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…

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…

Maddie’s Menagerie

When 3 year old Maddie’s parents reached out to Chauncey Boothby to design a “big girl” room, the timing couldn’t be more perfect. The interior designer had just happened to stumble upon a vintage Madeline…

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…

Bahati Simoens

Wow. I'm absolutely obsessed with Bahati Simoens' paintings. The Belgium-based artist grew...

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…

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…