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Pretty, Please: Q+A with artist-on-the-rise Allison Morris

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On first glance at Allison Morris’ photo series depicting the photographer herself as the subject in various states of vivid and brightly colored camouflage, our initial reaction was, predictably, “Pretty!” – but upon closer inspection, we were intrigued by the themes of female beauty, subjectivity and introspection ingrained in her photographs. Naturally, we had to reach out to her to chat about the raison d’être behind the series – read on for insight into this budding artist’s mind, and feast your eyes on her compelling photographs below. What is the meaning behind the series title "Pretty, Please"? What are the...

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Have a Well-Crafted Week: July 17, 2016

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One writer’s case for the road less traveled – with two kids in tow. 2016 has been a tough year so far – here’s hoping we can teach this instinct to our kids. A swimmable rainbow-sprinkle pool and “immersive” chocolate room (!!!) are on tap for NYC’s Museum of Ice Cream this August. Long-lasting celebrity marriages do exist. The rise of the elevated DIY bride. Dessert for breakfast that kids and adults alike will love. “The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing,” wrote Jennifer Aniston in this powerful op-ed. Proof that mastery over a medium...

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Have a Well-Crafted Week: July 10, 2016

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“We must sit with the footage of these incidents, which fill in what our imagination would write otherwise, and wonder if one of these horrifying videos will ever result in change. So far they have not.” – Jezebel writer Kara Brown in her piece, “Am I Going to Write About Murdered Black People Forever?” Demi Adejuyigbe’s anecdote on being told to dress nicer by his parents is a powerful metaphor for the shield of whiteness in America. Graphic designers, meet your new best friend: the Shazam of fonts. A helpful guideline to ensure picnicking is a no-stress affair. An investigation...

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Have a Well-Crafted Week: July 3, 2016

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London bound and planning on shopping? Brush up on the best of the city’s retail scene. Elevate your 4th of July celebration tomorrow with these yummy beet and black pepper star crackers. A fascinating look at a craft fair finding its roots in the most unlikely of places. Eight illustrators draw Bill Cunningham in memory of the iconic New York City photographer, who turned street style into a fashion tour de force. Customize your favorite denim piece in a cinch. Kids, candy and Netflix under the open sky. Sign us up. For when you don’t want to break the bank...

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The art of playing with food: Q+A with Ida Frosk

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Most people enjoy food and art, but what happens when you combine the two? Just ask Norway-based Ida Frosk, who has succeeded in making all of our culinary creation dreams come true with her book Eat Your Art Out. Part practical guide and part visual feast, Eat Your Art Out serves up a serious dose of inspiration while promoting healthy eating. From Little Red Riding Hood vignettes to recreating famous works of art, Ida’s book is chock-full of creative ideas that will whet the appetite of adults and kids alike. On a recent trip to Norway, BRIKA Co-Founder Jen Lee...

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