135 Euros plus shipping! Who doesn't need a grey turtleneck in the winter?
Country Living of hanging a pretty basket of greenery from the door instead of a wreath - in this case the home-owners used an old trapper's basket. You could refresh the boughs all winter long - and add some pretty berries for colour. Genius!
RRL is sooooo awesome. Some of it kind of reminds me of that very cool (and super creepy) HBO series Carnivale. Sure, you can't always actually make out the clothing... but it sure is evocative. You can practically hear the clicking of the old film reel and the scratchy, tinny piano music...
this great post on Momtastic with a salt dough recipe and the boys loved measuring, mixing, and especially kneading the dough. We played with it for a while like play dough (no rush!) before rolling it out and getting out the cookie cutters.
For some reason he needs to stick out his tongue to concentrate...
Showing Mr. Fireman the ornaments (Mr. Fireman was a big help)...
We then dired them out in the oven for 4 hours - perfect for cleaning up, having lunch, getting to and from school, and of course - naps!
While the ornaments cooled, we set up the painting station and practiced on some canvases.
The finished products - I made sure to put in the holes before they baked, and then added the red string to hang. My favourites are their hand prints!
When Dad got home and the paint was dry, we got to hang them!
It was the perfect all-day project, and I love seeing their ornaments on the tree (all near the bottom of course - our tree is a little bottom-heavy this year!)
micasarevista.com, so I had to use google to translate the accompanying text (achieving some pretty sketchy English let me tell you). If I am to trust the gist of what I read, it seems this is a duplex in a renovated former brothel called Le Petit Venice. Cool. Also, the looks seems to have been created without a ton of cash, since the majority of the pieces are from Ikea, Habitat, and Zara Home.
I like this simple kid's bedroom with the beautiful original art. That graphic black and white piece just makes me want to get out my crayons... And I love that pretty blue pillow (that was also seen in the living room).
Lulie Wallace, with their vibrant colours and rugged shapes. The technique reminds me a lot of David Milne, one of favourite Canadian artists. These would be great stacked at the end of a narrow hallway, or over a hall table or chair, or as part of a gallery wall... I am already imagining all the places I would put mine! Check out her colourful blog and her shop for more inspiration.
Found on Design Work Life.
Check out this very cool time lapse video of the various rhythms of life in Toronto. Photographer Ryan Emond has found some fascinating vantage points and done an amazing job of capturing the essence of life in a big city using thousands of photographs. His editing is fantastic and he has created a beautiful homage to the city - makes me proud to live in Toronto!
First up is Avril Loreti, whose cheerful and bright display drew me over immediately. You may recognize the 2012 tea towel above from Covet Garden magazine - it was one of my few purchases this year (trying to be responsible and all...) Her paint chip linens are wonderful and would be a great addition to a modern monochrome table setting, and I love the donut bag (there was also a matching tea towel). The vintage hockey prints, especially the pillows, seemed to be quite popular. And just look how sweet Avril is! She is at booth W-07 and you should definitely stop by.
Coucou Salut booth, I felt like I had definitely seen her work before - and then I looked at my show guide (she was a featured artist). Her mom was manning the booth when I was there and also reminded my that one of her pillows had been in House & Home magazine, and I remembered it immediately. I love that her things are whimsical and playful, but could be just as fun in a 'grown up' space as they would in a kids room. The monsters are so cute, as is the moustached strong man. Coucou Salut is a featured "Rising Star" artist at H-43.
Danielle Hession's mixed media works also caught my eye - her photographs are beautifully layered and many of them had bright happy colours used in perfect quantities. She had smaller affordable pieces that would look great on their own or in a group, as well as some pretty ornaments. She has booth K-53.
This soothing ceramics display by Christopher Reid across the aisle was a study in contrasts! :) I loved his organic shapes and textures. Booth O-37.
Dave Murray are just done so well. The one below had a cool glossy resin finish that worked perfectly with the black background and white type. And he is super nice. :) Go say hi in booth R-23.
iDentity last year (and got one of the Canada t-shirts for my husband) and this year Meghan was back with her great T's and toques, but these fabulous pillows, blankets and plaid scarves. So Canadian, eh? The curling stone pillow made me super happy. Get yours at booth T-07.
Thomas J. Suh - I love the cup below with its subtle blue glaze. He also makes some pretty adorable characters, including these 3 little piggies. Booth T-22.
atelier b. do no justice to the clean lines and amazing craftsmanship of their pieces. This red dress was so beautifully cut, and I if I didn't 'work' at home, I would definitely have taken one of their high-waisted pencil skirts shown below. And the ladies were super-chic, and made a beautiful and inviting booth (V-38).
James Kennedy, with his laser cut steel works. They were so graphic and unique - there are so many spaces I would love to see this large work featured in. He also had others I didn't get photos of where he took the positive part of the cut-outs and places them on big chinks of wood from the area of the world their shape represented - i.e. the outline of asia was affixed to a big chunk of bamboo. It was quite stunning. Booth Y-38.
Frederique Bonmatin, who makes these colourful ceramics. These would be cool set to collect as every one is unique and ever-so-slightly different than the rest. They are warm and cheerful without being too attention-seeking (always good in a set of dishes). Find her in booth Z - 09.
I lust for from Bookhou, and of course they had a lovely display. This was the one other spot where I spent money, on another 2012 calendar. I am not sure what has me so keen on 2012! Booth O-07.
Margaret Rankin. I have always liked the look of traditional wood block prints, and these are rather traditional shapes and motifs with the bamboo and trees but printed with more modern colours. The one at the bottom is my favourite with all the detail - she explained that this is her Dad's wood-sided house in Cape Breton. She is in booth O-19.