John Derian Picture Book Project – Lifestyle Article

Straddling past and present with aesthetic aplomb, John Derian has created a world that is as unique and transportive as it is addictive. His enviable curiosity, fueled by a love of nature, history and craft have set him apart in the world of decorative art and furnishings. And his enchanting decoupage, where it all started, continues to attract legions of fans around the globe. This month marks the 30th anniversary of John Derian (the company) and to help celebrate, I…

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What Dog Voices Do You Use? – Lifestyle Article

The teacher! “first I will steam the carrots and chard like so, then use an immersion blender to puree. Let cool, mix with cottage cheese and raw hamburger…..and voila! (dog) supper!” My dog loves to watch me cook in the kitchen and I explain to him every step of what I am doing. He is rapt student, especially when crinkly bags are involved. Seriously, I think there should be a dog channel involving small furry animals and cooking shows .…

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At Home in San Patrignano – Lifestyle Article

It’s not often that a casual conversation on social media leads to discovering a remarkable community where the art of fine craftsmanship has been saving lives for more than 40 years. But San Patrignano is an exceptional place where addiction recovery meets the best of sustainable luxury. Last year, I received a message on Instagram from @wallpaper_sanpatrignano (one of the accounts for the design lab division of San Patrignano) relaying how they followed my blog and loved Susanna’s and my videos.…

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Have a Great (Long) Weekend! – Lifestyle Article

Happy (almost) Fourth of July! We’re visiting my grandmother, and the Cup of Jo offices are closed for the rest of the week, but we’ll be back on Monday with some fun new posts. Hope you have a good one — take care — and here are a few links from around the web… Love these temporary tattoos. The Tinder bio for every Myers Briggs personality type, haha. A serene 400-square-foot studio apartment. Holy potato salad! Finding humor in family…

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Have a Loving Weekend. | A Cup of Jo – Lifestyle Article

Happy Pride Month! What are you up to this weekend? We’re going on a sail for my friend Gemma‘s birthday, and we’ll also be getting family haircuts on Saturday. The boys are dreading it, but I can’t wait to get a fresh cut. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links… Big Little Lies Season 2 starts this weekend! Cutest sandals. LOVE the straps. Dating goals. Is long Sunday lunch better than Saturday dinner? Seth…

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At Home with John Derian in New York City – Lifestyle Article

Just as John Derian‘s stores represent his endless curiosity and quixotic vision of the intersection of nature and art, so his East Village home is a testament to his love of the past, the handmade and the natural world. Here found objects are imbued with as much visual meaning as his collections of porcelain and ceramics. And the art of craft and the handmade express a distinct human presence with charm, wit and warmth. Please join me and Susanna as…

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An Inside Look at This Photographer’s Impeccably Designed Tiny House – Lifestyle Article

At this point, I’m assuming I don’t need to educate any of you on what a tiny house is. We’ve all seen the TV shows and documentaries, and consequently wondered to ourselves if we could ever live in a tiny home… but if I’m being honest, I’ve never personally known someone who adopted a tiny lifestyle. That is, until our photographer friend Kelly Christine took the plunge. Knowing that she’s the talented shutterbug responsible for so many of our favorite features on the blog,…

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