i’ve had these saved for a while now as something i really want to try…i think now might be the time to do it. they look so pretty and would add a nice warm glow to my apartment. there’s so many ways you can do it too…
you can make votives like these, from creature comforts, using any old jars you might have lying around and lace doilies.
these are pretty similar, made with small glasses or jars and lace trim from a fabric store.
these cute little votives were made out of old catalogs by one of our craft swap participants!
and finally, you could take it a step further and try something like these:
how cool are these?? i especially love the hanging light- it wouldn’t be an easy project, but it looks AWESOME! check out the full tutorial over on design*sponge.
My obsession for denim has increased to a maximum high, I’m lov’in everything from cute cut offs, straight legged ripped jeans and waistcoats. I have in mind ‘Penny Lane’ with an ‘I’m with the band’ attitude!
so my favorite album of the year so far is without a doubt broken bells. take danger mouse (the grey album, gnarls barkley, black keys producer) and james mercer (the shins) and you’re bound to get something extraordinary. this album hooked me immediately…it doesn’t come out until march 9th but i was able to get a hold of it early and trust me its worth the wait! in the meantime, enjoy a couple of songs off the album and let me know what you think!!
as i told you last week, dan martensen was the photographer for our new february catalog. the photos were shot in california in two outdoor locations and in a studio. the first location was zuma beach, a large and popular beach in malibu, california that is known for its good surf. our producer took these pics while our team was shooting – i wish i was there now!
you can read more about the inspiration behind the catalog here - and stay tuned for more photos!
so many valentine’s day-themed events are going on this weekend! whether you like the holiday or not, there are a couple of things you can do in philly this weekend that sound pretty cool…
you may remember these murals from a post I did a while back…they’re part of a series called “a love letter for you,” which consists of over 50 murals by artist steve powers throughout philadelphia.
well there’s an exhibit opening tonight of sketches, found objects associated with the project, and personal works by the artist, taking place at 1226 chestnut st from 5:30 to 8:30. then tomorrow you can catch powers at exit skateshop in northern liberties between 5 and 7pm, signing copies of the “a love letter for you” book. there’s even a special “love train” event on valentine’s day, where you can take a tour of the murals on a privately chartered, slow-speed, guided el train. for more info click here.
this is something i’d like to do on any random day- this weekend you can go to hudson beach glass in philly and pull your own glass flower! they’re so pretty…and they’ll never die :) for more info click here.
you can’t escape it…love is in the air this weekend.