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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A Resurgence of Embroidery

 

Katerina Marchenko

The Russian textile designer hand-stitches nature-inspired designs onto tulle fabric, creating the most mesmerizing floating illusions. Some of Marchenko’s embroidery designs are embellished with sequins, beads, and metallic thread. Once each design is complete the embroidery hoop is removed and she incorporates her work into handmade garments.

 

 

Sol Kesseler

Argentinian embroidery artist Sol Kesseler (AKA Bugambilo) creates detailed portraits with some impressive stitching. Usually starting from pencil drawings, she uses black thread to outline and create high contrast portraits. Textured details are added with varying weights of thread and a wide variety of stitches.

 

 

Olga Prinku

Though not creating embroidery per se, Olga Prinku is a UK-based maker using embroidery hoops to create art from wool, flowers, and other bits and pieces of her life. Dried flowers play a prominent role on her art, being woven into nearly every material and form that can handle them.

 

 

Krista Decor

Russian embroidery artist Krista Decor also hand-stitches her designs onto tulle. She learned how to make what she refers to as “real haute couture embroidery” using tulle during an internship at a fashion-house in Russia. Nature-inspired designs with flowers, leaves, and birds are her primary motifs. Krista mostly uses cotton and wool embroidery threads of various thicknesses and textures, but she also embellishes her work with silk ribbon, beads, pearls, and natural stones.

 

 

Tessa Perlow

One of my favorites, Tessa Perlow mainly embroiders on clothing. I’d love to add a piece of hers to my closet, but she sells out rather quickly. The hoops she does create are thoughtful and and full of color and texture.

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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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Sheila Dunn

 

Sheila Dunn‘s oil paintings are full of dark moodiness and fractal strokes of the brush. These large, vibrant, figurative paintings explore the relationship between subject and environment, ultimately the variables that form us as individuals.

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Kilometre Paris

 

Kilometre takes extremely vintage shirts and uses them as a canvas to express a love of travel. Hand embroidery reveals elusive locales that may or may not be the hotspots of tomorrow through maps, sketches, and coordinates. All of Kilometre’s garments come with a passport matching the destination of the product with a booklet about the brand and its history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeremy Booth

 

Jeremy Booth‘s illustrations are bold, colorful, and full of influence from the 60s. His pop art style favors hard edges, lots of highlights and shadows, and at the end of the day it’s all beautifully simple. The images here are all digital illustrations, but the Louisville, Kentucky-based Booth also creates paintings with a similar look and feel.

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In the Beauty Cabinet

1/Activator 7 Body + Hair + Face Oil   2/Agave Lip Mask   3/Cocofloss   4/Surfs Up Texture Spray   5/Honest Hazel Eye Gels   6/Thigh Rescue Anti-Chafe Stick   7/Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer

 

8/Zero Gravity Volume Powder   9/Serene Scalp Soothing Leave-On Treatment   10/Replenishing Salt Soak   11/Healing Balm   12/Rose Quartz All Purpose Salve   13/Jet Lag Mask   14/Sweet Mint Lip Balm   15/Walnut Hand & Foot Scrub

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Print Edition: May 2018

Wildflowers of Texas by Leah Duncan

 

Pink and Orange Forever by Stephanie Henderson

 

Whole As I Am by Frances Cannon

 

Perceptive Dream by 83 Oranges

 

Times New Romantic by barrakuz

 

Pallettable Painting by Adam Hillman

 

Sweater Struggles by Rebecca Flattley

 

Summer Storm Abstract by Erika Firm

 

Evergreen Escape by Belle & Union (check out the entire series!)

 

Kiss Me by Angela Chrusciaki Blehm

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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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