Everything from Spanish label Kolonaki‘s spring collection makes me want to frolic through lavender fields in Provence. You too, yes? I adore the trapeze crop tops paired with full skirts and cropped, wide leg trousers – and of course, the black ribbon trimmed straw hat is just the icing on the cake.
These handwoven bike baskets might be the best I’ve ever seen. Each basket is made by artisans for House of Talents, an organization seeking to empower artisan groups in West Africa by promoting self development. And fittingly, the baskets are named Asungtaba, which means “helping each other succeed” in Frafra – the language spoken in this community of basket weavers. Check out House of Talents for an entire selection of bike baskets and you’ll see why I am in love.
Would you believe it if I told you these articles of clothing were actually made of wood? Get ready to have your mind blown. Artist Ron Isaacs constructs these vintage clothing and plant material reliefs out of Finnish birch plywood and then finishes them with acrylic paint. How he is able to give such a hard material so much soft and natural movement is beyond me. Honestly, amazing!
As we’re approaching HonestlyWTF’s four year anniversary, I’m reminded of the original inspiration behind the countless tutorials we’ve done over the years. I was originally motivated to share all tips and tricks I had accumulated over the years as a jewelry and accessories designer – to show you that you can do it yourself. What may seem difficult, tedious and complicated is actually relatively straightforward with the right resources. This ombré gemstone bracelet is the perfect example. Hope you enjoy it and most of all, I hope you’ll attempt to make it!
The one thing that sold us on our new house was the sizable backyard. It wasn’t in the best shape at the time but it had a spectacular oak tree and mature redwood, which is all we needed as jumpstart to our outdoor project. And now with the summer months quickly approaching, it’s time to put this project into high gear. Here’s a roundup of some outdoor spaces I’m drawing inspiration from. Stay tuned for updates on our progress!