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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

Ask the Crafts Dept. : Cinco de Mayo!

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Cinco de Mayo is this weekend! How will you celebrate? We’ve got you covered with a few festive party ideas below. I love the Papel Picado garland Silke used in last August’s Living. They’re from a great source called MexEvents and come in a range of bright colors and patterns. They’d be so easy to …

Around Town : Spring Storefronts

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With temperatures climbing here in New York (finally!), I’m trilled to accept that Spring is officially here. My walk to work confirms this as I pass flowers in bloom, commuters sipping iced coffee, and storefronts in full-on Spring mode. I love keeping an eye on shop displays as they change with the seasons. It’s a …

Around Town : A Duct Tape Pop-Up Shop in NYC

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A really cool pop-up shop opened in Midtown Manhattan last week, put on by the folks over at Duck Brand. I went there expecting to be underwhelmed, but it was actually incredible. There were hundreds of styles – patterned, neon, and even several pretty shades of pastel colored tape. It’s amazing what you can do …

Inspiration Board : RIT Dye

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Here in the Crafts Department, we’re long-time fans of RIT Dye. Marcie recently used an array of sunny yellows, oranges and red RIT colors for her Drop-Cloth Decorating story in the May issue of Living, so I thought it would be a nice opportunity to round up some of our favorite dyeing projects starring the …

Have You Seen This? : FlipClips

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In the Good Things section of Living this month, Jodi discovered the genius company FlipClips. FlipClips is a service allowing you to transform a video into a keepsake book. Jodi used a 30 second video of her sons which resulted in a 120-page flip book. I love the idea for Mother’s or Father’s Day. It …

Meet : Stephen Zeh

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On page 113 of Living you will find an image of several handled baskets nestled neatly inside one another. These hand-woven beauties are brought to us by basket maker Stephen Zeh. What’s unique about these baskets is that Stephen has a hand in every step of the process. He forages the woods near his home …

Inspiration Board : Bruce Munro

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If you read the “On Our Radar” section of the front of Living (page 6 in the May issue), you may have seen the small blurb on artist Bruce Munro. He’s one of my favorite installation artists. This month, the artist has a big show at the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in …

Have You Seen This? : An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book

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This is a coloring book even adults will want to use. We were floored when Living’s Senior Editor Melissa Ozawa showed us this stunning new project by artist Johanna Basford. ¬†Each drawing is so incredibly detailed. To learn more about this talented illustrator, click here. Her blog is also worth taking a look…