We have seen tons of DIY mobiles and just as many paint chip projects, but this one stands out on both fronts. These little elephants are so well designed, the end product is adorable, and Kirsty was good enough to share a free template for anyone who wants to make their own colorful herd.
Great design often comes out of a passion for creating something special. In 1953, Christian Flensted and his wife Grethe had their first daughter, and to celebrate, they created the Stork mobile. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Mobiles in the nursery are so traditional, don't you think? How about something more unusual, like a chandelier? We love this easy and economical tutorial to make your own piece of hanging art with some scrap fabric and a lamp shade.
I've never flown in a hot air balloon, but I have a major soft spot for them because the Texan aeronaut Lee Scorsby is my favorite character in the His Dark Materials trilogy. When I saw Madeleine Sargent's handmade hot air balloon mobiles in last month's issue of Milk, I thought fondly of ol' Lee and his adventures in the sky.
If you're looking for a fun, DIY alternative to a mobile for a baby's room, you might consider this cute project at The Joyeful Journey. You can make your own hot air balloon (or balloons) from Chinese lanterns.
Finding a piece of vintage technology worth displaying can be tough to hunt down. If you love the aesthetic of vintage cameras, controllers, and tech of a bygone era, but don't have the time to scour vintage shops and rummage sales this summer - here are three great resources for the vintage curator in us all.
If you've ever been to one of Unison's famous warehouse sales, you know that their whitewashed Chicago space is a perfect setting for their designs. This spring, after many requests, husband and wife team Robert Segal and Alicia Rosauer decided to adjust their office space so that they could devote part of their warehouse to a weekend retail shop.