August 31, 2012

About 5 weeks ago I received an excited message from a local supplier, asking me if I wanted to accompany them on their factory tour this year. Of course I was interested. I love seeing the manufacturing process that goes into all of the materials we specify, and it enables designers to speak better to the product as a whole. Little did I know the tour would involve a 10 day excursion to Switzerland and France. I was beside myself.

So today I embark on a 10 day tour of Zurich, Lucerne, and Paris with a group of designers from across Canada. I am thrilled to be included and am in awe of the opportunity I have been offered. In addition to the whole Europe thing, which is amazing in itself, we are also attending Maison & Objet, which is an incredible design trade show held in Paris every year. It's the cream of the crop as far as design goes, and my brain is on the brink of exploding every time I think about how many marvelous things I will be exposed to.

I promise to share all the beauty here.

Image from here

August 23, 2012

This signage graveyard is a vintage dream. So many beautiful treasures here. 


Photography by Pam Sattler.