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!The first thing I ever made was probably something out of Play Doh, like fake spaghetti.!Since then I still have never made real spaghetti, even though I have all the proper KitchenAid Stand Mixer attachments.!What I love about making something with my own hands is how proud I am of my successes--whether they’re made in kitchen or with pen and paper. However, I am not proud of my lack of pasta-making experiences.!During the holidays, I give gifts that I would love to receive: colorful, heartfelt items in brown-paper wrapping. Homemade pasta would also make a great gift, but you’re not getting any from me.!Now I’m off to make Dujour sound as pretty as it looks. Prettier than a package of multicolor bow-tie pasta, even.

=&;*%, !The first thing I ever made was pancakes. !Since then I’ve made a lot more than pancakes.!What I love about making something with my own hands is the excuse to get a manicure afterwards.!During the holidays I give gifts that are well read, eaten, or wrapped. !Now I’m off to make spiced pumpkin muffins for a photoshoot. Wish me luck!

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!The first thing I ever made was Christmas fruit cake when I was still in my mother’s womb!!Since then I have baked lame pound cakes with my nanny, got occupied with teenage life, forgot about baking, saw a recipe for cupcakes in Seventeen magazine, got obsessed with cupcakes, became famous for my own cupcakes creations, sold hundreds of cupcakes, got bored of it, and finally started blogging for dujourmag.com. Phew!!What I love about making something with my own hands is when people ask me, “wow, did you make this? really? this is so good!”.!During the holidays, I give gifts that are cheap and cute.!Now I’m off to make my dream of moving to New York come true.


!The first thing I ever made was an elaborate necklace I wore to my 21st birthday party.!Since then my creative outlet has become baking cupcakes.!What I love about making something with my own hands is the freedom I feel when creating and baking.!During the holidays, I give gifts that are usually last minute purchases at the mall because I’m a procrastinator!!Now I’m off to make macarons because I believe if I’m able bake the perfect macarons, I can conquer anything.

E+.*9# !The first thing I ever made was a Christmas ornament for my mom using walnuts and string when I was about four or five years old.!Since then, I’ve graduated college with an art degree and have been painting and making odds and ends for my home ever since.!What I love about making something with my own hands is the process. The final product is nice too, but I love the journey most.!During the holidays, I give gifts that are handmade whenever possible.!Now I’m off to make sure that everything is running smoothly with my handmade exhibition site, papernstitch.com.

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B)C9 !The first thing I ever made was very precise scribble art that my parents promptly had framed. To this day they refuse to believe that nobody truly falls for their Picasso story. !Since then I hope my scribbles have become a tad more legible!!What I love about making something with my own hands is that, for better or worse, I can be assured of it’s individuality.!During the holidays, I give gifts that I think the recipients want and don’t necessarily need.!Now I’m off to illustrate my Christmas list in the hopes that the personalized touch will win me extra points with Santa -- I’m paying extra attention to the Louboutin Ronfifi 100 Button Boots.

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G3$=&$1+.$@%*$E(-./+.*. After graduating from college with a sculpture degree in tow, Susan Dwyer delved straight into making a life for herself doing what she loves, which happens to include handcrafting a line of ceramic and papier-mâché vessels using recycled and repurposed paper. These items are handmade, without molds. They’re organic works of art with one-of-a-kind character. The drama and glamour of the gold-leaf featured on her Gold Point vessel (pictured) is breathtaking. Choosing just one piece from her collection is like deciding whether we want cupcakes or macarons for dessert—a nearly impossible task. So, if you’re buying handmade gifts this holiday season, we definitely suggest heading to Susan’s shop. Just be warned, you may just want everything you find. upintheairsomwhere.com


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Some Brits are so crafty, aren’t they? We don’t knit (we know, we know—it’s so easy to learn and so relaxing), but if we did, Loop would be a daily stop on our way home from the day’s mischief—if only for the utter splendor of indulging in more colorful yarns than we can count. The best part is the array of collections, from the Be Sweet line—hand-spun and dyed by women in South Africa, to Habu’s hard-to-find yarns from Japan, and the gorgeous, sparkly, appliqué-and-floral trimmed yarns of the Knit Collage collection. It’s also a beautiful, warm, and friendly space where the knitting community (and the wannabes like us) can meet up for all sorts of handmade fun. Lastly, Loop offers classes for knitters of all kinds. Maybe we’ll try to learn after all … loopknitting.com

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Jorddal words Natalie Schmitz photography Anette Schive styling Kristin M. Lund hair & makeup Sigrid Helsa Breie model Helene R. @ Team Models

The Epitome of Wearable Eco-Art That’s right, ladies. The next time you’re in London or Oslo or visiting the world via the www.com, I must insist that you check out Line Jorddal jewelry. Made from recycled odds and ends consisting of a combination of precious material and garbage, old toys, jewelry donated by friends and strangers, dirty plastic, silver chains, Swarovski crystals and stuff found on the floor in a bar, Jorddal creates wearable art that is unique, innovative and out of this world. She is truly a master of recycling art into something sublime and beautiful to accessorize any ensemble. Jorddal herself describes her jewelry as “bold and beautiful, big and annoying”. Her inspiration stems from some

rather unusual corners as she herself puts it: “Lisa Walker, Las Vegas, Pop Culture, old women filling their houses with fake flowers, gold and glitter, shallowness and Arne Næss (fellow Norwegian eco-philosopher) ” – just to name a few… Jorddal’s creations are an eclectic mélange of Andy Warhol meets Sid Vicious having tea with Robert Smith at a Green-conscious tea party. Line Jorddal is sold in London and Oslo. Line Jorddal has been worn as works of art on stage, recently featured in Oslo Fashion Week and traveled in magazine pages from Norway to Japan. linejorddal.com


Fauxtale words Haleigh Walsworth photography Mario Pena styling Letitia Burrell hair Lena Schleweis make up Caitlin Wooters

When did you decide to start FAUXTALE? "Toree: I have been working with faux fur and other odd materials for years. Kate, my partner was also working with amazing materials, and had the same ethics as i had as far as her sources for bones and feathers. when we met it was love at first sight. we both were creating the same formula but adding different ingredients, and decided to join forces, resulting in Fauxtale, and our story began. We have been official for 6 months now. "Kate: Neither of us had ever considered teaming up with other designers for our own lineâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;we both have very strong personalities and visions of what, how and why we want to make things. It was so bizarre meeting Toree and seeing what

she designed, she sort of filled in the gray areas of how I envisioned a collection in my head. And we just work together really well. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always supporting and inspiring each other. When she approached me about Fauxtale, I knew without a doubt I wanted to be a part of it with her. Where do you find inspiration for your designs? "Toree: In addition to my art and designs, I have been raising and handling exotic animals for years. i have raised bear cubs, mountain lions, tigers, wolves and other animals. Working with them has fueled my passion and love for animals and is what inspired me to use all animal friendly products. every piece i make in way represents the creatures that they are derived from, and honors them by using only the best


quality faux fur and leather. What i loved and respected about Kate’s designs, aside from them being gorgeous, is that they were also fueled by the same love of animals. "Kate: I grew up in the wilderness. My dad is an outdoors man and most of my childhood was spent on fishing trips, climbing trees, camping… I’m serious. You should see my feet. They look like a wild child’s. I also grew up around a lot of animals, I would always get in trouble because I’d come home from school and have some stray animal with me that I wanted to take in. Toree and I share a deep love of this earth. I think that’s a huge part of why we get along so much. We’re both incredibly humbled and in awe of nature and its untamable spirit. I think a lot of that is translated into our collection. Tell as about the materials you create with and your design process. "Toree: Everything we do is hand made and one of a kind. We use mostly Faux fur/leather. I am obsessed with this Fur we found from France that is just gorgeous. you can not tell the difference between real fur and this fur. It doesn’t shed or fade, and it’s warm and durable. We will be using this for our winter 2011 collection. We also work with odd materials and beading, such as porcupine quills and feathers. I worked with an African-crested porcupine for 3 months and they shed a small handful of quills every day. so, everyday i would go into his enclosure and gather them. ever since then we have found new ways to use them for beads and trimming. i have thousands of quills in my bedroom, I make bouquets out of them and put


them everywhere. "Kate: The quills are amazing. We also use a lot of recycled bone, horse hair and specific kinds of feathers. We have some great exotic bird contacts that collect the plumage from the birds when they naturally molt them, and then I clean them before use. We like using less common feathers—a lot of our custom pieces also incorporate vintage or found treasures… material-wise, Toree and I don’t really rule anything out. As long as its animal friendly. What sort of girl (or guy) do you design for? "Toree: We are designing for a fashion forward girl/woman that wants to feel natural and sexy, and get in touch with the animal inside them;) "Kate: We want every woman to feel like she can invoke the carnal, sensual essence of pure humanity, to unleash her inner Dionysus… hopefully our collection can serve as a vessel for this. What new exciting things do you have coming up for line in the next years? "Toree: Right now we are doing personal orders and preparing for our official launch in Winter 2011. We are also doing a lot of press, over the past fews months we’ve been featured in Malibu Magazine, Flaunt, Rolling stones, and of course the amazing Dujour. Where do you see the future of your line? "Toree: For Winter 2011, our theme is foxes. We will be using different Furs and new colors that represent this beautiful animal, and expanding our business in different territories such as New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles. "Kate: And Paris. Please. fauxtale.com


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"Do you plan to fulfill our fantasies and indulge us with perhaps a Made By Hand book for literally every country? If not, we are happy to petition your publishers! :) "Petition away! My publisher would love to hear that people would like more. Yes Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to do more cities, wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it be great to have a whole collection? "You once mentioned in a conversation with Grace Bonney that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been inspired by beautifully handcrafted objects. I imagine this sums up the whole reason you became a stylist for food and interiors, a line of work purely about showcasing artful works and objects. Tell us more about how this career path found you. "After I took some time off from my store, I ventured into the world of interior styling because a friend said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s


something I should try. So try I did, and I loved it. Styling photoshoots felt really natural, and it was great fun to come up with ideas for editorial shoots, as well as big budget advertising productions. You’re originally from one of our favorite cities- Sydney. "Did you start your styling career there first and the boutique came after or vice versa? What inspired you to open up shop? "I opened my boutique at 21 years of age, only a few months after I’d completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts. My boyfriend at the time had always wanted to open a home wares store so I thought it would be a good time for us to do so as I wasn’t keen to start a career in my field yet (I majored in film and photography at university). Also, it was the time of the

Sydney Olympics so I figured economically, it was a good time to open a shop. My boyfriend and I broke up only a year or so after opening the store (going into business with your partner is not always the best move to make!) and I took over the business as sole proprietor. I had the store for 4 years, it was really ‘my baby’ – when I decided to let it go after I realized it was no longer financially viable, it felt like I was cutting out a part of my heart. I mourned for months after its final days. My favorite part about having the shop was selecting the stock to sell – I specialized in handmade items because the quality and uniqueness of each item was often far superior than mass-produced items,


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!DUJOUR: You’re the most generous and talented blogger we’ve seen in a while, and you so graciously share your gift with the world ... for free. How did PuglyPixel come about? "KATRINA TAN: I started PuglyPixel as a personal style blog and it evolved into what you see today: clip art, downloads—and there are still a good number of personal posts. "DUJOUR: Are you worried that many may not see you as an artistic talent at all, but more as someone with a technical skill? "TAN: I’m not worried about whether others think I’m an artist. I know that I’m not. I’m just having fun and, if people like what I’m doing, that’s great. "DUJOUR: What’s the process like when creating all this art, and where on Earth do get all your ideas?


"TAN: The word “handmade” takes on a new meaning when we’re talking about web graphics. Our tools are Adobe Photoshop and Blogger and Wordpress. And ideas are everywhere. Many of my inspirations come from print magazines and catalogs, like Domino, Frankie, Fudge, and layouts from the Cath Kidston catalog. "DUJOUR: Did you go to school for graphic design? "TAN: I don’t have any formal training. I’m sure that real graphic designers get a good chuckle whenever they see my work. I’m definitely self-taught, and I’m sure it shows. But I’m having fun teaching people how to do the simplest things in Photoshop. I’m a just a newbie teaching other newbies. "DUJOUR: You’ve only been doing film photography

for the last year. Your first roll of film was anxiously awaited, but not to your liking. What happened after that? Did you take classes to improve? "TAN: I realized that I was a rank beginner and still am, so I signed up for a course at a community college. But, really, as soon as I learned the basics of shutter speed, aperture, and depth of field, I dropped the course. "DUJOUR: What is this Kawaii craze? And is there really a pastry-making kit where you can make your own macaron and cupcake toys by hand, or is it a myth? "TAN: C’mon! Kawaii is the happening thing! Girls of all ages love cuteness. I’ve been into Kawaii since I was a little kid. Everyone knows about Hello Kitty and Sanrio. I never outgrew my love for cuteness. The Decotti Kawaii Pasty Chef is certainly no myth. You’ve


Amy Moss, a graphic-designer-turnedblogger, has brought her love of colorpalettes and cute and quirky design to her website Eat Drink Chic. The site is filled with eye candy—from DIY ideas to wedding-inspiration and even free printable stationary. Dujour chats with the resourceful and adorable Moss about her life and loves after leaving the cubicle far, far behind. intro Ingrid Ostby interview Letitia Burrell

"DUJOUR: You started out as a graphic designer, but then had a change of heart. What happened? "AMY MOSS: It took me quite a few years to admit to myself that I actually wanted an artistic career. I had originally thought that graphic design would provide me with the creative fulfillment I needed, but soon discovered this to be untrue. I was never satisfied with my work and yearned for more creative freedom with less compromise. I essentially wanted to be an artist. I took a leap and started a blog with the intention of turning it into a full-time business. I get to create my own projects, set my own criteria and work on a project until I am 100-percent satisfied with the result—without compromising [myself] for strict deadlines or competing visions. My projects fuse digital elements with handmade elements. I work for an audience instead of a client, and I’m now so much happier. "DUJOUR: We share an obsession for fabric hoarding but a lack for actual professional


sewing skills. "MOSS: So true! I have a ridiculous fabric collection that serves no other purpose than to sit in a pile and look pretty. I’m inspired by the possibilities of what I could create with all of them someday. I definitely have aspirations to improve my sewing skills. "DUJOUR: The invisible thread tying most of our lovely interviewees together is your handmade weddings. Molly from Orangette made her cake, Jeska from Lobster & Swan made her cake and veil, and you completely floored us with the elements you pulled together to craft a spectacular surprise wedding. Tell me what that whole process was like, from the origami invitations to the suspended bottle vases. "MOSS: First of all, it was a very time-consuming process. Thankfully, I have very supportive family who

helped with all of my crazy ideas. The origami invitations were, in hindsight, a little ambitious—but it was because they were made by hand. So much time and effort went into creating them that they turned out to be special, unique, and memorable. Some guests even remarked that they were the kind of invitations that you would keep as a memento rather than throw away. The suspended bottle vases were the work of lovely floral designer Melanie Stapleton of Cecilia Fox. I had envisaged hanging bottled flowers over the buffet at my wedding, but she brought the idea alive with her wonderful talent. I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. "DUJOUR: What are the amazing juicy details from that fantastic collaboration with—of all places--McDonalds? "MOSS: Bill Tikos did a feature of me on his website,


Jeska Hearne of Lobster and Swan sells handmade postcard sets, letter sets, photographic prints, and wreaths from her Etsy store of the same name. Dujour talks to Hearne about her perfectly packaged goods, inspirations, and all the beautifully-crafted details of her handmade lifestyle. interview Letitia Burrell

"DUJOUR: Does making things by hand run in the family? "JESKA HEARNE: Oh, yes. Both my parents are creative. My mum is a highly accomplished knitter and embroiderer, amongst other things; my dad is a great carpenter, painter, and Reiki healer. My sisters are both crafty in their spare time, [too], but [I make] the most mess and mayhem on the handmade front. "DUJOUR: When you first started your blog [http://lobsterandswan.blogspot. com/], you mentioned how excited you were to be blogging, as you’re the only crafter among your friends. What’s it like being the only crafter in your social circle? "HEARNE: I am happy to spend whole weeks at home busying myself when on vacation from my day job, and I get more done when by myself—with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers [movies] as company. As it turns out, one of my friends is a master at crochet, but I am un-teachable.


When I have had enough of myself, there are great bloggers to catch up with, or […] friends to lighten the mood. No one should spend too much time alone. "DUJOUR: How do you keep your workspace so tidy? "HEARNE: The truth is, my freakish organizational skills are more prominent at the office then at home. My workroom and every table in the house [becomes] hellishly untidy. Then I blitz them all and start over again. I am a strong believer in the William Morris quote, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” "DUJOUR: You have always been infatuated with

flowers and floral décor. Do they hold a special meaning for you? "HEARNE: All flowers make me smile. Painted, fresh, paper, artificial—I love their seasonality. How they add flourish to any corner, soften even the most minimalist interiors of harsh environment, bring joy when given as a gift. I was recently given my first orchid and it is so beautiful. "DUJOUR: Admittedly, we’re a bit addicted to shopping on Etsy. How do you control yourself on Etsy, in craft-supply stores, at knick-knack shops, et cetera? "HEARNE: I have had my share of sprees on Etsy, but I soon realized there are not enough hours in the day to use all the wonderful supplies available.


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Vicki Dvorak is a self-described artist, photographer, free spirit, and lover of all things vintage. She started her blog “Simply Hue” in March 2009 as a way to bring in business for her color consulting business but “ended up enjoying it so much that [she] turned [her] blog into a place where [she could] post [her] own photography and feature the work of other artists, designers, and photographers.” Every few months, Dvorak puts out a “Call for Artists,” which asks for submissions from artists who want to showcase their work, and then chooses several artists to feature throughout the following month. She relies heavily on her readers’ feedback to guide her through this process. Through her blog, she hopes that “[her] readers can feel inspired to be creative

on a daily basis and to be open to changing their style or experimenting with different art mediums.” Dvorak describes her style of photography as “vintage and whimsical” but would like to start shooting more images of day-to-day life because “beauty can be found in the simplest things!” Dvorak, 47, lives just outside Seattle, Washington. She works part-time as a children’s art instructor, offering creativity workshops at a nearby elementary school, and spends the rest of her time with a camera in hand or editing photos at her computer. She also runs the Etsy shop “Simply Hue,” in conjunction with her blog, where she offers most of her photographs for $25 each. matissecolorblogspot.com


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BabyCakes is a Lower East Side institution in New York City and now a Downtown L.A. has one, too. This bakery satiates the palette of vegans, gluten-free eaters, and cupcake lovers from coast to coast. Erin McKenna, the owner of BabyCakes, has appeared all over the media and released her first cookbook last year. This coming spring, her second cookbook will hit bookstores across the U.S. A long-time fan of her bakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; adorable uniforms, sassy swagger, and her out-of-this-world donuts, Dujour recently chatted with McKenna about her new cookbook, plans for a third location, and her recipes for super-delicious agave brownies. "DUJOUR: How did you get into vegan and gluten free baking? What was the learning curve like? "MCKENNA: I got into this sort of baking because I had sensitivities to wheat and dairy and I had a really big sweet tooth. It was definitely difficult to teach myself how to bake this way because, although there were plenty of gluten-free recipes out there and lots of vegan ones, there werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any gluten free, vegan, and agave sweetened ones. There was

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