TRAVEL: JAPAN

If you’re looking for a great adventure but can’t stomach something overtly and aggressively athletic, what about going to Japan, on a craft tour?  

XMAS

Looking ahead, I came across some alternatives to the garden (farm) variety Christmas tree. Here are some of the things people have done to kick the pine habit. [via re-nest]   [via apartment therapy] [via Alex Ostrowski]

MATTER: HANDPRINTED WALLPAPER

As promised [below], here are some example of handprinted wallpaper that we’re noticing. Katherine Morris’ wallpaper   Anna Dove’s wallpaper    Deborah Bowness‘ fake books

DROOL

The Selby Strikes Again: click here.

TREND: STAMPING and PRINTING

This month, we’ll be featuring several examples of stamping, block printing, and stenciling that we’re seeing in tasty home decor. These crafts are no longer the provinence of the scrapbooking set! To get you started, we recommend Lena Corwin‘s Printing By Hand.  

INSPIRATION: WOOD

We’re inspired by the work of Patrick McDaniel, and we’re hoping to spread our love around.  If you have ever attempted to turn a piece of wood, then you know these vases are not only beauties, but minor miracles. These would make beautiful gifts for someone you love. All the wood is twice turned. You can […]