Winter Mountains: New Printable Posters by Hello Emilie

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Due to popular demand, we have a new collection of limited edition printable posters! This gorgeous collection of snow-covered mountain photos is by Emilie Ristevski. Her bio:

“I am a photo-creator, story-teller and wanderer based along the East Coast of Australia. Built upon natural light and nostalgia, my work aims to gather beautiful moments to simply tell stories through the imagery I create. Currently wandering the world with a camera in my hand, I aim to capture and share the details that often go unseen.”

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My Summer Uniform: Ilana Kohn

My Summer Uniform: Ilana Kohn | Sycamore

Ilana Kohn is a line of clothing and textiles both designed and produced in NYC. I own several Ilana Kohn items myself and I love how comfy and chic they are! Definitely the favorites in my closet.

(All the pieces pictured here are available in the Sycamore shop.)

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5 Stamp DIY Projects We Want To Try

5 Stamp DIY Projects We Want To Try | Sycamore Street Press

One of the reasons I love our custom stamps is that they have so many different uses: Stamp them at the top of a thank you note, inside a book cover, onto a gift tag, party favors, and more. It got me thinking about other ways to use stamps. Check out the stamp DIY projects on my to-do list…

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New Printable Posters: Ölgemälde

New Printable Posters: Ölgemälde | Sycamore

A NEW COLLECTION!

I’m so excited to share our new collection of printable posters, Ölgemälde. It includes 8 antique paintings curated by Meta Coleman. She’s a prop stylist, an interior designer, a production designer, a travel/magazine/vintage/design addict (like me), a mother, and a thoughtful friend. I’m so grateful to know her!

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8 Pieces of Art for Summer

8 Pieces of Art for Summer | Sycamore

As summer approaches, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pieces of wall art that remind us of sweet summertime. And we’re excited to be coming out with a new collection of our large scale printable posters in June!

From left to right, top to bottom.

  1. Let’s Get Cool in the Pool by Léa Maupetit
  2. Everything is Cool Print by People I’ve Loved
  3. California Cactus No. 15 Printable Poster by Sycamore Street Press
  4. Farm Horses by Kevin Russ
  5. Black Floral Print by Leah Reena Goren
  6. Sunsets Forever by Ashkahn
  7. Green Cacti by Kate Roebuck
  8. Marta’s Summer Poster by Marta Fromme for Fine Little Day

 

Sycamore Q&A: Sarah K. Benning, Fiber Artist | Menorca, Spain

Everything we do at Sycamore Street Press is with the goal of living a simple, beautiful & creative life, and in helping others do the same. There are so many people who have inspired us on this path, and we’d love to learn more from them! So we decided to start an interview series on the topic. Today we’ll hear from Sarah K. Benning, an American fiber artist currently living in Menorca, Spain.

Sycamore Q&A: Sarah K. Benning, Fiber Artist | Menorca, Spain | Sycamore

Tell us a little about how you got starting doing botanical fiber art.

My stitched plant series (can it still be called a single series when it is actually now 98% of what I make?) started about 2 years ago when I was living and working from a small apartment in Albany, NY. If you’ve never been to Albany, it’s freezing cold and dark for what feels like 10 months out of the year. Definitely not super conditions for a thriving plant family, but those conditions didn’t stop me from amassing a large collection of potted houseplants and cacti. Unfortunately, only a few of them feebly held on until spring. Their stitched counterparts became a lasting memorials to the lost greenery and served as a kind of wish-list for future plants.  

Now, living and working from a sunny apartment in Menorca, Spain, the abundance of greenery, foliage and cacti alike, has only fed my passion for plants. Botanical subject matter continues to be a source of inspiration and a major character in my compositions.

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Currently Inspired By: Color & Vintage Modern

Currently Inspired By: Color & Vintage Modern | Sycamore

Currently Inspired By: Color & Vintage Modern | Sycamore

Currently Inspired By: Color & Vintage Modern | Sycamore

Currently Inspired By: Color & Vintage Modern | Sycamore

From left to right, top to bottom.

  1. Love this playful passport case.
  2. Perfect pillow for a kid’s room…
  3. Bring on the plant inspiration.
  4. These vintage stickers would make a great gift topper.
  5. How great is the color of these earrings?
  6. I’m a big fan of Wes Anderson and his distinct aesthetic.
  7. For the budding artist. (And these for their older sibling.)
  8. Seriously loving this David Hockney-inspired pot.
  9. A sophisticated yet fun card for baby.
  10. Can’t you picture Catherine Deneuve wearing these shoes?

 

Photos: 1) Old Chum, 2) Tumblr, 3) Bona Drag Boutique

12 Magazines We’re Currently Reading

12 Magazines We're Currently Reading | Sycamore

I have been on a major magazine kick lately. I mean, I’ve always adored them, but it’s a really exciting time right now with all the independent titles popping up alongside the classics. Keep reading to see some of the titles the Sycamore team and I have been loving.

Architecture / Design

Architectural Digest is a vibrant monthly celebration of international design talents, innovative homes and products, inspiring decorating ideas, culture, and travel.

Elle Decor offers elegant home decor inspiration and interior design ideas.

12 Magazines We're Currently Reading | Sycamore

Food

Bon Appétit is where food and culture meet.

Gather Journal is a bi-annual, recipe-driven food magazine dedicated to the many aspects of gathering: to dine, to drink, to harvest, and, most importantly, to cook. Dig in!

12 Magazines We're Currently Reading | Sycamore

Lifestyle

Darling Magazine aims to redefine femininity and beauty through thought-provoking and counter-cultural perspectives. Our goal is to inspire, revive, and restore women by helping them find their true purpose and worth.

Kinfolk is a slow lifestyle magazine that explores ways for readers to simplify their lives, cultivate community and spend more time with their friends and family.

Naturally, Danny Seo looks at living the healthy, natural and good for you life with a fresh, authoritative voice that covers everything from food, beauty, travel, home, and entertaining all through Danny’s unique point-of-view as America’s leading guru of green living.

Real Simple provides smart, realistic solutions to everyday challenges, all to make your life easier.

12 Magazines We're Currently Reading | Sycamore

Travel

AFAR inspires and enables those who travel the world seeking to have deeper and more fulfilling travel experiences.

Cereal is a bi-annual magazine about travel and style. Exclusive stories, features, film, playlists and online travel guides.

Condé Nast Traveler is filled with the travel secrets of celebrated writers and sophisticated travelers.

Tiny Atlas Quarterly is a lifestyle travel magazine filled with rich, beautiful stories that unfold through images, art, and personal accounts of fascinating people and remarkable places.

12 Magazines We're Currently Reading | Sycamore

Photos: 1) Ed Reeve via We Heart, 2) Mikkel Vang via Elle Decor, 3) Anders Schønnemann via Kinfolk, Anaïs & Dax via Tiny Atlas Quarterly, & 5) Ben Youssef via Cereal.

Adding Vintage/Found Items to the Shop

Adding Vintage Items to the Shop | Sycamore

There’s nothing like vintage to add character to a room, right? Without a little (or a lot) vintage thrown in here and there, a room can quickly look too slick and catalog-y, in my opinion. That’s one reason why I’ve always loved hunting for second hand goods. And why I am so excited to be adding them to the Sycamore online shop! Click through to see more of our offerings…
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Sycamore Q&A: Janneke Luursema, Photographer | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Everything we do at Sycamore Street Press is with the goal of living a simple, beautiful & creative life, and in helping others do the same. There are so many people who have inspired us on this path, and we’d love to learn more from them! So we decided to start an interview series on the topic. Today we’ll hear from Janneke Luursema, a Dutch photographer based in Amsterdam.

Sycamore Q&A: Janneke Luursema, Photographer | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Sycamore

Tell us a little about yourself and how you got started doing photography.

Hi, my name is Janneke Luursema, I’m an Amsterdam based photographer, mother of three, and plant enthusiast. You can see my work on www.botanicstilllife.com.

I started photography after working a few years as an editor at a publishing house after getting my master’s degree in psychology. After which I realized studying psychology is one thing, but working as a psychologist requires totally different capabilities. Which I had not. So. At one point, I asked myself what I really wanted to do with my life (I did not have kids back then). What was my passion? I love to explore, I love to learn new things, and I decided to go back to school again. Photography. Turned out it was a good choice, I really love to take pictures, everyday since then. It helps me relax and fuels my battery. It keeps me sane.

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Gifts For Baby/Kid

Gifts For Baby/Kid | Sycamore

 

Christmas is so much more fun when there are little ones around, right?

From left to right, top to bottom.

  1. Super-soft, organic cotton pilot hat for the newborn or little aviator in your life.
  2. Jeanne the duck is the perfect nap-time companion.
  3. A baby poster that doesn’t look too much like a baby poster. :)
  4. This radish necklace is made from soft, baby alpaca wool. Plus, it’s super cute.
  5. A pair of grinning alligator temporary tattoos for the cool kid.
  6. Fun Fact: Spinning tops are the oldest known toy.
  7. Not only are these booties the cutest, the cloth bags they come in turn into adorable hand puppets.
  8. For walking dolly, of course.
  9. A wonderful wall hanging printed on heavy linen.
  10. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children’s classic.
  11. This rattan play chair is just their size.
  12. A beloved children’s travel series.

 

Gifts For Her

Gifts For Her | Sycamore

Holiday gifts for your sister, your mother, your bestie, yourself… Dunzo!

From left to right, top to bottom.

  1. This fruity fragrance begins with a black pepper note enhanced by bergamot and black currant.
  2. Love these minimal hoop earrings.
  3. How fun are these fringe mittens?!
  4. This marbled notebook will look gorgeous on her desk.
  5. A simple moon hair brooch.
  6. This starry-night navy nail polish is the perfect shade for winter.
  7. These stoneware tumblers are simple, distinct looking, and durable.
  8. A handsome whale for the paper lover.
  9. A vegetarian cookbook that is sure to become a staple in her kitchen.
  10. If you’re lucky, she’ll share the pesto she makes with this marble mortar and pestle.
  11. This soap is almost better than Horchata itself. Almost.
  12. Black leather Chelsea boots are a timeless choice.

 

Gifts For Him

Gifts For Him | Sycamore

Finding gifts for the men in your life can be tricky, right? We’ve got a cheat sheet right here…

From left to right, top to bottom.

  1. This pencil set contains four individual pencils crafted out of four rare woods.
  2. Chopper mitts for the outdoorsman.
  3. These notebooks are perfect for a guy who likes to take notes on the fly.
  4. Because we’ve all fallen into a cooking rut before.
  5. As a general rule, bears are a crowd favorite. 😉
  6. He’ll learn how to chop, stack, and dry wood the Scandinavian way.
  7. An iPhone case and a pocket square in one by none other than Jimmy Fallon.
  8. So he never loses his keys again.
  9. He’ll enjoy looking at this collection of photographs of mid-century interiors.
  10. An insulated bottle that will keep his drink hot or cold for 24 hours.
  11. The Hinterland Soy Wax Candle has a mix of pine, spruce, oak moss, and cedar — with a hint of last night’s campfire.
  12. Leather sneakers in concrete that are understatedly cool.

 

6 DIY Projects We Want To Try

Happy Thanksgiving! Between the turkey and pumpkin pie, here are some DIY projects we want to try over the holiday weekend.

6 DIY Projects We Want To Try | Sycamore

DIY Marble and Granite Tassel Necklace by Fall For DIY

6 DIY Projects We Want To Try | Sycamore

DIY Giant Macramé Rope Lights Tutorial by Vintage Revivals

6 DIY Projects We Want To Try | Sycamore

DIY Moon Phase Wall Mobile by The Merry Thought

6 DIY Projects We Want To Try | Sycamore

DIY Mini Mountain Photo Holders by Sugar & Cloth

6 DIY Projects We Want To Try | Sycamore

DIY Block Printed Napkins by Almost Makes Perfect

6 DIY Projects We Want To Try | Sycamore

DIY Hanging Clay Planters by Paper & Stitch (featuring our Indigo Spots Gift Wrap!)

You might also like: Minimal Bohemian DIYGift Wrap Series: DIY Macrame, & Gift Wrap Series: DIY Gold Dipped Tag.

New Curated Goods

You guys!!! We officially launched curated goods in our online shop! Kirk and I have been dreaming about having a shop of curated goods for years… It’s a HUGE step and risk for us, but we are so excited and love it and we think you will, too. Please go check out the shop and let us know what you think!

New Curated Goods | Sycamore

New Curated Goods | Sycamore

New Curated Goods | Sycamore

New Curated Goods | Sycamore

We have gifts for babies, kids, mothers, fathers, sisters, friends — hopefully pretty much everyone on your list, to make it easy on you. :) I hand picked every single item, and every one is either something I have already or would LOVE to have. Thanks so much to everyone for your support over the years and helping us make this dream come alive!

Click here to see the online shop. Thanks again!  – Eva

Photography: Chaunté Vaughn, Styling: Meta Coleman

Kid & Family Halloween Costumes

My kids are getting to the age where they LOVE Halloween. I can remember as a kid, it was my favorite holiday. Dressing up + candy?! The best. We scoured the web for some of the most adorable DIY Halloween costumes out there. Take a look…

Kid & Family Halloween Costumes | Sycamore

Sound of Music by Oh Happy Day! & Royal Tenenbaums by Oh Happy Day!

Kid & Family Halloween Costumes | Sycamore

Copenhagen Row House by The House That Lars Built

Kid & Family Halloween Costumes | Sycamore

Mouse Mask by Mer Mag & Lion Mask by Nido

Kid & Family Halloween Costumes | Sycamore

The Grand Budapest Hotel by Sugar & Cloth

You might also like: 4 Tips for Simple Seasonal Decor with Kids & Minimal Bohemian Kid Bedrooms.

Back to School: Grown Up Edition

Back to School: Grown Up Edition | Sycamore

From left to right, top to bottom.

  1. Our new indigo art prints are our biggest ones yet, sized at 18 x 24.
  2. Because no one’s perfect.
  3. Swap out your sandals for these booties.
  4. This marble watch is your new fall staple.
  5. Harness your creativity with the delicious scent of bergamot + teak.
  6. Grown ups can wear backpacks, too.
  7. We’re big fans of Amelie Mancini.
  8. Keep your skin hydrated with this rose hibiscus face mist.
  9. Perfect for storing shoes, scarves, hats…you name it.
  10. New notebooks make me excited.

 

10 Textile Ideas to Obsess Over

10 Textile Ideas to Obsess Over | Sycamore

I have a dream that one day I’ll wander all over the world collecting beautiful textiles as I go. They’re beautiful, useful, full of history and culture, and easy to transport… and I’m obsessed. The image above is from Vogue Magazine — wouldn’t you die to have that terrace with its whitewashed walls, wooden beams, and of course, alluring textiles? – Eva

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Endless Summer

Endless Summer | Sycamore

From left to right, top to bottom.

  1. This seaberry face oil is my new favorite.
  2. Take a break from your morning coffee routine.
  3. Classic and effortlessly cool shades.
  4. I’ll take any excuse to cuddle with this lightweight cashmere throw.
  5. The colors of this necklace remind me of the coast.
  6. National Park coasters to inspire your next adventure.
  7. Love the pattern of these sandals.
  8. This perfume is light and fresh.
  9. There’s something so majestic about whales, don’t you think?
  10. Obsessed with the gorgeous color of this lace bra.

 

Stay Cool

For me, summer fashion is all about staying cool while still looking stylish. Here are some pieces to help get you started…

Stay Cool | Sycamore

Stay Cool | Sycamore

Stay Cool | Sycamore

Stay Cool | Sycamore

Stay Cool | Sycamore

1) Edith A. Miller 2) Ilana Kohn 3) New Balance 4) Aritzia 5) Clare V.

You might also like Minimal Bohemian Style, Stockholm Street Style, & 60’s Euro Beach Style.