MAKE YOUR OWN

 Article Emily O'Brien | Photography Kara Deyoung  Did you know the city of Boulder is working hard to become a zero-waste community by 2025? Right now, 90% of what we throw away could be recycled or composted. Together, we can change this.  According to The Sierra Club's Sierra magazine, Americans throw away an estimated 100 billion plastic bags each year,…

HANDMADE

 all supplies available at Rebecca’s Apothecary  + Pigments or micas  + Oil base 
 (coconut oil, jojoba oil, infused olive oil)

Look Dino-Mite This Halloween

It can be hard to think of creative kids costumes every Halloween (and even harder to create a costume if you aren't a seamstress). Lucky for us, Fabricate has shared step-by-step instructions for a costume DIY that you can actually do yourself. Pick different fabrics to reflect your kids personality (we went with polka dots) or go for traditional dinosaur…

do it yourself

We're in love with Ben Uyeda, creative director/genius of #HomeMadeModern. He has an entire website (HomeMade-Modern.com) full of modern design projects that don't break the bank. Here's one of our favorite, a simple stool. Perfect for any room in the house, durable and affordable. Music to our ears.

to write

In honor of interviewing a calligrapher, I decided to whip out a pen and draft Hannah Howard’s story by hand. Of course, it’s (much) faster to draft on a laptop, but after talking with Howard about her lifelong passion for handwriting and fonts, it sparked an interest to appreciate an overlooked art form: written language.

Natural Beauty

This time of year is a recipe for dry skin. Whether it's the dry climate or winter weather, skin could use a little buff. To combat annoying dry skin, or just to show yourself a little love, here are four do-it-yourself face and body scrubs with ingredients you might already have in your kitchen. Many foods we enjoy every day have…

That’s a Wrap

We believe in quiet design in all things, including our gift wrapping. With this in mind we select simple, yet elegant, wrapping material. This includes a medium-weight dark green paper with a subtle stripe, classic black ribbon, an Alpine Modern sticker. Sharp scissors and double sided tape are necessary to achieve the clean look.