Recycled Books Home Décor a la Anthropologie

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  This display is by Anthropologie. Yes, I know. Soo inspirational. My local Italian library keeps on giving away old vintage Italian books. Amazing hey!? Some old books are fabulous with a true vintage looks, others  looks retro ‘60s / 70s, and others … a bit …mmmm… So far, I have picked up 7 old […]

DIY Demin Shirt with Lace Back

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Ohhoh. Featuring a DIY idea you must do … today even… Refashion your plain-Jane, denim shirt into a classy-but-spunky shirt with lace back! This button-down shirt is like a ‘Ralph Lauren’ with some cheek. (like Anthropologie). Lace is so ‘en vogue’ nowadays, that you might as well …. just do this project!     Suitable […]

Anthropologie Necklaces : a Knockoff Giveaway

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:: If you love Anthropologie Necklaces, you’ll love this Giveaway! :: I all for originality. And thus: this truly unique Anthropologie necklace design stole my heart. I wanted to make my necklace as an ‘Anthropologie knockoff’ for you. But I knew I had to make it ‘my way’ and apply my own ideas however. So, […]

Anthropologie-Inspired Ruffle Pillowcases

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Pillows for your bed, that is. as part of your bedding. With adorable ruffles, I might add. Several different types and rows of ruffles, I might add. I’m smitten, I might add. As per good Anthropologie –quality level, this pillow case would cost you $48 in the store. But, it has lots of good details, […]

Anthropologie Summer Dress :: Pattern Video

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Romantic Spring Dresses, Sewing Pattern. Today I have a sewing video tutorial for an elegant Anthropologie dress, called Gathering Breeze. This Spring dress / Summer dress retails at $260. You can make it for less than $20. Come learn how. Dress Detail Half lace, half jersey, this dress goes easily from backyard BBQ to wedding […]

Anthropologie-Inspired Ruffle Skirt Pattern

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God is generous. That’s what I’m thinking when friendly folks with fashion drafting skills share freely, and give us a gorgeous skirt design from Anthropologie. (So, I’m thrilled that Shams from ‘Communing with Fabric’ has come into existence in the world in San Francisco, and has been ever-so-kind to draft this Anthropologie skirt and offers […]

Anthropologie’s Kitchen Decor (Santa Monica)

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Pin It I love wandering through Anthropologie. Do you?  The creative input of a visit is like flipping through 17 lifestyle magazines and half a dozen groovy design books, all at the same time.    Yes, I was lucky to spend quite a bit of time in the Anthropologie shop in Santa Monica, LA as […]

Suitcases as Storage

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Inspiring eye candy with lots of photos for you today. Calling all vintage suitcases to come to work as storage. Didn’t we all have an old suitcase as coffee table in college? I know I did. There are however more ideas. What’s best about suitcases is that they come in all sizes, offering tailored storage […]

Bedding: Anthropologie Ruffled & Smocked Quilt Patterns

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Pin It Lazy romantic, that’s the look I’m after for the bedroom this Summer & Fall.  I’m sharing my inspiration file with you today, with finds from all over the world, from Anthropology in the US to Lazybones down under.   Anthropologie Bedding Inspiration Click these images, so you can see the wonderful smocking  / […]

Scarlet Crochet Scarf :: a la Anthropologie

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Crochet lovers, pay attention: here’s my still-favorite, a-la-Anthropologie, crochet scarf/wrap pattern. Now in the color of love: scarlet red! Wow. Even more stunning.   Do you remember that I introduced you to this amazingly gorgeous, show-stealing, head-turning and easy to make crochet rose flower scarf …. years ago?  If my enthusiasm at that time did […]

Tote Bag Monday: Inspired by Anthropologie New Arrivals

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I’m in love with Anthropologie’s current New Arrivals. Check out Anthropologie’s Javanica Tote Bag for Spring…! It is another clear example, that a tote bag does not have to be boring and boxy. Check out these pictures of it.     1. Swinging 2. Embroidered 3. Faux leather trim 4. Detailed Straps 5. Flower Ties […]

Design Your Own T-shirt a la Anthropologie

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Here is a free tutorial on ‘how to design your own t-shirt with tulle flower embellishments’ to create that wizzi-di-wow Anthropologie-look for a budget that suits you. Costs nothing. It’s the brain-child of Becca from BlueCricketDesign. Today’s fashion is all about applying your own creativity rather than ‘some designer’s. And to make this embellished t-shirt […]

Anthropologie for Less: 5 Decorating Craft Ideas

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Anthropologie Bedroom Furniture   Apartment Therapy is starting to be ‘like me’ once and a while. Today, I looked at the Anthropologie January 2010 Catalog through their eyes, and this is what I found: 5 contemporary craft projects to make your home Parisian & splendid! (apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/bedroom/bedroom-inspiration-from-januarys-anthropologie-catalog-105522) For those of you who are not fortunate to […]

Anthropologie-Inspired Tuxedo Scarf Tutorial

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  Anthropologie: here we come! Ruffle Craft = ON. Pin It   Tuxedo Ruffle Scarf   A moderately experienced seamstress would put this scarf together in less than 1/2 an hour. The rest of us may need a full 60 minutes… but regardless, it’s a fast scarf to make. Can be made as a ‘last […]

Craft Book of the Month Embellishings a la Anthropologie

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Favorite Craft Book   Complete Embellishing: Techniques and Projects This book includes an collection of 25 projects, illustrated with more than 170 photographs and clear step-by-step directions. All are original designs inspired by the author’s years as a crafter and visual manager for the hip New York store, Anthropologie. The ‘thing’ that makes Anthropologie unique […]

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