chez sucre chez

After my obsession with crewelwork the other week, I’ve been spending more time trolling Etsy looking for modern embroidery and needlepoint. I’m always a fan of Chez Sucre Chez cross-stitch work, so I was happy to see some new designs as well as some adorable reusable produce bags. They’re meant to replace the green/clear plastic bags you use at the store to gather fruits and veggies and definitely look a lot nicer. In addition to the bags, I love the cloud cross-stitch collection and the kits that create lace-inspired cross-stitch pieces. Those would be so sweet in a grouping on a wall. Click here to check out the full series and shop online. My plan is to save up and have some custom floral pieces (like the one at the top) made in honor of various state flowers. I’d love to do a small collection to honor the places that mean something to me. xo, grace



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yeah no yeah

I feel like I’ve been searching for a new version of the extremely popular “For Like Ever” poster for ages. And while part of me still wants to give in (way late) and buy that poster, I think this one is an equally adorable alternative. Yeah No Yeah’s new Love and Star posters are fun graphic prints that combine two of my favorite styles: metallic anything and color fades. The Love poster measures about 16.5 x 23 inches and fades from red to pink, and the Star poster is printed with antique metallic gold ink and measures roughly 15 x 20 inches. You can pick up both (along with Yeah No Yeah’s Alphabet posters) right here online. xo, grace


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sweet details


I’m neither a wine drinker nor a homeowner with a place for a mailbox, but that’s not going to stop me from wanting both of these pieces at BHLDN. Who wouldn’t want to get love letters in a heart mailbox? And if you’re pouring someone special a glass of wine, why not cork it with an arrow fletching in between drinks? It’s a little early for wine, but I’d happily use that on a bottle of fizzy water or juice any day. Click here to check out the bottle stopper ($12) and here for the love letters mailbox ($78) online. xo, grace

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Favorite Kickstarter Tech Campaigns

Kickstarter.com has truly revolutionized the way original projects and inventions are created and maintained, and it has become a motivational tool for many under-the-radar creatives to launch their passion projects. On My Life Scoop this week, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite Kickstarter tech projects that have been funded or are currently looking for funding. Click here to read the full post! — Stephanie

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citrine blocks

I’m having a yellow moment this morning. I rarely wear yellow (I look like death warmed over in that color), but I love it as a home color, especially this super bright hue. How happy is this pillow? The chain stitching and sunshine color make this my perfect summer pillow. Click here to check it out and shop online (pillow by DwellStudio). xo, grace

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still life ipad case

I know the idea of repurposing artwork drives some people insane, but I’ve seen so many painted canvases torn in the streets of New York that I love it when people find new ways to keep them in their daily lives. Leslie Oschmann of Swarm is the queen of giving old paintings new life, and these iPad cases she made for Anthropologie are no exception. Each one-of-a-kind case is a literal work of art and comes with a leather strap for closing. I’m not always a fan of the slick look of most tech gear, so I like the idea of cloaking it in something a little more weathered. Click here to check it out in more detail and order online ($248 each). xo, grace

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saint john street press

There is a huge part of me that would happily spend the majority of my day bent over a piece of linoleum carving stamps. They remind me of being in the printmaking lab in college, but in miniature form. And I’ve never met a miniature version of anything I didn’t love. These hand-carved stamps are from Tessa Kelly at Saint John Street Press, and they’re so simple I can’t resist them. Tessa recently graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and started carving stamps on the side while she wades into the world of architecture. I think she’s definitely got the beginnings of a great side empire, and I just placed a little custom order. If you’re in the market for a cute stamp, click here to check out and shop Tessa’s collection online. xo, grace



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america’s other audubon


In the spring of 1995, Joy Kiser walked into the Cleveland Museum of Natural History in Ohio ready to begin work as a newly hired assistant librarian. At the foot of the staircase that led to the museum’s library, a Plexiglas display case exhibited volume one of Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio. A label explained that the book was the work of the Jones family of Ohio. The project was conceived and begun by daughter Genevieve, specimens collected by son Howard, paid for by father Nelson, and after the early death of Genevieve, the work was finished by the mother, Virginia, and the rest of the family as a memorial to Genevieve. The story stuck with Joy and she probed further into the family’s history. The result of her probing is America’s Other Audubon. The book tells the story of the Jones family: how Genevieve had been so inspired by seeing John James Audubon’s lithographs engravings exhibited at the 1876 World’s Fair in Philadelphia that she decided to work on a companion volume to Birds of America, illustrating the nests and eggs that Audubon had left out. All of the Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio lithographs are reproduced in this book along with captions excerpted from the original text. — Amy Azzarito

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sideshow sign co.


Oh vintage signs, you always steal my heart. It’s impossible for me to resist a good marquee sign, and one day when I have a bigger apartment, I’m going to bite the bullet and get one. Until then, I’ll be here in my shoebox admiring these giant signs from Sideshow Sign Co. (what a fun name to say) online. Started by a husband and wife team in Nashville (Luke is from Australia, Jasmin’s hometown is Nashville), Sideshow specializes in giant marquee letters and vintage educational and old-world prints. That little exclamation point below is painfully cute and petite (for a marquee sign), so if you’re in the market for something bold and bright, click here to check out Sideshow’s collection online. xo, grace



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national stationery show: seed house


I feel like this post should be titled, “Shauna and Stephen never sleep”. The incredibly talented duo behind Something’s Hiding in Here and Forage Bowties have done it again, launching yet another fantastic design project called Seed House. Seed House launched at this year’s NSS and included a beautiful selection of cards, tags, paper scents and, my favorite, press botanical stationery with a flower press. I don’t know how they find the time to DO all of this, but they do it well. Seed House is definitely an instant favorite of mine. The light in that section of the show was hard to shoot in, so you can check out more of their work here. xo, grace



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