Next up in our week of Filipino design trends is wire. This hard and durable material is made lightweight and airy by these inventive designs. Often inspired by 3D computer software, this trend enables designers to create big, bold shapes while maintaining an ethereal transparency.
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This year we are so excited to be one of the sponsors of the Alt Design Summit in Salt Lake City. As part of the fun we'll be hosting a party, and our theme is Tinsel and Timber! It's a celebration of the meeting of rustic and glam, shiny and matte, city and country. Our very own blogger Brita Olsen is styling the event, doing everything from selecting cocktails to designing an über-fun environment for bloggers to meet, mingle and get creative!
Below are Brita's mood boards for the three distinct spaces of our Tinsel and Timber party. If you will be at Alt Summit, come say hi! If not, check back in for all of the updates to this blogger extravaganza!
Paper fans via KaLice Events; Confetti systems tree via Style me Pretty (photo via Kate Osgood; Felt bows via Itz Fitz; Sequin water via Decorate by Holly Becker; Rug via freunde von freundr
Custom cocktail signs via Style Me Pretty; Mini Mega giftwrap via Lottie Loves; Paper chain via Floridian weddings;
DIY felt ornaments via The Purl Bee; Ombre flatware by Sania Pell via Creature Comforts
Greek key and chevron living room by Laura Casey Interiors via Magnolia Merryweather; Roo Panes via Tumblr; Hitchcock bird cookies by She-n-He photography via Camille Styles; Birch Candle votives via Candi Mandi; Feather printed baby blanket via This Little Miggy; Gold and wood platter via A Daily Something; Chalkboard rehearsal dinner by Scott Clark Via Martha Stewart Weddings
Tinsel and Timber: Party at Alt Summit!
Wicker and rattan is made chic and modern through these next examples of simple yet smart designs, inspired by looks from the acclaimed Manila FAME design show in the Philippines. These materials are often eco-friendly and forged by hand.
Manila F.A.M.E. international via Citem
Kenneth Cobonpue woven masterpiece jute and rattan via Trendir
Ikea shades molded with palm oil instead of alternately used diesel fuel via Casasugar
Doeloe lounge chair via Furniii
Rattan lanterns via The Hay Stack Needle Online
Love these wicker chairs with a simple white table via Apartment Therapy
Rattan and Wicker
I went to my local thrift store and picked up some simple champagne flutes. I’ve been brainstorming how I can make them fabulous for the New Year. There are a million glitter DIY ideas, but none really wowed me. So while perusing some of my favorite fashion sites I found my inspiration!
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I’ve been obsessing over these shoes for quite some time. I might not be able to have them in my closet, but I can try to bring some of the Chanel class to my Party!
All you need is a glue gun (or E6000 which is what I used in this tutorial), a champagne flute and quartz crystals.
Start by applying a small amount of the adhesive at the base of the glass.
Start placing the crystals around the base. Working in a small area will help because the glue takes a little bit of time to set. To help prop up the ones that are standing up, frame it with crystals that are laying on their side.
Use a cotton swab soaked in nail polish remover to clean up any excess adhesive.
And you're done! Cheers!
DIY: New Year’s Eve in Style
I closed my laptop and stared at the table in front of me. With just a few coasters on the corner next to a half-burned candle, I was surprised that this was my coffee table. I had just shared with you all my uncanny power to read coffee tables, yet I seemed to have overlooked my own. I know that I only moved into the apartment a few months ago, and that it’s still a work in progress, but... really?
Am I that boring? My guests must think I am! My saving grace is that my coffee table itself is amazing - a beautiful vintage steam trunk. The coasters are saving the trunk from water stains, and the trunk is saving me from losing cool points!
So I stocked up my Amazon cart with some beautiful coffee table books. Here’s what I have so far:
In order from top to bottom, and left to right:
Stylists; Grace, A Memoir; Carine Roitfeld, Irreverent; Vanity Fair Portraits; Alexander McQueen, Savage Beauty; Mastermind: Art Direction, Fashion Styling, Visionary Photography
Coffee Table Fashion