Vintage-Label Keepsake Boxes.

Inspired by French apothecary packages, these labels are printed on newsprint to mimic the faded look of the originals. (Although I believe tea-staining would work wonderfully as well.) You can download them to make your own for some sweet Valentine’s Day treats!


Win It: Bread of Many.

This week I’m really stoked to share the artistic talents of Haley of Bread of Many, a D.C. transplant now living abroad in Cambridge, England. I love the raw quality of all of Haley’s illustrations, clean but not too polished. Real.

This week she’s gifting one of you with a set of HUSH note cards (as seen the Winter 2010 issue of Vogue Knitting). Six flat note cards with matching envelopes, featuring an illustration of a little girl knitting sweetly in the corner. Perfect for sending a note or jotting down a quick list.

To Enter, Tell Me:
1. What’s a skill or hobby you would like to learn?
2. Your email address, in case you’re the winner! (Those who skip this step will sadly be disqualified.)
3. Do it all by Monday, Janry 25th at 9am CST


Happy Weekend.

It felt great to get back to regular blogging this week after almost a month of haphazard posts. Thanks for waiting out the flu and two Christmases with me!

You may have noticed one sizable change here over the past week: The Daily Eat is no longer with us. After a year and half I’ve decided it was time to take things in a fresher direction. One that is decidedly more true to Design Crush. So stay tuned to see where it goes, I promise to try not to disappoint!

My favorites from the past week (and maybe a few from the week before that, too!)…

S’mores + waffles = S’moreffles. Also know as, holy crap that’s genius!

Take advantage of the winter weather and make maple syrup taffy in the snow

So excited to see Sophie Blackall’s Missed Connections illustrations now available as prints

And Jessica Hische just took the print plunge with her Daily Drop Cap series

Loving Joy’s latest feature on happy lady eats, Lunch Lady, showing off what people eat for their mid-day meal

I’m quite sure you’ve seen Lisa Congdon’s A Collection a day, 2010 blog by now. But if you haven’t…

Quite possibly my favorite wedding to date

Let’s spraypaint on snow – why not?

The chic-est party cake ever

I heart quick bread. Here are ten amazing recipes.

Pretty DIY winter ice lanterns

This DIY grocery planner is destined for my fridge

Download this awesome seasonal calendar and be reminded of what fruits + veggies are in season, too!

Or download this one and have the entire year on one pretty piece of paper

There are tons of January desktop wallpapers running around – here are my favorites 1 + 2

Fun printable goal list to help you through the day

Happy Weekend!

PS: Don’t forget – you have until Monday morning at 9am CST to enter the CoolHot giveaway!