While perusing Pinterest one evening, I came across an intriguing tutorial on the wonderful art of needle felting. I had to learn more – especially after realizing it entailed repeatedly stabbing a needle up and down into a piece of fabric or sweater. A satisfying stress reliever that results in something wearable? Sign me up. And now that I can officially call myself a needle felting maven (and nerd), trust me when I say that you’re going to have a blast with this technique. So grab your supplies and let’s get started on a pair of heart shaped elbow patches!
Mexican designer Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers has cleverly and humorously transformed the classic French Louis XV oval chair into the shape of a Nopal cactus. Add multicolored Otomi upholstery and I officially need at least one in my home.
We’re loving April May‘s follow up to their fall collection, which coincided with the French label’s US debut. Designer Diane Goldstein Sitbon‘s inspiration comes from her travels. “My woman has moved from Paris to Santa Fe and Austin. She has gone on a road trip and is still wearing leather and sexy hot pants and feminine dresses and would wear boots everywhere.” Indeed, the April May woman is feminine and effortlessly sexy.
I love and appreciate Nick Brandt’s photography even more after learning more about his foundation Big Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving Africa’s wildlife and ecosystems. Since its inception in September 2010, Big Life has hired over 120 rangers, built 14 outposts, and purchased 13 night-vision equipped vehicles in an urgent response to the recent dramatic escalation in poaching across much of Africa. All the proceeds from the sale of these stunning prints are being donated to the foundation.