Now that the weather is finally starting to feel like fall I have all sorts of nesting projects on my mind. I'm dreaming up craft and cooking projects that will usher in the change of season and more of a hibernation mentality to my days. I really enjoy the catharsis of stepping away from the . . .
A maker after my own heart, Lena Corwin is a multifaceted artist, whose work has been translated to fabrics, books, and more. She created a series of compelling collaborative books a few years ago called Lines & Shapes and she has designed textiles for Calvin Klein, Jill Stuart, Anna Sui among . . .
Daring Greatly was recommended to me from my sister-in-law shortly after the demise of Kindred. It is based on a TED talk by the author, Brene Brown, called The Power of Vulnerability in which she sells us on why we shouldn’t hide our vulnerabilities and instead let them shape us. She argues that . . .
I love reading books about other artists and their creative processes and The Creative Habit – Learn It and Use it for Life by Twyla Tharp is one of the best I have read on that topic. While the book is a little preachy and over confident at times, I really relate to much of what . . .
Past and Present is a DIY book with over 24 projects and how-to's contributed by modern design/maker celebrities like Todd Oldham, David Stark and Eddie Ross. Written by Amy Azzarito, the managing editor of Design*Sponge the book features a history lesson on design themes and a corresponding project . . .