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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Dan Stockholm / By Hand

 

For Dan Stockholm‘s By Hand installation he created a series of negative plaster casts of his cupped hands into red clay bricks that reveal different amounts of his palms. The project is a follow up to a project from 2013 that followed his father’s death…

Fascinated by places and architecture with an innate historical significance and narrative tension, Dan Stockholm practises a ‘creative archaeology’. The act of touching has become a fundamental part of his working process where for example, in 2013 days after his father’s death he methodically touched his father’s entire house centimetre by centimetre and subsequently made and adapted plaster casts of his handprints for ongoing sculptures and installations.

 

 

 

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Samuel Shumway

 

Samuel Shumway is a stop motion animator, videographer, prop designer, and fabricator (whew) based in NYC. He sculpts these delectable little meals entirely out of paper, snipping and folding until every little bit is just so. Anyone hungry for pancakes all of a sudden??

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tips + Tricks: Plants (+ a Case Study Planter Giveaway)

 

If you’re anything like me you’re home is slowly being taken over by a jungle of houseplants. I don’t have the greenest thumb, but I try to help it thrive and grow as much as possible by attempting to give them the right amount of water, feeding them occasionally, and reading up on anything that might help me out. (And when one kicks the bucket I replace it and move on.)

 

Houseplant Watering Secrets from Regular People Who Keep their Plants Alive & Happy

How Much Light to Give Your Houseplants

10 Houseplants That Will Actually Help You Sleep

10 Great Indoor Plants to Keep You Company this Winter

Happy Houseplants: 30 Lovely Varieties to Brighten Up Your Home

 

 

The RIGHT Way to Grow Your Herbs Indoors

What To Know Before Buying Plants Online (& Where to Get Them)

Do These Things Now & Be a Responsible Plant Parent in 2018

Oddly Intriguing Indoor Plants You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Yes, They’re Real: 7 Stunning House Plants That Are Actually Pink

 

 

Keeping Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Alive (Or Going Faux)

Lessons I Learned on My Path to Becoming a Plant Lady

5 Tips for Caring for Fiddle Leaf Figs

Foolproof Ways to Keep Your Succulents Alive and Thriving

7 Larger-Than-Life Plants That Make Serious Statements

 

 

I Keep Accidentally Killing My Plants, So I Asked 3 Experts For Help

5 Big (Yet Common) Plant Mistakes You’re Currently Making

How to Create an Indoor Garden Your Cat Will Love (Because She’s a Plant Lady, Too)

The Best Houseplants for Every Room in Your Home

10 Pet-Safe Houseplants

How to Propagate Plants Even If You’re a Beginner

 

 

In celebration of all things spring, green, and modern we’re giving away this insanely gorgeous Modernica Case Study table top mushroom planter with plinth in Mustard! It’s their newest color on the block and such a great neutral that sets off your (hopefully thriving) greenery oh so well. Case Study’s planters are my absolute favorite – I think I own about six – for their quality, shapes, and colors and I know you’ll love this one. See below for all 12 ways you can enter to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Sliders 15 Ways

It’s universally known that big things made smaller are just better. Case in point: sliders. Little four bite sandwiches filled with all of the most delicious things that also happen to be perfect for get togethers. With warm weather and outdoor entertaining just around the bend, sliders just might be the perfect potluck  or picnic dish. Check out these 15 mouthwatering recipes below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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