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Getting to Know “Brooklyn Makers”

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Living contributor and photographer Jennifer Causey’s new book, “Brooklyn Makers,” profiles makers, tasters, and craftspeople – all in our neighboring Brooklyn. She went inside their studios, and their heads, for an intimate look at creativity. What inspired you to start this project? I started the project two years ago. It began out of curiosity. I have [...]

Guest Pinner: Brit from Brit + Co.

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Blogger Brit Morin, founder and CEO of Brit & Co, brinks a sense of spunkiness to everything she does. Her chic lifestyle brand offers creative solutions for online and offline living with a series of how-tos, recipes, and tutorials. For the next month, Brit will be sharing her personal brand of innovative festivity as a [...]

Guest Pinner: Jan from Poppytalk

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If you’ve never heard of Poppytalk, prepare to have your DIY world rocked. Based in Vancouver, this blog and online marketplace features a selection of curated and themed handmade and vintage goods from around the world. It’s packed with inspiration and ideas supporting the beautiful, the artfully decayed, and the handmade. Jan Halvarson and her husband, Earl [...]

The Gift of a Meal

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Our guest blogger today is Elizabeth Rowan Chandler, Director of Communications at Feeding America.  Looking back, I think it was something my grandmother said to me years ago that led me to join the hunger-relief movement. One year, I was helping my grandmother, Anne, peel chestnuts for her traditional Thanksgiving stuffing, when she paused suddenly [...]

The 9 Most-Pinned Thanksgiving Crafts

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This post is brought to you by Old Navy, proud sponsor of innovative crafts and DIY projects everywhere. See more of Old Navy’s favorite DIY inspiration here. Ugly matching sweaters. Grandma’s goopy gravy. If you’re like us, there are probably some Thanksgiving traditions you’d rather retire. So we pulled together our Pinterest followers’ favorite Thanksgiving crafts [...]

Links We Love This Week

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Here are the links, posts, and pics the editors of Living have been emailing around the office this week. Indigo Bunting on Paperless Post: Our dear friend and former colleague Erin Jang recently announced her partnership with Paperless Post. Check out all of Erin’s genius digital cards. Renegade Craft Fair: Crafts editor Laura Kaesshaefer will be [...]

Links We Love This Week

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Here’s what the Living staffers are clicking on, sharing, and smiling about this week. Do-Good Pet Products: Associate Editor Kristen Flanagan and Senior Photo Editor Linda Denahan, both proud owners of rescued dogs, are drooling over Free People’s Pet Project, spotted on HonestlyWTF. The eco-friendly collection of boho-chic beds, collars, leashes, and tags supports PAWS, a Philadelphia-based animal shelter. Presidential Design: Branding the Presidents [...]

Instagram Round-Up: After Hurricane Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy has had a devastating effect on much of the East Coast. Right before the storm hit, we put out a call to our fans to submit their “stuck inside” activities on Instagram (@MS_Living). As the editors of Martha Stewart Living have struggled to maintain business as usual (despite being evacuated from our office [...]

Links We Love This Week

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As the Living editors gear up for Halloween (and Franken-storm), here are the links we’re sharing around the office. DIY Bat Curtains: Halloween decorations that you can reuse next year? We’re all for that. This simple bat-patterned curtain via Design Sponge is a cute backdrop for a party. Halloween Cards: How sweet are these hand-drawn designs [...]

Up-to-the-Minute Dispatches from the American Made Workshop

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After an amazing gala last night, the American Made Workshop at Grand Central Terminal is bustling today. We started with a morning yoga class, created neon necklaces with our crafts editors, and gleaned pearls of wisdom from fashion heavyweights such as Tory Burch, Calvin Klein, and legendary J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler. To join the [...]