01/ DIY concrete candleholders
02/ Time to dress up the feet on your Ikea couch
03/ Now these are some good looking funnels
04/ The best invitation to speak ever
05/ Shelves that look like natural stone
06/ Jaw-dropping floral art
07/ Military-inspired medals featuring animals
08/ Paint-dipped chopsticks
09/ Ginger coffee? I’m intrigued
10/ Such a great take on the ever-popular chevron wall
tale’s Moon Glass is designed for enjoying traditional rice wine. But here’s the beauty in it, fill the ceramic glass and as you drink it reveals a full moon, half moon, and crescent as the liquid level descends. It comes in both black and white – enjoy rice wine and sake in the black and colored alcohol and tea in the white. (via Design Milk)Posted In grand design, house and home, kitchen
Muesli was a foreign concept to me until recently. I knew I loved oatmeal, especially the steel cut variety, but I had no clue you could eat it cold! I’d spotted some recipes here and there, but I never seemed to have all of the ingredients on hand at the same time. I finally took things into my own hands last weekend and came up with this concoction. The end result was nutty, chewy, and super filling. And it was at least six hours before the thought of eating again crossed my mind – perfect for this afternoon snacker!
Almond Orange Breakfast Muesli
• 1 cup steel cut oats
• 1 cup milk (regular, soy, almond, etc.)
• 1/4 C orange juice (unless you use regular milk, then replace with 1/2 tsp orange extract)
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon or all-spice
• 1/4 tsp ginger
• 1/4 tsp almond extract
• 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
• drizzle of honey
This couldn’t be simpler, you just need to plan ahead because everything needs to sit together in an airtight container for 10-12 hours. (You can replace the steel cut oats with instant for instant satisfaction!) Combine all of your ingredients in a bowl that can be covered or a jar with a lid. Refrigerate 10-12 hours. AND THAT’S IT.
The next morning remove your muesli from the fridge and serve up a portion. Drizzle a little more honey over the top and add some fruit. If things seem a little dry try adding a little more milk. You can dig in then and there or pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds to bring things up to room temperature. I’ve found this recipe to yield about 3 servings, like I said it’s seriously filling! But if you’d like to make more or less just go with the 1:1 ratio of oats to milk and you’ll be fine.Posted In recipes
It’s always a fun surprise to spot work from someone I posted about awhile back, like Polli’s current line of jewelry. It’s full of abstract sass, especially the wooden pieces which I can just imagine myself wearing all over town this summer!Posted In jewelry, wear it
Do I want to see the The Hunger Games when it comes out this Friday? Oh yes. Did I nerd out and read all three books over the holidays? Yup. Loving this print from Entropy Trading Co., whether you’re a fan of the books or not the message is perfectly positive.Posted In create, graphics, paper goods, prints
Loving this California Gold print series from Lab Partners that features natural wonders of California printed in black and gold metallic ink. Even better? Five percent of all sales will be donated to the California Nature Conservancy.Posted In create, graphics, paper goods, prints
You love your home, right? But what about that hand-me-down sofa you just can’t shake. Or the shabby wall-to-wall carpeting that just isn’t in the budget to replace. We all have areas in our spaces that we’d like to improve upon, but why focus on them? Let’s enjoy the parts that make our hearts go pitter patter. The light fixture in the entryway that you saved up for. Or the chair that’s been passed down in your family for three generations. Yes? YES! Our favorite little corners where you wouldn’t change a thing deserve to be celebrated.
That’s why we’re starting a new feature – Little Corners. Right here, right now and I’m kicking things off with my favorite spots in my own house. If you’re interested in contributing and sharing your favorite corners, please email for details. Let’s focus on the things we’re doing right rather than what we’d like to change!
Posted In little corners, my house