between decorating my studio and redoing my bedroom i have a lot of wall space to cover. i am really into the idea of using wall hangings, i love the organic texture they add to a room. i’m excited to share this DIY that jessica created for us, the muted tones with the copper accents is right up my alley…
what you’ll need:
• Thick yarn in varying textures (we purchased four wool blends from JoAnns and used a total of seventeen 40” pieces.)
• Everbilt 1/4 in. x 10 ft. Copper Soft Type Refrigeration Coil
• 10 pieces of ¼ in. Copper Coupling
• Measuring tape
• China marker
• Wire cutter
how to make them:
• Unroll and straighten 30” of copper rod. Copper is soft enough that you can bend it with your hands.
• Using a china marker, measure and mark at 5”, 15”, 25”, and 30”
• Cut at 30” mark using wire cutter (or hacksaw.)
• Bend at marked points to create a triangle.
• Push the two ends together – they will be concealed by the yarn.
• Fold pieces of yarn in half and tie to frame using a larks head knot.
• Attach the copper couplings to the ends of the yarn by threading the yarn through and then tying a knot. Distribute the 10 pieces evenly across the bottom edge of the wall hanging.
• You will have enough materials left to make two more wall hangings. Experiment with making different sizes of isosceles triangles and using varied yarn lengths.
Pretty easy, right? We hope you give them a shot!
project by: bramble workshop for designlovefest
photos by: brittany wood
more DIY projects here
i can’t believe the trip is almost over. it’s definitely been nice to escape for a little while. we got to railay beach a few days ago, which isn’t an island but you have to take a small boat to get to it because of the massive rocks surrounding it. it’s much different than where we were previously, koh lanta, but it has a lot of cool things about it. i plan on working on a post with a bunch of thailand photos, hotel info, and travel tips when i get back to the states this weekend. so get ready!
as you may know about me, i’m pretty scared of the ocean. after this crocodile incident in costa rica, i just haven’t felt completely comfortable hanging out in the water past my knees. yesterday at phra nang beach i decided to just say what the hell and get in. we had a lot of fun taking underwater pictures and just relaxing next to this awesome cave. (did you see this?!) it was liberating. tonight is our last night and we booked a sunset cruise with snorkeling and then dinner. it’s a lot further from where i can just run out onto the beach, so let’s see how that goes. there’s actually been a lot of times i’ve had to face my fears on this trip, i think i might write a post about it soon. but for now, this worry wart has gotta go enjoy her last day. have a good one! - bri
i’m always looking for good pajamas. light and comfortable. ones i can stay in all sunday. today you can win $500 to sleepy jones so you can stock up on their cute sets (and maybe even get some for the guy in your life too.)
if i won, i would definitely grab this white silk set for lazy day lounging.
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i’m always looking for quick and easy dinner ideas (and vegetarian is always a plus, since i often run out of creative meals to cook for arian.) this noodle bowl by leslie is definitely next on my list of dishes to try! i love how simple and colorful it is. how about you, what’s your go-to meal for busy evenings?
Soba Noodle Bowl with Roasted Broccoli
yield: 4 servings
• 1 head of broccoli, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 large shallot, diced
• 2 stalks celery, medium slice
• 1 jalapeno, minced
• 3 cans vegetable broth
• 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
• 2 medium carrots, thin slice
• 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
• couple dashes crushed red pepper
• ½ package soba (buckwheat) noodles
• 4 small sweet red pepper, thin slice
how to make it:
• Preheat oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with tin foil. Spread chopped broccoli over baking sheet and drizzle olive oil evenly. Season with garlic and salt & pepper. Bake for 7-8 minutes.
• In a large stockpot over medium heat, coat bottom with olive oil. Cook shallot and celery for 5 minutes. Stir in jalapeño at the last minuet. Add broth and bring to boil.
• Add chickpeas, carrots, soy sauce, and crushed red pepper. Return to boil. Add soba noodles, cook for 4-5 minutes until noodles are cooked. Add sweet red pepper. Simmer a couple of minutes for flavors to build.
• Ladle into serving bowls. Add roasted broccoli on top.
(recipe + photos by leslie grow for designlovefest– want more food posts? go here!)
There is a huge colorful sneaker trend going on. While browsing for the coolest pair around, I couldn’t get over how amazing the design and color choices are. Is it me or do they almost feel like pieces of art? I’m obsessed with no. 8, which one is your favorite? -stephanie
(want to see more colorfest posts? they’re all here!)