• 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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  • Sculpey: A Childhood Love Revisited

    July 22, 2014 Kate

    My best friend, her sister and I used to spend hours making tiny families out of Sculpey. When we were 10 years old, that was a rocking friday night. Moulding miniature people from a pile of coloured clay, probably driving our mothers mad constantly asking them to “put just one more tray in the oven,…

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  • Ying Gao at The Textile Museum Of Canada

    July 17, 2014 Kate

    Effortless, weightless, other-wordly, and sometimes so intricate they look simple. Those are a few things that strike me about Ying Gao‘s fashions. I remember seeing this article on Design Milk about Ying Gao’s interactive dresses last summer and being stunned – dresses with eye tracking technology that move in response to your gaze?! So delicate, so unassuming,…

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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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  • On Blogging… Honestly

    July 12, 2014 Kate

    This is a subject I’ve been thinking about quite a lot lately, what do we choose to share with others online and why. Why do I use Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest? How do I blog? What do I get out of it? I never want to share things online just to try and prove I’m ‘cool’…

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  • DIY Jewellery For Beginners

    July 10, 2014 Kate

    You know when you open your closet to look for an important item to complete an important task and instead discover some awesome materials and a must-complete-now project? Ya. I don’t have any experience making jewelry, so these aren’t terribly well done or exciting, but they were fun to make and are a welcome addition to…

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