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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.

Global Memories | Chalk paint globe

chalk paint globe

It doesn’t really matter if maps are flat, spherical, illustrated, stylized, historical or in a book. I love them all equally. The globe that’s been gathering dust in my son’s bedroom got a little makeover recently. What started out as a run-of-the-mill globe was transformed into a method of recording our recent family trips by the simple coat of chalkboard paint.

Original globe

We plan to draw, print, write and relive our favourite times together.

Chalk globe

Of course, I covered everything on the globe with chalkboard paint except God’s country.

Nova Scotia on globe


Living Inside a Jewel | saturated

It’s the time of year that our attentions turn inwards away from the cold weather. We turn toward warmth, coziness and cocoon-like spaces, right? Well I’ve been gathering examples of super-saturated interiors to show you. I’m not yet brave enough to take this plunge but I do love to look at these.mulberry library

This supersaturated, over-the-top colour is Mulberry by Benjamin Moore. I dare you to have the guts to try this look found on decorpad.com here.

green library

The Architectural Digest website has a slideshow of jewel-like interiors here. Some of what they have chosen is much too stuffy in my humble opinion but this green library is stunning.

Zandra Rhodes interior

This photo shoot of designer Zandra Rhodes’ interior (seen here) is saturated colour taken to the max.

cheerful entry

Colour treatment doesn’t have to be heavy or oppressive just have a look at this truly cheerful entryway. Wouldn’t this be a joy to walk into?

black walls

The wall colour is super saturated but it doesn’t take centre stage here, the furnishings are what creates the total wow.

blue walls

I am so not-glamorous-enough to live in a space like this, but in my dreams…


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