DIY Gemstone Chain

As many of you might already know, I used to design jewelry . . . it seems like a lifetime ago. Tiny rubies, sapphires, tourmalines and emeralds cut into tiny, faceted roundelles were some of…

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DIY Bleach Ice Dye

Ice dyeing with bleach. Who knew?! The idea occurred to me after stumbling upon a bottle of bleach crystals a few weeks ago. Again, who knew that such a thing existed and for what use I wondered?! I had been wanting to DIY an acid-wash effect sweatshirt and bleach crystals ended up being the perfect agent to help me achieve that marbled tie-dye effect.

DIY Pearl Daisy Chain Necklace

Once upon a time, many moons ago, I designed jewelry for my own fine jewelry label. It was a self-taught hobby turned business and I guess you can say that was when my “DIY” journey began. I would spend endless hours wire wrapping precious and semi-precious stones with fine gold wire and 14k chain. And it wasn’t until recently, when I pulled out the ol’ fine component box, that I revisited this tried and true method of jewelry making.

Alena Shymchonak

I'm absolutely mesmerized by Alena Shymchonak's paintings. The Estonian painter uses a...

Mille Collection

Block prints and ruffles and volume, oh my! My latest label obsession is Mille Collection, an in-house line from  Minneapolis-based boutique, Mille. Designer Michelle LeBlanc has a knack for adding the ideal amount of drama…

Tatsuya Tanaka

It’s been awhile since we last featured miniature diorama master Tatsuya Tanaka. I was so relieved to see that he’s continued his Miniature Calendar series, which he first began in 2011. Tatsuya is a master…

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DIY Sunglass & Mask Chain

You’ve been asking for it so here it is: mask and sunglass chains. Beware, not only do these chains do a good job of keeping your hands and pockets free, they’re extremely addicting to make. Plus, they’re a great way to use up all those left over beads from previous DIYs. Have fun . . . and be happy!

Cozy in Babaà

When it comes to purchasing sustainable knitwear, the best thing you can do is to purchase pieces that are made entirely from one material, like wool. Knits can be especially sustainable because they are inherently…

Bahati Simoens

Wow. I’m absolutely obsessed with Bahati Simoens’ paintings. The Belgium-based artist grew up admiring the works of Rousseau, Gauguin and Hockney. Later in life, Bahati combined inspiration from Black artists like Cassi Namoda and Wonder…

Where To Buy Ornaments

I have a strict rule around Christmas. No decorations until after the day after Thanksgiving, at the absolute earliest! But you know what? This year, we can all use some extra holiday cheer with everything…

Lindsay Adams’ Quarantine Chronicles

In her most recent series, artist Lindsay Adams’ ‘Quarantine Chronicles’ explores life through these unprecedented times. The abstract quality of her work showcases the significance of body language – the expression and emotion is left…

Niki Dionne

There's something so charming and relatable about Niki Dionne's extraordinary oil pastel...