Christmas Wish List

This is maybe the first year I’ve had a tough time coming up with a Christmas wish list. I’d always heard about reaching that age where you just buy yourself all of the things you want and/or need, but I thought it was probably one of those adulthood myths. (You know what I’m talking about.) But after combing through my Pinterest boards I realized there were a few things on my list after all…

Christmas-Wish-List-Design-Crush

1/Howell Short Canvas Parka  2/Glass Water Kettle  3/Big Shampoo  4/Signature Flannel Bedding  5/Cowboy Coffee Kettle  6/Decked Out Pink Stone Coasters  7/Ebony Stripe Planter  8/Merengue Merino Wool Blanket  9/Newen Days Opal Ring  10/Metal Framed Round Mirror

1

Juniper & Scout

Juniper & Scout-1-Design Crush

 

Looking for a shop with a little bit of everything? Juniper & Scout has got you covered. They continually track down the best in modern, handcrafted design so you can always find the perfect gift or treat yo self reward. Everything is made right here in the USA by makers who embrace original design, small batch production, and environmental sensitivity (major bonus). Here are just a few of my favorites below. Use the code DESIGNCRUSH20 at checkout for 20% off your total purchase! ​(Expires 12/15/15)

 

Juniper & Scout-2-Design Crush

I reserve the quiet ritual of French press coffee for chilly winter weekends, and vessels don’t get much prettier than this high gloss ceramic beauty with a copper pull.

 

Juniper & Scout-3-Design Crush

This bar of Black Gold Equilateral Soap has an activated charcoal bottom to deep-clean pores and is scented with lavender and tea tree essential oils, plus it has that easy-to-grip shape. Pamper yourself or leave it out for guests.

 

Juniper & Scout-4-Design Crush

My purse is basically a blackhole, so this Tropical Linen Pouch would be perfect for helping me get organized. It would also make a great gift, you could fill it with other little goodies or toss in a gift card.

 

Juniper & Scout-5-Design Crush

Moscow mules are my cold weather cocktail of choice, and while they’re traditionally served in copper mugs I  love these copper cups as a chic alternative. I’d also happily use one on the bathroom sink or to plant a few small succulents.

 

Juniper & Scout-6-Design Crush

How sweet would this It’s Good to Be Home embroidery look hung over the front door or near the coatrack? I love the modern take on such a traditional craft.

 

Juniper & Scout-7-Design Crush

I get so dry when temperatures drop, and this Rosewood + Blood Orange Lotion Ball looks like a fun way to stay moisturized. It would also make one heck of a stocking stuffer.

 

Juniper & Scout-8-Design Crush

If you are or have a creative insomniac in your life you may want to pick up one of these Creative Ramblings Journals. I’d put mine on the bedside table so I could make note of all of the strange Google searches I think of at 3:48am!

This post sponsored by Juniper & Scout. All words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Design Crush churning out fresh content!

0

F/W15 Looks I Might Actually Try

F:W15 Looks I Might Actually Try-1-Design Crush

Cherry Bombe Ombre Nails from OPI

It’s been a few years since I’ve attended New York Fashion Week, but I always make sure and pay attention to the trends hitting the runways. I like to imagine how I might translate some of them to fit my casual/modern style, but I’m also drawn to the makeup trends. My daily look is classically minimal with the focus on strong black eyeliner on my upper lids and usually red on my nails. If I’m going to step out of that box it has to be good, and usually a little off the beaten path. I’ve got these five looks bookmarked for days this fall and winter when my look is calling for a little something extra.

 

F:W15 Looks I Might Actually Try-2-Design Crush

Minimally bold lids from Laura Coulson for Rollacoaster

 

F:W15 Looks I Might Actually Try-3-Design Crush

Red ombre lips from LzJade

 

F:W15 Looks I Might Actually Try-4-Design Crush

Striking colored brows from Edaline Lee via Najla Kaddour

 

F:W15 Looks I Might Actually Try-5-Design Crush

Abstract painterly nails from jinsoonchoi

0

Hanahzo Soaps

Hanahzo Soaps-1-Design Crush

 

Soap that may as well be art for your bathroom? YES, PLEASE. Hanahzo is a Korean brand with the tagline pause your life, which I need to do just a little more often. With these delicious looking toiletries in the bath or sitting on the counter I imagine that might be a little easier to do. And yes, they do ship internationally!

 

Hanahzo Soaps-2-Design Crush

Hanahzo Soaps-3-Design Crush

Hanahzo Soaps-4-Design Crush

Hanahzo Soaps-5-Design Crush

(via Anthology)

0

Happy Weekend

1-Design Crush

2-Design Crush

3-Design Crush

4-Design Crush

5-Design Crush

6-Design Crush

7-Design Crush

8-Design Crush

9-Design Crush

10-Design Crush

This week on Design Crush:
Check out these ten fresh art prints for your dose of Print Edition: August.
I took a trip to Kennywood for the first time since 1999!
Tessa Horrocks‘ pebble-centric art has me looking for the nearest stream.
Canopy beds done right.
I’m ready for fall, thanks to Lieke van der Vorst.
I’m getting so much use out of my DIY modern shower memo board!
If Drew Tyndell styled up the outside of my home like his art I wouldn’t mind.
These slivered marble hooks are so pretty and handy.
Loving the summery paintings of Seth Smith.

0

Happy Weekend

1-Design Crush

2-Design Crush

3-Design Crush

4-Design Crush

5-Design Crush

6-Design Crush

7-Design Crush

8-Design Crush

9-Design Crush

10-Design Crush

01/ Bandages that will make your wound look worse than it actually is.
02/ This bar in Louisiana has a built-in chilled strip to keep beverages cold.
03/ Cloud iridescence is a real thing.
04/ Weapons of Mass Instruction is a 1979 Ford converted into a book-toting tank!
05/ I love the idea of creating a grazing table instead of appetizers.
06/ The Lotus Building in China depicts the three states of a blooming flower.
07/ A hair freezing contest!
08/ These approved catcalls are hilarious.
09/ It turns out activated charcoal is really good for our skin – have you tried it?
10/ Danny Quirk‘s realistic anatomical paintings expose our inner workings.

This week on Design Crush:
Pat Perry‘s illustrations will transport you to another world.
Temperatures are slowly climbing and I have my spring wish list ready!
Beautiful modern female portraits by Annie Kevans.
How things are going after being back in Pittsburgh for six months.
The storytelling embroidery pieces of Michelle Kingdom.
These 8 great apps are some of my recent favorites.
Energetic abstracts from Kerri Rosenthal.
Ten March DIYs to keep you busy this month.
Take a peek at Gus Hughes‘ right-out-of-the-tube paintings.

0

Vice and Velvet

Vice and Velvet-1-Design Crush

 

The first thing that caught my eye from Vice and Velvet was their beautifully marbled soaps, the second was the great color palette, and the third was the catchy name. Shop owner Mei Ong’s bath and body products are all handmade and vegan and I’m ready to try them all immediately.

 

Vice and Velvet-2-Design Crush

Vice and Velvet-3-Design Crush

Vice and Velvet-4-Design Crush

0