Nov
19

Dinosaur Designs: Atelier

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Dinosaur Designs‘ and their eponymous candy colored wares for house and body just released their latest collection – Atelier. This go around they’ve added candles, linen napkins, and puzzles to the mix just in time for holiday gifting. But those geometric bangles? Those are at the tippy top of my list.

 

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(via Design Milk)

Nov
10

12 November DIYs

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Nov
07

Happy Weekend

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01/ Literal handmade type by Tien-Min Liao exploring the relationship between lower- and uppercase.
02/ Mind-boggling balanced stone sculptures by Michael Grab.
03/ There’s at least one day a week that demands a punching bag keyboard.
04/ The Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight is also a fire alarm, simple and genius.
05/ Nature is beautiful, case in point these turkey tail mushrooms.
06/ Calorie-free (wooden) cakes from David Baerwalde.
07/ I don’t own one yet, but the Yves Béhar designed Jawbone UP3 has me one step closer.
08/ Lucie Libotte incorporates the beauty of dust into ceramics.
09/ Old Masters explores those 80+ in age who reign instead of retire.
10/ Minimal tatttoos lovingly created in exchange for thoughtful acts.

This week on Design Crush:
Eight prints that caught my eye in November.
Try these four tasty hassle-free cocktails, then make sure and enter our giveaway with Vitafrute – $1,000 and another $500 towards a Kitchensurfing experience this holiday season!
Lovely textured paintings from Brenna Giessen.
Waggo has expanded beyond pet accessories and is now Waggo Home!
Bailey Doesn’t Bark’s 2014 fall collection is killer.
Transition too a cool weather carry-all with one of these eight leather totes.
You’ll never guess what Jeffrey Simmons uses to create his colorful art.
‘Tis the season for 2015 calendars, take a peek at part 1 of many to come.

Nov
05

8 Leather Totes

Aside from chunky sweaters and scarves, not much screams AUTUMN! to me quite like a new leather bag. In this case, a tote. It’s time to swap out that light and airy canvas one from spring and summer for something a little more substantial for the colder months that are on their way.

 

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ROW 1: Dark Brown Leather Tote Bag // Large Black Leather Tote // Simple Leather Tote    ROW 2: The Monte Cristo Convertible Leather Tote // Leather Tote    ROW 3: Vintage The Bridge Leather Tote Bag // Light Brown Leather Tote Bag // Benecio Camel Tote

Oct
30

The Sleep Shirt

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Take a look at these dreamy pajamas from Swedish-Candian The Sleep Shirt. They’re more than a step up from sweatpants and ratty old t-shirts with luxe Japanese cotton and and traditional 19th century shapes and cuts. And because many pieces from The Sleep Shirt are unisex, you can feel good buying something for your significant other and sneaking it into your drawer.

 

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Photos: Jennilee Marigomen

Oct
28

Molly M Designs

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“They” say that you can’t do everything well, that you should find your specialty and hone in on it. Practice and practice until it’s perfect. And then you come across someone like Molly McGrath and you realize “they” couldn’t have been more wrong. McGrath is one of those people who can most easily be categorized as a designer, but whose abilities go much deeper. As the talent behind Molly M Designs, McGrath creates jewelry (15 collections thus far), homewares (coasters, trivets, prints, one of a kinds), and pouches. Just goes to show, sometimes a broad spectrum can be a very good thing.

 

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Gold Lustig Necklace // Hadijah 2 Necklace // Geometrics Coasters // Atlas // Pouch 11

Oct
27

Hula

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The Hula line by Reiko Kaneko is killing me. Softly. Each ring pendants is crafted from fine bone china then accented with gold or platinum (or kept naked) and suspended from a gold or silver chain. Each style is available in both single and double rings, and all are pleasantly affordable.

 

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Oct
24

Supernova

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We just rolled into Scorpio season (my own personal sign) yesterday, which has me paying extra attention to any astrological items I happen across. These Supernova zodiac rings and zodiac necklaces by Scosha are equal parts feminine and badass and I couldn’t love them more.

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(via Unruly Things)

Oct
20

Blazon

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There is so much amazing stuff going on in the Blazon collection of scarves and the modeled shots that I can hardly stand it. Geometry! Bold color! BIRDS! Designer Natasha Coverdale has nailed it and is also managing to feed my growing want of a closetful of scarves.

 

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Oct
14

betsy & iya

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It’s been awhile since I last checked in with Portland-based jewelers betsy & iya, to the tune of three and half years. While the line has clearly grown and matured, they’ve also stayed true to their roots. My favorite new pieces include what’s referred to as “painted pods” that feature either a rainbow of vivid colors or a more downplayed muted palette of neutrals. This micro collection runs the gamut of earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets.

 

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Dalia Bangle // Durango Pod Ring // Sabin Necklace // Piedmont Stud Earrings // Colima Ring