Beni Ourain Rugs

I’m currently on a serious mission to find a large, traditional Beni Ourain rug for our living room. These incredibly plush rugs, made by the Beni Ourain tribe and other neighboring tribes in the mountains of Morocco, typically feature a black diamond pattern and are woven into a cream foreground. An authentic piece can be quite costly but alas, my search carries on and my collection of inspiration photos continues to grow . . .

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Wisteria Tunnel

Each year, from April to May, wisteria blooms in copious amounts at Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan. Don’t these photographs look unreal, almost as if they were paintings?! Honestly, remarkable!

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Cardboard Ladies

Dame di Cartone, Cardboard Ladies, is a series of portraits where women mimic 17th Century, cubist, and fifties fashions - only they’re wearing dresses made of cardboard and paper instead of fabric! Swiss-Italian photographer Christian Tagliavini takes complete control of the entire creative process, including making the patterns, constructing the outfits, and photographing the subjects. He aims to invent, create, and ultimately produce innovative images that blend fine art and craftsmanship. Just looking at the details, you can see what a labor of love his method truly is.

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Catbird Threadbare Rings Giveaway

There’s no doubt Catbird is our favorite source when it comes to exquisite, well curated jewelry. We’re especially devoted to their own collection of delicate gold rings – so much so that we’ve partnered with them to give away a trio of threadbare, slightly hammered 14k gold bands. Simply leave a comment below, follow Catbird on Twitter, and a winner will be selected at random on Monday, April 2nd. (Sorry, limited to US residents only. Good luck! xx ***Contest is now closed. Congratulations to Jen L!)) And until April 10th, everyone can take advantage of code LOVEWTF for 15% off everything at Catbird!

(Catbird Rose Gold Heart Ring $92, Catbird Rose Gold Knuckle Ring $64, Catbird 14k Gold Threadbare Rings $44 each; images by HonestlyWTF)

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