In 1944, inspired by Chinese chairs from the Ming Dynasty, Danish furniture designer Hans J. Wegner designed the Wishbone Chair, his most successful design of all time. To this day, the Carl Hansen & Son factory continues to produce the chair with it’s iconic Y shaped wooden back and frame and hand woven paper cord seating. Did you know it takes 400 feet of paper cord to construct the seat, which is meant to last at least 50 years of wear? I’m crushing hard on these timeless chairs – especially the ones with the natural wood frames.
With summer just around the corner, I thought I’d bring back one of my favorite bracelet tutorials for my third DIY kit with Makers Kit. I love these delicate braided bracelets with their natural textures juxtaposed against shiny gold beads. The sliding knot closure allows them to be adjustable, which means they’re perfect for mixing into your everyday stack. All it takes some simple braiding skills before you start churning these pretty babies out for you and your friends. And with a curated supply list of colorful waxed cords and tiny gold plated brass beads, the design combinations are endless. I hope you guys have fun with this one!
Each kit includes (makes 4 bracelets):
- 1.5 yards of waxed cord, in 4 colors
- 15 gold plated roundelle brass beads
- 15 gold plated mini star brass beads
- 3 gold plated spike charms
- lighter or glue
- tape or clipboard
I can trace my love affair with Meredith Kahn‘s jewelry as far back as her Made Her Think days, many moons ago. So when she ventured into fine jewelry under her eponymous label, my affection only deepened. Her pieces are deeply sentimental and always so thoughtful, challenging the way we traditionally wear jewelry. Her latest collection of suede cords, for example, are meant to be worn wrapped around the neck or wrist. The addition of interchangeable precious metal beads and stones like opal, moonstone and turquoise are beautiful enough to make anyone wearing them feel magical. And as Meredith says, “It’s not her beauty, beauty fades. It’s her magic.”
As fans of large scale art and photography, we’re so excited about newly launched Be Paper, where the co-creators of design blog Somewhere I Would Like To Live have reinvented the poster. Each photograph, taken by a select group of artists, is printed on high quality, heavy weight matte paper and available in at least two generous sizes. Accessible, beautiful and affordable art. Love it.
Objects found in nature, like leaves, petals, bark and stones, were the inspiration behind Janessa Leone‘s gorgeous spring color palette. Variations of the classic Panama, cadet hat and visor are hand woven in muted sage, light blush, soft grey and washed blue straw. And of course, none are without Janessa’s signature details like gold plated bars and suede leather bands. Sun protection never looked so chic.