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January 22nd, 2014 | By | 69 Comments

Meet Your Maker | L*Space Founder Monica Wise

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Here at SWELL, we love bikinis. I mean, we LOVE bikinis. So naturally, we adore the woman behind one of the top bikini brands out there, L*Space. With six (6!) “Best Swim Brand of the Year” awards and iconic swim styles to spare, founder Monica Wise is the ultimate role model for aspiring designers and beach beach babes from coast to coast. We had a chance to stop by L*Space HQ and get a sneak peek into Monica’s success and next season’s bikinis. Sadly, there was no room filled floor the ceiling with bikinis to dive into a-la Scrooge McDuck, but we did find some pretty rad stuff searching for the mythical dream-room. Read on for a photo tour of L*Space and interview with the woman, the myth, the bikini legend…

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January 17th, 2014 | By | 217 Comments

DIY: Pallet Organizer

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Get a head start on Spring cleaning! Make room for sunny new additions to your closet by utilizing your wall space. Instead of drilling in hooks into the wall, give yourself a little freedom to swap things around with this insanely simple pallet organizer. Hang hats, bag, jewelry, or shades – whatever the season calls for. You can even use it as a shoe rack by sticking the toes between the panels. If you’re the fancy type, give it a touch of paint (ombre would be pretty killer), or go industrial with the au naturel wood. Read on for the how-to… (more…)

January 10th, 2014 | By | 761 Comments

DIY: Bleach Tie Dyeing

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Wish your basics were a little less…basic? Create unique pieces out of your colored essentials with bleach! This idea is especially useful for saving items with accidental bleach spots from hitting the rag pile. You can use this technique to bring life back to items with stains or paint splatters on them as well. Read on for the 10 minute how-to… (more…)

January 3rd, 2014 | By | 343 Comments

DIY: How To Grow Wheatgrass. Shots, Shots, Shots…of Wheatgrass.

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Myth: you must have an affinity towards yurt-living to benefit from the occasional shot ‘o grass.
Reality: Yes, we realize there is a loose correlation between barefooted-ness frequency and wheatgrass tendencies, but that’s not to say that the grass contains greater portions of tree-huggery than your average green juice. Read on to find out why you should be adding it to your routine, and how to grow it in about a week…
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