Occasionally a toy is as much fun for an adult as it is a child – check out KUUM. It’s a collection of 202 building blocks crafted from beech wood that come in beautifully arranged units of 12 pieces. Each unit represents 12 elements (soil, fire, flower, tree, mountain, sea, ice, stone, earth, moon, sun, and sand) and each unique piece represents a small fragment of nature. KUUM block units can be broken down into 36 unique shapes and colors – some fit snugly while others are more unstable. Their appealing colors and shapes will instantly inspire you to start building
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Halloween was always played up as the best holiday at my house as a kid, which is probably why it remains my favorite to this day. I love the childhood innocence involved, as well as the more macabre side you learn about a few years later. My house is all decorated – maybe you’ve already seen it on social media – and I’ll be sharing more about that tomorrow. But for now here are four dozen All Hallows’ Eve treats I think you’ll love!
1/ 2-Ingredient Ghost Chocolate Cups 2/ Caramel Apple Sangria 3/ Screaming Face Print
4/ DIY Ghost Tassels 5/ Hand Painted Floral Pumpkin 6/ DIY No-Sew Monster Trick-or-Treat Bags
7/ DIY Paper Leaf Fall Garland 8/ Double Double Toil and Trouble Print 9/ Halloween Devotional Candles
10/ DIY Ghost Pinatas 11/ Moon Garland 12/ Printable Fang Treat Bags
13/ Printable Spooky Treat Bags 14/ S’mores Caramel Apple 15/ Skull Placemats
16/ Surprise Bloody Cake 17/ 3-Ingredient Hatchet Cookies 18/ Creepy Chocolate Chip Cookies
19/ DIY Bloody Baubles 20/ DIY Gilded Insect Faux Taxidermy 21/ DIY Marbled Candles
22/ DIY Optical Illusion Pumpkins 23/ DIY Skull Cake Plate 24/ Glow in the Dark Skull Pillow
25/ Skull Wall Decal 26/ Kitchen Sink Halloween Chocolate Bark 27/ Black Crow Doormat
28/ Printable Halloween Art 29/ Printable Spell Book Covers 30/ Sanderson Sister Black Sangria
31/ Sophisticated-Spooky Chalk Poster Set 32/ Vulture Print 33/ Beyond is All Abyss Necklace
34/ Creepy Eyeball Lollipops 35/ DIY Fornasetti Trays 36/ DIY Halloween Silhouette Plates
37/ DIY Marbled Indigo Pumpkins 38/ DIY Paint Pen Pattern Pumpkins 39/ DIY Sun Dyed Treat Bags
40/ Halloween Banner 41/ Hand Pillow 42/ Ladies Mannequin Hands
43/ Paper Bats Wreath 44/ Printable Spooky Candy Poppers 45/ Halloween Ornament Set
46/ Skull Chart 47/ Spooky Swirled Meringue Cookies 48/ DIY Wax Dipped Flowers
This year Easter is going to be exceptionally low-key in my family. One person will be out of town at the NCAA basketball tournament, a few people just moved into a new house and are still getting settled, and yet a few others have to work. Some holidays are just like that, and this is one of them. I’ll still be dyeing eggs Saturday as usual and maybe even making a batch of hot cross buns for the first time ever! Love these twenty ideas for fun DIYs and egg decorating below.
ROW 1: Chocolate Dipped Cadbury Mini Egg Blondies // DIY Bunny Boxes ROW 2: DIY Copper Wire Easter Baskets // DIY Easter Bunny Cactus Planter // Crazy Peep Milkshakes ROW 3: DIY Faceted Easter Egg Place Card Holders // Foliage Easter Eggs // DIY Giant Origami Bunnies ROW 4: Painterly Pink and Gold Easter Eggs // DIY Woven Paper Basket // Tropical Leaf Easter Eggs ROW 5: Marbled Indigo Eggs // Easter Bread // Easter Egg Cream ROW 6: Giant Knit Bunny // Marbled Easter Eggs Using Food Coloring // Miffy Chocolate Cookies ROW 7: Paint Splattered Easter Eggs // Printable Easter Cones // Wood Grain Fold Art Flower Easter EggsPosted In downloads, easter, entertaining, food, holidays, kids, living, make it, recipes, round up, series
This week on Design Crush:
Johan Barrios makes graphite and watercolor look better than could ever be expected.
Crushing on ENTLER‘s ceramic lighting collection in a big way.
Yung Cheng Lin explores female body modification through this digitally manipulated series.
Get in my kitchen cupboards, Cosmic Diner Collection!
Lorna Simpson‘s latest work touches on interactions, relationships, and experiences in contemporary America.
It’s time to pack your modern backpack!
Amanda Happé‘s bright mixed media pieces are just what the doctor ordered.
I *finally* got the office in shape and am so excited to use it more!
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01/ Louise Zhang’s Slosh Samples are beautifully grotesque.
02/ Travelbox acts as a pop-up hotel room for avid travelers.
03/ The Szczecin Philharmonic Hall in Poland is white done right.
04/ A hanging felt cradle inspired by the womb, check out Little Nest.
05/ Mmuseumm is a tiny museum of found objects housed in a former freight elevator in NYC.
06/ The world’s longest + highest glass bottom bridge – the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Skywalk – is about to open in China.
07/ City Museum in St. Louis is a 10-story former shoe factory transformed into an urban playground.
08/ Love these 11 BMWs that famous artists have turned into masterpieces.
09/ Kaffeeform Cups are coffee cups made out of coffee grounds!
10/ The effects of love on identical stuffed animals.
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Rambling towns from the hand of Amy Casey.
Crushing hard on Kate Blegvad’s jewelry – Datter Industries.
Soft, pretty brand work from Babeth Lafon.
Your cocktail needs this geometric drink rocks set!
Vibrantly quirky paintings from Jessie Breakwell.
Urban Kraft paper bags are super durable and even washable.
Mayice creates stained glass out of something completely unexpected.