DIY + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Three DIY Paper Fascinators

Three DIY Paper Fascinators

Any royal wedding fans out there? Guilty! You may or may not know that I was present for Kate and William’s wedding back in 2011! I was living in Copenhagen at the time so it was just a hop, skip, and a jump away, I couldn’t resist. I wore a paper rose fascinator that I made and was actually featured on CNN and Vogue. My claim to fame! For the upcoming royal wedding of Harry and Meghan, we wanted to create some new versions in our favorite medium. We made Three DIY Paper Fascinators that you can flaunt in celebration of the big day! Pulling inspiration from some of our favorite fascinators we’ve seen, this DIY paper versions are a cinch to whip up and could be mistaken for the real thing!

Three DIY Paper Fascinators

Three DIY Paper Fascinators

Check out the tutorials for Three DIY Paper Fascinators and get ready for a Royal Wedding!

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Design + Life + wallpapers / Tuesday, 1 May 2018

May 2018 Wallpaper Calendar

April 2018 Wallpaper Calendar

I have big dreams for my future garden. You probably know of my strong affinity for flowers. I love to smell them, pick them, buy them, make them, send them, look at them, and even watch them: Secret Garden and Anne of Green Gables are two of my all-time favorite films. Now I haven’t always had the greenest thumb, nor the space to cultivate my dream garden, but I have plans! The April 2018 Wallpaper Calendar by Monica Lynch is the perfect illustration of what I want my garden to look like! And a tree full of pink blossoms? Sign me up!

April 2018 Wallpaper Calendar

Download the May 2018 Wallpaper Calendar for your desktop and phone!

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collaborations + giveaway + Life / Monday, 30 Apr 2018

Craft the Rainbow Giveaway!

Craft the Rainbow Giveaway

Craft the Rainbow is out in the wild! It’s crazy to think that after years of planning, creating, styling, writing, editing, and proofing, it’s finally here! Creating a book is A LOT OF WORK, but extremely satisfying in the end. In honor of its release, we wanted to share our love of color with you through a giveaway! We giving away 10 rainbow-packed prizes with some of our favorite brands, including a copy of Craft the Rainbow! The participating brands are Hello Maypole, Carte Fini Crepe Paper, Nena & Co., Meri Meri Party, Knot & Bow, Brother P-touch Embellish, Fiskars, Cricut, and Fiesta Dinnerware. Quite the lineup, I’m a right!

Read on to hear about the exact prizes you’ll win and how to enter the Craft the Rainbow Giveaway!

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Artist Feature + Design / Friday, 27 Apr 2018

Illustrator Feature: Lisa Grue

Lisa Grue

For this month’s illustrator feature, we were privileged to get to know the amazing Lisa Grue! Chances are you’ve seen her art before, as she’s worked for a number of impressive clients including Vogue Magazine, Anna Sui, and Benefit Cosmetics. Lisa Grue graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in 2001. Since graduation, she has received a number of grants from Danish Arts Foundations and has been selected in curated art and design shows. Lisa experiments with the design process and works with a wide variety of materials and media, including embroidery, porcelain, textile print, acrylic, paper and more. Her aesthetic is unique, combining her love of Scandinavian nature and urban inspiration. We know you’ll love it as much as we do!Lisa Grue

So let’s take a peek!

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Design + Home + Life + Projects / Thursday, 26 Apr 2018

Colored my Kitchen to help me Cook

As you might know by now, I rarely step foot in a kitchen. I really don’t have much to do there. Cook? As if! But I LOVE all things kitchen design. The hardware, the cabinetry, the accessories, oh my! In my dreams I’m designing a line of kitchenware–items I’ll never use but gaze at for their beauty. I love adding beautiful tea towels, an adorable butter dish, potted plants (see above). I figure if it’s beautiful I might somehow trick myself into wanting to spend more time there. So far, no dice.

Additionally, aside from my lack of culinary skills, the kitchen isn’t my favorite room in my house. It’s tucked around the side of my house and doesn’t receive much light. It’s always felt a bit stale in color and energy in comparison to the rest of the more lived-in spaces. Though we rent our walk-out basement apartment, our landlords are the best and they have always said we can do whatever we want to the space, but, it IS a rental after all, and we always thought it would be a more temporary housing solution so we haven’t invested much into it.

You can imagine how thrilled I was to partner with BEHR®Paint once again (remember Baby’s nursery or our studio mural?) and participate in their upcoming Color Clinic event, the same event we participated in last year, by adding some color love to our kitchen. YES PLEASE, I said. This kitchen of mine could certainly use some help so I might as well experience first it to help you know what to do for your own kitchen makeover. As I’ve come to learn, paint makes such a world of difference! Read on →

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