Tag Archives: design

I’ve got to meet the artist

Took a trip  last weekend out to see my mom, which of course included a tour of the local small town thrift shops. No big surprises or great deals uncovered on this trip

Though amongst piles of Beanie Babies,  commemorative hockey chotchkies and some dusty Blue Mountain Pottery we did find these masterpieces!

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Beauty and decay

I was cruising the intermawebs today and found  the most beautifully shot interiors.  While we usually save that sort of link re-post for the RS facebook page the subject matter took me back to one of our trips and branched out in a way that couldn’t be properly explored in a one-liner.  Hope you think so too!

Dale and I had travelled to Cuba and were taken not so much by the tourist littered beaches and ho hum resorts, but rather the beauty of Havana and it’s people. Education is prized in a way were rarely see here, and there is a quiet grace to both the spaces and the teamwork involved to achieve the goals of the country as a whole. Do yourself a favour, skip the all inclusive and plan for a good 4 days (at least) in this unexpected city exploring.

havana trip

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quick hits of delicious inspiration

Pssssst,  there’s a whole other side to this site that you might not know about.
We tend to save the quick hits of inspiration for our facebook page.

It’s where we post stuff like this

renovationslaves facebooik blueprint for your wall Continue reading

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nothing says congrats like a homecooked plate of perogies!

Dinner was fantastic tonight.  There’s something about someone else cooking for you that makes the heart melt. it’s an even better meal when it’s unexpected and congratulatory, with the extra bonus of Dale being one heck of a good cook!  mmmmmm.  I was welcomed home tonight with a warm meal, supportive hug and a loving “well done baby”. Continue reading

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my first customer!

I had my first commission last month.  A custom scarf requested in the softest inky Shi Bui Silk Mohair you could ever imagine. Continue reading

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Marimekko, with love

Currently on display at The Textile Museum of Canada is a comprehensive retrospective, Marimekko, With Love curated by Shauna McCabe.

Marimekko textiles art by the yard

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Great UK television

A brilliant mini doc series.  I love all of the challenges, tears,and triumphs! Continue reading

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curbside treasures

Super exciting walk to work last week!
On my way to catch the streetcar to work I happened upon these lovely things put out for the trash…

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what is it?  and why do I think they were worth digging out, lugging back home and being a tiny bit late for the office, opps. Because these lovelies were just the very EXACT thing we needed! Continue reading

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