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Links We Love This Week

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Happy Friday! Hope you’re getting ready for a fun fall weekend. Here are a few links to check out before the day is through… This table setting by Connor Lesniak is stunning. We’re especially loving his cranberry macaroons filled with the cranberry curd from our November issue! There are so many drool-worthy tabletop items at ABC Carpet & [...]

Links We Love This Week

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The best way to beat the heat: station yourself in front of the AC and surf the web this afternoon. Here area few blog posts and web discoveries I thought you’d enjoy. Have a great weekend! One of our favorite craft sources M&J Trimming will be launching a subscription DIY box soon! Tweet

American Made Series: Kiyoshi Mino, Farmer & Felt Sculptor

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Photo by The Weaver House. Interestingly, it took leaving the States for Chicago-native Kiyoshi Mino to become an American Maker. While on two deployments to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army, Kiyoshi was inspired by the simplicity of life within the remote villages of the Paktika province, an area along the Afghan-Paskistani border. “They live almost [...]

Links We Love This Week

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A few genius blog posts and Pinterest finds to tide you over ’til Monday. Have a great weekend! Diane Meyer is cross-stitching over her photography for a new project. Artist Hong Yi plays with her food for thirty days. Iviva Olenick embroiders handkerchiefs with “poetry” she finds on Twitter. Deb’s buttered-popcorn chocolate chip cookies… need [...]

Inspired Easter Contest: We Have a Winner!

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It wasn’t an easy decision, but we finally have a winner for our Inspired Easter Contest: Congratulations, Cristine Roy! In case you missed the emails, tweets, and Instagram and Facebook posts, editor Kevin Sharkey invited the Living community to share their Easter DIY projects with us by snapping a photo and uploading the image to [...]

Heather Ross Prints!

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You may already be a fan of Heather Ross and her bright, whimsical fabrics. Heather is an illustrator, sewer, crafter, fabric designer and blogger. She has a huge following in the sewing and quilting world where her prints often sell out and become collectible, going for big sums on eBay! Have you seen her latest [...]

Tastemaker: Nora Abousteit of Kollabora

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Nora Abousteit is the founder of Kollabora, the new fashion-forward DIY community that connects makers with inspiring projects, helpful tutorials, and the best supplies. Tell us a little about your background. How did you get to where you are today? There are so many elements that have played into where I am today. First of [...]

Our Find: Road Trip-Worthy Instagram Idea

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Bring your Instagram images into the real world with the help of Sydney-based website Origrami. The Polaroid-style of their Retroprints taps into the retro-chic trend that’s been all the rage lately, but also takes full advantage of some of Instagram’s high tech features like photo mapping of the image’s location. I want to make a [...]

Links We Love: Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Here are our latest finds from around the web to help you spread the love. (For more V-Day inspiration, check out these gorgeous flowers and sweets from our favorite Instagram accounts.) Toasted Almond Cookies by Pastry Affair Valentine’s Garland by Made by Joel Tweet

A Few of My Favorite American Made Nominees …

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As the nominations for the American Made Audience Choice Award come in, it’s been a thrill to see what a creative mind is capable of. Some of the products have blown us away with their chic packaging, innovative idea, or heartwarming story. Here are a few of my favorites from each of the four categories [...]