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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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

Oct
13

12 October DIYs

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Oct
10

Happy Weekend

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01/ Look no further for a unique Halloween costume than The House That Lars Built.
02/ Good news, the NYC Taxi Driver Pin-Up Calendar is back!
03/ Jacqueline Fink is a master of even the largest of knits.
04/ Seattle’s Boxes of Death exhibit is in its fifth year.
05/ Fantastic tape graffiti by Gustavo Fuentes.
06/ Modern city maps drawn in the style of Tolkien.
07/ Florian Purcher turns aerial photos into plush carpeting.
08/ Loving the simple design behind this origami-based umbrella on Kickstarter.
09/ The Wondrous Water Towers of New York City in graphic form.
10/ Yoga Joes are classic green army men figures doing yoga.

This week on Design Crush:
Eight of my favorite art prints for October.
Tiro Tiro’s Cercis collection is all brass and linen loveliness.
Ass kicking reminders from Department of Motivation.
A reading nook reimagined for the cool, cozy days of fall.
Colorful illustrations from Gill Chantler.
Clothing tells the tales of our lives in Worn Stories.
Which pair of David Kind frames should I go with? Rock the vote.
Portable speaker goodness in the palm of your hand with ROCKI.

Oct
09

David Kind

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In the past two years I’ve swapped out my contacts for glasses nearly every day of the week. My eyes feel so much better, look less bloodshot, and of course it doesn’t hurt that they’re on trend. As are mail order try-on and buy eyeglass services, like David Kind. The difference between them and other similar companies are that A. you are paired with a stylist who chooses six frames based on a photo you submit and your style preferences. And B. their Trivex/High Index HD Digital Lenses which offer crystal clear optics in the thinnest form.

 

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A few days later your at home try-ons arrive in this slick cork covered box that has a mirror inside. You have six days to make your decision, or David Kind will continue to work with you until you’re happy. Then once you place your order your new prescription shows up within a week. Nice, right?

 

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So you know where I’m going with this from the bevy of ridiculous faces and windswept hair above, yes? I had to try out David Kind for myself. My current frames aren’t quite the right prescription and I’m starting to notice. I went for my annual eye exam about two months ago, but held off on purchasing new frames at that time. My expert stylist, Laura, selected the Ace, Otto, Roman, Mia, Clover, and Richmond frames for me to try out. I’m torn between two, but I want to know what you all think – vote away below!

 

Disclaimer: I received product from David Kind in exchange for this post. All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Design Crush creating great content!

Oct
09

Worn Stories

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I have a box full of clothing from different periods of my life – a Grateful Dead shirt from high school, my favorite baby doll tee from freshman year of college, an interview skirt from my first job search – that I just can’t seem to part with. Are you the same way? If you are, well, we’re not alone. Emily Spivack’s Worn Stories shares 60+ clothing-inspired first-person narratives that spill about the stories of our lives. (You can submit your own memory for a chance to win a copy of the book.)

 

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