Stol Guitar Stand

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I don’t play guitar, but I always have the goal to someday pick it up. The Stol guitar stand pushes me even further in that direction, considering the instrument would look eons better perched upon it than in my clumsy hands. The Stol (Swedish for chair) is collapsible, snap the two wood frames together then knock them down to store flat.


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Sara Andreasson

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Sara Andreasson‘s illustrations are bold, in your face, and unapologetic which is just what I love about them. The Gothenburg, Sweden-based illustrator and designer loves to play with saturated fields of color and experiment with subtle airbrushed gradients. The result is oh so good.


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Leccare Lollipops

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Aside from being downright gorgeous, Leccare Lollipops offer some of the most mouthwatering flavors possible. Things like lavender & marshmallow, blood orange & ginger, and amaretto sour are among their huge selection made by shop owner Kimberly Hadlock. Her handmade treats are made with natural, preferably locally sourced ingredients in Atlanta. Order everything from a seasonal sampler of flavors to enough to fill trick or treaters’ bags next month!


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Paul Wackers

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I’ve been coming across some fantastic painters lately who create an almost collage-like look with their medium. Pieces of Paul Wackers‘ works look downright embroidered with the most lovely sense of three dimensions about them.


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Shabd Magic Jar Dye Kit

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Basically the instant I saw the Shabd Magic Jar Dye Kit it jumped onto my Christmas list (which is getting quite long, just in case you were wondering). This magical all-in-one dye kit comes with a silk crepe de chine scarf and permanent non-toxic dyes and fixatives, all packed inside a reusable glass jar. Just add water, practice being patient for one hour, and then see the results. So much fun! The kits are available in amethyst, copper, jade, and quartz.

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Whether they’re well thought out or raw and honest, I’m crushing hard on the illustrative talents of Italian artist Kero. Her bright and colorful pieces are pensive, while the simple black pen illustrations are anything but.


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Happy Weekend

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This week on Design Crush:
Karen Gunderson’s Water series is deep, moody, and made of the unexpected.
Check out the 12 wardrobe pieces on my fall wish list.
Meike Harde’s aquarelle technique A. genius B. mind-blowing C. all of the-above.
Such a beautifully inspired collection of home pieces from Pop & Scott.
Want to feel all of the feelings? Take a peek at Betsy Walton‘s introspective paintings.
A solid collection of 12 modern DIYs to attempt in September.
See a next level mastery of color and layering in Torben Giehler‘s paintings.
The most incredible perpetual calendar you’re likely to ever see.
Sonia Pulido‘s transitional art is spot-on for autumn.

Design Crush elsewhere:
It’s almost that time of year – is your house guest ready? Some tips and tricks to help.
I’m getting ready to dress my place up for a very vintage Halloween!


Sonia Pulido

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The work of Barcelona’s Sonia Pulido seems spot on for autumn, no? Something about each and every piece of her illustrated ceramics feels transitional, as though we’re capturing a glimpse right before the big finale. The minimal palette lends itself beautifully to that feeling, too.



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Perpetual Calendar

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Last month I had the chance to meet and chat with Seattle’s fruitsuper design and fell even harder for their brilliant, thoughtful designs. And their latest is maybe their greatest. If you guessed it was an abacus you’d be exactly like me – but it’s a perpetual calendarThe entire piece is made in the U.S.A. with the porcelain slip cast in Texas, the the brass machined in California, the maple in Maine, and then all assembled in Washington. Right now this guy is sitting high atop my Christmas list!

Balancing timeless simplicity with sculptural tactility, this iconic counting calendar is hand crafted with porcelain beads, brass, and solid maple. Simply slide the beads to indicate month, day, and date – adding elegant repetition to your everyday.



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Torben Giehler

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Torben Giehler‘s explorations in geometry and color are endlessly fascinating, particularly his ongoing Mountainscapes. Each of Giehler’s works shows a complete understanding of tones, layering, and perspective. What I wasn’t expecting is the size of each piece – take a peek here.



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