From Inspiration

Grapefruit

GRAPEFRUIT

I’m super addicted to the sweet tang of grapefruit this year. I’ve always liked it but lately I’m like GRAPEFRUIT ALL THE THING! No joke, I even switched to a grapefruit body wash. Yummmm.

And yeah, I know that pineapples are totally the in fruit (food?) of the moment, but I think everyone’s getting it wrong. (I also recently learned that pineapples don’t grow on trees! Another reason grapefruit are superior.)

Clockwise from top left: art, earrings, salad, cocktail, salts.

Makeathon Night!

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Tonight we’re having a Makeathon at Whimseybox. It’s our version of the popular idea of a startup hackathon, where developers get together and build a new solution for something. It’s an opportunity to pick a project that you maybe would never otherwise work on and try to make something awesome. Since we’re not all programmers, our version is a Makeathon where the making is generally less technical. Lately as things have gotten busier I’ve found myself spending less and less time getting hands on so it’s a welcome opportunity to dive in! This is my inspiration board, I look forward to sharing what I make! I’ve got a project for the office planned and plan on playing with the new Cricut Explore to make it.

*While writing this I just had a fun idea. Wouldn’t it be cool if every Whimseybox employee got a craft supply budget for the month to encourage them to make stuff? I’m not sure what it would be or exactly how we’d administer it but I think that would be an awesome perk – I’m going to figure it out! What do you think, would $100/month be cool? We have a lot of supplies here but that would make it easy for them to get the other items they need.

Image Sources: Banner, pillow, creativity, gems, start, bags, hangers.

Popsicle Inspiration

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It’s totally the summer of the popsicle, isn’t it? Put ‘popsicle’ in the search box and Pinterest explodes in a sugar rush. They’re simple to make, ultra photogenic and endlessly customizable – the Pinterest trifecta. I haven’t actually made any popsicles yet, I’m more of a coffee ice cream kind of girl on these hot summer days, but maybe I’ll give it a try.

How was your weekend? We took it pretty easy – biked around town, ran a few errands, tried (and failed) to finish the keg of Dale’s Pale Ale leftover from the Etsy Craft Party we hosted at Whimseybox on Thursday night, played some bags, made some pesto and had an epic home improvement fail while attempting the fix the ceiling fan in our bedroom. Well, I suppose it wasn’t an epic fail since we put it back together without anyone being crushed by it (barely!) or electrocuted but it still doesn’t work. Oh well! Happy Summer!

Column 1: women, watercolor, popsicles, wallpaper
Column 2: drinks, molds, popsicles, choco yum
Column 3: necklace, popsicles, popsicles, cases

Camp Inspiration

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Camp is everywhere right now! Merit badges, smores, tents, waxed canvas + glorious heritage Americana goods. I love it all. Also, I recently met the founder of a cool ‘glamping’ site called Grass Haven that sells all of the best supplies for a posh outsdoor getaway. I’ve never done camping in such high style but I can’t wait to give it a try. Take a look at this camp kitchen!\

1st Row: sign, tent
2nd Row: stationery, runway, shirt
3rd Row: stars, fire

Pink Inspiration

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I’m working on a super pink DIY for the Whimseybox office at the moment so I have the color on the brain. It’s going to be a giant Fatboy-style beanbag chair. We hung out on the ones at 1871 a lot last summer (proof here!) so I thought we should have one of our own for the office. It’s a lot of sewing, but fortunately it’s all straight lines. Cross your fingers that I finish this week!

1st Column: hair, sofa, fridge
2nd Column: chairs, car, coat
3rd Column: dress, rug, door