Monday, April 30, 2012
I never used my balcony last summer. Not once. I never got around to furnishing it. At all. I also have a habit of keeping my drapes closed. A lot. It's partially due to an irrational fear of being spied on by my neighbors. But it's also because looking at an empty balcony is depressing. So this year I plan to do something about it. See exhibit A thru D above - items I have recently purchased for said balcony. I'll post more photos when it's actually all on the balcony. When we have some consistently warm weather. Which will hopefully be soon. Hopefully.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Images by Judith Umbach via Calgary Public Library
The cover article from the latest issue of Swerve is one that really resonated with me. Written by Jeremy Klaszus, the article is about the hard times that have fallen on Calgary's first skyscraper, the Barron Building, and the Uptown Theatre. This great building and its equally great theatre are stuck in the middle of a messy court case. The Uptown has had to close its doors, and its future is uncertain. (You can find out more by reading the Swerve article for yourself right here.)
Friday, January 13, 2012
$100 - bloomingdales.com
$90 - cb2.com
$90 - cb2.com
$10 - diapers.com
$9.95 - crateandbarrel.com
$800 - rosenberryrooms.com
No, no, no, I am NOT pregnant. But my little sister is!!! (Congrats Christie & Mark!) I am so excited. And of course Auntie Tara is itching to decorate "Wee Annett's" room. That may pose a bit of a challenge given that I'm in Alberta and my sister lives in Ontario. But we have our ways. What did we do before the Internet?
Mom & Dad to-be have decided to keep baby's gender a surprise, so we are going to have to keep it fairly neutral. (Although I personally find the whole pink is for girls and blue is for boys idea rather outdated. As a friend of mine once declared in defence of his new pink T shirt, "Kanye West wears pink". And I'm a girl who loves my blues. But just for the record, I would never in a million years name my daughter after said color. Just sayin'.)
My sister sent me a link to some crib bedding she really likes, so I went on Polyvore to see what I could put together with it. This is already Version 2. I'm sure there will only be about 50 more. Oh and Sister, if you are reading this, I paid absolutely no attention to how much any of this stuff costs. But Mark won't care, right?
Friday, January 6, 2012
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I just realized it's been a while since I've posted any pics of my work. (Well, yes, it's been a while since I've posted anything at all, I know.) This is a duplex showhome I did earlier this year. It's kind of sparkly and glam - what with the sequined pillows, crystal light fixtures, zebra prints and what have you. Not necessarily my personal style, but it was fun. Decent photos too, right? Yeah, that's because I didn't take them. They are the professional photos that were shot for the company's website.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
There wasn't a lot of time to shop on the trip, but I did manage to pick up this amazing cushion cover in Budapest. There was this lovely little shop called Folkart Craftsman's House that sells original Hungarian handicraft products. This felt piece is embroidered with a traditional applique design. I'm rather in love with it.
Friday, June 3, 2011
So I'm back from my trip to Hungary! I didn't mention before that I was going cuz it's probably not the best idea to advertise on the internet that your home's going to be empty for a while... It was a family vacation - my sister, brother-in-law and I took my Dad to see the country his family came from. It's been a lifelong dream of his to see where his parents grew up, and I'm so glad we were finally able to make it happen. This also happened to be my first trip to Europe! It kind of blew my mind a little ;) The pics above were all taken in Budapest. Such a beautiful city with so much history. I was taking pictures like a crazy person. Here are a few. I'm still trying to organize them so I'll share more later.
P.S. Jet lag sucks.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Work has been beyond busy and I just haven't had the time. With Mothers' Day coming up this Sunday, I did want to take a moment to pay tribute to my amazing mother I lost seven months ago. My wonderful sister beat me to it with a lovely tribute on her new blog. She expressed everything I wanted to say so beautifully that I decided to link to her post instead. If you are fortunate enough to have a great mom who is still with us this Mothers' Day, be thankful. And TELL her you're thankful! Go call your mom, peeps.
Friday, April 22, 2011
I was checking out the Anthropologie website the other day and came across these Six Sister Spoons. This colorful set of six teaspoons are made from laser-cut acrylic. Aren't they just so pretty? I think they'd look really cute mounted in a shadow box-type frame -- wall art for the kitchen or dining room. Just a thought.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
I drilled holes in the middle and added cabinet knobs. Then I used contact cement to attach ceiling medallions and added a bead of caulking around the edges to fill in any gaps. (The knobs and ceiling medallions I got at Home Depot.)