Artist Cindy Bean

Cindy Bean and Carhartt

Cindy Bean and Carhartt

Cindy Bean and Carhartt

Cindy Bean and Carhartt

Cindy Bean and Carhartt

Cindy Bean and Carhartt

Cindy Bean and Carhartt

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Cindy Bean and Carhartt

Cindy, a designer from Salt Lake City, has been in the paper cutting business for about 2 years now. Her inspiration to take up the craft came from an intricate papercut at her grandparents’ farm in Germany. Her work is extremely detail oriented and precise. The connection between Carhartt and Cindy’s work is how important the details are in the end product. It’s the little additions to clothes that make you fall in love with certain items. Think about the Carhartt tripple stitch, or hoods that can button on and off, hidden pockets, and the perfect fabric. Details give personality and depth to clothing and art alike.

Check more of Cindy’s work here.

DIY: Make Your Sandstone Your Own

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DIY Carhartt sandstone

DIY Carhartt sandstone

DIY Carhartt sandstone

DIY Carhartt sandstone

DIY Carhartt sandstone

To put a spin on the classic sandstone jacket, I added a few buttons and some stitching details. It’s a great coat, and we all can attest to that— it’s been around forever. The sandstone duck fabric is tough, so it’s perfect for working or outdoor adventures. Inside it’s is lined with quilted flannel, to keep you extra snug and warm. There are a ton of color options this fall. I went with the merlot, but click here to see what other choices there are.

How do you make your Carhartt jacket your own?

DIY: Men’s Pocket Tee Into A Dress

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We all have big T-shirts shoved into the back of our closets. With up-cycling being such a craze, I’m constantly searching for my next DIY project. Old T-shirts are a perfect beginning to a cheap, creative outlet. In the photos above, I laid out the steps of turning a Men’s Carhartt Pocket T-shirt into a women’s dress.

I wore my new hybrid dress with a hybrid Carhartt Sweat Jacket. It’s part sweatshirt, part jacket. The Sherpa Sweat Jacket is super comfy and still figure flattering. There’s an adjustable drawstring inside to enhance the natural waist. What more can you ask for? Comfortable and stylish? I’ll take it!

Rachel Pepper of KINGFLY

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While in Salt Lake City, I met up with Rachel Pepper, owner of KINGFLY. She started the business a few years ago designing and sewing handmade leather bags and accessories. Each item is original— unique in color, texture, and pattern. Creativity flows out of Rachel’s finger tips and embodies itself in all of the leather goodies she dreams up. If you love quirky and entirely one of a kind designs, KINGFLY products are perfect for you. Check out more of her work at KINGFLYdesign.com where she posts updates and photos.

DIY: Gradation Dying

DIY and Carhartt

DIY and Carhartt

DIY and Carhartt

DIY and Carhartt

DIY and Carhartt

DIY and Carhartt

DIY and Carhartt

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Have you seen this trend popping up around you? Some call it gradation dyeing, some call it ombre. It refers to colors and tones that fade into one another from light to dark or vice versa. I’m a big fan of this fad, be it on a shirt or a scarf or even at the tips of a great hairdo.

In the photos above, I lead you through a few quick steps showing how I dyed my Tomboy Tee and paired it with my Carhartt Boyne Jacket. The Boyne Jacket is the most comfortable fleece I’ve ever worn. It comes in so many great colors and has my favorite Carhartt logo embroidered across the front. It’s lightweight for a fleece but still perfect for snuggling up.

DIY: From Hardware To Hard-Wear

DIY and Carhartt

DIY and Carhartt

DIY and Carhartt

DIY and Carhartt

I love browsing through hardware stores. There are so many inspiring odds and ends calling out to be made into something. Yesterday I picked up a few interesting things, and I challenged myself to make some necklaces out of unconventional items. It’s amazing what can be pulled together from a few corner braces, clothes line, washers, and even brass tubing. It’s another reminder that tools aren’t just for the guys. Girls love them too!

Take a closer look at the jacket and shirt I’m wearing along with my new bling here.

Artist Katrine Hildebrandt

Katrine Hildebrandt and Carhartt

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Katrine Hildebrandt and Carhartt

Katrine Hildebrandt and Carhartt

Katrine Hildebrandt and Carhartt

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Katrine Hildebrandt and Carhartt

Katrine Hildebrandt and Carhartt

Katrine Hildebrandt and Carhartt

Katrine Hildebrandt and Carhartt

Katrine is a woman of many trades—ranging from interior design, retail styling, creating wooden sculptures and paper designs, to glass blowing. She invited me to her house while I was in Boston. I was so blown away by the space she and her husband, Peter, live in. I felt like I was taking a peek into a museum of their lives. Surfboards line the walls and their studio spaces flow seamlessly into the living space. Every nook and cranny is filled with something they’ve created or that’s important to them. Katrine’s interior design skills and up-cycled items create an inspiring and soulful environment. Take a look at the lamp Katrine is working on in the first few photos here. It’s made from vintage player piano paper, and each lamp has a different song streaming across it.

I also got to watch as they worked on a chandelier they are designing for a customer’s kitchen. (Check out some of their other collaborative work here.) It’s great to see a couple work so well together. In fact, they first met in a glass blowing class. I love a couple who works together and wears Carhartt together!

To see some more of Katrine’s sculptures and paper designs, explore her website here.