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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

Have You Seen This? : Emily Kroll/ Araks Quilts

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I love hearing and reading about creative collaborations between designers. This one is especially exciting as it nods to traditional Amish craftsmanship (and they’re handmade in PA!). Textile designer Emily Kroll and clothing designer Araks Yeramyan have partnered to create limited edition quilts. Kroll used leftover (gorgeous) materials from Araks fall/winter 2013 collection. The quilts …

Celebrate : Graduation

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Graduation season is upon us! Whether the student in your life is moving up in the world from middle school, high school, college (or in my case, graduate school: my sister graduates on Monday!), we’ve got what you need to help celebrate. If you are throwing a party, a great project is this easy neon …

Inspiration Board : City Harvest

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This week in the office we are participating in City Harvest’s “Skip Lunch, Fight Hunger” initiative. The program asks people to donate the amount of money they would typically spend on one lunch to help New York’s hungry children. It’s pretty remarkable how many can be touched by a single donation: ·         $10 helps feed …

Inspiration Board : The June Issue of Living!

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The June issue of Living just hit newsstands (the poached stone fruit on the cover scream summer!). Within the issue you’ll find great gift ideas for grads and Dads: I love this unique approach to sending off the graduate in your life: a giving tree with notes from loved ones. Jodi brings us a few …

Behind the Scenes : For the Makers

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We’re excited to give you a behind the scenes look at the For the Makers workspace. With so many moving parts and materials to keep track of, we were incredibly curious how they made sense of it all. Take a look below at organizing tips and methods from For the Makers founders Katie and Janet. …

Celebrate : Mother's Day

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Hoping to do something special for Mom this Sunday? You still have the better part of weekend to prepare. Silke’s Mother’s Day Balloon Bouquet is a quick way to decorate (and way cheaper than flowers). Click here for the full how-to, which includes letter templates. If you’re hosting a brunch, this stamped table cloth is …

Inspiration Board : A Card for Mom

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In case you need reminding, Mother’s Day is this Sunday. We’re big proponents of making your own card for Mom (you can do it!), see below for some of our favorite projects. Athena’s Pop-Up card is just so pretty. Click here for the full how-to. I love Blake’s Movie Night card. Just print the template, …

Make It : A Dessert Stand for Mom from HonestlyWTF

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Today’s guest post comes from the beloved Erica over at HonestlyWTF. They’ve just launched a new site, HonestlyYUM, which is filled with mouth-watering recipes and DIY tutorials centered around food and entertaining. It’s definitely worth checking out (now!). I’ve been wanting to make my own tiered dessert stand for awhile now. However, the risk of …