Replacing a Coat Lining

I’ve been meaning to write about replacing a coat lining for months–I’m either very late, or very early! J has a now-vintage winter coat from Structure (the former men’s line from Compagnie Internationale Express) that has held up to much abuse over the years. The lining finally gave out though (and was hanging from the […]

Free and affordable resources for sewing formal gowns, bridesmaid and prom dresses

Bridal gowns, prom and bridesmaid dresses, evening wear– formal clothing can be some of the most expensive items your closet. It can also be hard to find a good fit or a true expression of one’s personal style. Sewing your own dress can be a way to save money, tailor the garment to your own […]

Inspiration: Jose Romussi embroidered vintage photographs

I absolutely love what Jose Romussi does to vintage photographs of dancers… string art and embroidery taken to a whole new level.   Related articles Inspiration: Essential Instagram Accounts about Art, Photography, & Creativity Blogs I Read about Art Tuesdays with TED: Sir Ken Robinson, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” The face of the giant | […]

Inspiration: Stephen Shore

  I probably shouldn’t admit that I first learned about Stephen Shore on Pinterest. I became kind of obsessed with the picture above. I feel like I’ve been in this motel room before, and yet I wish I could buy every object in this room. Stephen Shore (b. 1947) is a NYC-born, self-taught photographer who […]

Inspiration: Our Favorite Instagram Accounts Featuring Detroit (and Elsewhere in Michigan)

As you probably know, around these parts, we love Detroit fiercely. The city is exciting and inspiring, not to mention sprawling. Happily for all of us, though, there are lots of folks on Instagram documenting what’s good. Detroit Happenings: March 8th- @acronymcreative ・・・
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Inspiration: Essential Instagram Accounts about Art, Photography, & Creativity

We’ve already shared some of our favorite art-focused blogs, but today seemed like a good day to share a peek at our social media list. Who doesn’t need a little more beauty in their day, in between shots of their friends’ plates, pop culture memes, and endless sponsored posts? Here are some of our favorite […]

Kitchen: Fireball Whisky Truffles

(This recipe disappeared off Fireball’s website, so use it at your own risk!) 20 ounces bittersweet chocolate (60 to 70 percent cocoa), divided into a 12-ounce portion and an 8-ounce portion, finely chopped 2/3 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 3 tablespoons whiskey About 1 cup Dutch-process unsweetened […]