Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bev Hisey

I first saw Bev Hisey's work on an episode of Pure Design on HGTV and I fell in love with her colourful felt cushions.

All of her products are hand-made with great attention to detail. The "In The Woods" series of carpets are particularly stunning. Bev is based in Toronto.

All images from bevhisey.com

Monday, September 27, 2010

Real estate stalking

Even though we are getting settled into our dream home, I will always appreciate a nice house and I routinely search realtor.ca to see what is available in the city. Here are a couple that stood out to me.

This unique home is an art lovers dream. With neutral walls, open spaces and picture ledges to display your art, this house is truly a showpiece.

I never expected the interior of this home to look like it does. What a surprise!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday finds ...sunshine...

The sun has reappeared in my fair city and to celebrate, this week's theme is


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Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday finds ...chevrons...

Fall is in the air (although I swear Calgary seems to have gone straight to winter) which has me thinking about change. Right now, for me, this means trying to be a better blogger which means coming up with more content for this here space. I think I tend to get caught up in the idea that I need to write paragraph after paragraph (which terrifies me) when really, an image of something that inspires me would be just as good.

So, on that note, I am jumping on the Friday Finds bandwagon with the idea that at least I will have one consistent thing to post. The theme for this week is

... chevrons ...

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How can you tell I'm really into blue and green right now? :)

PS. This is new for me so if you have any suggestions please let me know.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lonny decorates

Lonny Magazine (one of my favourite e-mags) recently revamped their website and one of the new features is their decorate pages. You can search for inspiration by room and there are some stunning photos included in the galleries.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I'm loving...

Lately I've been a little obsessed with crochet. I need a new hobby that I can learn at home and will still allow me to watch and play with M. and I'm thinking crocheting fits the bill. I'm not going to get too ambitious, maybe just a few granny squares to begin with, but all of the beautiful examples I've found on Flickr are making me drool.

Sources: (clockwise from top left) Lauri Springer, HandMaid Liset, MiA Inspiration, Umzavi

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Anthology : print is not dead

In this day and age when more magazines are folding than starting (farewell Paste) there is a bright spot on the horizon in the form of Anthology.

Anthology is a quarterly shelter and lifestyle magazine focused on decor, travel, design, entertaining and culture. I can't wait to see the first issue!

Check out their cute stop motion video.

Print Is Not Dead from Anthology Magazine on Vimeo.

Friday, September 03, 2010


As our possession date draws closer I am starting to think about how to accessorize the new kitchen.

Here is a picture of the cabinet colour, countertops and our beloved glass backsplash.

I already have a teal blue wire fruit bowl and I have always dreamed of finding a vintage set of teal canisters but I don't know if that will be too much blue. Here is a set I found on Etsy.

From The Vintage Cabin

Another option is going with green or clear glass canisters like these from Sydg's shop:

Or these from Atty's Vintage:

I'm sure there are other options that I'm not even thinking about. Thoughts?