Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday finds ...Black Friday...

There are a ton of Etsy stores that are having sales so I've rounded up a few of my favourites for

...Black Friday...

| Perry Finalia | All items are 10% off and she is offering free shipping.

 | vol25 | Offering 40% off with code SAVE40

 | Dimmalimm | Items already discounted 17-20% and get free shipping.

 | Oh Dier | 15% off all purchases with code ohdierthanks

| Little Bow Teek | Get 10% off with coupon code BlackFriday2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Calendar : JHill Design

Because, with this crazy winter cold snap, I'd rather be anywhere but here.

Available for purchase (in desk and wall size) from JHill Design.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Calendar : Capilano University

When I lived in Vancouver I always purchased the new calendar put out by Capilano University's IDEA (Illustration/Design; Elements & Applications) program every year. I loved the paintings and the Vancouver imagry and I liked supporting talented student artists.  Funny thing is, I had completely forgotten about the Reflections Vancouver calendars until Emma reminded me of them. So with that reminder how could I not include it in my calendar month?

Available for purchase from Reflections Vancouver.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday finds ...comfy, cozy...

It's been a cold week here in Calgary.  It's difficult going from relatively nice fall weather to a deep-freeze overnight and still having to get up and go to work, when all you want to do is hunker down at home. With the weekend here (yay!) I think that is exactly what I will be doing - staying

...comfy, cozy...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Calendar : Michelle Smith

Because, with the winter weather this week, all I've wanted to do is curl up at home with my family.

Available for purchase (in several different colours) from Michelle Smith.

Spotlight on: Elle Design

Today I am shining the spotlight on another extremely talented interior designer from Calgary. LeAnne Bunnell is the principle designer at Elle Design and says she has been designing since she was a little girl! I'll let LeAnne tell you about herself in her own words.
"My design training has been mostly self taught and in hands on work through many personal renovations and work for friends.  I did take the certificate program at MRC (when it was MRC back in the day) before I launched my business, but I have been ‘designing’ for years.  I recently ran across drawings for my bedroom that I designed from the IKEA catalogue when I was 10.  I even had a spec sheet and all the details for the installation worked out in the plan.  I have apparently been into project management for a looong time!

My particular style when I complete projects for clients?  Hmmm. I always try to use my clients as my muse (of course), but I would say I have a clean and classic filter through which my client’s personality shines through.  

I love working with fabrics, and merging finishes in kitchen and bath projects, although I am hesitant to say it is a specialty.  

The best thing about what I do is that is a completely different job every day, from hour to hour, and from client to client.  And I have the best clients.  Eventually, through the progression of a project, I think of them all as friends."

I find it so exciting to see all of this fantastic talent in my city. I personally think that LeAnne has an incredible future ahead of her!

All photos courtesy of LeAnne Bunnell.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Calendar : 1canoe2

M. and I went away for the weekend and I forgot to schedule posts so there goes NaBloPoMo. Oh well, we had a great time in Winnipeg visiting with Emma and her family and meeting blog friend Kyla for the first time (who, by the way, is totally lovely).

I have some great stuff planned for this week - photos from the antique market at The Forks and a spotlight on Calgary interior designer LeAnne Bunnell - so check back throughout the week.

Today's calendar is in honour of my visit to Winnipeg, friends old and new, and my own Prairie history. Happy Monday!

Available for purchase from 1canoe2.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Real estate stalking : Eagle Ridge

Even though I've lived in Calgary since the early 90s (minus 5 years in Vancouver and 6 months in Afghanistan), I sometimes forget that little enclaves like Eagle Ridge exist.  Eagle Ridge is easy to miss. The only access is a little side road near the Rockyview General Hospital and the houses are on the far side of expensive. Luxurious and opulent are two words that could easily describe Eagle Ridge. That being said, it's always nice to dream and looking at a house like the one below on a sunny day, you could easily believe you were in Beverly Hills.

So, do you have $4,875,000 to spend? Then this 6000 sq. ft. stunner is for you.
Check out the crown light fixture!

I just wish that the realtor had uploaded higher res images. They are quite blurry in the large size.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Calendar : life through the lens photography

Today's calendar features more lovely photography. I particularly love September's stack of books.  Go figure. :)

Available for purchase from life through the lens photography.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Calendar : Renaissance Studios

The images in this calendar are so sweet (it's like the adult version of those little kids kissing calendars) and the proceeds go to a great cause!

Available for purchase from Renaissance Studios.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Calendar : Chelsea Victoria Photography

Love the dreamy quality of this one. Perfect for drifting away during the work day.

Available for purchase from Chelsea Victoria Photography.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Calendar : Cicada Studio

Today's calendar is a little different from the traditional options but I absolutely adore it. So pretty!

Available for purchase from Cicada Studio.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Calendar : Claudia Pearson

This Buy Local calendar by Claudia Pearson features a different fruit or vegetable illustration every month and gives you a handy guide as to what is in season during that particular month. (Obviously our growing season is a little different than Brooklyn's.) Perfect in the kitchen!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Calendar : Camilla Engman

Today's calendar pick comes from one of my favourite artists, Camilla Engman. I love her style, I love her colours, I love pretty much everything about her illustrations.

Available for purchase from GATE38.