October 28, 2011

This week, every day was perpetually Friday for me. So I'm glad it's finally here and I have time for some R&R. How about you?

  • Image above of rice fields in China, from this collection on The Cool Hunter. This post is from a few months ago, but I keep returning to see these stunning images from around the globe.
  • I j'adore this perfect hobo purse from Marc by Marc Jacobs fall collection. I hope my husband is saving that link for my christmas present.
  • I recently read this Paul Arden classic. It's brilliant in it's simplicity. And will only take about an hour of your time.
happy weekend!

October 26, 2011

Today I discovered Tattly, which has produced an incredible line of design driven temporary tattoos. Designed by notable illustrators, such as Julia Rothman and Marc Johns, many of these make you wish they didn't just scrub off with some soap and water.

October 24, 2011

M83 is back with a new album, and their debut single Midnight City.

October 21, 2011

I've been slowly going through wrap up post's from this year's IDS West show in Vancouver to get a feel for the standouts from this year exhibitors. And also feeling increasingly more depressed that I didn't bother to make the trip this year. Oh well. I will live vicariously through the internet. So I thought for this Friday, I would share a few of my favourite finds.
  • Salari presented a beautiful line of wool poufs called the Salsa Lounge. I thought I was over poufs but these are making me rethink the issue.
  • Inform presented a fabulous booth, which included these organic ceramic Aloe Blossom light fixtures from Jeremy Cole.
happy weekend!

October 19, 2011

One of my favourite shops in Vancouver is Provide, which sells a fabulous collection of modern home goods. A few weeks ago, at IDS West, Provide announced their own in house brand called Provide Made, and are starting off the collection with a series of bold cushions inspired by the cube.

I love the colours, I love the geometric prints, and I love the graphic orange top stitching. The pillows are all made of silk with a duck/down insert. They retail for $170 for the 18" x 18" size, and $199 for a 24" x 24". I'd say that's pretty good for something that's all handmade.

October 17, 2011

Last week was a highly anticipated musical week for me, with Feist's new album Metals and Mayer Hawthorne's new album How Do You Do both debuting. Feist gets enough press with her profile, so I thought I would share one of my new favorite tracks from Mayer. Born outside of Detroit, Mayer is very influenced by the Motown sound, which I love, because I grew up with a lot of Motown music too. At age 14, my favorite musical act was the Supremes.

October 16, 2011

I think this is a great metaphor for vision and following your path to the bigger picture. Thanks to my friend Diane for sharing this with me.

Faber Castell from eric yeo on Vimeo.

October 13, 2011

November 2011 Issue of Fashion

I am having a pretty awesome day today. My friend Dan texted me this morning, telling me that I was featured in this months issue of Fashion magazine. Seriously? It is so crazy. I never would have imagined myself in a fashion publication.

In addition to toting this magazine around to my parents and friends this weekend, I will also be glamorously raking leaves, and doing an airport run to pickup my well travelled husband. Oh, the life of the modern fashionista.
  • These are the most perfect riding boots for fall. Have I posted these before?
  • This fabulous print by The Best Part is two in one. By day it's a lovely friendly scene, but when the lights go out, all sorts of unexpected details pop up.
  • If our weather was a little more tolerable during the winter, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Vespa. And this great new mod helmet would be the perfect accessory.
happy weekend!

October 12, 2011

25 ways to wear a scarf. Who knew?

Thanks to @mackayjennifer for sharing on twitter

October 8, 2011

In the last 12 hours I have been exposed to two things that are getting my feminist fire burning again. The first is Jian Gomeshi's interview with icon, Gloria Steinem, who is the subject of a new HBO documentary, entitled Gloria.

During the interview she paraphrased Olof Palme, and this quote really struck a chord for me.

"the gender roles are the deepest cause of violence on earth, because they normalize dominance and submission, subject, object, even violence and control, and so on, and he said, therefore, it was the responsibility of every government to humanize those roles."

The visuals that her words formed for me were really rather frightening. And I'm sure everyone has a wide variety of instances where this quote can apply, and that's scary in itself.

You can hear her full interview on Q with Jian Gomeshi here.
And here's the trailer for the HBO film:

The second is the trailer for the film Miss Representation, which was shared on twitter by David Brunning. Again, equally striking, in particular due to the age of many of the participants and their realizations at 15.

October 7, 2011

I don't know about you, but I am so ready for a long weekend. I'm really in the mood for wandering through the leaves, and turkey, so it's a good thing it's Thanksgiving. Wishing all my Canadian readers a lovely long weekend filled with family and friends.
  • My friend introduced me to Saatchi, a great online art collection with a huge variety of images in all sizes and price ranges. The piece above is by Claire Desjardins from Quebec.
  • Anna of Door16 (aka 'she who can do no wrong') introduced me to Scarf Shop, and now it's the perfect weather to stock up on their beautiful hand dyed silk and cotton scarves. I love how large they are. It's so simple to be stylish with great pieces like this.
  • I love the playful geometric jewellery over at A Merry Mishap. The hand carved shapes from polymer clay are so cute, and a great price! So you can buy all your faves in all sorts of colours.
happy weekend!

October 6, 2011

Welcome to my dream house.

This modest mid-century bungalow is the current home of Bungalow Industries, a branding and identity firm out of the UK. They have outgrown their humble abode and recently put it on the market, but not before giving their real estate campaign their own spin.

In addition to the beautiful photography, Bungalow produced two brochures regarding the property. One outlines the house and neighbourhood, full of archive images and photographs from Fahrenheit 451 which was filmed in the area, plus all the details from the house itself. The other is a photographic recollection of the renovation that Bungalow did to the house.

If I was a realtor I would be taking serious notes. The design of the webpage and the two brochures blows away any home marketing material I have ever seen. Doesn't it make you want to move right in?

October 5, 2011

Sarah Burton continues to push the boundaries over at Alexander McQueen, as showcased at Paris Fashion Week, where she presented the Spring Summer 2012 collection. Typical militaristic McQueen motifs such as helmets, epaulettes, and corsets were contrasted with layers of soft ruffles and lace, bringing a feminine freshness to the brand. Hues of cream, coral, and gold dominated the palette, with touches of black. Funny, those are the colours I am looking at for my bedroom now. Here are a few of my favourite looks:

October 3, 2011

I can't believe it took me 6 months to discover this song, since it features two of my favourite musicians. In March, Robin Pecknold from Fleet Foxes released a 3 track solo EP called Three Songs, and this is one of those tracks, which also features Ed Droste, from Grizzly Bear.

If you are interested in downloading the tracks, they are free and all available here.

October 1, 2011

One year ago we claimed these walls and this roof as our own.

What makes a house a home?

We fill our home with memories and moments. We fill it with love.

Here are a few things that fill our house with joy.