Yearly Archives: 2012

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Short Stories: Bartleby Tote

A tote bag emblazoned with an iconic literary quote carries a message about mindful consumption for its maker.

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Melbourne’s Last Great Studio Building

The legendary Nicholas Building has sheltered a wide variety of Australian creatives, but rising rents threaten to upend this special community.

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Story Board: Gifts for Bookish Girls

She notices the sentences that end in prepositions. She notices your gnarled grammar. She remembers whole conversations of words you might have said.

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Featured Shop: Anna Joyce

“My design process is intuitive, relaxed, and rooted in the belief that we can and should live with art and craft everyday.” – Anna Joyce

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Fun (and Affordable) Decor Picks From Kelly and Olive

Whatever your price point, find the perfect gift for the home enthusiast.

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The Unexpected Renaissance of Hand-Painted Signs

A specialized craft left for dead by the march of industrial printing is getting fresh life thanks to a new generation of fans and aspirants.

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How-Tuesday: Handmade Relief for Hurricane Sandy

Harness your handmade powers to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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Short Stories: Sanquhar Gloves

The arresting patterning of these hand-knit gloves has a tie to royalty.

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Kitchen Histories: Cranberry Sauce Serving Set

This faddish object combined old school elegance and modern day convenience to showcase the side dish everyone overlooks: cranberry sauce.

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Horse Crazy

“Horses are subtle teachers and quiet therapists. They can elicit love from a wounded heart and share legs with a damaged body.”

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Collecting English Transferware: One Woman’s Story

One woman’s passion for collecting created an unexpected opportunity when her family faced dire financial hardships.

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Featured Shop: Poppy and Fern

“I am passionate about perfecting a piece and I love sending my work into the world for others to enjoy.” – Rachel Pruett

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Holiday Wrapping and Keepsake Cards

Ellie Snow rounds up mantel-worthy cards and pretty wrappings that transform even simple offerings into memorable gifts.

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The Gift Detectives and the Case of the Cryptic Coworker

Looking for just the right thing to give your colleagues? Try these clever picks, all under $20.

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Real Weddings: A Geometric Rainbow!

With colorful geometric shapes and a little DIY magic, Lindsey and Brian said “I do.”

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Handing Down the Family Dishes

Does the tradition of inheriting your grandmother’s china still make sense in your modern-day life?

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Featured Shop: Cabin + Cub

“I take pride that each of my bamboo pieces started off as a sketch or a doodle and evolved into a final work. ” – Valerie Thai

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A Jewelry Gift Guide

Let Rachel Ball of Elephantine help you find the perfect bauble for the jewelry-lover on your list.

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Eatsy: Sweet Potato and Bacon Tartine

Earthy and satisfying, this sandwich marries sweet and salty flavors perfect for a simple, hearty lunch.

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History Lesson: Stanhope Viewers

There’s more than meets the eye to these appealing trinkets — they double as viewers for microscopic photographs showing famous scenes and sights.

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Short Stories: Leaf People

A whimsical band of dapperly dressed autumnal beings speak to their creator’s vivid imagination and love of fall.

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