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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HOZEN

 

HOZEN‘s collection of bags are all vegan and sustainably made in California because Rae Nicoletti wanted to prove that philanthropy can look as good as it feels. The result is a line that honors and respects the planet. The bags are made from eco-friendly luxury synthetic leather and suede, zippers and thread sourced from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, natural rubber, and remnant rope, and labels and packaging made from organic cotton or post-consumer recycled paper. And it’s all sourced from factories around the world with high standards of ethics, responsibility, and governance. HOZEN’s current collection is made of up of three bag designs in six color options.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pin Museum

 

Founded in 2016, Pin Museum features works from iconic artists as well as acclaimed designers from around the world. The hope is that their products will spawn conversations, showcase personality, and identify unique interests. Their for sale collection is constantly being updated, and it’s great to know that in a world full of bootlegs and copycats Pin Museum works with artists, estates, and establishments to ensure their pins are officially licensed. Shop their pins as well as patches and socks right here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jasmin Blanc

 

Jasmin Blanc is a one-woman jewelry shop in Romania that began in 2010 as a hobby for shop owner Erika. Since then it’s become so much more. (I can relate!) Her current jewelry line is crafted in ceramics with a focus on delicate, feminine shapes, pastel colors, and detailed textures. Jasmin Blanc also has some lovely home decor and tableware pieces in stock.

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Totes You’ll Use All Spring + Summer Long

Culinary Totes from Àplat
These smartly designed bags are meant to carry casserole dishes and serving bowls, in other words perfect for picnics and potlucks. They also design a great selection of totes meant to carry bread, bottles of wine, and your garden’s bounty.

 

Waxed Canvas Market Tote from Newton Supply Co.
If you’re a farmer’s market aficionado, this tote is for you. Waxed canvas is such a fantastic material because it’s not only durable but water resistant as well. Carry this along on your Saturday jaunts to carry everything from fresh stems to bottles of milk.

 

Terrazzo Tote Bag from Ferm Living
No doubt by now you’ve caught on to the terrazzo trend that’s sweeping the decor sector, and this sizable tote carries it over into fashion. The 100% organic cotton bag is a good one to carry along on vacation or tuck into your purse for unexpected purchases.

 

Picnic Tote Blanket from Gessato
This tote pulls double-duty as a fully functioning bag and picnic blanket! Carry along your lunchtime spread or laptop, then spread it open to reveal a spacious blanket with a soft layer cushioning and water-repellent layer for the grass or beach.

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March Favorites

1/ Birthday Box: Twenty Birthday Cards
This box of twenty birthday cards created by five different artists has saved my butt not once, but twice this month alone. Every single one is gorgeous and printed on thick paper stock, so it won’t look like you forgot to pick up a card.

2/ Case Study Table Top Diamond with Wood Stand
I adore Case Study’s ceramics and own about five of their planters. This one is the perfect size for a kitchen table or countertop.

3/ Petit Collage 5pc Mealtime Set (Dinosaurs)
Petit Collage offers the best modern designed children’s toys and decor, and it’s al sustainably made. I picked up a few things for two of my cousins’ birthdays this month, including this mealtime set. Get 15% off your purchase with code DESIGNCRUSH.

4/ Kristen Ess The One Signature Shampoo and Conditioner
I took some travel sizes of these along when I had to travel last month and really fell in love with the way they made my hair feel. The scent is more powerful than most hair products I’ve tried, but I don’t dislike it and feel like it helps cover any second day hair smell.

5/ MyChelle Lip Hints
These conditioning lip balms have been valuable players in keeping my dry winter lips moisturized. The light tints are a nice added bonus.

6/ Sqwishful Pop Up Sponges
These guys are 100% renewable plant-based, 100% biodegradable, and compressed to reduce their carbon footprint. And they come in a fun shape.

7/ Striped Knit Crop Jumpsuit
Wish you could wear your pajamas all day? Get this jumpsuit. Not only does it make you look super pulled together, but I guarantee lots of compliments will follow. (Note: I’m 5’2″ and it fits to my ankles, not cropped.)

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