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Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Okay, so this is one of those design-unrelated posts. Sorry. It's just that I'm going to the TVOTR concert tonight and I am so freaking excited! TV On The Radio! Or as my friend Jeff would say, "it's TV on the Mother Effing Radio!" (And effing is exactly what he'd say - Jeff doesn't really curse.) We saw them last year and they were fantastic. And that was before Dear Science was released. Now I get to see them again with a full appreciation for how genius that album is. Ummm... you did buy it last year, right? Right?
As for design... uh.... well... that's some great fake wood panelling in the photo, hey? And the owl? (Sorry. I'll do better tomorrow.)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
images via 826 Valencia
I came across these pirate posters today on Apartment Therapy. I can't decide which is my favorite - they're all pretty awesome. I think most of the guys I know would approve. Order now and you'll have lots of time to get them framed before International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I went to Michaels today. I can waste ridiculous amounts of time in that store. Every time I go I spot something new that makes me stop and think "ooooh..... that's cool. What could I do with that?" Today that something was the Darcey Collection of scrapbook paper by Anna Griffin. I'm not a scrapbooker, but these are great papers you could do all kinds of stuff with. My first thought was that the die cut layers would look nice framed and arranged in a grouping. Well, really any of these papers would look great framed, so snap to it people! (I would snap to it myself but I'm running out of wall space.)
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The dining room I'm pretty happy with. Yes, that's an Ikea Docksta table. The chairs are by Hothouse Design Studio - an Edmonton based company that sadly is no longer. (I used to work at their Calgary store.) The pendant lamp is the Norm 03 by normann Copenhagen. We probably get more compliments on that light than anything else we own. The teak cabinet my mom bought for us at an estate sale. (Good score, Mom!) The purple canvas above is intentionally hung a little low in order to hide an ugly phone jack. I painted the teapot painting in the corner.
Monday, May 18, 2009
I just came across this listing on MLS today. (No, I'm not house hunting, just curious.) It's an old church that's been converted into a house. It's up the hill from my place and I walk by it all the time. It's fascinating to finally get to see the interior. It totally needs a lot of work, but what potential! The open space, the great ceilings, the loft. If I had the money and the guts, I would totally buy it. I just hope the person who does buy it does it justice. Unique properties like this just don't exist much in our city.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Poster via GigPosters.com
I love music and I love going to concerts. I also love concert posters. I think they're a great source of affordable art. (Of course it ups the cool quotient if you actually attended the show.) Here are some links to some good sources:
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
How great is this Paris loft? I love the eclectic mix of furniture and the bold pops of color against the mostly white walls. You can see all the pics here on the Marie Claire Maison site, but the translation of the text doesn't make for the best read. (I must admit I mostly check out the design mags for the pretty pictures anyway. I confess!)
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Did you ever make tissue paper flowers when you were a kid? I thought it might be a nice idea for Mothers' Day - cuz moms love it when you make them stuff! If the last time you attempted these was around the time you stopped eating paste, there are some great instructions here.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I'll post pictures if I actually get around to doing any of this!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
I added the medicine cabinet for extra storage. This one from Ikea was just the right size, but I didn’t want another mirror in there. (The massive counter-wide mirror is already more of me than I really need to see, thanks very much.) I covered the mirrors in white contact paper. I then cut the Swiss-style cross out of stainless finish mactac. Pretty easy to do and super inexpensive.