Vintage Soda Crate Chalkboard Nightstands

After we got our reclaimed wood bed frame from Crate & Barrel, my wife wanted nightstands to match the new bed and the recently-built industrial pipe shelf. Since we're living in my grandparents' old house, we have no shortage of cool vintage things around. My grandfather worked as a butcher at a grocery store, so …

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DIY Industrial Pipe Shelf

If you shop or dine in the city these days, you'll find that industrial pipes have made their way into hip metro hangouts as rustic-utility decor. I love it. The look of metal and wood excites my male design sense, and the thought of using materials meant for plumbing for a different creative purpose is …

SHARE {& do good}

My friend Lilly recently opened an amazing store called SHARE. Her store sells various products from around the globe that help out people in need. I love what Lilly's vision for her place! Depending on what item you purchase, you can support different organizations and different causes. There were necklaces for anti-human trafficking, sachets to …

Divine Designs

Here are some interesting ads from a Baltic Tech Conference called LOGIN, combining the latest internet/tech companies and some of the oldest world religions. Props to New! Ad Agency in Lithuania for these. Interesting social commentary by a non-religious group... and beautiful designs. If I spoke Lithuanian, I might be interested in attending! What are …

A Dozen Roses.

Rosemead. It's rare that Rosemead is known for anything. My church sits right at the edge of the city... there are some local eateries, nail salons, and a bunch of auto mechanic shops. From what I can tell, the city is predominately Latino and Southeast Asian... a bunch of immigrant families... as one can see …