Confession of the day: I have a secret love for photos of creative offices. Offices say a lot about someone, don’t you think? Either way, Jenna Lyons (president of J.Crew) has one crazy awesome Manhattan work space. Oh, and it spans the entire 12th floor. No big deal..
It’s pretty apparent by now that Sugar & Cloth is a DIY driven blog. From ballet flats to lamps, you can make a pretty huge variety of things from the tutorials on this blog. So, it comes as no surprise that I would love the hype behind the DIY high fashion app, MILK.
MILK was created by a 21-year old designer, Natasha, from New Zealand. The application (specifically for tablets) features six to nine new and easy-to-follow tutorials ranging in cost and time required in every issue. Um, awesome! So far her featured projects range from a DIY iPad case to leathers totes, with a few lifestyle recipes mixed in.
Here’s an excerpt from her article in Mag+:
Tell us a about your idea?
MILK actually started as my honors level project at university, I was researching the disposible nature of fashion today, and I came across DIY fashion tutorials and their popularity among fashion blogs. However I noticed there were no go to resources or publications, especially those which took cues from high fashion, as the DIY aesthetic is mostly rooted in handicraft. So MILK was born, and I decided it would be a great way to create a publication with a stronger emphasis on design. I chose to feature 6-9 DIY projects an issue which looked at latest street style trends and translated them into easy tutorials. Plus, create feature interviews and work by other bloggers and crafters who were interested in the fashion and DIY.
You can find more of Natasha on Milk & Mead!
It’s no secret that I’m really into the “dipped” look right now. I think I’ve posted at least two DIY’s with some color dipping relation (here & here), so I refrained from titling this one as such (although I still read it in my mind as Gold Dipped To Do Notebooks, shhh). Seriously though, who wouldn’t want to help scratch out a few bullet points on your to-do list if they saw you jotting it down in this little beauty, hm? I should confess though that I’ve never actually tried to make my own notebook after finding this project because I’d rather not disappoint myself with falling short of how perfect these turned out. Instead, I’ll direct any questions you may have to Whitney, at Eat Sleep Cuddle. Directions as said by the pro..
photos & DIY by Eat Sleep Cuddle // layout by Sugar & Cloth
Basically I’m a sucker for food photography, and Mowie Kay is definitely top notch. If all of my photos came out like his, I’d totally quit my day job. In the meantime, I’ll suffice with being able to feature his work and continue trying to intimidate my camera into producing photos like these. That should do it, don’t you think? Oh, and if you do nothing else today, you should take a minute to look through this.
photos and recipe by Mowie Kay