Ice Dyeing

Ice Dyeing - Pink Ice Dyeing

Ice dyeing is a fun project that we’ve been meaning to try out for ages! Nellie came across it online maybe a year ago, but it’s taken until now for us to give it a try.  The other week we spent a bit of our Friday afternoon experimenting and the results were pretty beautiful.  We followed instructions found on Dharma Trading, but I’ve listed basic steps below along with our comments after the jump.

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Required Reading

yellow stairsSpace of the Week: I just love these stairs and the bold livable use of color! Check out the rest of the space here.

It’s been a steamy week here in New York, but we’ve been having fun in the studio.  I’ve been sharing more behind the scenes looks on snapchat – if you’re interested in following along my username is rebeccaatwood.  Recently we experimented with ice dyeing which we’ll be posting a how-to for soon.  I’ve been working on drawings for the book and we had a great photo shoot on Saturday with Ren Yagolnitzer.

Here’s my list of links I loved this week:

Alternatives to the Gallery Wall and Tips for Artwork above the Bed.

Tips for wearing summer whites

Or go the other way with all black – I love the rope belt.

Simplifying your style at home.

My sister’s photos from our trip home.

One shower four ways.

A roundup of great indoor-outdoor jute rugs.

Some cute housewarming gifts under $50. I also recommend this and this.

Cape Cod Photo Diary

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Here are a few photos from my trip to the Cape.  There’s nothing like being by the sea and spending time with your family, so I’ll leave it at that. I’m definitely missing it already and looking forward to a short trip in September.

Required Reading

sara-ruffin-costello-paul-costello-new-orleans-house-home-interior-4-768x1024Space of the Week: Ever since my trip to Charleston I’ve had a thing for porches. Isn’t this one amazing? The rest of the home is equally stunning so check it out.

I’m back from the Cape and adjusting to city life again. I must say I really miss my daily swims! I’ve got beach time planned in this year though so I really can’t complain.

Here are a few links I loved this week:

I loved this post on Sally King Benedict who I had the pleasure of working with on my book.

A good read on life & business.

Love it all.

I may eat too much Cheese.

Pool envy.

The best lobster roll recipe (our summer tradition).

Since over-indulging on vacation I’m taking exercise routine up a notch by adding pure barre classes to my yoga routine.  I’m trying to eat healthier too and it’s a perfect time of year for that since I love all the fresh produce.  That being said these “healthy” cookies caught my eye.

A well packed suitcase.

A studio tour from a ceramicist I love.

Lobster Roll Recipe

Lobster Roll RecipePhoto by Grace

It’s become a tradition that every summer when we visit my parents Steve and I make lobster rolls.  They are my favorite.  This year my older sister Grace was there and we all did it together.  It was really fun and delicious as always! She’s shared the recipe on her blog so head on over so you can make your own.