(by jan strachan)
(by jan strachan)
In celebration of Marc Jacobs’ series of limited-edition accessories in collaboration with the release of Stephanie LaCava’s memoir, An Extraordinary Theory of Objects (with 100% of proceeds will be donated to Child Mind Institute), we have created a timeless piece of our own. If your New Year’s resolution was to be more creative and start making things, get on it - the clock’s ticking! Crave for curiosities, scour your local flea market, toy stores or jewelry boxes, and get on board with a DIY that supports the theory that time flies!To create: Coat twelve plastic insects with silver spray paint. Once fully dried, adhere mounting tape to the back of each bug. Mount the clock dial in the desired place and stick each bug around at the correct hour. For extra precision, you may want to mark the hours with a pencil before mounting the bugs.
DIY APPLE CIDER CUPS
What you will need:
Large Spoon or Melon Baller
Apple CiderGarnish Options: Cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, allspice, or star anise.
On a cutting board, begin by using a knife to cut off the top of an apple. Then use a paring knife to carefully outline the “rim” of the apple cup, I recommend a 1/4” wide rim. Next, use a large spoon or melon baller to scoop out the center of the apple until you have a nice sized “cup”. While hollowing out the apple, be mindful not to get too close or cut through the bottom/sides of the apple as this will cause the cider to leak! Once the inside of the apple has been hollowed out, brush lemon juice over the inside of the apple to prevent browning. Lastly, fill with apple cider, garnish, serve, and enjoy!
TIP: If an apple doesn’t sit exactly level, take a paring knife and slice off a few millimeters from the bottom to even off.