Rebecca Atwood caught our attention last year with the debut of her hand printed pillows and framed prints. Her Shibori dyeing technique and use of neutral tones and fibers had us smitten, and it comes as no surprise that her work has us under her spell once again. Her fall collection debuted earlier this week with a new line of hand dyed pillows, limited edition art prints created in collaboration with Stampa, and hand dyed fabric by the yard. You can imagine how excited that last bit of information has us here at HonestlyWTF, because that can only mean dozens of DIYs in the future . . .
Like birds of a feather, the fringed fashionistas have flocked together at fashion week. We love the movement and the addition of boho-inspired fringe and in fact, the longer, the better! Be it on your jacket, shirt, belt, handbag, or even your jeans, bring on the fringe for fall.
Whether it be a high waisted midi silk skirt, floor length chiffon dress overlay or just a subtle accent to an ensemble, we’re sure to see lots of accordion pleats come spring. These narrow folds add such graceful fluidity and movement, we’re already shopping for pleated skirts to add to our fall wardrobes!
After moving to Paris from Hong Kong, photographer Michael Wolf was concerned about photographing the street life, confining himself to any typical clichés. So he took his camera lens to higher ground and was able to capture the incredibly dense landscape of Parisian rooftops. They’re so abstract, they almost look like paintings . . . honestly, amazing.
Last year we introduced you to the pajaki, a Polish chandelier made from straws and paper, with a basic tutorial on how to make a miniature variety. This year, again with the help of my imaginative friends John McRae and Karima Cammell of Castle In the Air, I’ll be showing you how to build a large scale, more traditional version – like the one hanging in my son Quincy’s room. It includes woolen pom poms, which Karima recently demonstrated for me (you will just loose your mind over these!), as well as parts from a convenient starter kit you can purchase from their online store. Not only are they extremely fun to make, these pajakis have the most uplifting and exuberant quality to them. I promise you’ll want to make another!
a basic pajaki kit (includes wooden hoop frame, paper straws, cotton beads, steel clips & thread with brass ring)