photos by Kate Zimmerman
I, Carly, have a thing for flowers. I know, that’s probably pretty obvious at this point. But really, it’s true. I spend a good portion of my time playing with them. And when I’m not playing with them, I’m usually thinking about them. As a matter of fact, the only other creative outlet I’ve found that gives me as much artistic pleasure is writing. (And food, but we’ll save that for another post.) So it was only natural that I would eventually start writing in flowers, which led me to these DIY flower artwork printables.
Sure, it’s a little on the time-consuming side, but who can complain when you get to hash out your thoughts AND soak in a little piece of nature’s beauty, all at once? Not I. On the contrary, I highly recommend it. All you have to do is go to your local craft store to pick up some white foam core board. Then swing by the flower market on your way home, and you’re in business! Or you can print and frame the flower artwork from our phrases…
Most of the time I, Lee, am content to be surrounded by lots of white, black and neutrals. But it seems around this time every year (and just about ALL year around Sugar & Cloth!) I get bit by the bright color bug (which I’ll gladly take over a mosquito any day!). The grass is greening up, the trees are bursting with blossoms, the annual spring flowers have sprouted and I want to participate in this fantastic compendium of color, and these are 14 bold and bright products you need this Summer!
The good thing is that it’s really easy to do! Just by adding one standout piece to a room, such as an amazing red chair, a sculptural pendant or a few fresh art prints you can bring the whole space to life. The same goes for your summer wardrobe too. It could be a great dress, a bright bag or even a swimsuit in a show stopping color that gives your closet the color injection it needs.
Maybe you’re way ahead of me, and are already a connoisseur of all things bright and bold, but if not, this little roundup of all the colorful goodies will get you on track for a seriously super summer!
1. Paper Pendant via Etsy // 2. Gus Modern Chair // 3. Nasty Gal Turn Table // 4. J.Crew Tote // 5. Print 1 // 6. Print 2 // 7. Print 3 // 8. Madewell Dress // 9. J.Crew Sandals // 10. Smeg Toaster // 11. Urban Outfitters Bath Mat // 12. Nasty Gal Sunnies // 13. Zara Yellow Shorts // 14. J.Crew Swimsuit
— Post and image designs by Lee Vosburgh
Lee Vosburgh is an Art Director and editor of the blog Style Bee, a hive for honing personal style and learning to live well with less. When Lee isn’t buzzing about the internet she can be found playing fetch with her corgi Dobby, renovating a 125 year old house or snapping pictures in her hometown of Guelph, Ontario.
I, Teri, am a little planter obsessed at the moment!…Any excuse to bring a bit of green into the house and create a pretty pot to go with it, is a good one. For this project I delved back into my childhood memories of poached egg and soldiers, and growing cress plants in egg shells. I had a moment of rediscovery (deep, I know) since not having any use for them since childhood, and I’d totally forgotten about egg cups, which make the perfect little DIY mini face planters! It sprang to mind that the cups needed faces because, of course everything looks better with a face on it these days, right?
This tutorial is so simple to follow and gives you scope to get creative and choose all manner of crazy plants for the hair. The great news is you need very few materials to make this but do make sure you use a fine porcelain pen for the features rather than a paintbrush. This will make it so much easier to get the details nice and neat. Once baked the paint is set onto the egg cups and should be dishwasher resistant dependent on the make of paint you use…
photos by Jared Smith
After proclaiming my love for all things Smeg, and that one of the few things missing from my collection is a shirt that says “Talk Smeg to me”, I figured we should start sharing the love with a Smeg giveaway for Mother’s Day. So, to make your Mother’s Day luck even sweeter, we’ve teamed up with them to giveaway one of their awesome new stand mixers in a color of your choice!
You know what this means, right? It’s now your mission to win an awesome retro stand mixer to go along with the one single tea towel you bought Mom for Mother’s Day. Just kidding, I’m sure the tea towel is awesome, it’s just that this would make it even better!…