Indonesian artist Dexa Muamar‘s hand lettered phrases are feeding my typography obsession. Each of his drawings are minuscule, measuring at just about an inch wide. It’s fascinating to think these were all beautifully executed with just the fine tip of a wooden pencil!
Last to bed and first to rise, I’ve always relied on very little sleep. It’s actually something I’ve been working to improve, especially now with a newborn keeping me up every few hours in the night. But after discovering Ukrainian based loungewear line Sleeper, I immediately found myself pleading “Is it bedtime yet?!” Catching z’s never looked so comfy and chic! Linen pajama sets, off the shoulder loungewear dresses and loose fitting robes are synonymous with relax – not to mention, all of these pieces are meant to go from bed to beach or street.
In 1944, inspired by Chinese chairs from the Ming Dynasty, Danish furniture designer Hans J. Wegner designed the Wishbone Chair, his most successful design of all time. To this day, the Carl Hansen & Son factory continues to produce the chair with it’s iconic Y shaped wooden back and frame and hand woven paper cord seating. Did you know it takes 400 feet of paper cord to construct the seat, which is meant to last at least 50 years of wear? I’m crushing hard on these timeless chairs – especially the ones with the natural wood frames.
With summer just around the corner, I thought I’d bring back one of my favorite bracelet tutorials for my third DIY kit with Makers Kit. I love these delicate braided bracelets with their natural textures juxtaposed against shiny gold beads. The sliding knot closure allows them to be adjustable, which means they’re perfect for mixing into your everyday stack. All it takes some simple braiding skills before you start churning these pretty babies out for you and your friends. And with a curated supply list of colorful waxed cords and tiny gold plated brass beads, the design combinations are endless. I hope you guys have fun with this one!
Each kit includes (makes 4 bracelets):
- 1.5 yards of waxed cord, in 4 colors
- 15 gold plated roundelle brass beads
- 15 gold plated mini star brass beads
- 3 gold plated spike charms
- lighter or glue
- tape or clipboard
I can trace my love affair with Meredith Kahn‘s jewelry as far back as her Made Her Think days, many moons ago. So when she ventured into fine jewelry under her eponymous label, my affection only deepened. Her pieces are deeply sentimental and always so thoughtful, challenging the way we traditionally wear jewelry. Her latest collection of suede cords, for example, are meant to be worn wrapped around the neck or wrist. The addition of interchangeable precious metal beads and stones like opal, moonstone and turquoise are beautiful enough to make anyone wearing them feel magical. And as Meredith says, “It’s not her beauty, beauty fades. It’s her magic.”