“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.”
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…
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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… Read More…
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.
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.
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!
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!
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…
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
Click through to see 9 more creative ideas for textiles… Read More…