Go Big or Go Home: 5 Oversized Holiday Decor DIYS

As much as I’m a fan of miniatures, so too do I love giant versions of things. So I’ve obsessed over this season’s extra large holiday decoration zeitgeist…and those big DIY plush Christmas lights and ornaments! I used to sew stuffed animals as a hobby so I NEED to try these DIYs at some point. One of these years I’ll make time for concocting my own giant something something for the holidays. But anyways, here’s some inspiration for next year. I hope you all have a lovely holiday weekend! Giant Plush Ornaments from Studio DIY!   DIY Balloon Christmas Tree … Continue reading Go Big or Go Home: 5 Oversized Holiday Decor DIYS

Gifts for The Llama Lover

Ok…so the weekend before Christmas may be a little too last minute for a Christmas gift post, but I wanted to add my two-cents to the holiday gift guide conversation with a quickie on gifts for the llama lover: Have I mentioned that I’ve collected llama figurines since I was a kid? It’s a goofy hobby that those closest to me are aware of, and since then my life has become filled with llama artwork, towels, mugs, and figures from friends. So needless to say, I’m happy the home decor world has found potential in these weird creatures too, and we now … Continue reading Gifts for The Llama Lover

Halloween Home Decor: Spooky Chic Vintage Finds

During my frequent visits to both thrift stores just up the street from our apartment, I comb desperately for vintage, and usually to no avail. Sometimes the local Goodwill is a hit or miss, and mine has been pretty devoid of those addicting finds that keep me in this secondhand hustle (ok, maybe it’s a hustle to hoard, but still…). My latest mania has been Halloween decor and I’ve been in search of antique clear and black glassware, brass, votives, or any items that can give our studio some festive spookyness while not coming off too…kitsch? It’s “Spooky chic” I’m … Continue reading Halloween Home Decor: Spooky Chic Vintage Finds

An Ongoing Trend: Sediment, Swirls & Stone

In a post a while back, I discussed a trend I love in interior design, and one that has enjoyed more than a few minutes in the decor spotlight: stone. On the walls, as furniture, or in artwork (or represented as such), I love the organic appeal of stone and its ability to add a sense of opulence to a space. An speaking of, in general I’ve become quite taken with organic modern design. Maybe it’s that longing for minimalism I mentioned earlier, or the coziness that natural accents, like a woven rug or live edge table bring, but every … Continue reading An Ongoing Trend: Sediment, Swirls & Stone

Get the Look: Marjorie Green’s Apartment from Twin Peaks 2017

If you’re a Twin Peaks fan, you may already have devoured the first few episodes of the series’ revival–and been in utter bewilderment. Max and I started the original months ago, and we’re only a few episodes shy of finishing. So I figured I’d take a stab at this new revival, see what those old faces look like today, and find some continuity within the series as a whole. Not the case! Well, the continuity part anyways. I’ve long known who murdered Laura Palmer, but what’s with the glass box? Is Shaggy (aka Matthew Lilllard) the new killer? WHO designed … Continue reading Get the Look: Marjorie Green’s Apartment from Twin Peaks 2017

Renegade Craft Fair SF: Vendors I’m Still Shopping From

This is just a spur of the moment post, but I wanted to share a few of the vendors at Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco that I just loved, and whose shops I’m still browsing! Norwegian Wood: A chic shop selling everything from furniture to hanging planters! Madime: This Berkeley artist is all about macrame, and these knotted nests are what got me! Local and Lejos: A shop I’ve adored before, Local & Lejos features work from artisans around the world. Really diggin’ that serape! Sarah Duyer: Sarah Duyer creates playful and geometric ceramic pieces including planters and bowls, and … Continue reading Renegade Craft Fair SF: Vendors I’m Still Shopping From

The Tufted Flea

I’m on Spring break for the first time in…4 years? It’s become such a novelty for me, this educational interval, and needless to say I’m grateful for the extra free time! This will be a week of catching up on sewing projects (aka sewing class homework) after work, buying more lumber for my side table (post to follow when I’m finished!), and now, working on my new Etsy shop, The Tufted Flea! I’ve had so many pieces lying around that I’ve been meaning to sell–though frankly I’ve become attached to many of them who now sit on different surfaces of … Continue reading The Tufted Flea