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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

Around Town : Confetti System at MoMA PS1

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We’re thrilled to announce our dear friends at CONFETTISYSTEM will be exhibiting at MoMA PS1 this Sunday! Here’s an excerpt from MoMA’s site: “For MoMA PS1’s two-story gallery, CONFETTISYSTEM (Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho, est. 2008) has created an immersive environment inspired by the mechanics of theatrical staging and fly systems. Evoking theatrical scrims and …

Inspiration Board : The February Issue of Living!

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February is one of our favorite months here in the Crafts Department. That said, run out and get your February issue of Living! The cover features cookies also found in Marcie’s “Made with Love” story on page 98. On page 51, Jodi offers up a beautiful idea for flower arranging as well as sweet valentines …

Around Town : Metalliferous' New Vintage Section

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We’ve long coveted the unique and somewhat hidden shop Metalliferous – located on 46th street between fifth and sixth avenues in Manhattan. I love that you have to walk into a bit of a dingy looking building, climb a few flights of stairs (all the while convinced you’re lost) before you finally arrive at the …

Around Town : Polka Dots

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Remember Blake’s post on this fun trend? Well, another trend worth noting is polka dots. They’re making a major comeback! I love the sweet cushions above from etsy shop September Designs. They’re hand screen-printed and pack quite a punch with a fun, neon palette. I’m also loving the scale of the larger-than-life dots on the …

Around Town : Matisse at the Met

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If you live in New York or are planning a trip soon (before March 17th, to be exact), you must make it to the Met to see Matisse! The exhibition, entitled “Matisse: In Search of True Painting” is made up of forty nine works. Most of the pieces in the show shed light on the …

Inspiration Board : The January Issue of Living!

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By now we hope you’ve picked up your copy of the January issue of Living. There are two covers this month (which is your favorite!?). In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing with you projects from this issue all of which are sure to kick of 2013 right. On page 33, Silke brings us a …

Make It : Organizing Crafts

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For those of you who have “being more organized” on your list of New Year’s Resolutions, the Good Things section Living is often filled with great ideas to get you on the right track to achieving this goal. On page 43 of the January issue of Living, Blake turned an ordinary bamboo steamer into a …

Meet : Anandamayi Arnold

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Did you see the beautiful opener on page 77 of the January issue of Living? It features a piece by paper artist Anandamayi Arnold, who makes stunning, lifelike botanicals using crepe paper. The image below is entitled “Kumquat Branch, 2012.” Can you believe the kumquat is made of crepe paper? I have to do a …