Wanting: Anything

June 20, 2012 § 2 Comments

Everyone knows accessories make the outfit.

These are Michael Sodeau’s Anything desk accessories. I especially love the scissors. You?

Andy, My Mini Cooper…

June 14, 2012 § 7 Comments

Six years of zipping around in my Mini Cooper (I named him Anderson Cooper) is coming to an end. It’s time for a change. Sniff…

I’ll miss the little voice in my head that squeals ‘oh, you’re so cute’ as I approached you each and every time. I’ll miss your seatbelt warning bop, your oval-shaped side and rear view mirrors (again, oh so cute). I’ll miss the changeable interior ‘mood lighting’ (which, admittedly, I changed according to my own mood ALMOST each and every time). I’ll miss parallel parking in teeny, tiny spaces and being the envy of all other normal sized vehicle drivers. I’ll miss our road trips to Montreal and New York and all points in between. Most of all, I’ll miss how everyone else gushes over you and wants to know what you’re like to drive when they see me pull up (I actually loved that!).

Yes… you are a sporty, attractive, little go-carting, wonder machine!

But imagine driving a go-cart everyday for six years!? Yup. It’s time…

Farewell, my dear Andy. May your roads be smoothly paved wherever your new owner takes you!

***UPDATE: I just realized that I’m really going to miss zipping around in my underground garage pretending to be in the movie The Italian Job. Sigh…

Jubilation, Stardust and Banksy

June 6, 2012 § 2 Comments

Is there anything more British than Her Royal Highness, David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust and street artist Banksy? Combined? I think not.

We ARE amused. :)

Wanting: Vintage Bike

June 6, 2012 § 11 Comments

How sweet is this ride? So sweet it brings this song to my mind…

I want to ride my bicycle.

I want to ride my bike.

I want to ride my bicycle.

I want to ride it where I like.

Bicycle from Brooklyn Cruiser. Lyrics by Freddie Mercury of QueenBicycle Race.

When Life Gives You Lemons…

June 2, 2012 § 6 Comments

I’m sick of lemonade anyway. Words to remember.

When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold‘ is the fifth studio album from the hip hop group, Atmosphere. You can find their music on iTunes.

Inspired: Vera Wang

May 31, 2012 § 8 Comments

We’ve had a lovely run of Sprummer weather (as if spring and summer were one season) here in Toronto these last few weeks. However, it seems we’re to have a turn this weekend… clouds, seasonal temperatures and rain (the latter of which is much needed so really…this isn’t me complaining or anything).

So… In an effort to stay in a ‘Sprummer State of Mind’, I thought I’d share these lovely sketches by the very talented, Vera Wang. Swirling. Blossoming. Sultry. Exuberant. Radiant. Feels like Sprummer to me!

Want to see more and be even more inspired? Click here.

Wanting: Bobino

May 24, 2012 § 5 Comments

The Bobino Cord Wrap. Simple in design. Comes in 3 different sizes. Lots of colours. Does what it’s supposed to do.

What more do you want from your cable buddy??

Oh, can I live here? Adam Levine

May 22, 2012 § 6 Comments

I could deal with being marooned here!

Lead singer of the band Maroon 5, Adam Levine, owns this posh view. See more of his bachelor pad here.

Inspired: Eva Zeisel

May 15, 2012 § 4 Comments

I met Eva Zeisel several years ago when she hosted a book signing here in Toronto. I loved her ceramic pieces and rushed to get in line that day, excited to meet a living legend. If I’m not mistaken, she was in her late nineties though you would never know it… her spirit and energy was undeniable. She died last year at the age of 105.

She summed up her role as ‘maker of useful things’. She believed not in invention. But re-invention. She was concerned with making things look beautiful and she loved round, organic shapes. My favourite quote… “Even the air between my hands is round.”

Her ceramics are pieces that you want to touch… hold in your hands… turn them over and around.

I won’t go into detail here about Ms. Zeisel… Follow the link to her TED profile and you’ll soon find out that she had an incredible life. I would highly recommend watching the video of her TED appearance too. You’ll see what I mean about her spirit and energy.

All photos by designchickee.

Mother’s Day

May 13, 2012 § 2 Comments

Hydrangea Macrophylia… for my mom.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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