My Living Room Refresh

Spring is officially here and the arrival of a new season has never felt more symbolic or welcoming. Since the start of the pandemic, almost exactly a year ago, I must have I rearranged the…

AGJ x HWTF: DIY Happy Daze Charm Bracelet

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…

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…

Carolina K Spring 2021

Designer Carolina Kleinman wanted her latest collection to be a vehicle for change. With so much uncertainty in the world today, the Mexico-based designer turned to Mother Earth for two grounding elements: the sky and…

Alena Shymchonak

I’m absolutely mesmerized by Alena Shymchonak’s paintings. The Estonian painter uses a palette knife and oil paints to create depth and energy in her seasonal landscapes. Skiers and beachgoers are painted into the nearly three…

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....

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…

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...