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Make an Unforgettable Fall Picnic

 

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Autumn in all its beautiful and warm colors paints the perfect scenery for a fall picnic.

Chose a place where you will create a romantic and unforgettable day out. Take warm wooly blankets (and pillows) if you plan to sit on the ground. Fill a wicker basket with a thermos filled with your preferred drink and cups, or a bottle of white wine and glasses.

A cheese platter to tickle the palates: cheese, bread, crackers, olives and seasonal fruit (grapes, apples, walnuts), maybe marmalade or honey for those with a sweet tooth.

Spice it up with a good book and good music.

 

Via Hither and Thither

 

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Tea Light Candle Holder DIY

                                                                                       

 

 

Polymer clay is a great material because you can use it to cover glass or metal.

As I didn't have a candle holder ready at hand, I thought it would be fab if I make one myself!

If you work with polymer clay, then I guess you have everything needed for this DIY. 

 

Supplies:

* A small glass jar

* White polymer clay

* 2 other colors of polymer clay

* A metal leaf

* Rigid and flexible blades

* A cutter

* Liquid polymer clay

 

  

Take the white polymer clay and condition it well, then slip it through a pasta machine. Do the same with the other color – I chose yellow, but slip this through a narrower opening on the machine. Cut both into squares, first the white, next the yellow and put the metal leaf on top.

Repeat this step with the other color – in my case – the green polymer clay.

Now you have “a roll” that you have to cut in half and join those two halves one on top of the other. Cut the roll vertically to get strips. Use the strips to cover the jar.

The other variant is the Mokume Gane technique.

Using a flexi knife and the cutter, cut the roll but do not separate the cut parts.

Cut the roll horizontally.

Optionally you can use small different shape (cookie) cutters to make shapes through which you can see the candle light.

When the jar is all covered up, bake it at 100⁰C for about 30 minutes.

Tip: If the polymer clay is still hard and it is difficult to cover the jar, apply a little liquid polymer clay onto the jar before you apply the polymer clay.

 

Tutorial made by Classy CLay Jewelry. Visit her shop for OOAK jewelry. 

10 Inspiring Work Spaces

 

Via JoAnn

 

Via West Elm

 

Whether you have a special room as an office or just a corner transformed as such, the work space is one of the most important points if you are running a business from your home. 

Having a designated work space works wonders as you will be able to concentrate on work easily and prevent being distracted. Working in a aesthetically appealing, beautifully and inspirationally organized environment is the key to increased productivity and functionality.

 

We have selected 10 different work spaces to spark up some inspiration. 

 

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Velvet Fall

 

 

 

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The velvet trend remained steadfast this fall.

And it is the best fabric that we needed to linger just a bit more, because of its luxurious and rich finish, appealing feel and delicately soft quality. Along with jackets, dresses are the  most wanted pieces because they can transform a look immediately.

 

You can pair a velvet jacket with a pair of jeans for a more casual look and wear a velvet dress for a glam night out. With the right shoes and accessories, you can make your velvet a statement piece.

 

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Transitioning Summer into Fall Fashion

Via Fashion Tasty 

Summer is slowly transitioning into fall and fashion experts have been quick to offer useful advice on how to make this transition seamless, attractive and more importantly - wearable and comfortable.

Glamour, InStyle and More Fashion have compiled the most interesting pieces for transitional styling combinations.

 

1. Blazer to top it off

Put on a blazer or a jacket over summer dresses or strapless tops and trousers/jeans for a modern and stylish look.

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2. Extend shorts season

 

 Via Pinterest

You don't have to put away your favouite pair of shorts. You can extend their wear by putting on some tights under for the chilly mornings.

 

3.  Scarf it up

 

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 Scarf - the all time favourite accessory is the perfect thing to wrap it around and add a sophisticated glam to any outfit.

 

4. Don't kick off the sandals

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Experts suggest you prolong summer shoes wearing season as long as it is practical and tasteful. Preserve the summer for a bit longer.

 

5. Layering is always in!

 

 Via Room Suggestion

The winning combination. Experiment with layering and don't be afraid to mix and match!

The First Signs

 

 
 

Fall is on its tiptoes, slowly, inevitably sneaking in. The first signs are here. It appears at night time only, but will spread its presence with each day more until it gets hold of nature under its reign.

Wire Wrap a Beach Stone Into a Pendant

 

 

 

This is an easy and fast tutorial to use beach stones and wire wrap them into an eye-catching pendant.

 

Materials:

1. Beach stones

2. Memory wire

Pliers, cutters and clamps.

 

 

  

Make a spiral for the bottom 

 

 

Bring the wire upwards and make a spiral for the top

 

 

Now bend the wire downwards (1) and wrap it around the bottom spiral and take it up again from a different side (2), wrap once around the top spiral and bring down again (3) and up for the last time (behind stone) (4).  Cut wire leaving enough to make a loop for the chain.

 

 

 

Take the wire and slide it through the top spiral. Cut again leaving just a small portion for the loop.

 

 

Make a loop and with that - you are done.

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this!

TinoSki's New Mug Collection

 

 

Dreaming of You Mugs

 

TinoSki's new coffee mug collection is a true delight for the coffee lovers.
Uniquely designed and shaped, they are perfect to start your day with!

Each is OOAK bearing his signature drawings and use of colors.

The mugs are made out of Italian, high quality white clay that is close to porcelain in terms of durability.

Find them all here.

 

Lemon Love Mug

Watermelon Bite Mug

Looking Sharp Mug

AMUR for Conscious Fashion

 

 

AMUR is a clothing collection created in New York City that was born from the concept that great style does not have to come at the expense of our environment—and that design can strike a balance between beauty and good intentions. It’s an approach that’s woven into their very name: AMUR -  A Mindful Use of Resources.

Sofia Shannon,the creative director behind AMUR, believes that nature is the ultimate luxury and she uses that as a starting point to  weave together creativity and the environment.

The approach that is the heart of AMUR's design process focuses solely on fabric: "All materials are sourced with an eye toward environmental good, whether organic and natural fabrics, reclaimed fibers that conserve material resources or trims made by artisan collectives in the developing world. While it’s an evolving process, one we’re continually striving to improve, each piece in the collection embodies a singular philosophy: that mindful living will always be in style".

 

With their swooning designs  they match sustainably sourced materials with their idea for the outfit of a modern and conscientious woman in terms of green fashion: their designs are bold and daring with a touch of high femininity and romanticism. Think of a damsel in distress that is a warrior princess in disguise.

 

 

 

 

Linen Dresses for the Rest of the Summer

 

 Via Nicole Sometimes

 

For the remaining days of summer linen dresses come as a natural choice. In fact, linen is considered the best fabric to be worn during the summer due to its fantastic characteristics. Linen is highly absorbent and a good conductor of heat, meaning it provides coolness and greater airflow, although at first sight it seems stiff and uncomfortable. On the contrary. Linen allows the body to breathe and makes it free of moisture.

 

Via One Brass Fox

 

Linen fabric quickly removes perspiration from the skin. It absorbs body moisture but it won't feel clammy because perspiration evaporates off linen quickly so the linen piece acts like an excellent cooling system.

Apart from coolness and high absorbency, linen is an excellent heat conductor as it allows the body heat quick escape thus improving cooling. As a matter of fact, it is claimed that  heat conductivity of linen is five times higher than wool and eighteen times higher than silk, so go and fetch your linen outfit.

Via Julia Engel

Effortless Summer: Plaid Dress-up

For an effortless summer styling we chose these lovely plaid pants and bra and matched them with black and grey metal and leather earrings and completed the look with a unique leather cuff featuring a decorative metal element.

Plaid Pants and Bra

 

Black Leather & Metal Earrings

 

Leather Cuff Bracelet

 

3 Ways to Style Denim Shorts

 

 Maya Kuzman

One of the most preferred casual outfit for the summer, which without doubt every girl has in her wardrobe, is denim  shorts. Cut-off denim shorts have been quite popular this summer and fashionistas around the world have set the styling looks for these.

 What seems to be the most popular way to style denim shorts is to pair them with a white blouse, top or a shirt.

 

Le Fashion                                                                               Ameblo

 

The second look combines them with a striped top or shirt, stripes being in trend this summer.

                 Fashion Gum Sincerely Jules, Style Advisor

 

And the third look matches denim shorts with a blazer, a long vest or a shirt.

                                                                           Steal the look

 

Accessorize these with a straw hat and long shoulder bag and you have a win-win combination.

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