Friday Favorites

It's our first Friday Favorites of the new year! And, this year, we're focusing on doing more of the things we love, like sharing our favorites with you. So, grab a warm cup of tea and dig a little deeper into these beautiful moments we found this week, won't you?

Do you have a favorite you think we should know about? Let us know in the comments below!

We 100 percent believe in supporting makers. If you believe that, too, the Refugee Makers Project has just a few days left in its Indiegogo campaign. All donations will help these talented refugee makers continue pursuing the work they love, while also focusing on useful trade specific language skills.

Jeni Britton Bauer does one of our favorite desserts, and she does it well with natural ingredients . We all scream for ice cream but on January 2, Jeni made a post on instagram that we thought was so worthwhile we had to share it. It talks about "micro-achievements" and "failures" and how they "add up to something original to you" and being "better for the world." You should just hop on over to her account and enjoy the wave of encouragement for wherever you are. 

Turquoise and good companions just make everything better somehow. 

This dreamy cabin in the Catskill Mountains was designed by Jacob Witzling and built by Scott Pearson and Ethan Hamby. Our friend, Lindsey Bro, worked her magic decorating the inside with perfectly picked goods by so many wonderful makers filling each little nook and cranny...If you look closely, there's even a Makers Workshop flag hanging in the window. 

Buckeye Gathering is an annual ancestral arts and technologies skills gathering held in Northern California. They are currently accepting work/trade applications and general registration begins in early March. We're packing our bags! 

This Brooklyn-based company managed to combine two of our favorite things — being cozy and spreading a little kindness out into the world. Calhoun & Co.'s cheerful designs are guaranteed to brighten any space. Their Friendly Faces throw blanket is definitely on our wish list. 

At its core, Ronni Lundy's cookbook, "Victuals," celebrates Appalachia and those foods that help define its communities. Check out the Epicurious review all about this "Loving Portrait of Appalachian Food, Past and Future." Lundy remarks how food has the power to make an impact but "food can’t be the only piece," Lundy conceded, "everybody can’t be a farmer. But if we have a good core of farmers and restaurants and tourists coming to the areas where there’s music and culture and art, and then if we can extend from that into other small-scale industries, we could be in pretty good shape." We're savoring every bite and page of these stories of the Mountain South and there's a good chance we're warming the oven for cornbread.


Faces Places: Agnes Varda and JR travel around France in a truck with the image of a camera plastered on its side and a photo booth in the back. She's a prominent figure in French New Wave and he's a photographer and muralist. Together, they're producing beautiful and larger-than-life portraits of French residents of all shapes and sizes . 

Vogue Living: Inside Sibella Court's gorgeous Sydney home — When it comes to our favorite designers, Sibella Court tops the list! Take a tour of her color-filled, eclectic home filled with everything from her own hardware range, fresh flower petals to her daughter, Silver's art.