Danielle Mckinney

Danielle Mckinney’s intimate portraits of solitary female protagonists are simply arresting and an honest expression of human life and emotion. I love how her figures are immersed in moments of deep reflection and leisurely pursuits,…

DIYs we love

DIY Upholstered Frames

Iris Apfel once said “More is more and less is a bore.” If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you’ll know that I proudly live by that maximalist mantra. So it’s no surprise that, for months, I’ve been collecting white, minimalist frames, just waiting for that perfect upcycling project.

DIY Phone Case Strap

In an attempt to have to worry about one less thing, I decided it was about to time to change out of my iPhone case – I needed something bright and impossible to lose! It was a rainbow of acrylic chain links that inspired me to DIY my own case – equipped with its own strap and all.

Corey Moranis

Its the ethereal nature, and the magical ability to turn your body in to a suncatcher, that has always drawn Corey Moranis to lucite. The industrial material, though rigid, can also be transformed into something…

Goodbye, Summer

As we bid adieu to summer, I’m finding myself already reminiscing about our best days at the beach. Time spent at the ocean this summer were filled with pure joy and gratitude for the return…

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AGJ x HWTF: DIY Going For Baroque Pearl Necklace

One night late last summer, my friend Ariel of Ariel Gordon Jewelry and I were commiserating over the phone about the pandemic, parenting, the election . . .  the overall state of the world, to be honest. By the end of the conversation, and perhaps after a couple glasses of wine, we decided to join forces on DIY jewelry kits. Desperate for collaboration, pure delight and something to do with idle hands, we started brainstorming and meeting (masked) in each other’s backyards over the course of a few months to design three happy-inducing DIY kits. As Spring finally approaches, the timing couldn’t feel more right to launch our kits. We had so much fun creating them, Ariel and I hope you feel the same when making them.

DIY Woven Macrame Bracelet

I hope that you all have been enjoying your summer. It’s been awhile since my last DIY – between camps and travel, the summer has busy and speeding by! This week’s bracelet tutorial is a…

Madeleine Gross

Madeleine Gross’ work accentuates beauty, plain and simple. Through intentional strokes, texture and color, the Toronto-based mixed media artist alters her own travel photographs with paint. The textural and abstract context makes each piece even…

Innika Choo: Bandita

A longtime fan of Bali-based designer Innika Choo’s billowy and bohemian pieces, it’s no surprise I’m smitten over her latest collection. She’s bringing back her beloved and signature frilled maxi dress and linen smock, this…

Léa Morichon

Summer is coming and these illustrations have me in some kind of mood! Inspired by her travels and her love of the sun and sea, French illustrator Léa Morichon combines the traditional use of oil…

DIY Upholstered Frames

Iris Apfel once said “More is more and less is a bore.” If you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you’ll know that I proudly live by that maximalist mantra. So it’s no surprise that,…

Stefania Tejada

In her work, Colombian artist Stefania Tejada explores the strength, power, wisdom...