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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 : Josef Frank

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Did you see the travel bag round-up on page 36 of our March issue of Living? I couldn’t ignore my obsession for renowned Swedish designer Josef Frank when I chose this bag. Frank began his career as a teacher at the Vienna School of Arts in 1919, and grew to be one of the most …

Have You Seen This? : Hello Sandwich Tokyo Guide Zine

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We love blogger, crafter, and paper genius Ebony Bizys of Hello Sandwich. Remember her amazing work in our Gift Wrap Challenge?   She’s just released at 60-page Tokyo Guide, including a large section on her favorite local craft shops. If you have plans of traveling there (ever), you’ll want a copy. Click here to order. …

Around Town : El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum

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I saw the most amazing exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum entitled “Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui.” The show was comprised of 30 works by contemporary artist El Anatsui. The most stunning piece in my opinion is Gravity and Grace, a gigantic aluminum and copper tapestry that stretches 36 feet (!). Below is …

Meet : Textile Artist Ashley Helvey

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In the February issue of Living, we featured textile artist and stylist Ashley Helvey on our Tastemaker page. Ashley makes these amazing felt area rugs, often featured in exhibitions around the world. They’re also popular as wall installations in some of the country’s top restaurants. She’s most recently been commissioned to complete a felted-wool installation …

Inspiration Board : Planning a Snowman for Summer

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Today’s guest post comes from our very creative freelance writer Rory Evans: Being just three years old, my daughter still has a hard time distinguishing fact from fantasy. What she sees in books, she assumes will happen in real life. Obviously, this is only occasionally the case. Like last weekend, when a snowstorm let us …

Inspiration Board : The March Issue of Living!

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The March issue of Living is officially on newsstands! On page 41, Jodi brings us an easy necklaces project. She uses beautiful applique accessories along with vintage trim and cord to turn out gorgeous statement pieces.   Good Things begins on page 57, complete with an easy magnet-board upgrade: …. and a great project for …

Make It : Love Potion Bath Sets from Sugar & Cloth

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With a long weekend ahead and Valentine’s day just behind us, we thought it appropriate to bring you a great project if you’re still looking to give something handmade to loved ones. Love the way Ashley used our glitter! This year our Marketing team handpicked their favorite bloggers to participate in “12 Months of Martha …

Inspiration Board : Happy Valentine's Day!

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All of us here in the Crafts Department wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day! Please enable Javascript to watch this video Recognize the cookies in the video above from the cover of our February issue of Living? They are from our “Made with Love” story; click here to view the rest of the projects…