this week’s must reads.

i thought it might be fun to share some of my favorite reads on a regular basis, thus ‘this week’s must reads’. i am a literary junkie, especially when it comes to design and decor books, blogs, zines and magazines, and these reads pop nicely into the book category. first up is spaces, published by the folks at the always charming australia-based frankie... 
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getting creative with the minted 50.

i’ve been very kindly invited to participate a creative project called the Minted 50, and today i’m sharing my project and a little bit of my creative process with you. it was so much fun to actually get my hands dirty, so to speak and actually make something close to ‘art’ — i created this collage (above) using photographs i took and ephemera i... 
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friday finds.

unsightly sink plumbing getting you down? never fear — the skirted kitchen curtain is here! these aren’t your granny’s kitchen sink curtains — they’re upscale and sophisticated, so if you’re stuck with a small kitchen and plumbing woes you’d just rather not see, perhaps a good weekend project would be to get out the sewing machine... 
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the sisters of søstrene grene.

a new spring collection from søstrene grene is available and it’s lovely — and their lookbook is just as inspiring as the collection and the women who created it. In 1973, the charming tale of søstrene grene began in Aarhus, Denmark — the story of two elderly sisters, Anna and Clara Grene, who diligently work to create little, bright differences in the... 
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the great american pouf tour.

pink crocheted pouf / sfgirlbybay

Drop your knitting needles and roll up your sleeves. the only thing you’ll be needing are your hands, some fluffy wool and the projects in Anne Weil’s beautiful and very crafty new book, Knitting Without Needles: A Stylish Introduction to Finger and Arm Knitting from Potter Craft. in the book Anne shares stylish patterns that are incredibly simple, but yield... 
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