she and reverie Party
In the pop-up space at Space 15 Twenty (1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd) this month, you'll find a whole new creative experience, presented by Hand-Eye Supply. During the rest of August through the first few weeks of September, Hand-Eye Supply, a retail store from Portland, Oregon that focuses on helping communities design and work together creatively, will be taking over the space to open The Pop-Up Institute for Craft & Ingenuity.
This new shop will be stocked with crafting and DIY supplies and tools, plus throughout the month there will be educational opportunities and events that Hand-Eye calls "a physical manifestation of our aspirations." Sounds pretty cool, right? If you're ready to get your DIY on and let those creative juices go wild, attend the opening party this Friday, August 16th at Space 15 Twenty from 6pm to 9pm! There will be live letterpress printing by Tabletop Made, and music by Neil Schield of Origami Vinyl. RSVP here. —Maddie
Wow, I am a veritable craft queen, am I not? (Don't answer that.) But I am going to for real use my mid-'90s Leo mason jar to hold work pens, like an adult, because I love it. While I may have the crafting skills of a 4-year-old, that doesn't mean I can't have fun making things. We have so many craft books here at the office that I was finally like, "I am going to bust out my very limited craft skills, y'all. It is going to be the arts and crafts tent at summer camp up in here." The above mason jars were an idea from the DIY Mason Jars book, and they were totally easy. Come, let me show you my jars. —Katie
DIY Mason Jars
This book is super cute. It has a ton of cool ideas that all use mason jars (duh), which is great because mason jars are like, $1 and super easy to find at any craft store. I chose to do these glitter jars (for storage of my treasures) because I'm a little rusty on the crafts front, and they seemed pretty foolproof. Obviously they came out amazingly. All you need is some Mod Podge, glitter, a paintbrush and a dream. To apply the glitter, you just coat a thin layer of Mod Podge on the inside of the jar and go to town dumping glitter inside! Just make sure to shake out any excess.
Once the inner Mod Podge dries after a couple hours, you can go back in and put more Mod Podge on top of the glitter to seal everything up. Then you'll be able to throw change, flowers, barrettes, marbles, love notes, and whatever else you want in there without coating everything in glitter.
As you can see, I also threw some temporary tattoos on these jars, just because WHY NOT! You apply them to the jar the same way you'd apply them to your body, and the best part is that they last forever. I turned Tattooed Leo Jar into a beautiful vase, but once those flowers die he is gonna be the best pen receptacle in the world.
The book recommended putting little baby tea lights in the jars to create super fly and glittery nightlights. FUN! Now go make your own! I'm off to go make a Pacey Witter nightlight jar with this image. It's gonna be perfect.
Portland rapper Grape God's first full-length album A.G.E. surfs the space time continuum between traditional West Coast crunk and metaphysical spoken word poetry. The physical copy of the album also comes with custom artisanal soap by Maak Soap Lab, which is pretty Portland for sure, but also necessary, because the beats are dirty. A.G.E. throws down on a spectrum of subject matter, from time travel to Big Lebowski references to the necessary blunts and brews. It's the perfect companion to an altered-substance Saturday. —Angelo
Aw shit, guys. The One Sick Stitch store was only launched yesterday (by one of my favorite internet people, Mai), but these embroidery hoops are already flyin' off the shelves. The girl knows her way around a needle and thread. If by the time you see this post all her hoops have sold, never fear! She also does custom hoops, as well as collar embroidery, so if you can dream it, she can make it. And make it really fucking awesome. —Katie
(Hell yes she stitched that beetle on there.)
Kay Davis, a textiles design major at Central Saint Martins, has some serious knitting skills in addition to her rad style. With a penchant for bright colors and subjects such as candy, crayons and cupcakes, we're excited to see more of Kay Davis' knitwear in the future! —Hazel
In true Rookie fashion, all of the amazingly dressed readers came out and enjoyed some fun under our UO Backlot Sesh tent. With amazing performances by
Mount Moriah, Icky Blossoms, Nu Sensae, White Lung, and the incredibly sweet ladies of Icona Pop, we kicked off our week with a bang and a lot of flower crowns. Now it's day two and we're just going to keep the fun times a-comin'!
Yesterday's looks were out of control awesome, but what else would you expect from a DIY craft fest presented by the always stylish crew from Rookie Mag?! Here's some of our favorite looks of the day. We'd like to post them all, but I don't think a post can hold 200+ photos...-Ally
RISE AND SHINE YOU LITTLE SOUTH BY SPRING BREAKERS! That's right, it's 9AM and I'm writing to you from Austin, Texas after a wild night of petty-cabs, flaming shots and lots of music. Not pointing any fingers, we're all over 21, amirite? JK. We mostly chugged Red Bulls so major shout out to them for keeping us awake until four.
So, today is day one of our UO Backlot Sesh, which will be kicked off by a pizza party and some cutesy DIY crafts hosted by Rookie Mag and a few of their contributors! After we stuff our faces, adorn ourselves in flower crowns and try to bring out the Rookie in all of us, we'll have a day filled with killer music and the hot sun of this weird town. Come grab some free music and free beer! Beer is 21+ obvs, but the shows are all ages.
The back doors open at 1PM (NOTE: NOT 12! Oopsies. Or you could just, like, help us set up if you're antsy?) with artists Mount Moriah, Icky Blossoms, Nu Sensae, White Lung and Icona Pop (plz no Hannah-inspired ideas, y'all). There's going to be a lot of chicks but that's even more of an excuse for you cute boiz to come check out the bands. See you babes there, and don't forget to pick up one of the totes below on your way out the door! ;) -Ally
Seriously, Etsy is the best website ever. Stitch Culture is a shop that has little hoops hand-embroidered with all your favorite pop culture sayings, so all those "LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE" hoops from 1979 can suck it.—Katie
Whoa! It's about to get really hard to mindlessly doodle during a boring class or meeting, because with the 3Doodler, your wiener drawings are going to literally burst off the page. But everybody will be so fascinated by your cool gizmo that even your teachers won't care that you haven't been paying attention.
Stop, smell the roses, then use them in this step-by-step guide to making the perfect Valentine's Day flower crown!
Until their book comes out in Fall 2013, Bun B and Shea Serrano's Jumbo Coloring and Rap Activity Tumblr will keep us plenty occupied. There's no doubt we'll have fun making Curren$y paper airplanes, doing MC Serch word searches, and giving our man Drizzy some eyebrows! Check out their Twitter to see some of the activities completed and try to resist doing some on your own. -Ally