(Photo- Martha Browne)

Dark Denim


Fashion details- Denim jacket & trousers with chambray shirt and sneakers.


(Tintype photography- Tif Hunter for Toast, Spring 2015)

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D.I.Y. Firebox Decor

The talented owners of this home crafted a whimsical smoke cutout to cover their empty firebox. Inspired, I decided to make one of my own.


List of materials-

1 sheet of foamcore (36″ x 48″)

exacto knife or box cutter

pencil, craft paints, markers and paint brushes


1. Measure your firebox so that your design will fit. Begin by using a pencil to lightly draw out your smoke onto the foam core.

2. Carefully cut it out with an exacto knife on a hard surface such as a work bench.

3. Now have fun with paints and markers drawing in cartoon-like details.

4. Place inside firebox. I simply leaned mine against the existing wood pile.

 (Inspiration photo- ‘Perfect English.’ D.I.Y. photo & styling- Martha Browne)



(Photo- Martha Browne)

Happy Easter!

rabbitdrawingegg-optNibs Readers,

Here’s wishing you a lovely Easter holiday. I’m taking a break from the blog, but I’ll be back here bright and early on Wednesday, April 15.

Warm regards,


Three Easter Centerpieces


#1. Quail eggs with blue ribbon– design skool (top left). #2. Robin eggs speckled with edible gold paint- Honestly Yum (top right). #3. A moss covered wire chicken with eggs- Sweet Paul (bottom).