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I’m either in the process of growing my hair out or just too lazy to make an appointment with my stylist. It’s still up in the air. Most days I end up wearing sort of topknot to A. avoid using the hairdryer, B. keep my mop out of my face, and C. that lazy thing again. I’m a firm believer that the topknot can be a legit style if done right, so that’s what I’m out to do. Luckily there are these beautiful scarves from No Ocean that look great as a hair accessory and can be worn any number of ways . The patterns and colors feel spot on for fall, so it’s just a matter of choosing your favorite. (Now someone please teach me to tie one this well!)
The move to the new Design Crush HQ is officially over and I’m beyond happy to be back to some sort of schedule amidst all of the hours of unpacking! This week might me slightly slower than usual with one post a day intend of our usual two, and I thank you for your patience again and again.
Hoyz means “house” in Yiddish and this line – Hoyz Rings by Chloe Lee Carson – is heavily inspired by Jewish wedding rings that featured these architectural symbols. The tiny palaces, castles, and temples are available in a range of finishes and can almost feel like a little getaway full of deeper meaning when you look down at your hand.
Shayna from Pattern Pulp here and I’m excited to do a guest post for Design Crush, as this is something I’ve been secretly coveting for a while and it’s time I shared it with the internet. Ladies and gents, meet Arpana Rayamajhi. Arpana’s both a friend and an extremely warm and talented artist from Kathmandu, Nepal, living in New York City.
She and I met a few years back through my husband, his brother, and her boyfriend, and I’ve been following her creative career ever since. When she first moved to the states, I was completely intrigued and smitten with her vibrant geometric motif paintings that found their way onto canvases and walls when she would visit Nepal on family visits home.
As her art education has evolved (she’s currently a student at Cooper Union), so has her style. Always infused with bold color and her cultural roots, these recent jewelry creations are part of a beautiful growing collection. Each piece is unique, handmade and one of a kind. To learn more and purchase a thing or two, visit her etsy shop.
Hey there. Brittni here from Paper & Stitch. I’m excited to be guest posting today, while Kelly is busy moving. Admittedly, I have a lot of design crushes, but one in particular has really impressed me recently. So, I thought I would write about that today.
I’m always searching for new independent designers that have a similar aesthetic to my own. Minimal, modern, and a tiny bit trendy. And since I’ve been on the hunt for a few more specific pieces to add to my collection lately, mainly in the textile department, my casual search turned into a more specific quest to find the perfect shop. Shortly thereafter, I stumbled across Swift. After reading the background of the designers behind the label, I bookmarked the shop immediately and started adding things to my wish list.
Textile designers Michal and Roni are melding modern design with traditional textile techniques, like tie-dye, block printing, etc. So, in that way, each piece is one of a kind, which makes these designs all the more special. And puts this shop at the top of go-to list for all things textiles.
Après Ski is the work of designer Lucía Vergara, who crafts her line of jewelry in a Barcelona studio. Lucía has an obvious gift for pairing color, texture, and pattern, giving each piece a beautifully finished look. When you make a purchase each Après Ski piece is shipped off in a matchbox that’s been designed by a guest artist – such a nice touch to the overall experience!
(via Honey Kennedy)
The start of September signifies all things fall, which means cozy items like blankets and sweaters are fair game on the blog once again. I’m ready to start off my favorite season (thought it’s not officially here just yet) with some goods from Forest & Waves. Everything in the shop seems just right for sitting around a fire and enjoying all of the lovely cooler weather that’s heading our way.
1. A pair of Capital Pants that will look equally fantastic with a sweater or peeking out from under a coat on cool days.
2. An embossed black and white Rider Satchel to bring some pattern to any outfit.
3. Bret slip-ons are timeless and sans laces, great with a dress or jeans.
4. The über comfortable Field Dress that can be worn alone, with a jacket, or layered over a long-sleeved tee.
5. Vintage meets modern in the Mobile Necklace, which I’d love to layer with other pieces.
6. I’d wear these Skull Earrings every day from Labor Day through Halloween!
7. I love pieces like the Cocoon Cowl Pullover for cooler days.
8. Every season needs a new statement necklace, the Kalaa fits the description nicely.
Embroidery is one of those trends that ebbs and flows, but never truly goes away in entirety. I think that has more to do with the style than the technique, because it can be everything from intricate and Victorian in nature to geometric and modern. We’e all seen it play out this summer on light and airy sundresses, so I’m interested in seeing how (and if) it translates to fall’s fashions!
Rebecca Mir Grady offers a collection of 50+ pieces of hand-designed minimalist jewelry, each crafted from reclaimed precious metals and ethically-sourced stones. I love the finishes of the sterling silver and 14K gold she uses, they feel soft and perfect for layering.
(via Honey Kennedy)