This past weekend I packed up my wool sweaters, and I got out my summer dresses and sandals. Next weekend I hope to tuck away my winter blankets and swap them out for lightweight ones. If you are in the market for a new summer blanket, here are five pretty handwoven ones.
Furniture designers are like my rock stars. I am in awe of anyone who can conceptualize a piece of furniture (let alone an entire collection!) and then beautifully execute it. These are ten designers that have my eye right now, international rock star status pending.
It's easy to call for flower delivery, but I know my mom would argue for more. Mothers! Always so demanding and thoughtless. Give in to their unreasonable requirements by doing a little bit more this May. Here are ten ideas that should put a measly bouquet to shame, and earn you a short reprieve from your mom's excessive need for attention.
Mantiques Modern transports you to another time when brass and metal were materials of choice. At every glance there are hidden gems in their vast Manhattan gallery. From restored airplane engines as coffee tables to vintage European jewelry, these guys have it all. Their attention to detail, and an eye for quality, puts their collection at the forefront of antique dealers in New York.
By this point we're all well aware of Etsy, the leading online marketplace for handcrafted items. Etsy may be the most popular marketplace but they're not the only one. Here are five more options for dressing your home in handmade goods.
It's a gem finding handmade artisans that fit your style. The pieces featured here are unique, beautifully crafted and made mostly of eco-friendly or natural materials. They're also very modern, without the patchwork look that sometimes comes with handmade goods.
As much as we'd all love to sew an heirloom quilt for our kid, sometimes it's the quickest projects that are the most satisfying - because they actually get done. My niece has entered the crafty phase of her young life, and tissue butterflies, art projects, and drawings are starting to pour in. I needed a quick and easy way to temporarily display her creations.
If you have the blackest of black thumbs, never fear. The "plant" in Photo 4 is a sculpture! For the rest of us gray thumbs, these delightful mini planters are the perfect fit for small air plants and succulents. Should we manage to kill even the death-resistant air plant, at least we'll be left with a beautiful pot.
Last week I posted five IKEA hacks for the adult set. Now it's the kids turn, with equally impressive projects based on furniture from our favorite Swedish furniture giant. Some are just a coat of paint and others require a little more commitment. All are worthy.