A Backyard Fête

How sweet is this backyard party that photographer Jeremy Parson threw for his wife’s birthday? A fan of the super long dining table, vintage place settings, colorful & organic floral arrangements and strung lights, I’m inspired to throw my own outdoor soirée this summer . . . just ’cause!

(via 100LayerCake)

Wood Thumb

Wood Thumb is a start-up based in San Francisco that manufactures wood ties from reclaimed wood. The recycled wood comes from old barns and homes in Northern California. Here are David and Chris, the co- founding brothers, modeling their ties. Aren’t they adorable?

(Wood Thumb Tie, $34)


Art of Block Printing

As you should know by now, I am a huge lover of indian block printing and thus an avid collector of Kerry Cassill bedding. So I was delighted to discover this video that West Elm produced after meeting hand-block printing artisans on a recent trip to northern India’s Rajasthan. Watch as they intricately carve patterns out of teak blocks and create prints using richly colored pigment dyes. It’s beautiful and truly awe inspiring!

So Hammered

We’re obsessed with Tiffany Kunz‘s collection of hammered and hand forged bracelets and rings. And what’s even more amazing is that each piece is crafted mostly from reclaimed metals in her Los Angeles studio. Eco-friendly and chic . . . we love it!

(Tiffany Kunz jewelry available here)

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