A friend of mine DIYed her own candles, made from the peels of Satsuma oranges, for a recent dinner party. I was so excited by this simple yet clever idea, I had to share the tutorial on HonestlyWTF. My only regret is not discovering this sooner when Satsumas were at their absolute peak in December. Hopefully, you’ll still be able to snatch up a few at your local grocery store or farmer’s market and impress your guests at your next dinner party!
Frederique Morrel and her husband Aaron Levin are best known for their needlepoint covered fiberglass sculptures. The design duo scours garage sales and flea markets in search of vintage tapestries and discarded embroidery to create these one of a kind beauties. “We like materials that tell stories of simple, ideal happiness, and have been caressed by many hands.”
I just spent the last hour perusing Jennifer Sarkilahti‘s collection of delicate and organic jewelry. She begins each design with a pencil sketch which is then translated into wax, using ancient and modern carving techniques, before finally being cast in various metals. Be sure to check out a tour of Jennifer’s home at Design Sponge and more inspiring images from the Odette workshop at The Makers.
Pocket squares, camo, and plaids . . . oh my! Feast your eyes on what seems like the largest gathering of the most dapper and well-dressed men at Florence’s Pitti Uomo. And as usual, we’re impressed and inspired.