DIY God’s Eyes

Remember those simple little diamond shaped yarn weavings we all made at summer camp with just two popsicle sticks and a some colorful yarn? Who knew that god’s eyes, which originated from Mexico’s Huichol Indians, can be so beautifully complex, incredibly dramatic, and so wonderfully therapeutic? There couldn’t be a better time to share the positive vibes of a protective god’s eye than the holidays – use them as present toppers, hang them as ornaments or simply gift them as is. Inspired by artist Jay Mohler‘s Ojo de Dios mandalas, we’re showing you a more complicated version today – be patient, it’s totally worth the time to learn how to master them. They are impressive and so much fun to make! Trust.

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You’ll need:

  • 4 6″ or 12″ wooden dowels
  • yarn
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • hot glue gun

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Leather Accent Chairs

It’s nearly been a year since our home renovation was completed and we’re still working on getting our living room together. One of the things my husband and I can never agree on is the sofa. He wants leather (gulp) and I . . . don’t. I think I’ve managed to convince him into a pair of comfy, broken in leather chairs instead – and fingers crossed we can finally pull the trigger. And in case he’s still on the fence, here are some inspiring photos to help sway him. Will it work? Stay tuned.

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Maiyet Pre-Fall 2015

It was all about texture in Kristy Caylor’s collection for Maiyet. Emilie Flöge, Gustav Klimt’s muse, dressmaker and collector of impressive textiles, was the inspiration for Maiyet’s fine-gauge cashmere, fringed tweeds jackets, textured wool sweaters, and patterned lace. We’re lusting after the beautiful, rich pieces with that signature boho twist. And the buttoned culottes?! Get in my closet.

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