DIY Sachin + Babi Rorschach Necklace

Is it a bat, a butterfly, a moth, a pair of wolves, or even two dancers? However you perceive it, we certainly won’t be examining your personality or providing you with a diagnosis today. Instead, we’ve collaborated with Sachin + Babi to create a fabulous statement necklace, inspired by three elements from their Spring 2012 Collection: Rorschach ink blots, leather, and gold!

You’ll need:

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Gift Guide 2011: For The Adventurer

Anything, except granola, for the one who loves the outdoors . . . 

(clockwise from top left: LL Bean Monocular $30, Klean Kanteen Bamboo & Stainless Steel BPA Free Water Bottle $29,  Serena & Lily Indigo Herringbone Throw $225, Patagonia Lydia Vest $129, REI Classic Ragg Socks $9, Almond x Linus Summer Bike $1300, St. Kilda Matchstick Earrings $205, Triple Locking Steel Carabiner $23, Pendleton x Shwood Sunglasses $210, Diptyque Feuille de Lavande Scented Oval $45, Jambox Wireless Speakers $200, 8020 Adair Camel Boots $174)

Boughs Of Holly

I love how designer Benji Jones has decorated his Virginia-Highland home for the holidays. The decor is festive yet subtle and tasteful: sprigs of evergreen tucked behind paintings, miniature live pine trees in almost every room, a sunburst mirror turned into a holiday card display, and even a fabulous Mexican carved Santa Claus on display in the master bathroom. On another note, how stunning are the dark wood trims and accents against the robin egg blue walls?!

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Watts Towers

The Watts Towers, a collection of seventeen interconnected sculptures in Los Angeles, California, was created by Italian immigrant Sabato Rodia over a period of 33 years starting in 1921. The 100 foot masterpiece, also known as Nuestro Pueblo, was constructed from steel pipes and rods, wrapped with wire mesh, coated with mortar, and embellished with tiles, glass, seashells, rocks and other found objects. Rodia worked without the aid of scaffolding, building up one level at a time. Today it’s recognized as the world’s largest single construction by a one individual. If you live in the greater Los Angeles area, or are visiting, I would highly recommend paying The Watts Towers a visit. I still can’t believe I grew up in Los Angeles and had never seen it in person before. WTF

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