Thursday, September 29, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
|alice gloves by jennifer collier|
I am so intrigued by Jennifer Collier's creations made from paper...
I find them so inspiring! This brings the First Anniversary gift to a whole new level...
|document bib by jennifer collier|
Loving the embroidery on the paper ~
|map tie by jennifer collier|
Again my love of maps and embroidery combined ~
|book dress by jennifer collier|
How beautiful would this be in a little girl's room ~
|teacup, spoon and jug by jennifer collier|
The creativity here is astounding... she also does cameras, typewriters ~ entirely out of paper
|letter dress by jennifer collier|
Maybe I can create something out of the boxes of old letters from my Grandmother ~
|teabag gloves by jennifer collier|
A lover of tea, I have always admired the beauty of the packaging ~
|teabag dress by jennifer collier|
To see more of Jennifer Collier, visit her website here,
or her shop here
|true north by bomo bob|
I am off next week, to the roots of my birth, the land of the maple forests ~
Taking my boys for a small family re-union in Ontario ~ and hoping that I will return with some stunning fall photos like the one above by Bomo Bob in Montreal.
Monday, September 12, 2011
|Several weeks ago I wrote about the baguette vending machines in Paris (here)...|
In NYC this week you can get a different kind of baguette from a vending machine, as in diamond!
Hudson Hotel, in honour of New York's Fashion Week, has installed a vending machine in their lobby of some of the "must- have" luxuries for this season....including a diamond bracelet from Ruby Kobo, a rabbit fur jacket from Jolibe, python clutch from SANG A, and handmade wool ties from Public School.
How about you, would you buy a high ticket item like this from a vending machine? I would assume that in no time I will be seeing them all over Las Vegas, they would fit right in!
Happy Monday, have you got your groove on for the week? I am still looking for mine....
I can see it, but need to get there!
via Design TAXI
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
|Wow, what a day I had yesterday...I woke up to see that I was featured on Martha Stewart's website, as their "Doer of the Week"! I am very honoured to be there, and terribly excited...the amount of traffic that poured through my online "homes" was absolutely insane! If you had asked me even a year ago if I thought that I would be featured on the great Martha's website I would have thought you were crazy...I have always been a big fan of Martha's enterprise, and the incredibly talented staff running it. |
Baby steps, one after another....eventually take you somewhere!
Here is the link if you want to read more...
Off to work!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
|I came across photographer Aaron Ruell's work on Trendhunter,|
and fell head over heels with these shots...
|The photography, the styling, the models, the clothes...|
|The bright, popping colours...|
|I am dying to know where this is...I am thinking it must be one of Kelly Wearstler's hotels in LA...|
If I am incorrect, please do tell! Would love to go...
|And feel pampered in a luxurious rainbow of delight|
|How about you, could you live, day to day, in colour like this?|
|I can't wait for the bright bolts of Nature's colours with the season changing this month ~ I have a trip back East to Canada for my Grandmother's 90th birthday at the end of the month, and am returning to Zion in October, as I heard the Fall colours are not to be missed there. It actually cooled down to 90 here yesterday, and there was a touch of crispness in the air in the evening...I am SO ready!|
To see more of Aaron Ruell's work, visit his site here,
and if you know where this stunning location is, let us know!
Have a great week,
photos via trendhunter
Thursday, September 1, 2011
|I came across the tour that Yatzer took of "Bentleyland"|
|The first Bentley|
|A most fascinating read about the making of the ultimate in craftsmanship...|
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away" ~ Antoine de Sainte-Exupery
Read more here...
I would love to be off on a road trip in one of these purring machines this weekend...however I think I shall be on the couch, recuperating from this week.
Thank you all so much for your encouragement and support on my virtual homeschooling adventure, it means so much!
Even though I have teachers a phone call away, a daily curriculum to follow, and support...I am exhausted! My brain is a fried egg. I know it will get better...smile...
One thing I have noticed, and enjoyed, is that I am having conversations with my boys that I never had time to have before, and I feel that we are getting closer, working as a "team" in this adventure....priceless. Of course I am already looking at the dates for testing and registration for next year!
A year of " getting to know and bond" is what my plan has been...TBC....
Have a fantastic weekend! I have never been so grateful for a 3 day weekend!!!
photos via yatzer