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Pinhole Press + BRIKA Giveaway

One lucky person will win $300 worth of gift cards to both BRIKA and Pinhole Press to shop for the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

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Pinhole Press is your online boutique for personalized photo gifts. From photo books and holiday cards to calendars and memory games, they make simple, high-quality photo products, and you make them special with your photos. Our co-founder Jen is a huge fan of Pinhole Press—her favorites include the calendarsBrag Books (she gave one as a gift to her own mom), and the Panoramic Photo Book. Plus, check out their personalized Mother’s Day Gift Boxes (and ours!).

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BONUS: Save 15% off your first Pinhole Press purchase with code BRIKA15 (valid until April 30th). 

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5 Ways To Have A Well-Crafted Weekend

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Have a little fun with your Easter table!

1. Borrow a little inspiration this weekend.

2. Kids have the best reactions (this made us feel old!).

3. A great read about courage.

4. Who says flowers have to grow from the ground?

5. Mary had a little… cake? This looks too good to eat.

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8 Eggcellent DIYs

We’ve come a long way from just dying our Easter eggs—now it’s an exercise in creativity. From bright colors to eye-catching patterns to fun textures, we’re inspired by the following ideas (time to invest in a few dozen eggs!). See our whole Easter inspiration board here.

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An eclectic mix of patterns + colors

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Neon marbled

blue

Gilted blue

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Tropical fruit-inspired

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Gold confetti

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Pretty patterned neutrals

watercolor

Bright watercolors

gold

Gold leaf

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5 Ways To Have A Well-Crafted Weekend

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See all of our dessert inspiration here.

1. Dogs making funny faces… need we say more?

2. This is an awesome DIY for little ones (hint: it’s inspired by one of our favorite foods).

3. Who knew a simple IKEA item could be made into something so amazing?

4. A cool infographic involving one of our favorite pastimes.

5. Here’s a colorful horoscope.

Did you like this story? Here are a few other things you might like:

  1. 6 Ways to Celebrate Spring
  2. Covet Garden: Indigo Aura
  3. BRIKA’s e-book, 33 Habits of Highly Creative People
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5 Ways To Have A Well-Crafted Weekend

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Brighten up a boring old wall!

1. Our new favorite kind of party.

2. How does your creative routine stack up?

3. A twist on a breakfast classic that we can’t wait to try for Sunday brunch.

4. A great read for Wes Anderson fans (anyone want to share thoughts on The Grand Budapest Hotel?)

5. Fresh florals are wonderful, but why not switch it up?

Did you like this story? Here are a few other things you might like:

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  3. BRIKA’s e-book, 33 Habits of Highly Creative People
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Covet Garden: Indigo Aura

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This month Covet Garden is thrilled to be able to bring you inside the home of hand-to-god professional museum curator Alexandra. While were expecting her to have great things in her home, we were heartened to learn that what attracts her to an object is not necessarily a big name maker or rarity but rather shapes, patterns, textures and stories that spark her imagination.

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Alexandra’s specialty is costume and textile, and she had many stories to share about her own collection of fabrics. Amongst our favourites were hand woven Kente cloth and printed batiks from Africa, as well as many examples of small production pottery by post-war British designers and Canadian ceramicists.

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It’s an eclectic mix for sure, but everything feels united by the fact that there’s a tale behind each piece and that while much loved, Alexandra doesn’t treat her at-home treasures like museum pieces. They are woven into the fabric of her life.

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Another way to pull a space together is with palette. Inspired by the spirit of Alexandra’s space (and one of our own favourite forms of textile decoration), we’ve pulled together beautiful blue indigo hued fabrics and accessories to give your domicile a cool and collected aura.

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1. Peacock Shibori Pillow Cover

2. Day Tote

3. Big Spotty Cocktail Napkin

4. Blue + White Dyed Clutch

5. Royal Blue Hexagon Earrings

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A Special Code to Shop Gifts

It’s the final day of our 5 days of sales, and today it’s all about finding that perfect gift for someone else (or for yourself!). Use the special code to shop all gifts until 11:59 p.m. PST.

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 1. Congratulations Gift Box  |  2. Small Tree Trunk Fabric Bucket  |  3. You’re Such a Super Lady Pencil Set  |  4. Take a Breather Gift Box  |  5. Welcome Baby Boy Gift Box  |  6. Anchor Cufflinks

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5 Ways To Have A Well-Crafted Weekend

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See what’s inspiring our Makers (like this bright two-toned door).

1. “Because household objects have feelings too.”

2. Consider this before hitting the dance floor.

3. A sweet infographic for TV lovers.

4. Something about springtime makes us want to tackle a bunch of DIY projects…

5. These photos will definitely put a smile on your face.

Did you like this story? Here are a few other things you might like:

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5 Ways To Have A Well-Crafted Weekend

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An easy way to add a pop of color for spring.

1. Has anyone tried this? We’d love to know if it actually works!

2. Head here for 31 feel-good moments (warning: tears are likely).

3. Feelin’ energized by the first signs of spring? Tackle a few of these projects.

4. Art lover or not, here’s a pretty cool photo series.

5. They had us at Ryan Gosling.

Did you like this story? Here are a few other things you might like:

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Six Ways to Celebrate Spring

Bring spring inside with tulips!

Bring spring inside with tulips!

Thank goodness spring is finally here. Even if the weather is still cold, wet, snowy, and/or windy where you are, have no doubt that spring is just around the corner for you too.  Spring is an underrated, often under-appreciated season. It doesn’t enjoy the fashion hype of fall, and it can’t compete with the long, lazy days of summer. But let’s give it full props this year. Spring is when the earth comes alive, and so do we. Let’s get back outside, shed the layers, move a little faster and a little lighter. Let’s truly celebrate the arrival of this glorious season:

1. Let the outdoors in. Crack a window on your morning commute. Open the windows in your home when the sun is at its strongest. Shake out your rugs. Buy fresh flowers to bring inside.

2. Begin the wardrobe transition. Maybe its not yet time to pack away ALL your sweaters, but you can start with the heavier items that will make way for lighter ones.  Read the latest issues of your favorite blogs and magazines and start making your spring shopping list.

3. Refresh your jewelry box. Winter has its own beauty, but it is definitely the season where we often get stuck in a rut. Dig yourself out by pulling out some of the pieces that have been hiding at the bottom of your jewelry box and wear them in fresh ways. Or have fun with something new.

4. Wear a bright lipstick.  Send a strong signal with a strong color. Spring is here!

5. Look at your home with an eye towards summer. Welcome the sunshine with open arms by editing out dark colors and heavy fabrics and textures. Have fun with color through throw pillows, art, inspired objects or newly painted walls.

6. Stop and observe the miracles of spring all around you. Snow melting into a street grate, crocuses and tulips pushing through the barely thawed ground, birds chirping early in the morning, the sound of icicles dripping from your rooftop, the smell of warm rain. Let’s be grateful for it all.

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