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I love this photography series so much. Have a look at these portraits of auto mechanics in the style of renaissance paintings by Freddy Fabris found here.

The coolhunter.com has a list of amazing places that just makes me what to hop on a plane and visit any one of the places listed here.

I read Ai Weiwei’s post on Instagram on Friday about how Lego refused to sell him their plastic blocks because his art was too political. Has it ever snowballed! BMWs full of lego? Have a read about it here.

Does what a brand stands for influence your spending habits? If it does then REI the giant outdoor chain in the States may be your new favourite store. They are calling it #optoutside and are refusing to open on Black Friday after American Thanksgiving but employees will still be paid. Read about it here.

These knit meals and food by Jessica Dance are wonderful, whimsical  and hilarious see them here. I think the hotdog is my favourite.

We searched for ages in June before we found Shakespeare and Co. in Paris. Yes, we used the GPS on my phone, an app and a good old fashioned guide book and it still took us a good long while. Apparently now when you find that elusive bookstore you can also go next door for a coffee. I find it a little disappointing and commercial but read all about it here.

Wow, poor old NSCAD. Will it survive the move when enrolment is so low already? Read about the move out of Historic Properties here.

Favourite Five for March | five favourite sites

It’s Friday and it’s mid-March already. If we just keep our head down and keep slogging along we’ll get there together. There is slush and rain in our near future but things are going to brighten up, they always do, so for right now forget all that and browse. Happy Friday.

These illustrations by Victor Nunez on This is Colossal using ordinary, everyday objects are wonderful and whimsical. 3D Illustrations

You’ll have a serious case of wanderlust after seeing this. Amazing places to experience around the globe on Coolhunter.

If you’re heading to London these guidebooks look fantastic. Herb Lester Associates

So this recipe for Apple Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts with Brown Butter Glaze is on the absolute to-do list. Just need to get a pan and then I’m there. joythebaker.com

Want to try your hand at creating your own plaid? If you’re a Maritimer you do! Do it here on Plaidmaker

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