The decision on what to do with the immense blank wall along our staircase has been irresolute . . . for nearly 2 years. Should I weave a massive wall hanging? If only I had the time. How about a gallery wall? I think we’ve reached our home gallery wall limit at 2. How amazing would a living wall be? With my infamous black thumb, it wouldn’t last a month. Get my conundrum? Thankfully, inspiration is all around me and it was just a matter of time before it slapped me in the face. And by it, I mean a stunning, handmade tassel wall hanging adorning Decorist‘s San Francisco headquarters that I recently spotted and immediately demanded how it was made. To my surprise, it was as simple as making a ton of tassels out of yarn and hanging them from a dowel using twine. Honestly?! Done and done.
skeins of yarn (I like Lion Brand for inexpensive, thick yarn & Purl Soho for a variety of finer yarns)
Springbok shoulder bags, wood sphere heeled sandals and python slides . . . oh my! We’re loving Aurora James‘ latest collection ofsustainable, African-made footwear and her recent foray into handbags.The CFDA Vogue finalisthas also partnered with the United Nation’s Ethical Fashion Initiative on a program to empower artisans through employment in fashion. What’s not to love?READ MORE
I’m as basic as it gets when it comes to hair and makeup. It’s mostly because I’m always on the move and most often running late. Plus, I’m a big fan of the non-makeup makeup look. Also, who has the time to stop by every makeup counter in a department store to test a full face worth of makeup? It’s exhausting. So “tousle, swipe and go” has pretty much the extent of my beauty mantra for as long as I can remember and I’ve happily stuck to the same few beauty products over the years. But with the recent launch of Target’s Beauty Concierge program, I thought it was about time I update my regime. What is a Beauty Concierge you ask? It’s an in-store expert who is on hand to advise on all things beauty related. Just think of them as your beauty bestie so ask, ask, ask away. Like, should I be using gel blush or creme blush? What’s the darkest, easiest to apply liquid liner out there? Should I be using a makeup sponge? Sometimes I need just a tad more coverage than tinted moisturizer, what should I get? Here is what I learned . . .
Turf houses are the coolest. Literally. For centuries, this style was used in parts of Iceland and Norway due to difficult climates as it offered superior insulation, keeping houses dry and warm. Why are we not building all of our homes this way? They could be the eco-buildings of the future!