Apr
15

10 April DIYs

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Apr
14

Beautiful Wears

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about quality over quantity in all areas of life, which got me thinking about the contents of my closet. Don’t be fooled, I’m not hopping on the capsule wardrobe train anytime soon. But I am planning on thinking more about where and under what conditions my clothing is made and purchasing accordingly.

 

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Clockwise: Cotton Sweater Crew // The Everlane Anorak // The Ryan Muscle Tank // The Structure Tee

 

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Clockwise: Agate Tank // HDH Basics Dress // Siever Kimono // Finn Top

 

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Clockwise: Austin // Ecuador Sandal // Serena Sandal // Lima Clutch

 

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Clockwise: Olive Silk Short // Chambray Zip Front // Joan Sweatshirt // Chambray Tank Dress

 

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Clockwise: Milo Wallet // Lauren Manoogian Peg Pants // Pla Bonanova Braided Shoe // Samuji Inoa Dress

 

Apr
10

Happy Weekend

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01/ Szymon Swietochowski used holi powder to create staff portraits for his agency.
02/ Lego creations know no bounds, Agabag uses them for purse exteriors.
03/ An app controlled stove knob provides the right amount of heat for the right amount of time? That’s Meld.
04/ Ice Cream That Understands PMS is a student project, but I’d totally buy it.
05/ Want to keep your glasses from sliding off your nose? Nosewax is where it’s at.
06/ Travis Rice has a way with shredded paper.
07/ Sophie and Sarah are two beautiful models, who happen to be sheepdogs.
08/ Ben Brucker used 8.024 Post-Its to create superheroes on his office walls.
09/ The lunar cycle made out of Nilla Wafers looks incredibly delicious.
10/ How to break in a t-shirt and make it feel vintage.

This week on Design Crush:
Eight prints that make owning great art insanely affordable.
Have you entered our Moulton giveaway??
I love Laura Carlin‘s animal collage on tiles.
If you’re thinking spring take a look at these structural plant walls.
Creepy cool illustrations from Swan Bones.
Annie McLaughlin captures pattern and light so well.
Nest is saving me money in my 115 year old home one degree at a time.
Crazy sexy manipulated imagery from Eli Craven.

Apr
06

Moulton (+ a Giveaway)

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Last month in Austin I came across lots of shops that were new to me, but none struck a chord quite like Moulton. Jewelry designer and fourth generation small business owner Jen Moulton creates pieces that are all about fresh clean lines that look just as great with a pair of cutoffs as they do with a cocktail dress. I couldn’t help but snap up a gold cuff ring and it’s barely left my right hand since. Because Jen is just as lovely as her offerings she giving one of you a $125 store credit to amp up your spring accessories game at Moulton – scroll down to enter!

 

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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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