I don’t know if it’s the cold weather or the endless sheets of ice on our driveway, but I’m craving color and freshness right now. I’m so ready for bright spring flowers and the sort of lushness that only comes at the beginning of spring, when everything is that yellow-green color of new growth. Sadly, everything outside will still be iced over for a few more months, but in the meantime I’ve been filling my screen with photos and paintings of beautiful flowers.
These watercolors I found on Instagram are my absolute favorite right now and it turns out they’re by an artist, William Suran, just around the corner from us in Brooklyn. Whether you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by real versions of these or just need some color and beauty on your screen today, I hope you’ll enjoy William’s stunning watercolors as much as I did. You can follow William and see more of his work on Instagram, his website and at this gallery online. xo, grace
- This laundry machine for delicates is small enough to fit into your pocket. It’s real and WE WANT IT.
- Which celebrity home are you? Apparently I’m Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen’s home. Let’s hope I can inherit some of their height, too.
- Max found this amazing-looking funfetti cake from A Beautiful Mess and we’re tempted to throw out all of our New Year’s resolutions for a slice.
- I love the bedroom in the white house at Daylesford that Garrett found.
- It’s Nice That and Squarespace are teaming up to share hints for improving creative portfolios. This installment on the importance of good copywriting is a must-read.
- Max discovered a French furniture company, Alki, that just unveiled the world’s first bioplastic chair — it looks and feels like plastic, but is made from renewable (and biodegradable) plant-based materials!
- We love these hyper-colorful textiles by designer Kindah Khalidy that Garrett introduced to us.
- Garrett also found these gorgeous Japanese furoshiki at Etsy.
- Must Reads: Highlights from 100 D*S Radio Shows, Home Ec (how to keep a clean home), The 20 minute bedroom refresh, Sights & Sounds for your Winter Morning.
- Products & Artwork: Rebecca Atwood 2015 Fabric Collection, Julia Rothman’s Nature Anatomy Book, Anna Taratiel Tape Art
- Sneak Peeks: Studio Tour with Maira Kalman, A Scandinavian retreat by the sea, A textile-filled home in Arizona, An eclectic Seattle apartment, A jewelry maker’s 400 square foot home,
- Recipes: Nik Sharma’s Sevaiyan Indian vermicelli kheer (a delicious sweet, rice-pudding-style dish)
- City Guides: A 24 Hour Guide to New Orleans, LA
- Life & Business: Profiles: Bre of Scout & Catalogue, Maptote.
- DIY Projects: Origami Wall Art, Folded Clay Jewelry Trays
- Before & After: A kitchen remodel fit for a cookbook.