Jack Hogan

Jack Hogan-1-Design Crush



Art that mimics… paint swashes and drips? Yes! Jack Hogan‘s acrylic on wood sculptures do just that by taking on a new dimension and leaning themselves languidly against walls or casually standing in the middle of the floor. And the response they create is kind of like that hot guy at last weekend’s party – the one that you couldn’t stop staring at.



Jack Hogan-2-Design Crush

Jack Hogan-3-Design Crush

Jack Hogan-4-Design Crush

Jack Hogan-5-Design Crush

(via The Jealous Curator)


Brown Bag Bunch


11:11:02 Tote Bag

If summer is all about cotton and linen and lightness, then autumn is surely about the opposite. Heavy canvas, knits, and most definitely leather. Leather bags to be exact. Brown by preference because black just feels very much like winter and I’m not quite ready for that just yet. What will you be toting this fall?



Azeb Getaway Tote // Sea Sack // Giselle Leather Clutch



Bum Bag // Equestrian Leather Tote Bag // Il Bussetto City Bag



Shopping Bag // Tan Saddle Bag // Light Brown Carryall


Sungsoo Kim

Sungsoo Kim-1-Design Crush



You know I’m a sucker for some monotone art, pair that up with Sungsoo Kim‘s melancholy subjects and it’s the perfect formula. These oil and acrylic on canvas pieces are matched so well in mood and appearance and I just can’t get enough of them.



Sungsoo Kim-2-Design Crush

Sungsoo Kim-3-Design Crush

Sungsoo Kim-4-Design Crush

Sungsoo Kim-5-Design Crush


Eleanor Bolton

Eleanor Bolton-1-Design Crush



I’m smack dab in the midst of an insanely busy creative period, and Eleanor Bolton‘s jewelry is speaking to me on that base level. All of her statement pieces are made in London with 100% cotton braid and 100% cotton yarn, the colored pieces are carefully hand-dyed. The chunky weight and texture of this collection is beyond perfect for layering this coming season, be sure and check out the neons!



Eleanor Bolton-2-Design Crush

Eleanor Bolton-3-Design Crush




Happy Weekend

1-Design Crush

2-Design Crush

3-Design Crush

4-Design Crush

5-Design Crush

6-Design Crush

7-Design Crush

8-Design Crush

9-Design Crush

10-Design Crush

This week on Design Crush:
Modern, functional ceramic pieces from Recreation Center.
New jewelry, accessories, and home goods from Son of a Sailor.
Elise Morris‘ abstract paintings remind me of sunlight through leaves.
I’m crazy about Gift Shop Brooklyn‘s leather goods!
Sam Kalda’s Men and Cats series is the way to my heart.
My backyard is finally ready for some outdoor living!
Though temporary, Martin Kruck’s Body Language is impactful.
I’d rather be in one of these bath tubs.
Such great themes behind the mixed media of Christine Lantz.

Design Crush elsewhere:
Check out four ways to celebrate fall with an easy picnic!
And on that note, it’s nearly time to bring on the plaid.


I’d Rather Be In One of These Bath Tubs

Inga Powilleit-Design Crush

Inga Powilleit via Desire to Inspire

I’ve never been much of a bath person with the exception of when I’m sick. In fact I can remember being so excited to transition to taking a shower as a kid, like it marked some right of passage. The tub in my current home isn’t anything to write home about and is honestly kind of awful when draining, so the only thing that gets me amped up about the possibility of a bath is some some tub porn. It still amazes me when a standard household fixture can be turned into such elegance and luxury. Personally I think the key to a good experience must be a tub with high sides – the holy grail of baths!


Virginia Rollison : Lonny-Design Crush

Virginia Rollison via Lonny


Rogerseller-Design Crush

Rogerseller via flodeau


Vipp-Design Crush

Vipp via Home Adore


marcia prentice-Design Crush

Marcia Prentice via coco + kelley


Nik Epifanidis-Design Crush

Nik Epifanidis via The Design Files


Outdoor Living

Overstock-1-Design Crush



This summer has felt like a dream. After spending summers in triple degree heat, being back in Pennsylvania this season has been better than I remember. When living in Oklahoma City I always felt like I was jumping from one air conditioned space to the next, spending the shortest amount of time in the sweltering heat in between as possible. I was determined to get my two (yes, two) backyard decks whipped into shape for some outdoor living as soon as possible.



Overstock-2-Design Crush



I teamed up with the folks at Overstock to make it happen since I’d either sold or donated the majority of my outdoor furniture before moving last summer. My first goal was to create a space that was functional for entertaining 12 to 15 people at a time, my second was to make the area comfortable during summer as well as fall.

It all began with a few Eco Concrete Samai Planters. I love their industrial look and that they’re heavy enough not to topple over if and when the wind picks up. The plants I’ve used seem to love them just as much and have flourished like crazy.



Overstock-10-Design Crush




The most important addition to the upper deck was a patio set. I knew I wanted something constructed primarily out of wood and ended up going with the Carlisle Rustic Metal 3-piece Outdoor Dining Set from Christopher Knight Home. It easily seats six people and I plan on adding chairs to both ends to accommodate a few more.

Smartfold outdoor folding serving cart from COSCO is the outdoor equivalent of a bar cart. It’s on lockable wheels so I can push it around serving and park it when done. It’s also come in handy when potting plants and making s’mores on the lower deck.



Overstock-4-Design Crush



I’ve always been on the fence when it comes to outdoor rugs, but I couldn’t really tell you why. The upper deck is in major need of a fresh coat of paint (next summer’s project!) so I thought a rug might offer a solution. The stripes of this black and bone indoor/outdoor rug by Safavieh do a great job of carrying the aesthetic of the interior of my home to the outdoors. And I have to say, the dogs absolutely love lounging on it.



Overstock-5-Design Crush



The last touch on the upper deck, or the deck that connects directly to the house, is the Laguna Park Bench. The geometric backrest is another extension of my style and the wood and metal of the piece tie in perfectly with the patio set and folding cart. I love sitting here watching the dogs while they’re on squirrel patrol in the yard, especially in the mornings with a cup of coffee in hand.



Overstock-6-Design Crush



But I have to admit, the lower deck is probably my favorite. When I bought this house almost a year ago I had no plans for its use. Was it built before the upper deck was put on? After? It was and remains a bit of a mystery, but its location right under a gigantic shady tree is just perfect.




Overstock-9-Design Crush



I’ve wanted adirondack chairs for years now, in fact I can remember telling my mom that they were one of the first things I’d buy once I had my own home. It didn’t happen quite like that, but these Acacia Square Back Adirondack Chairs now live in perfect formation on the lower deck. They’re super comfortable and I love the pop of light blue against all of that brown. Add a few blankets and we’re all ready for the cozy evenings soon to be spent out here.



Overstock-8-Design Crush



The yard itself is mainly the dogs’ domain and I didn’t want to take up their space with a fire pit, but I knew I wanted something similar to gather around come fall. I instantly fell for the Corvus Aviano Black Enamel Finished Wheeled Fire Pit. Again, I love the mobility of this piece. I can wheel it into the yard should the party get too big for the deck.

So, when are you coming over?!

This post sponsored by Overstock. Thank you for supporting the brands that help Design Crush creating fresh new content!