[uhp-steyt fan-see] - adjective

1. not exorbitant or extravagent by city standards, however in a rural setting (like upstate new york) it is in fact, quite fancy.

2. a wonderful blog dedicated to art, design and other things that are indeed upstate fancy.




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Sew up your own animal cushion from Sarah Young


If you love a fun, easy, DIY project, check out these Teatowels-turned-cushions by artist Sarah Young! Screenprinted onto cotton Tea Towels, you can cut and sew the design into your own little pillows for your bed or sofa! They are so bright and colorful, and if you cant decide on your favorite, you can order the entire set! I think these would make really cute gifts too, for the crafty folks in your life!

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BEST SUSHI at the beach

Matt and I have made the mini trip to Delaware for a couple days to see one of my sisters graduate from high school. Last night instead of our usual mandatory dinner at Dogfish Head we went to The Cultured Pearl. Located right on Rehoboth Avenue, this place has great food and an amazing atmosphere. There are little Koi ponds throughout the indoor seating area, but the kicker is the roof. The roof has clusters of little pagodas of tables that are all floating over a Koi pond. It felt so tranquil with the amazing view of the beach area, the water ripples and the amazing breeze. If you are ever in the area, you have to check it out! Photos by Kaszeta.

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THE RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR invades brooklyn

I’m so excited that the weather is supposed to be nice this weekend for the renegade craft fair in Brooklyn, NY. I’ll be there as a vendor in booth 73 with Dirty loves Clean all day saturday and sunday, so be sure to stop by and say hi! Check out this map for more locations of my favorite team of crafters, the newnew, and be sure to wear some sunscreen and bring some spending money!