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  1. Who We Are: A Letter to The Shrine

    Battling her own cancer and in the throes of chemotherapy, Denise Archer used a late friend’s clothing to make quilts for the children she left behind. “Some of your mom’s hair is inside,” I told them.” “Also, if you breathe in deeply, you can smell her.”

    Death
  2. How to Avoid Three Common Website Mistakes When Selling Your Cat-Themed Tarot Decks

    A few simple tweaks can turn a functional website into a lovely, welcoming, and visually coherent one.

    Animals
    Image via The Considerate Cat
  3. IKEA Hackers

    Whether you’ve never assembled a single BILLY bookcase or are already on your fifth POÄNG chair, IKEA Hackers — a community of DIY lovers led by Jules Yap — may inspire you to turn your Allen wrench in new directions.

    Crafts
  4. Design Mom

    Designer, author, and AltSummit founder Gabrielle Blair created Design Mom in 2006; since then, she’s published thousands of posts on design and parenting, travel, food, and other topics (from the evergreen to the timely).

    Commentary
  5. Accepting Money on Your Site Isn’t Just for Online Stores

    From donations to gift certificates, there are many ways to use payment buttons in a way that complements your site’s focus.

    Business
    Alison Palmer's saucers, which she sells on her gallery's website.
  6. The Well-Tended Sidebar: How Three Sites Use Widgets Effectively

    Widgets can help guide your visitors to take specific actions or explore more content on your site.

    Design
    A glimpse of the content-rich sidebar at The Zero-Waste Chef.
  7. Project Run and Play Week One: Modern Mayan

    Inspired by the geometry of the ruins of Chichen Itza, SewSophieLynn uses the bright color palette of Mexico to create fun spring fashions for her two daughters.

    Crafts
    Fashion creations by SewSophieLynn
  8. Primitive Technology

    John Plant, the Australia-based blogger and YouTube producer behind Primitive Technology, is documenting his journey into the distant technological past, “making stuff from scratch in the wild.”

    Architecture
  9. Sewcialists

    Sewcialists is a collaborative, worldwide blogging community of people who love to sew and share their creations.

    Crafts
  10. Design*Sponge

    Created by Grace Bonney in 2004, Design*Sponge is a leading design, lifestyle, and DIY site that focuses on beautiful spaces and objects, as well as on the people who create and use them.

    Architecture
  11. Spoon & Tamago

    Since 2007, Johnny Strategy has been curating and celebrating the best in Japanese art, design, and culture at Spoon & Tamago.

    Art
  12. The Peach Tree

    Design-lover Lauren shares tutorials, resources, and personal insights from her ongoing journey into typography, lettering, and drawing.

    Crafts
  13. Inspired by Charm

    Former innkeeper Michael Wurm, Jr. shares lessons learned from bed and breakfast life — creative ideas for your home, delicious meals, party and holiday tips, and more.

    Cooking
  14. The Fauxmartha

    Melissa makes simple, classic food in the kitchen of her Minneapolis farmhouse, aka “The Fauxhouse.” She imbues her recipes and her homemaking advice with a cozy, comfortable minimalism.

    Cooking
  15. Crafty Chica

    Arizona-based artist and writer Kathy Cano-Murillo shares posts on Latino-inspired crafts, Phoenix life, recipes, pop culture, travel, entertainment, shopping, books, entrepreneurship, and more.

    Crafts