I saw these adorable handmade books on cruststation. Made by the French writer/crafter Apol Lejano-Massebieau, these are her la pomme stories. Check out her etsy store. There’s a great interview with her on Heart Handmade.
Check out this video from the latest B15 Threads, in which we ‘break in’ our boots to make them look cooler for the catalog!
If you end up trying this method yourself, be sure to check on your boots after each time you run over them and see how much they’ve been distressed- you don’t want to beat them beyond repair! Depending how much you want your boots wrecked up, you can also bang them off a sidewalk or in rocks!
Prepare for September 19th and Park(ing) Day, and experience how great our cities might be if they were designed for people rather than cars. Park(ing) Day participants get into some guerrilla gardening and take over public parking spaces, turning them into their own customized little corners of nature and relaxation.
Check out Inhabitat for more pictures and a full description.
Yes, jam. Coolhunting made this video with June Taylor, a preserve maker in Berkley, CA. First of all, I love that they profiled her and put her in the mix with all the hip, hot artists and designers they are usually feature. Second, the process and her enthusiasm is fascinating. I love to see anyone that loves their work and puts as much effort, thought and design into what they are doing as any great artist would.
About a week ago, our friend Adrianne Lee of Ninkybink.com did a fabulous guest post for us, in which she taught us how to make a cute corset tank!
Well, this weekend I finally had a little bit of extra time, so I tried my hand at making a corset tank, Ninkybink style! Here’s how it turned out! (Don’t mind the red shirt underneath!)
I used an old t-shirt that had been dyed, and then spray painted with a lace and floral stencil. After I made the corset top I put some iron-on stars along a couple of the side seams for effect. I haven’t had a chance to make the cute quirky brooches yet, but that’s my next project!
I love my new shirt! I will definitely be using Adrianne’s corset tank method again! It was easy and fun, and has pretty limitless possibilities. Thank you again Adrianne! This was awesome!
If you’ve made a shirt too, we’d love to see it! Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
You know you’ve thought about it, about leaving the office for you yarn, your glue gun, your sewing machine. These crafters have made a living for themselves doing just that, and are sharing their stories on Etsy’s Stork in a series called Quilt Your Day Job. Find out how they did it!
I was checking out Fops and Dandies (which, by the way, is sadly nearing the end of its rope,) saw this jewelry by Mike and Maaike, and flipped! It’s such a cool idea!
Just in case you can’t read the print on the pictures, here’s what it says: an exploration of tangible vs. virtual in relation to real and perceived value. using google image search, we browsed through some of the most expensive and often famous jewelry in the world, the low-res images we found were stolen, doctored, then transferred to leather, creating a tangible new incarnation. with the expense and intricacy of the jewels stripped away, their essence and visual intensity are extracted.
…and they look really cool too. :) Pixels! So old school. I want one!
Check out Mike and Maaike’s site to see more of their creations!
This week for our poll, we have a question for you all in regards to a couple of our current trends.
One trend that we are currently featuring in our stores is called “Wild at Heart.” The inspiration for this trend is the outdoors, the beauty of nature, and ourselves within it. Sweaters, cable knits, lots of texture in general, women’s thermals, and a natural color palette dominate this trend. You can also spot plenty of plaid and a long and lean look to this trend.
Here are a couple of items from this trend, to help give an idea of what it is about!
Shown here is the Wildlife Burnout Crew in black.
Another trend that you can currently find permeating our stores right now is called “Girls in Paris.” The girl in Paris is more fashion-forward, and though her silhouettes are similar to those in Wild at Heart, they are edgier and a little flirtier too! This trend is dominated by a drapey, girly feel, with hints of stripes, art deco-type prints, and of course plenty of black!
A couple of examples follow below…
I’m sure you had some milk crate “furniture” in college, or maybe you even have some right now. A “book shelf” perhaps. Well these designs from MADE and Naty Maskovich will definitely inspire a bit more sophistication. How great are those stools?
Found via Dwell Blog.