Inspired: Elisa Mazzone

October 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

There’s something so pure and direct about Elisa Mazzone‘s illustrations. Yet, there’s so much duality and complexity. I especially love the balance of soft and hard; precision and uncertainty; solid and flat versus translucent and dimensional.

Inspired: Veggies Delight

September 21, 2012 § 4 Comments

I absolutely fell in love with these crochet pieces from JungJung! The olives, especially!

How about a series of these on your kitchen wall above your banquet seat… each one pinned to a linen background, shadow-box framed with white, simple frames! They’re so delicate and lovely and intricate. Grouped together en masse. The colours, soft and organic. Sigh…

My mom will love this post… I can just tell.¬†Crochet? And vegetables? Perfection.

Thank you to Florence & Millie¬†for sharing this. I couldn’t help but reiterate. :)

Templar Hotel, Toronto

May 6, 2012 § 9 Comments

Would it be strange to book a hotel room in your own city? ‘Staycations’ aside, I’ve always loved hitting the sights just like any newcomer or tourist… but never gone as far as to book a hotel room! This may have to change…

The Templar Hotel is set to open in a few weeks in Toronto’s Entertainment District and I’m giving a standing ovation to its designer, Rhed, for delivering on details, details and more details.

Some of those details include…

  • Poliform lacquered walls… (sigh… beautiful)
  • Open bookcases as dividers of space… (not a novel idea but one that should be used more often)
  • Wood floors imbedded with cowhide inserts… (hello! that’s novel and they seem to be magnetic for some reason)
  • Massive floating reception desk… (stunning)
  • Contemporary artwork… (Damian Hirst…look him up)
  • Excel, the large floor lamp seen throughout… (I want this in my living room right now)

Snapshots: Tee-hee

March 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

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Takashi Murakami's exhibit at Versailles

What does music look like - Martin Klimas

Bokeh Explosion by Gav Owen

Made me smile… how about you?

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