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The Texas Jeweler Plucking Sculptures from the Recycling Bin

Early in quarantine, way back in April, you couldn't open Instagram without running into a designer teaching a papier-mâché tutorial. Down in Austin, Texas, Sarah Murphy of the jewelry brand Hey Murphy caught the bug, like many of us did, and began making pieces from what she calls "quarantine trash" as a creative distraction and release while she watched TV and drank wine (relatable). "The point was to not create any more waste, so they are mostly made from the contents of our recycling bin," Murphy says.
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Juliette Wanty’s Auckland Cottage is a Masterclass In Doing The Most With A Rental

Stylist and designer Juliette Wanty’s Auckland home is a lesson in resourcefulness. As the art director for the New Zealand shelter mag Homestyle, she’s accustomed to whipping up a centerfold in an afternoon for one of her impeccably styled interiors shoots. So when it came time to makeover the home she rents with her partner, Robin Schmid, that inventive, DIY approach served the couple well. Unable to make any major structural changes to the weatherboard cottage, Wanty and Schmid set about doing what they could without leaving permanent marks.
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Week of April 22, 2019

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: A design hotel to support our new Italian coastal lifestyle, an actually perfect mustard-velvet sofa, and a DIY company that hopes to encourage Enzo Mari–esque self-production — not to mention critical thought about design, consumption, and production.
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In a New York Apartment, Dimes Co-Founder Sabrina De Sousa Lives With What She Makes

Like her restaurant, Dimes, Sabrina De Sousa's impeccably appointed Chinatown apartment is filled with objects she created herself, which is why we’ve been begging her for ages to photograph it — a feat we've finally pulled off thanks to our editorial collaboration with Sonos. We've teamed up with the smart speaker brand for a new storytelling series called Creative Women at Home, in which we’ll visit the homes of four influential women and find out how they live, work, relax, and listen.
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Inside the Rope-Painting, Basket-Making World of Gemma Patford

After attempting to learn to crochet, Patford realized it was not for her and instead turned to artists who were working with rope like Doug Johnston, who remains one of her heroes. “I muddled my way through the Internet to find a process that worked with my abilities and with what I had at home. I had a sewing machine and paint — and the baskets were born,” she says.
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Week of November 16, 2015

A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: A surge of palm trees and lava lamps brings back a major '70s vibe, an exhibition at Table of Contents highlights the Memphis group's little-known second wave, and a shop in Sweden dedicates itself to selling the work of "kickass female designers."
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Lena Corwin’s Made By Hand

The sense that anyone can attempt these 26 DIYs — which include tie-dying with Shabd Simon-Alexander, jewelry-making with Jennifer Sarkilahti of Odette, and marbling with Ilana Kohn — comes in part from the incredibly detailed, step-by-step photographs, which were taken during the course of a weeklong shoot last fall at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn by Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes, of the photography site 3191 Miles Apart, who also shot the film photographs documenting the day-by-day of the shoot, which we're sharing here today,
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DIY Furniture: A Step-By-Step Guide

As lovers of and writers about design, there’s one question we’re constantly asking ourselves: How can we get designers to make us their amazing pieces at cost? But what we nearly always fail to wonder is: Would it actually be possible to make these pieces ourselves?
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