and custom pieces by independent artists and designers from around the world. And yeah, I basically want it all.

 

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Mar
02

Maker & Mineral

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Samantha Ives’ Maker + Mineral shop shows off her love of textiles and amazing pattern choices. Each item is screen-printed and sewn by hand in San Francisco for one-of-a-kind pieces. (That hand print is calling to me to buy it in a big way!)

 

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Feb
28

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01/ Beautiful linear geometric tattoos by Chaim Machlev.
02/ Leave it to Sweden to create a playground and maze entirely of snow and ice.
03/ Sign me up for these punctureless push pins.
04/ Because isn’t this to-do list exactly how you classify things in your head?
05/ Alexis Arnold turns books and more into crystalized sculptures.
06/ I love these pocket knives from Farm & Field Lockback!
07/ What might cities look like if sea levels rose dramatically?
08/ Jackson, Wyoming will soon be home to one of the world’s first vertical farms.
09/ Ever read about the basics of numerology?
10/ If you saw a USB drive in a random wall would you plug in?

This week on Design Crush:
A little Art Before Breakfast can go a long way.
St. Eloy‘s jewelry line is now on my wish list.
I never would have guessed Sarah Symes‘ creations were made of textiles!
Pretty marbled stationery from The Adventures Of.
Jenny Andrews Anderson has mastered the art of color.
My 5 favorite food blogs of the moment.
I shared 4 ways to give a traditional space a modern touch.
Loving Clare Elsaesser‘s mysterious painted women.
Beautiful collage work from Rocio Montoya.

Feb
23

St. Eloy

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Emily Counts’ Portland-based St. Eloy jewelry line is inspired by geological formations, medieval craftsmanship, and mid-century modernism. Cast bronze, silver, and porcelain pieces are at once sculptural, geometric, organic in form, while Emily’s more playful painted beads focus on line, contrast, and color. But that’s not the end of her talent, check out more of Emily Counts’ artistic skills at emilycounts.com.

 

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Feb
18

Epoché

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I’m forever on the lookout for a great leather bag, and when it happens to be paired with some great art all the better. Epoché manages it all by pulling inspiration from painting, printmaking, and pattern design to merge art and fashion. The bags are also very high quality and on sale right now to make room for a new collection! No time like the present to add a piece that’s sure to be a favorite for years to come.

 

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