Hello! It’s Lee the Bee here, serving up some awesome items I’ve come across to make any culinary endeavour a little more fun!
I love to cook (grocery shopping, not so much!) but we’re currently renovating our kitchen so it’s been a while. During my time without a kitchen I’ve been daydreaming about all the little ways to make it special and the extras that can make cooking less of a chore and more of a daily ritual, starting with these 10 culinary chic items for your kitchen…
photos by Jared Smith
There are two things we do a lot of around the studio: photo shoots and less than organized chaos when it comes to prepping for them. Jared and I have learned to work together pretty well (he tells me I’m annoying him, I tell him he’s annoying me and that I want a flat white with almond milk… etc. etc.), but I have started to be more diligent about putting together cohesive ideas and inspiration boards for shoots and daily to-do lists since bringing on an intern and working with collaborators. Though I’m a digital girl as much as the next, something about secret Pinterest boards just doesn’t always cut it for me, so we made these DIY geometric inspiration boards to bring it back to (hands-on) reality!
The catch here is that I’ve made it a HUGE point to not have any decor items in the studio be too permanent so that we can move things around for shoots. We use the white walls as backdrops, move furniture around to accommodate events and workshops, and even just to be able to spread out supplies for big DIY projects, so the key with our inspiration boards is that it’s easily removable to swap things out with a damage free surface so that we can keep the space a clean slate for whatever we’re working on…
photos by Jared Smith
When BHLDN asks you to team up with them to style a tea party themed soiree, you naturally do two things: one being to run a few laps around your studio out of sheer excitement, and the second being to go buck wild and transform your whole studio into a Grand Budapest Hotel inspired wonderland from top to bottom.
Lucky for you I don’t skimp on the details when it comes to get togethers, and thus a tea party with BHLDN is anything but an exception, so I’m going to share alll of the details, how-to’s, and even a few freebies for you to create your own!…
Marble runs a really close second (to all things gold) in my list of home decor obsessions. The sad part about it is that it’s about as expensive to come by as gold is, plus I can’t exactly carve it myself, though that would make me one killer DIY’er if I could. Instead, I stick with the nail polish budget version (literally), and make my own DIY marble dipped vessels.
I thought about using marbled shelf liner paper for this project but I wanted to be able to get a sleek, seamless look, so I created my own color recipe to make a real faux marble pattern with polishes! A lot of people have done similar projects with the bright, neon colors, but I feel like you can’t go wrong with mixing a bit of traditional marble in with your decor, no?