The Boucharouite Project

 

The Boucharouite Project is a collection of rugs by CALLA that feature workmanship, creativity, and resourcefulness. It all began when Paris-based designer Calla Haynes was inspired to seek out artisans in Morocco to explore the space between European luxury and berber craft. Boucharouite rugs are traditionally handmade from old clothes and scrap fabrics, and Calla was determined to find a useful reuse for her large collection of fabrics. Cotton, wool, silk, crepe, and jersey textiles are printed with her original designs, and the resulting collection of thirteen one of a kind rugs speak for themselves.

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10 Watering Cans to Help You Keep Those Plant Babies Alive

 

The fear of a May snowstorm has finally left me, and I’m just about ready to commit to putting all my plants outside for the summer. For the past few years I’ve been using an old glass milk bottle to water them all, but I think it might be time to find something with a little more precision in its pour. These are some of my favorite watering cans that I’m trying to decide between.

 

1/Modern Watering Can   2/Hoop Handle Mini Watering Can   3/Haws 1-Liter Steel Watering Can   4/Brass Watering Can   5/Kaenjusai Watering Can   6/Medium Matte Black Watering Can   7/Modern Copper Watering Can   8/Saic Watering Carafe   9/Zen Watering Can   10/Menu Well Watering Can

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16 Vases for All of Those Flowers You’re Trying to Grow But Will Probably Buy

 

It’s taken me a lifetime to figure it out, but I’m an in between kind of lady – I like the time it takes to get somewhere, so I prefer spring and fall to the more extreme summer and winter. And more than anything I love the flowers and greenery that burst forth this time of year, sometimes in my yard but more often than not at the florist. My vase game is strong (maybe too strong) but I can’t stop building upon it, and these sixteen will elevate your floral game 100%!

 

Deco Vase // Brass Ring Vases // Celia White Vase // Dark Green Ceramic Vase

 

Clay Stripe Vase // Colorado Vases // Double Wall Glass Vase // Enamel + Copper Vase

 

Gilded Vases // Glass Cactus Vase // Gradient Vase // Ikebana Vase

 

Kupa Lilac Vase // Sea Glass Vases // Terra Cotta Hourglass Vase // True Colors Vase Collection

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Spring Has Sprung: Birdhouses + Bird Feeders

Tweet Resto Bar Bird Feeders

This trio of simple and chic bird feeders give off a unique  modern effect. Made of acrylic glass, they’re lightweight and transparent. Attach them to the window with a silicone suction cup and cotton strings – with a plastic element that intentionally resembles red berries – and watch small birds flock in!

 

DIY Modern Birdhouse

Use leftover boards that you probably already have gathering dust to create this modern birdhouse with clean lines and pop of color.

 

Beekman Bird Feeder

This modern birdhouse has an open floor plan with a modern gabled roof, a black walnut dowel that runs all the way through (providing plenty of indoor and outdoor seating), and enough space to entertain and feed the local birds all summer long. It’s entirely suspended by a USA made nylon cord and designed to last a lifetime.

 

DIY Glass Shade Bird Feeders

Only three supplies are needed to make these modern glass shade bird feeders.

 

Vintage Camper Birdhouse

The construction of the birdhouse is fairly simple, but the details leave endless possibilities with making this kit personal to you. The finished camper should be a great home for a small bird family to start. The little windows are the right size to peek in, but still give the new hatchlings security. There’s nothing wrong with just sitting this kit up on your favorite shelf to show off your handy work, too!

 

DIY Acorn Bird Feeder

Use affordable wooden bowls, sisal rope, and a soda bottle to make this playful acorn-shaped bird feeder. When the birds have finished eating the food you can create a new birdseed mold and hang it again!

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Chip

 

Chip, designed by Olle and Ingrid Wingård, is a coat rack that’s perfect for the contemporary hallway. While your coats, scarves, and more can hang down below on a solid oak rail and hooks, the shelf-basket that sits atop can collect everything else brought in the front door.

 

 

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BEEcosystem

 

If you didn’t know, honeybees are sort of in crisis mode right now, they’re declining in record numbers due to a phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder. With an aim to educate people about the importance of pollination, eco-driven designers Dustin Betz and Mike Zaengle created BEEcosystem, a modular observation beehive. The BEEcosystem is a honeybee hive designed to make pollinator education more accessible to everyone, from hobbyists to agri/ecotourism and institutional educators. It’s indoor/outdoor wall-mountable and modular, and can grow along with your colony inside.

 

 

 

 

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April Favorites

1/ Craft the Rainbow: 40 Colorful Paper Projects from The House That Lars Built
My friend Brittany created this incredible book for the color lovers of the world. Inside you’ll find 40 projects using nothing but the creative power of paper! I’m hooked.

2/ Case Study Table Top Mushroom Planter with Plinth
I love Case Study’s modern ceramic planters! This is the latest I’ve added to my collection, an interesting mushroom shape in their new mustard hue. In case you missed it we’re giving one away, too!

3/ The Simplicity Collection from Aera
This little home fragrance machine helps keep my home smelling pet-free, and their latest collection – citrus, lavender, white tea, sandalwood, cherry blossom, and vanilla – are the perfect scents for this transitional time of year.

4/ Saya Designs Taro Hair Stick
I’ve been using this gorgeous hair stick constantly in lieu of hair elastics. It helps keep my hair from breaking off and the dark, reddish rosewood paired with golden tamarind is just beautiful.

5/ Eastside Design Co. Enamel Pins
Are you an enamel pin junky, too? These little guys from a college friend’s shop are my latest additions.

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