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Quilts by Lindsay Stead

by Joanna on September 16, 2014

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Traditional quilts haven’t always done it for me. True, there is a nostalgic, Americana vibe that is not to be denied. But design-wise, they just didn’t excite me—that is, until I discovered these incredible quilts by Lindsay Stead. Graphic and modern, these strike the perfect balance between traditional quilting techniques and a bold new approach. I am truly obsessed with the “scale, asymmetry, negative space and the use of solid colors.” Each quilt is entirely handmade in Stead’s Toronto studio, making the process very personal and time-consuming.

Be sure to also follow Lindsey on Instagram for behind-the-scenes shots!

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images via Lindsay Stead

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Mineral and Sage

by Joanna on September 10, 2014

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Just because it’s almost fall doesn’t mean you have to give up on gardening. Lately, as the temperature has dropped, I’ve been thinking of ways to bring greenery into my home. Air plants are a personal favorite, so these beauties from Mineral and Sage are at the top of my list. Not only do you receive a Caput Medusa air plant when you shop, but you also get your pick of gorgeous gems and geodes to display them with. I love how each resembles, as shopkeeper Hannah Rich puts it, “an extraterrestrial emerging from a fallen meteorite.” While I’m picturing a grouping of these on my coffee table, they’re just as lovely as solo presentations.

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African Textiles from Mungo

by Joanna on August 27, 2014

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Meet Mungo, an African textiles house from Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, established in 1998. Textiles such as table linens, throws, and bedding are woven on antique 19th-century Hattersley looms, adding a sense of history to each piece. Mungo also keeps sustainability in mind by sourcing quality natural fibers, avoiding mass production, and employing local artisans to operate their looms. The result are beautifully made textiles that feel like modern heirlooms.

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Tuckbox

by Joanna on August 26, 2014

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Named after a child’s secret hiding place, Tuckbox specializes in handsome, simply furniture. Rooted in the notion of maintaining memories, keepsakes, and stories, each piece from Tuckbox is lovingly handmade in a dusty shed in Melbourne, Australia. From stacking stools to feet designed not to scratch a floor, the designs possess a silent beauty and feel incredibly thoughtful. And can we just discuss how beautiful those mint legs are???

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 { Images via Tuckbox }

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Swans Island

by Joanna on August 21, 2014

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Good textiles are such a luxury and often well worth a higher price, especially when handmade. It’s such a wonderful feeling to curl up with a favorite throw or blanket—and right now, I’m smitten with Swans Island. These textiles are handwoven in Maine using yarns such as organic merino, silk, alpaca, and domestic Corriedale wool, dyed with all-natural dyes. The result? Throws that are incredibly soft, exquisitely made, and reminiscent of a family heirloom.

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{ Images via Swans Island }

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