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Artists, designers, and products that are inspiring us this month


Make it cozy

Create your own classic pajama set with the Carolyn pattern from Closet Case Files. This flattering set has all the menswear-inspired details you need to lounge in style, with a short option for summer.
store.closetcasefiles.com

Handmade in Cape Town

Mother and daughter team Sue and Robyn Britz are the founder of Zana, a studio in South Africa creating handmade products from screenprinted textiles. You can get pillows, pouches (like the crazy cat lady pouch shown), and even purchase fabric from their shop.
zanaproducts.co.za



Lauren Bacall: The Look

Don’t miss this exhibit at the Museum at FIT in New York, the first dedicated to the style of legendary actor Lauren Bacall. Pieces from the 1960s and 1970s feature designers such as Pierre Cardin, Norman Norell, and Yves Saint Laurent. Image courtesy of MFIT
fitnyc.edu/museum

Hello, Bear

New this month from Art Gallery Fabrics, these woodland themed fabrics designed by Bonnie Christine include soft voiles that would be perfect for light blouses and dresses.
www.artgalleryfabrics.com



Made to Order

Faye Smith crafts gorgeous handmade shoes for her line, Sevilla Smith, from the attic of her home in Philadelphia. Each pair is made to order, letting you change details and colors to create your own style.
etsy.com/shop/SevillaSmith

Hard Candy

This vintage dress from the 1940s from Thirteen Bees Vintage features an adorable print of wrapped sweets on a gold rayon background. It doesn’t get more cheery!
etsy.com/shop/13bees



Re Rag Rug

Swedish artists Katarina Brieditis and Katarina Evans embarked on a 12-month project to create 12 rugs using only waste material from the textile industry and worn out clothing. These stunning pieces, such as this rug crafted from old t-shirts, will inspire you to do more with your own scraps and cast offs.
reragrug.blogspot.se

Soften Up

Relax with this 100% natural and vegan coconut milk bath soak from Herbivore Botanicals. With a scent of coconut and natural vanilla, it’ll leave you feeling soft and relaxed. And don’t forget to try our own milk bath recipe from this month’s issue.
etsy.com/shop/HerbivoreBotanicals



Mind What You Wear

In this short book for the Kindle, Professor Karen Pine investigates the psychology of clothing — and shows how the clothes you put on can transform your way of thinking.
amazon.com

Cross Your Fingers

Keep luck on your side with this hand embroidered wool patch from Erika Duran. Sew it to your favorite jacket, or frame it in your sewing room and hope for the best.
etsy.com/shop/eradura



Light and Loose

Tel Aviv-based designer Nataly Elian creates handmade clothing that is loose, cool, and sexy. From dolman-sleeved sweaters to printed slip dresses like this one, you’ll find modern, comfortable styles that still make you feel like a woman.
etsy.com/shop/Naftul

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