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Elizabeth Gilbert Has a New Book (and We’ve Got the First Look at the Cover!)

The best-selling author of “Eat, Pray, Love” gives us the exclusive on her upcoming book on living creatively, “Big Magic.”

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Featured Shop: Julia E. Dean

“I fell in love with clay at a young age.”

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Featured Shop: Habitables

“I can’t compete with Ikea in terms of price, but I can certainly compete in terms of quality, durability, and above all, exclusivity.”

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CraftFail: When Homemade Goes Horribly Wrong

We talk to Heather Mann about her new book, “CraftFail,” which celebrates the unique (and hilarious) glory of DIY disasters.

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Featured Shop: Plantillo

“I believe imperfection adds character to an object.”

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20 Ways to Get Organized for the New Year

Start the new year with a clean desk (or dresser or craft room) and a calm mind with the help of these tips, tricks, and essential organizing aids.

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Featured Shop: Arya Sense

“This line is an expression of our innate artistic nature.”

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Featured Shop: Btaylor Quilts

“Each quilt presents a new challenge.”

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Featured Shop: Yuka

“When I design, I like thinking about the collection as a whole, as opposed to each individual piece.”

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Featured Shop: here & now

“I find it more interesting to play with shape than with color.”

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Featured Shop: Shnop Shnop

“I really believe that when you work from the heart with positive thoughts, everything is possible.”

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Featured Shop: Candyfleece

Life’s little pleasures, like flowers and cakes, summery frocks and autumn leaves, can enthuse me into creating for weeks on end.”

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Featured Shop: Ruff House Art

“There are no limitations to what you can accomplish when you set your mind to it.”

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Decorating With Vintage Holiday Collectibles

Explore charming mid-century ceramics, glitter-encrusted cardboard villages, and the cutest Swedish gnomes from vintage sellers on Etsy.

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Featured Shop: Awl Snap

“When I design a new product, I’m driven by necessity.”