Aug
20

Boo + Boo Factory

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When it comes to fashion there’s wearing color and then there’s wearing COLOR. Chicago’s Boo + Boo Factory has the all caps version down pat. Not only are the color selections bold and mesmerizing, but the textures of the leather take every piece to a new level of stylish interest. Adding one of their necklaces to the plainest of plain outfits might just be the most fun accessorizing ever!

 

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Geometric Bib Necklace // Holographic Leather Fringe Necklace // Holographic Fringe Metallic Bib Necklace // Stud Earrings // Neon Statement Necklace // Tassel Key Chain // Red and Mint Polka Dot Wallet

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Aug
18

12 August DIYs

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Aug
06

Far & Wide Collective

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Far & Wide Collective partners with some of the most talented artisans in post-conflict and emerging economies, then connects them with the international market. The high quality pieces that are found in tucked away workshops and rural villages are then made available to us consumers, and a more sustainable infrastructure within these communities are given more stability. Add an exotic touch to your space with a beautiful basket or some color to your wardrobe with a caftan or beaded bracelet. Here are a few of my favorites.

 

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White Jamdani Caftan // Black Striped Basket // Evil Eye Clutch //
Small Ceramic Dipping Bowl // Pink Warrior Bracelet // Beehive Throw Pillow

Aug
04

Nell & Mary

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Nell & Mary was founded in 2012 by Krista Stovel, Leah Stovel, and Avery Bloom. (Krista and Leah are sisters, and the shop is named after their grandmothers!) With backgrounds in interiors, fashion, art, sustainability, and manufacturing there was simply no way that this trio could go wrong. Nell & Mary’s collection of environmentally and socially conscious goods are created in their Portland studio, and all artwork is original to them. Looking forward to checking in on this shop as they continue to grow!

 

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Matchsticks Tote Bag // Basket Pillow // Splatter Cosmetic Pouch // Doors Tea Towel //
Splatter Work Apron // Brush Stripe Napkin Set

Jul
31

Vulantri

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Last week I mentioned how I like to rely on a statement necklace to amp up what is usually a simple outfit on my part. But if you’re looking for a necklace that could easily do double duty as wall art you need to check out Vulantri‘s collection of contemporary jewelry. Architect Rene Kroondijk and jewelry designer Tantri W. Wulantri both bring their A game to their entire body of work.

 

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Jul
29

Trending: Graphic Tees

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Graphic tees are definitely a trend, and have been since about 1999. We just can’t seem to shake our affinity for pithy statements and bold declarations emblazoned on our chests. And when they’re this amazing, why should we even try??

 

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This Shit is Bananas // This Girl Loves Her Dog // USA Drinking Team

 

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Pluto // Oh My God Becky // Notorious R.B.G.

Jul
28

DAAME

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Designing to make an impact in the world is a noble cause, and it’s exactly what DAAME is attempting to do. Their bags – a mini cross body/fanny pack, a 13″ laptop tote, and a 15″ laptop tote – are made with women on the go in mind. Each piece is handcrafted in the USA and with high quality Italian leather and a specially engineered Japanese lining. You can feel good making a DAAME purchase because 5% of all profits go towards providing long-term services and education for girls in impoverished circumstances.

 

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Jul
25

Happy Weekend

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01/ A giant Ophelia painted atop a boat floats down the River Lee in East London.
02/ Tom Blachford‘s tranquil photos of the ocean are the next best thing to being there.
03/ Time is Dancing is a clock has hands that are read as different ballet poses.
04/ Lightovo’s Milo Lamp also acts as a greenhouse!
05/ Exobiotanica sent a series of delicate plants into the stratosphere.
06/ Anatomical undies… because why not?
07/ Check out Wink Space, an immersive kaleidoscopic mirror tunnel in a shipping container.
08/ I Love Summer is a series of high-speed photos of people emerging from a waterslide.
09/ The Tree of 40 Fruits does exist! (But this is Photoshopped.)
10/ Undress Me is the sequel to the smash video First Kiss. You can guess what happens.

This week on Design Crush:
Erik Olson seems to have located the intersection between cubism and expressionism.
Marble and copper statement necklaces from RillRill.
Folksy, story-telling illustrations from the hand of Sarah Burwash.
Now that my OKC home has sold I’ve got new home essentials on my mind!
Jaclyn Conley paints some mean hair art (in a good way).
I gathered up some fun cards to send to loved ones as summertime hellos.
Lovely whimsical illustrations from Lizzy Stewart.
A bevy of awesome socially + environmentally conscious design is available at Grain.
I’m crazy about these countour key rings that could double as jewelry.

Design Crush elsewhere:
Patio party tips and picks for the ultimate outdoor get together over on Wayfair.

Jul
25

Contour Key Rings

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I’m crazy about these Contour Key Rings from Karl Zahn and Areaware. These 4×4″ minimalist beauties add a little interest to the otherwise boring task of key holding. (I also wouldn’t mind wearing three of the four as bracelets!)

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Jul
21

RillRill

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When it comes down to it, the jewelry I wear is very minimal. And my favorite pieces to throw on are almost always long and simple statement necklaces. These marble and copper pieces from RillRill are strung on leather cord and finished with a simple metal clasp, and in my opinion the perfect finishing touch for jeans or a ball gown.

 

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