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…

DIYs we love

DIY Ice Dyeing

Did you know that ice dyeing was first conceived by quilters who were looking for a resourceful way to dye fabric during winter months? They used snow and dyes to achieve that mottled watercolor look that we’ve come to love and recognize as ice dyeing. If you haven’t dyed clothing before, do not fear! The process is fairly simple and honestly, extremely fool proof. Truth be told, not much is in your control besides the selection of colors. As the ice slowly melts, it spreads and deposits dye into the fabric at varying rates.

AGJ x HWTF: DIY Happy Daze Charm Bracelet

The first of the three kits features a 14k charm and cord bracelet DIY. With each kit, you’ll receive one of 4 charms of your choice: a daisy smiley, peace sign, hamsa or heart. Each charm comes with 4 different colored cords so that you can customize the color and even switch them out if your heart so desires. The technique required is called a sliding knot and it’s applied in two different ways, depending on the type of charm used. It’s simple and if executed correctly, this bracelet will stand the test of time.

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…

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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.

5 Swimwear Labels You Need To Try

As much as I love summer, I despise swimsuit shopping. I mean, who does!? Rarely do you find a suit that checks all the boxes. And understandably, everyone’s requirements are different: a suit for swimming,…

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,…

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Stefania Tejada

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

Sneaker Love: HOKA ONE ONE

I’ve never worn more sneakers in my life than I have this past year. With the need for more physical activity and the newfound acceptance of all-day comfort, lace up trainers have been in constant…

Celia B Spring 2021

Spring is officially here and where we are now seems to be far cry from where we were almost exactly a year ago. Even though we’re still in the throes of a pandemic, there’s definitely…