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How-To: Halloween Pom Poms

Dip into your yarn stash for some impressive and relatively quick results from this adorable Halloween Pom Poms tutorial by Mr. Printables.<p>[via My Alterknits]

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How-To: Origami Bat Decoration

If you need some last-minute Halloween decorations, have some paper handy, and you’re a savvy origami-maker, then you might just want to rustle up a mess of these lovable origami bat decorations from How About Orange.<p>[via Wattlebird]

How-To: Yarn Pumpkin Garland

Need some last-minute Halloween decorations? Grab your yarn stash and whip up a cute string of festive fall decor with this yarn pumpkin garland tutorial that Haeley from Design Improvised shared on Honest to Nod!<p>In a world filled with glitz and flash, I love simple, timeless holiday decor options, …

Decorations

Sewing Technique: Shell Smocking

Add some serious texture to your sewing projects and quilt blocks with this shell smocking tutorial that TeresaDownUnder shared as part of a quilt block in her textured 4-patch quilt series on Sewn Up!<p>TeresaDownUnder’s tutorial shows the shell smocking technique in the context of a 4-patch quilt …

Sewing

Slow-cooked shoulder of lamb with pomegranate recipe

A delicious recipe for slow-cooked lamb served with yogurt, mint and pomegranates<p><b>Serves</b> six<p>You don't have to worry about precise timings as the lamb isn't served pink. Pomegranate molasses is a concentrated syrup of pomegranate juice. It is sweet-tart and very sticky. You can find it in Middle …

Flaked Almond and Chickpea Couscous Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Olives and Feta

<i>Domestic goddess Cherry Menlove shows us how to make a house a home with this recipe for flaked almond and chickpea couscous salad. Serve at the</i> …

Chickpeas

Spring Leek and Chickpeas Recipe

• In a large, hot frying pan, sizzle leeks or spring onions with a splash of oil till glossy, and softened a bit.<p>Add the ginger and garlic. Fry till …

Chickpeas

Interview: Sophie Morichi of Archivio Picone

by Heather Stewart Feldman<p>When artist, ceramist and fabric and fashion designer Giuseppe Picone passed away in 2008, he left behind a precious gift to Italian craft history. Picone's invaluable artistic legacy and many contributions were key in defining the "Made in Italy" generation.<p>The three …

Ceramics

30-Day Abs Challenge | Women's Health

Day 2. <b>Core-Sculpting Workout:</b> Attack Your Hidden Core Muscles<br>Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. We created a workout to tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a …

Rhubarb & orange cake

Make the most of seasonal fruit in this rustic bake with almond topping - serve it warm from the oven, as a pudding, or with afternoon …

Muffin Recipe: 8 Low-Calorie Muffin Recipess

<b>Blueberry-Yogurt Muffins</b> (129 calories): Healthy ingredients like protein- and fiber- packed wheat germ, low-fat yogurt, and berries take the guilt out of this sweet treat.<p><b>Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins</b> (119 calories): The banana-chocolate chip combo at your go-to coffee spot probably packs close to …

Belinda Marshall

It’s so hard for me to resist colorful swaths of paint like this, especially when it’s made available in affordable print form. These gorgeous pieces …

Sketchbook Sneak Peek: Courtney Wotherspoon

As we continue with this month’s special round-up of Sketchbook Sneak Peeks, it is with great pleasure that I share one of <i>my</i> new favorite artists: …

Sourcing Vintage Textiles with Hickoree's

Japanese textiles, and denim in particular, have been a long-standing obsession of mine—long-standing, but somewhat uneducated. With the goal of schooling myself on these beautiful and ancient materials, I recently joined Emil Corsillo and Mitch Frank of Hickoree's on a buying trip. The destination …

Clothing

Hungry Ghost Moroccan Carrot Salad - Recipe

<i>Hungry Ghost Moroccan Carrot Salad</i><p>Before we get into Ellen Kanner’s lovely book, a quick note about the James Beard awards. My book didn’t win. While …

'A bikini body'? My advice is don't bother

<b>You wrote last week about one-piece bathing suits versus bikinis. But what about "the bikini body"?</b><p><i>Olivia, by email</i><p>Ah yes, the bikini body, otherwise …

Too Busy to Burn Calories? Try this Once-a-Week 20-Minute Workout Routine that Will Preserve Stamina and Build Muscle in No Time

Exercise 1 Balance Row<p>Grab a dumbbell in each hand and let your arms hang at your sides, palms facing in. Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Bend forward while extending your left leg straight behind you until your body forms a "T." Let your arms hang straight down, palms facing each other. …

Artful Tiles from an English Textile Designer

I first discovered Neisha Crosland’s work via her fabrics and wallpapers (I framed several of her wallpaper samples in inexpensive Ikea frames for …

A Parallel Universe Studios

As previously mentioned, the next part of the Young Innovators Challenge involves completing a business plan and pitching in front of industry …

Mohair We Love: Gorman Blankets

No matter the time of year, a well-placed throw blanket can ward off the chill or provide an immediate haven for snuggling up. Read on for one we found in the neon brights so prevalent this spring.<p>Listen up: It's spring. Which means in addition to streamlining wardrobes, dusting under your …

Decorations

Creatively Defaced Streetscapes

As we saw in "Creatively Defaced Textbooks," it's easy enough to create drawings in a book that you take home with you, or hide behind the back of …

Gareth Pugh = Tudors x Stuarts + 'X'

The image of Elizabeth I wearing her ruff left an indelible mark on Gareth Pugh. Just look to his archive, it was referenced in SS09's Paris debut, as light emerging from darkness set to Matthew Stone's electronic thwack. A severe regality without the pomp of trinketry is Pugh to his foundation, …

Buckingham Palace

The Paris-Edimbourg Knitwear Trail

Playing the craftsmanship card. Fetishising skill. Rose-tinted nostalgia of tradition. Call it what you want but after the recent Dhaka factory …

iPad Air review

The original iPad Air told us all we needed to know about Apple's changed approach to tablets – with a 43% thinner bezel and a 28% lighter body than …

How-To: Pintuck Pillows

These handmade throw pillows definitely look impressive, but they’re much easier to make than you’d think. Want to learn how? Check out this pintuck pillow tutorial that Rebecca from Sew Festive Handmade shared on Sew, Mama, Sew!

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Fashionably Loud: Inside The Met's Punk Fashion Exhibit

Photo: Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art<p>DIY wardrobes. Street style culture. The democratization of fashion.<p>Those buzzwords came early and often this morning at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as the Costume Institute revealed its newest fashion exhibition, "Punk: Chaos to Couture." But …

19 Stunning Pictures of Weimaraners

The Weimaraner is a dog breed that was originally bred in Germany for the royalty to use in big game hunting. Now they are used as an all purpose gun …

Puppies

Photos Created by Coating Negatives with Gasoline and Setting Them On Fire

Lisle, Illinois-based photographer Peter Hoffman‘s “Fox River Derivatives” project is a series of abstract photos that question mankind’s …

Jonny Wan Illustration and Lettering

I am falling for Jonny Wan. Well, for his illustrations, that is. They’re vibrant, full of fantastic shapes and textures, and complemented by amazing …

A Rainbow of Shoes and Legs for Breuninger by John Breed | Colossal

<p>Netherlands-based artist John Breed installed this whimsical leg rainbow in conjunction with German shoe salon Breuninger last year. The piece …