bedazzled at balmain ss 2011


Intense studding and multiple safety pins that amount to embroidery hit Christophe Decarnin’s Balmain Spring 2011 RTW runway in a serious way. “It’s a look I’ve always liked,” the designer said backstage. “I keep pictures of it all over my office.” Helllooo DIY-central. Buy safety pins while you can… More […]

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homemade potato chips


A Bay Cities sandwich with Diet Coke and sea salt & vinegar Kettle Chips on the beach. Sweet potato chips on Thanksgiving while watching football. Fresh guacamole and tortilla chips at my favorite Mexican restaurant. No matter what kind of chips we are talking – the crunchy potatoes (or tortillas) […]

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looking back to fall 2010 runways


A break from spring 2011 for fallllll 2010 inspiration. After all, it is getting cold in some places… From top to bottom: Alexander Wang, Preen, Charlotte Ronson, Anna Sui, Proenza Schouler, Peter Som, Diesel Black Gold, Rebecca Taylor, Rag & Bone, William Rast, Cynthia Steffe, Marc By Marc Jacobs, Ralph […]

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homeade potatoe chips Golden Baked Potato Chips * Yukon Gold potatoes * Olive or canola oil spray * Sea salt 1. Preheat oven to 375° and place two shelves in the center and lower parts of the oven. Line two baking sheets with foil and spray with oil. 2. Slice potatoes no […]

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knitted headband


My grandma gifted my sister and I knitting lessons ten or so years ago and it was one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. Little hobbies and skills are invaluable and always come in handy. I mean, do I need to make this knitted headband or do I NEEEED […]

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wall of frames


Embellishing walls with frames – either empty or with pictures/art/nick nacks – is not only an interesting form of self expression. It looks great, allows you to constantly change a room and makes for continuous creative experience. For example: 1. Collecting: Your collection of rocks, barbies, snow globes and pogs […]

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