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Monarch Butterflies + Best of the Week

by Grace Bonney


This week, like so many others, has been a challenging news week. I’ve been trying to maintain a balance of staying plugged-in (and active) and also quiet and finding space for rest and care. It can be discouraging, but I’ve found so much joy and beauty in Instagram lately, especially in the pages of our hashtag challenge feeds. You all have shared so many stunning moments of natural beauty, serenity and hope. This one (of Monarch Butterflies at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden) taken by @mol_dek (Molly Dektar) is a favorite of mine, and I hope it will bring you the same sense of peace and love that it brought to me when I saw it. Until Monday, here’s to a wonderful weekend! Some of our favorite links from around the web and Design*Sponge this week are below! xo, grace

12 talented illustrators to follow on Instagram

This West Village apartment is such a quintessential NYC space. I love the old tiles.

Dreamy nail and makeup ideas for those who love bold color.

This collector’s home in League City, TX is always changing.

This Vermont cabin was built and decorated by hand to honor a family’s history.

Reading Rihanna talk about “the pleasure of [having] a fluctuating body type” made me feel lots of (good) feelings.

This cool Boston loft has a small footprint, but a lot of heart.

A drab kitchen becomes a serene space in this modern makeover.

This piece on Legacy Stained Glass was stunning.

Doan Ly’s floral photos are getting me through tough moments this week.

This artist’s haven in Alexandria, VA was built by hand.

Hello, retail. These 10 storefronts have BEAUTIFUL awnings.

A dark and outdated basement transforms into a fun family room in this remodel.

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