• Ultimate Home DIY Inspiration

    August 30, 2014 Kate

    I may have said it before but I’ll say it again, this is the do-it-yourself I was raised in. Think big, make it happen. My parents wanted something to provide privacy between themselves and the neighbours, something a bit more unique than your standard fence or hedge. Being in the kitchen business for quite some…

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  • A Drafters Workspace

    August 26, 2014 Kate

    Aren’t other peoples workspaces fascinating? I’m not talking about the “we’ll arrive noon Tuesday with the box lighting and vintage props please prepare yourself accordingly” kind, I mean the real thing. Nary a sticky note rearranged. I must apologize to my Mumma for exposing this ‘mess’ to the interwebs, but frankly this mess is gold.…

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  • A Woven Wall Hanging, Unfinished

    August 24, 2014 Kate

    Well. I don’t love it. In keeping with my intention to blog honestly, I’ve got to admit this is not turning out as I’d hoped. I had this concept built up in my head and I expected it to feel so good when I finished, but here I am cross-legged on the floor staring at…

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  • Etsy Finds August 2014

    August 20, 2014 Kate

    Etsy is a wonderful place. But man, it’s overwhelming. I honestly can’t stand scrolling through it, but then there are those really great finds that make the pages of tea cozies worth it. Items that aren’t homemade-and-look-it, you know? Those are the finds I’d like to start sharing. Clare Celeste makes some incredible collages. I…

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  • Toronto Street Art

    August 17, 2014 Kate

    It’s so easy to find yourself surrounded by one aesthetic. Think about your Instagram feed, the blogs you read, the places you shop… That’s what hit me walking through Kensington Market one day, looking up at these walls that were impossible ignore. It’s so not me, but I loved it. I think we’ve got to…

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  • Shop Toronto: Studio Brillantine

    August 14, 2014 Kate

    This place is an experience not a shop, let me tell you. It’s a wonderfully unpredictable, quirky wonderland. I can’t describe how nice it is to step into a store and be genuinely surprised by the content and how it’s presented. If you’re ever in Parkdale you should check out Studio Brillantine for yourself. He’s also got…

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  • DIY Apartment Decoration Inspiration

    August 12, 2014 Kate

    Like most, I’ve got more Ikea in my apartment than I’d like to admit. When you’re moving frequently and not sure where you’re going to end up, Ikea can make sense. However, an apartment with predictable basics doesn’t have to feel typical. You can always make it your own. I am the proud owner of…

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  • Grace Eunmi Lee’s Craft Ontario Installation

    August 10, 2014 Kate

    You know when you see something that doesn’t remind you of anything else? Maybe it shocks you, maybe it makes no sense to you, but you remember it. It’s unique. That’s good art, right? When I first saw Grace Eunmi Lee‘s work a year ago it went against everything I assumed about ceramics. Her little…

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  • 1931 Children’s Book Illustrations

    August 6, 2014 Kate

    I love finding these books and story clippings that belonged to my Nana when she was young, the illustrations are so beautiful. It’s not the typical mid century (is that right?) illustrations that have become so popular again lately, they’re a little…softer? I’m not sure how to best articulate it, but I really, really like…

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  • In Store Inspiration #5

    August 4, 2014 Kate

        I really love the idea of linen and leather together – both raw and imperfect, their different weights balancing each other out. I’m not crazy for the leather sleeves trend (as shown here), but I do love how this waxed linen looks in combination with this soft leather. What I’m most interested in…

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