Sweet Suzani

I absolutely love the richness and tradition behind embroidered Suzani textiles. The colorful, needlepointed fabric dates as far back as the late 18th century and was often exchanged like currency or used as dowry payments in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. In case you’re in the market for authentic Suzani, eBay has a huge selection with great prices. You can thank me later!

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DIY Chain Trimmed iPad Sleeve

Given that my iPad is one of few things I can’t function without, it was about time I gave it the royal treatment. Inspired by Stella McCartney‘s iconic Falabella bag, I whipped up a chain trimmed leather sleeve perfect for my favorite gadget! This tutorial is a great way to  learn a super simple hand stitching technique which can also then be applied to other leather wares. Have I piqued your interest yet?

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Maison Scotch Spring 2012

Just about everything from Maison Scotch‘s spring collection is begging to be packed up for a vacation overseas. Slouchy pants and shorts, paired with striped shirts, printed blouses, sequin cardigans and gingham button ups, are the perfect ensembles for a weeklong trip full of sightseeing and adventures. So . . . where shall we go?

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Silent World

With some clever camera trickery, artists Lucie & Simon have captured some of the world’s most populated cities completely devoid of any human activity. The result is a series of unimaginable, apocalyptic-like photos – honestly eerie yet incredibly compelling and cool.

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