• In Store Inspiration #7

    September 29, 2016 Kate

    It’s been a minute since I’ve done one of these In Store Inspiration roundup posts but trust, my phone is still full of photos of clothes I’ve turned inside out and right side in for ideas. My niece actually asked once why my camera roll is full of “stuff” and “where’s the selfies?!” Sorry to disappoint little…

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  • In Store Inspiration #6

    August 25, 2015 Kate

    I usually lose interest in a look once it’s become super trendy, like these trench-style jackets, but there’s something about their versatility I really like. This would be fairly simple to draft and sew yourself, and I like the sash detail on the back of this one. I’m not sure what the best wrinkle resistant…

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  • Patterns & Textures #2

    August 4, 2015 Kate

    Patterns & Texture is a photo series featuring textile inspiration I find in nature and daily life. My parents driveway, Ontario   Collingwood, Ontario   Toronto, Ontario   Whistler, British Columbia

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How To Make The Most Of Your Jewellery Collection

    July 15, 2014 Kate

    I like my necklaces to be versatile. I like options, being able to switch pendants between chains and layer them as I wish. Maybe that’s why I’ve always gravitated towards delicate pieces, they have for me the kind of flexibility that ‘statement’ necklaces don’t offer. A charm can serve just as well as a pendant,…

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  • In Store Inspiration #4

    July 3, 2014 Kate

    I love that more and more people are experimenting with big knits, especially for the home. Vancouver based line Hendrik.Lou has shown some really neat things on their Instagram, and Loopy Mango yarn seems to be gaining popularity among knitters. My only concern is the longevity of these pieces, particularly ones knit from rovings. Will they shed substantially?…

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  • In Store Inspiration #3

    June 3, 2014 Kate

        1. Darts to shape the sleeve and add interest to an otherwise predictable silhouette. (Babaton, Artizia) 2. Vertical welts on this jacket are an interesting detail and slimming. (Escada)   3. I’m a sucker for a simple blazer – no collar, no lapels, no buttons, simple simple. Also, I’d think easier to draft/sew! (Club…

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  • Patterns & Textures #1

    May 27, 2014 Kate

    Patterns & Texture is a photo series featuring textile inspiration I find in nature and daily life. It’s amazing what we see in nature or architecture that can inspire textile design. Interesting lines, textures, colours, light fall… the simplest thing triggers an idea. For example, as soon as I saw the side of this building (last…

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