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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best of: inspiring studio spaces.

artist isabelle tuchband’s atrium art studio via the selby. even though i really like working from home, i love having the luxury of the studio space i share in downtown L.A. — it’s just such a creative escape from the norm, and can often inspire me just seeing what the other creatives there are up to. these spaces are something special, and i hope they inspire... 
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a desk with some ‘giddy up’!

design*sponge. hey there, just a heads up on a diy desk trend that’s affordable, and really functional. these sawhorse bases are an easy do it yo’ self, even for the crafty faint of heart — just add a table top surface like wood, or even glass and you’re good to go. if you need a place to start (or don’t trust your skills to carry that at home... 
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the art of patrón.

i’ll admit it — i’m a bit of a bottle hoarder. i love saving beautiful bottles and upcycling them into pretty water carafes for serving at dinner parties, jars for fresh soups and salsas i’ve made, flower vases — you name it, i find a reason to reuse them. so when Patrón invited me to share their Art of Patrón Bottle Art Competition i thought,... 
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