halloween all grown up

it’s that time of year again where we all get an excuse to relive our childhoods via the most ridiculous outfits we can think of. but, with a few little details, any halloween can be all grown up, too.

we found the “jack o lantern” on the kitchn today that will make your halloween party an adult kind of fun.

 

1.5 oz Jack Daniels
1.5 oz spiced apple cider
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 dash cinnamon
Nutmeg, for garnish
Cinnamon stick, for garnish

Mix all ingredients in martini shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds and pour into chilled martini glass. Garnish with nutmeg and cinnamon stick.

via the kitchn

new products coming to our etsy shop

After much thinking, sketching and research(ing) we’ve settled on our next additions to our etsy shop.

You’ll be pleased to know that pom poms will be added in one way or another to the shop.

Eventually – as in not in the year 2010 – pom pom trimmed drapes will be added. But for now you’ll see bunting (small and big) and scarves adorned with sweet pom poms.

We’ll also be adding fabric flower pins for men and women, oh and shoes too!

There will other accessories as well, like handmade recycled notepads, and hostess gifts like handmade kitchen towels.

New necklaces will be added, with lots of layering and mixed textures. You’ll make a statement in any one of them, for sure. You can also count on handpicked vintage items you’re bound to love.

What else would you like to see added to the shop?

the new twitter

*before we even get started with this post, we have to give you an obligatory disclosure: hailey works at a PR firm in the digital media department.. if you know where she works, great. if you don’t know where she works, even better. for all intents and purposes, it doesn’t really matter.

The new Twitter promises to be “an easier, faster, richer experience.” The new interface is being randomly rolled out to users over the next few weeks. Twitter will be adding two columns. The left side will be your usual stream of content, and the right side column will be for the left’s content. (So when you click a multimedia link, let’s say a picture, it will be displayed in the right side column.)

The best part of the new features? Twitter’s promotional video for the roll out. Sure, it is an attempt to evoke a sense of what the new Twitter will be like. The concept is that it will be everywhere, and everything will be integrated.

Here is my challenge to you: watch the video twice. The first time, let the promo do what it intends to do. After you watch the video, scroll down for the second part of my challenge to you.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIpD7hfffQo&feature=player_embedded]

The second time, think about the video and its elements in terms of the broader idea of social media – what is it, how it functions and its place in pop culture.

For example, consider when the person pulls a bottle of wine off the shelf and it has a Twitter logo on it. This is just one of the many lines drawn that illustrates the correlation between the bigger ideas and goals of social media and the individual. Afterall, research has shown that we take what our friends say as gospel. We trust our friends (or followers, or fans) to dispense news, recommendations, and overall to capture the world around us.

What do you think?

a furniture rebirth

if you’ve been wandering around the iconic design milk, elle decor south africa, oh hello friend and apartment therapy blogs, you are bound to have run into miss katie thompson of recreate.

you’ll have a moment of “that’s awesome,” which turns to, “i could do that,” which ultimately turns into, “okay, i so couldn’t do that.”

katie breathes new life into her pieces, with unexpected twists and turns and ultimately a to-die-for sense of creativity.

check out some of her work – what do you think?