Tiff Manuell

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We’ve all heard the reference that fashion is art, but what about when it actually is? Meet Tiff Manuell, a designer and artist from Adelaide, Australia. She creates a range of hand-painted accessories, each one completely unique thanks to her process. Tiff works by first painting canvases with bright colors and patterns, then cutting that canvas up and placing it inside a PVC outer shell before sewing and adding trim. Bags of all sizes and purpose, statement neckpieces, collars, and cuffs are all created in the same manner.

 

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Because I tend to dress in mostly neutrals, Tiff’s pieces have been an amazing dose of pattern and color for summer. Inside each bag she takes the time to stitch in a one-of-a-kind logo, just one last special touch that makes every piece feel just for you.

 

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Tiff also creates these dramatic statement necklaces from cut strips of painted canvas that are real showstoppers, color and pattern galore. I’ve been hanging mine on the wall as art when I’m not busy wearing it, and I always get so many compliments when paired with a plain tee or tank.

Long story short – I’ve got a crush, and it’s a big one.

 

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I have seven tattoos and a list of a few others that I hope to get eventually, but they aren’t for everyone. Thankfully there are tons of gorgeous temporary options for those of you who want to add some less permanent body decoration. And what better time than summer? Check out these temporary ink designs from Tattoorary, I guarantee you’ll be hooked.

 

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Summer Wish List

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1. Metal 4-Inch Steel U Hairpin  2. Cactus Print Half Sleeve Blouse
3. V Column Dress (Ink Lines)  4. Hillary Clinton for President 2016 Tee

Summer has unofficially been here for a few weeks now, but I’ve been coveting these wardrobe additions for even longer. A few tees, some shades, and I’m basically set. This is the lowest maintenance season and I plan to not only show it, but embrace it 110%. What’s on your summer wish list??

 

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5. Rose Quartz Triangle Gold Necklace  6. A Detacher Ruthie Romper (Hills & Dales)
7. Yami Backpack  8. One Piece Wide Strap Tank

 

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9. Vacay Times Tee  10. Super Duper Thistle Sunglasses
11. Lapis Stud Earrings  12. Alabaster Yama Imo Hat

 

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Urban Kraft Paper Bags

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The classic brown bag has been turned into wearable bags and accessories at the hands of Urban Kraft. Constructed of super strong, durable kraft paper material that’s tear resistant, these pieces are washable and made to last. They’re great for protecting your goods throughout the day and beyond.

 

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Datter Industries

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Datter Industries is helmed by Kate Blegvad and is where she endeavors to turn her drawings into jewelry. Each piece starts out hand carved in wax before being cast and individually finished. The lack of perfection is Kate’s pieces embrace the process of being handmade and exhibit her inspiration of ancient artefacts, talismans, ritual, the occult, weaponry, and the natural world.

 

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Happy Weekend

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01/ Michelle Wibowo created an anamorphic sculpture of London’s skyline with cookies.
02/ HOT TEA transformed a pool on Roosevelt Island with technicolor.
03/ Intense rope masks by BertJan Pot.
04/ The Ecocapsule is solar-powered, allowing you to live off the grid anywhere you please.
05/ Loving this shadow creating You Are Here umbrella by Nadiah Alsagoff.
06/ Check out the world’s first hanging “zome” – Kodama Zome.
07/ Kickstart this! Vinyl Moon would release mixtape on vinyl! (And they’re pretty!)
08/ Update your phone background with these patterns from Cotton & Flax.
09/ SoAwkward pulls together the most awkward moments from Twitter in one app.
10/ The credit card-sized Light Phone does just one thing – make calls!

This week on Design Crush:
Feeling inspired by Michela Picchi‘s saturated work.
A photo story behind the inspiration of Pine & Boon‘s product development.
Three cheers for caftans!
We previewed a new series – PGH Maker Profile: Redraven Studios.
Good sound is key to summer, check out these 8 portable speakers.
Kristin Martsincic’s Pool Series is utterly refreshing to view.
The Food for Though Book Collection is pure brilliance.
I worked some magic to create a welcoming front porch.

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Three Cheers for Caftans

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My friend Jaime and I have been planning our retirement for years. Key elements include huge sunglasses, turbans, red lipstick (preferably on our teeth), and caftans. So it’s rather serendipitous that the flowy frocks are back in style at the moment – black and white, colorful, patterned, long and short. What once was seen as your grandmother’s housedress is your summer wardrobe’s best friend.

 

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Indigo Shibori Caftan by Proud Mary // White Crackle Organic Linen Caftan by Emerson Fry // Warboel 01 by Humanoid

 

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The Caftan by Hatch // Onda Silk Caftan by Lotta Designs // Agave Nut Birch Green Caftan by Rodebjer

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Pine & Boon

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Jess Marie Griffith is crazy talented. She runs a small design studio in Seattle where she sews, paints, sculpts, and collaborates – it’s also where she runs her bag and textile company Pine & Boon. Jess’ work is influenced by raw intuition, utilitarian construction, and artful details that all meld together to create pieces you’ll be sure to use for years to come. Today she’s sharing her process from start to finish – looking and listening, sketching and planning, stepping away, doing it, and testing it out – with us through a photo story shot by Serrah Russell.

 

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Kari Breitigam

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Houston, Texas fiber artist/art professor/jewelry artist Kari Breitigam must ooze creativity out of every perfect pore. Her pieces are handmade in such a thoughtful and ritualistic way that I almost wonder if those qualities might transfer to the wearer when they drape one on.

 

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