Along with swooning over Kaye Blegvad’s jewelry, gawking at these mesmerizing collages, peeking inside Gloria Marigo’s Untitled Story photobook and dreaming about hanging skull pendant lights for our next Halloween party, this week, we wanted to make you spiderweb pancakes, painted our nails with dreamcatchers, fell in love with Field Mouse’s Twin Peaks theme song, wanted to make raincloud costumes and filled balloons with confetti. Spy the rest of our little diary after the jump. xo.
Along with reading about spirits in Rebecca Artemisa’s Ghost Guide zine, planning next year’s Halloween costumes with Devani Rae (this year it’s Little Red Riding Hood!), wanting to make our coffee pretty with these stencils and spying some seriously cute pottery by Miriam Brügmann, this week, we learned how to make lace short-shorts, peeped Moonrise Kingdom embroidery, listened to a new Local Natives tune, decorated our rooms with homemade clouds and checked out some fun, not to mention adorbs, Halloween DIYs. Spy the rest of our little diary after the jump. xo.
Happy October, everyone! This month, we’re so excited to welcome back Devin Wais of Ooooh Stitchy, Monica and James of Sea & Asters, Angela of SmilingSilverSmith, and to introduce Janneke and Lotte of De Krantenkapper. We’re thrilled to work with these guys and gals, whose creations we adore and think you will, too! Spy some of our favorites below, and don’t forget to stop by their shops for some fall gems. xo.
Masterminded by two Netherlands-stationed sisters, Lotte and Janneke, De Krantenkapper (aka The Newspaper Barber) is a shop chock full of whimsical stamps and paper creations. The pair design unique postcards featuring cut-outs, 3D pieces and quirky illustrations, along with a beautiful collection of stamps — how magical are their dress up and knit heart stamps? Visit Janneke and Lotte over on their website and Twitter, and don’t forget to check out their shop.
If you’re anything like us, then you’re somewhat of a pop culture junkie, and Ooooh Stitchy has the decor for you. Armed with an embroidery needle, Devin Wais creates one-of-a-kind embroidery hoops featuring quotes from some of our favorite shows, like Arrested Development, Parks & Recreation, Breaking Bad and more. We’re also taken with her mini line of Halloween-themed embroidery — so cool! Visit Devin over on Etsy to decorate your walls, and follow Ooooh Stitchy on Twitter.
It should come as no surprise that we adore Sea & Asters. Created by Tampa-stationed artisans Monica and James, the shop carries a whimsical array of handcrafted planters that we can’t get enough of. From wooden colorblock cube planters, to their darling chalkboard pods, to this magical air plant assortment, the pair make the cutest collection of plant decor that we’ve spied. Check out more of Monica and James’ creations over at their shop, Sea & Asters, and visit them over on Facebook.
Upon visiting SmilingSilverSmith, one can’t help but be amazed by shop creator Angela’s unique designs. Featuring jewelry, the adorable shop carries quirky silver rings that transform everyday objects into something extraordinary. Angela’s mug and teacup rings, along with Halloween apropos picks like these detective and disguise numbers have stolen our hearts. Head on over to SmilingSilverSmith to decorate your hands, and visit Angela on Twitter and Facebook.
Along with dancing around to an October + Halloween mixtape, donning spooky rings by Hokiou, decorating our arms with bewitching temporary tattoos and making adorbs chalkboard pumpkins, this week, we baked up some flying saucer macarons, concocted creepy potions, loved this song by Daughter, giggled at Kaye Blegvad’s “Sexy Ghost” illustration, crafted black cat paper lights and made mustache disguises. Peek inside the rest of our little diary after the jump. xo.
Lately, I’ve fallen in love with creating chalkboards, and scouting unique surfaces to transform. Since it’s Autumn, and Halloween is merely weeks away (yay!), I decided to turn a faux pumpkin into a pretty note pad of sorts. Check out how to make these adorable Halloween chalkboards — that you can reuse next year, and the after that! — after the jump. xo.
Along with spying magical moon decor, throwing on wolf ears for October, swooning over Tuck & Bonte’s whimsical balloon tassels and checking out Britta Manger’s woodland animal origami, this week, we wanted to color block our shoes, decorated our walls with candy corn paper garlands, couldn’t believe how sweet Adam Green & Binki Shapiro’s new song is, learned how to bake doughnut macarons and made pretty envelopes. Spy the rest of our little diary after the jump. xo.
Along with peeking inside Nan Lawson’s studio, getting ready for Halloween, being mesmerized by Beth Hoeckel’s collages and wanting to throw one of these illustrated tote bags over our shoulder, this week, we learned how to add lace hearts to our cardigans, debated making macrame balloons, folded pretty geometric envelopes, were delighted to hear that Bright Eyes members scored a film, wanted to decorate our walls with fringe banners and were taken by Fredrik Åkum’s art. Spy the rest of our little diary after the jump. xo.
Along with discovering One Hundred Ways To Say I Love You, day dreaming about Shadowplaynyc’s celestial tights, peeking through a photography book by Jessica Silversaga and gawking at a rabbit-shaped chair, this week, we learned how to make a teepee, wanted to throw our hair in 1950s-channeling ponytails, swooned over a new Aaron Embry tune, were transfixed by moss graffiti, fell for stationary stamps and sewed some bloomers. Peek inside the rest of our little diary after the jump. xo.