To all of our collectors out there big and small, thank you for collecting and sharing with us! To show our love, we got you... a bucket full of sloths!!! You can thank us later (video via Refinery 29).
Still searching what to give all of the sweeties (both big and small in your life)? We've got our picks for one of our favorite holidays that is only 3 days away!
Craft: DIY Candy Heart Pinatas from Studio DIY (above). How cute are these? Fill them with edible candy hearts to double your fun.
Recipe: Cheesecake with Raspberry Hearts from Martha Stewart. So heartwarming and guaranteed to be gone in a second.
We were thrilled to get this super cute pic from our neighbors upstairs in our office of their new Libby Black print Goyard's ABCs. The girls run the wonderful site P.S. - I made this and we're big admirers of their DIY craft projects that are never too cutesy or crafty. Rather they're a blend of on-trend, awesome and inspiring. One of our recent favorites is the studded backpack which is climbing higher and higher on our must-try list. Check out the project here and see the pic below, clearly they've got great style!
We're very excited about the new series we're launching on LittleCollector not only because they're super fun, shiny and sparkly abstract prints but because they also promote oral health! Yes, these photographs by Dirk Westphal are made entirely out of toothpaste.
About Clean Mint Max Fresh (the blue one, above) Dirk says: "CleanMintMaxFresh is my homage to Yves Klein. Just kidding! Blue is one of my favorite colors and I decided to do an all blue toothpaste photo and this is the result. Somehow when you have 3/4 of an inch of dentafrice on your toothbrush, it looks just fine, but never as interesting as 10 inches worth , or as in this picture about ten different types for a total of well over 12 feet of toothpa..err dentifrice. I still don''t know how they get the stripes in toothpaste…"
Dreamy Sparkle Grape Power Fruit.
Barbie Blast Power Fruit, to see more toothpaste images by Dirk Westphal click here.
The weather has finally reached the deep chill this week in NYC and we're bundling up tight in our woolies - hats, scarves, mitts, the whole thing. Which is why we love the adorable knitted hats (or toques) above by Annie Larson that we discovered on Pinterest (follow us here!).
To further the warm-up theme we're also sharing Martha Stewart's hot chocolate recipe: an all-time favorite and an easy treat to make with kids:
3 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups cocoa
1 tablespoon table salt
Whole milk for serving
In a large bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, and salt, and whisk to combine well. Store the mixture in an airtight container. For individual servings, pour 1 cup whole milk into a microwave-safe mug, and microwave on high just until hot. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix, and stir to dissolve. For a larger batch of cocoa, warm the milk in a saucepan set over medium-low heat, taking care not to let the milk boil; as it warms, stir in 2 tablespoons of mix for each cup of milk.
Don't miss this opening by one of our favorite artists and illustrator, John Nickle, next Tuesday at the 92nd Street Y. Featuring Nickle's illustrations going back to 1988, it should be a wonderful, kid-friendly show! Plus don't miss exclusive illustrations (every letter of the alphabet from A-Z) from Nickle's book Alphabet Explosion available only on LittleCollector.
We just discovered the super cute site of illustrator Lim Heng Swee and her site, I love doodle. We love the spirit of happiness and compassion that they invoke and it's always a good reminder to love yourself, as well as others! Love Yourself and Hugs Keep Us Alive are two of our favorites, but check out the full range here.