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Laura Kaesshaefer

Laura Kaesshaefer

Name: Laura Kaesshaefer
Job Title: Editorial Assistant
Date Started at company: October 2010
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Education: Art, Art History and English Literature, Franklin and Marshall College
First Job: Arts & Crafts Camp Counselor
Astrological sign: Virgo
Personal crafting/artwork: Making stationery, drawing, and knitting. I especially love making art with kids.
First craft memory: Making homemade cards for my family on birthdays and holidays (in a simultaneous effort to outdo my brother and sister).
Things you collect: Contemporary art monographs and exhibition cards, vintage china plates from my mom.

FAVORITE . . .
Color (Pantone): Pantone 12-0313 (Seafoam Green)
Holiday: Christmas
Pizza topping: Fresh mozzarella and basil
Type of fabric: Suede
Dessert: Little Owl's Rhubarb Crisp
Source: 192 Books (New York), Tangled Web (Philadelphia)
Font: Cambria
Martha Stewart craft project: Patterns by Pixel from December 2007

Editor's Archive

Inspiration Board : Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids

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We are very excited to bring you our latest book: Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids! Our Editors at Living have been working tirelessly on this latest publication (available now!). It’s packed with 175 projects for kids of all ages, including printable templates and clip-art as well as a detailed tools glossary. Below are a …

Celebrate : Father's Day!

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Father’s Day is this Sunday! If you’ve got plans to celebrate the Dad in your life, see below for a round-up of our favorite quick cards and handmade gifts. Jodi’s “Dad Libs” are too cute for words (no pun intended!). Print, have kids fill in the blanks, and check “handmade card” off your to-do list! …

Inspiration Board : Kids Clothing (& Crafts!) from Ace & Jig

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Ace & Jig is hands-down one of my favorite clothing brands. Their 100% cotton fabric (with occasional hints of gleaming metallic thread) is so super soft and stunning in fun patterns like “Confetti” and “Rouge.” I’d wear pieces like this Turnaround top all summer long. Founders Cary Vaughn and Jenna Wilson (who met years ago as …

Around Town : Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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I’ve long admired the non-profit within Scholastic Publishing called the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Each year, they host an exhibit entitled Art.Write.Now in Manhattan. This year in honor of hitting a 90 year (!) mark, there are two exhibition spaces, one at Parsons the New School and the other at Pratt Manhattan Gallery. …

Open Studio : Knot & Bow + For the Makers

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I was delighted to hear that two wonderful craft establishments are teaming up this weekend. Too-cute shop Knot & Bow (a great source for elevated paper bags, office labels and twine) recently relocated to a new studio in Brooklyn, NY where they will begin to hold small craft parties lead by local makers. This Saturday …

Make It : Oilcloth Table

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Did you see the outdoor-table upgrade in the June issue of Living? It’s a quick and simple way to cover an old table with a punchy pattern. Oilcloth can withstand water and food spills so it’s a great option for outdoor entertaining. To clean, simply wipe with a sponge! We went to oilcloth.com to discover …

Around Town : Creative Growth

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In the June issue of Living, we featured clothing and textile designer Erica Tanov as our Tastemaker (page 44). Erica introduced me to an unbelievable non profit based in Oakland, CA called Creative Growth. She attended an event there last year, sparking a collaboration with several of the artists on her freshly-launched line of home …

Celebrate : Memorial Day Weekend

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What do you have planned for Memorial Day weekend? However you’re spending your weekend – heading to the beach, attending a Memorial Day parade or BBQ, we hope at least part of your long weekend involves being outside (fingers crossed the forecast turns around!). Below are some of our favorite tips for outdoor entertaining. I …