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2 Happy Friday Links!


It's the weekend and it's been forever since we did a friday links.  So for old times sake, here's a few outstanding links that caught our eye this week:

Coverage of the Maison & Objet
15 Tips to Styling, Shooting and Sharing
Restoring an Eames-Style Plycraft Chair
Topshop Catwalk Show Hits Facebook Instead of Runway
Have you seen IKEA's new paper goods collection?
DIY Brass Bracket Journal
Great design and cause
Loving this matte nail polish and this dress
A pretty way to bobby pin your hair
Fashion Week Spring 2015 

Happy Friday!



IKEA (USA) has just launched a brand new collection today, called PAPERSHOP! A collection featuring a selection of paper goods from gift wrapping, stationery and decoration. The largest category, gift wrap, has everything from wrapping paper, tape, ribbons, tissue and gift bags (all you need to make your gift extra special). There's also beautiful stationery; notebooks, notepads, writing papers, paperclips, etc. And lastly, a bunch of fun decorations called VISIONĂ„R to hang from a ceiling or window. A perfect and inexpensive way to transform an ordinary room from everyday to festive. Check some pics out below!

1 DIY Glass Display Case

Contributor post by Emily + Erick of Hello Home Shoppe

Recently, between prop hunting and cleaning out our "prop closet" (aka a hoarders trove of cooking wares), we've re-discovered some of our favorite gems that we've collected over the years. Since it seemed like a shame to keep them in a closet where they wouldn't see the light of day, we decided to display them in our room. The only problem? Seemingly ever square inch of surface real estate was taken with books, plants, and other items we collected--clutter abound! We realized it was time to more thoughtfully display our items and create visual structure. We'd been admiring vintage glass display cases for some time, but they can be pricey so we dreamt up our own version. Read below for how to create your own!

Things To Gather:
Newsprint or paper to cover workspace
4, 8"x10" frames from the dollar store, glass frames removed.
Paintbrush you don't mind sacrificing
Heavy objects to hold glass in place as it dries
Razor blade
Rubbing alcohol (optional)
Copper metal leaf
Metal leaf adhesive

1. First, we are going to glue our box together with the epoxy. Cover your workspace in newsprint or paper to protect it. Before glueing, you will want to play around with the four glass panes to make sure you know which side to glue to which. Using your paintbrush, paint a thin line of epoxy along one edge of the box. Don't worry if your epoxy runs--we will clean up later.

2. Press edge with epoxy into the other edge, forming a flush 90 degree angle. Hold firmly in place for a few minutes.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for second glass piece. Prop up glass sides with your heavy object to hold them in place as they dry. Glue last piece of glass on both edges to attach to box and let the entire box dry for about an hour. Finished box will have no front pane or back pane, to allow you to place items in box.

4. Once your epoxy is dry, clean up any dots of epoxy than may have run with a razor. Dissolve any glue smudges with gentle dabs of rubbing alcohol.

5. Now, it's time to paint on your copper metal leafing! Apply your gold leaf adhesive (available at craft stores) to the four front edges of your box.

6. Carefully transfer gold leaf to tacky edges of box.

7. Using the inverted point of a paintbrush, press down the gold leaf to create a rough edge. This should look smooth, but also have an organic feel to it. Let dry for 30 minutes, flip over and you're ready to display!

Meet the Contributors
Emily Hirsch and Erick Steinberg are blogging duo behind Hello Home Shoppe, a lifestyle blog with a focus on DIY projects, recipes, and travel. When they're not blogging or working as 2/4 of the creative agency Jolly Bureau, they moonlight as locally sourced sandwich vendors in Philadelphia, PA.


0 Party! | 7 Fun Party DIYs

1. Striped Lantern DIY
Thuss and Farrell for Oh Joy for Target

2.  Neon Party
by Oh Happy Day

3. Pink Party Cake Tutorial
from Coco Cake Land

4.  DIY Candy Garland
by Oh Happy Day

5. Dessert Sushi
A fun idea from The House That Lars Built - click here for the how-to.

6. DIY Paper Chain Backdrop
by Bespoke Bride

7. Sprinkle Cake Topper
by Sweet Style


0 Sneak Peek | IDSwest

With just a couple weeks to go till IDSwest, here's a little sneak peek of a few exhibitors we're excited to see!


Barter Collective based out of Vancouver works with artists, helping tell their stories, learning their processes and methodologies. The result is a collection of objects that is thoughtful, unique and has a story to tell.


A local fave, potter Heather Dahl will be showcasing her new line of speckled dip-dyed ceramics along with new paintings.  Dahlhaus will be showcasing at Poppytalk Curated at the District.


Handmade ceramic objects and jewelry by ECUAD grad, Claire Madill. Heyday Design will be showcasing at Poppytalk Curated at the District.


If you love outdoors or well-designed goods, with a little souvenir and nostalgia mixed in, you'll love Forest and Waves!  They will be showcasing at Poppytalk Curated at the District.

IDSwest runs September 25th - 28th/14 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.  More information can be found at IDSwest.com.