Friday, December 30, 2011

Thank you Style Files

Photo by Janet Kimber

Today my Big Orange Scissor print was featured on The Style files: a Dutch Interior Design blog written by Danielle de Lange. The Style files has a ton of inspirational photos plus an online shop Le Souk, which contains lots of beautiful + very unique home decor goodies. Definitely worth a look!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Artscape Xmas party

Colleen, Jen and Lise.

Lise, Calder, and Chris.

A warm + wonderful time. :-)

Inspiration: Comedian + Writer Demetri Martin

Demetri Martin is talking about his creative process on Q right now.
Really great. Smart + funny.

Some good lines:
"I have to make sure my writing is a
by product of my life" (ie. authentic - not just carried out for a goal of making a movie)

"If I spend the day making things I feel good. If I spend the day reading Twitter I feel lousy"

" I love Stand up comedy because it gives me a short feedback loop"
The same could be said of blogging. :-)

Monday, December 19, 2011

New print: Lacey legs

This is my new silk screen print "Lacey legs".
It is signed and numbered from an edition of 40.
It measures 6" x 9"and is 75.00

ps. I love to wear cropped pants like this.

Whittle in Down

"There are too many people and things in the world. Having a passion whittles down the world to manageable size".

-Susan Orlean, The Orchid Thief

(I watched Adaptation last week and found a lot of comfort in this quote. There ARE too many things....)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

"What do prices reflect?" by Artist William Powhida

Thought provoking.
You can see a much better version here.
(Over holidays i really wanna learn how to make images clearer in blogger!!) Blerg!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Some images from last couple weeks

Invite to a very fun shopping night at West Elm.
They really know how to put on a party: Twinkly lights, Christmas cocktails and catering by Mildred Pierce.

Valerie - holding groovy tea towel - plus delish frites + mayo. yum.

Thrilled to find this Iznik Dhurrie (which I had been stalking) on super sale. (115 wow)
Valerie fulfilled her duty as perfect shopping partner and said "BUY IT!"
Here it is at home adding a nice splash of colour on my office.
One of my many decor mottos= "You can never have too many rugs."
(I am definitely not a minimalist!)


Tori treated me to tickets to Q Live at Glenn Gould Studio. and it was a stellar show.

The National were the live musical guests. They played 2 brand new, unreleased songs: "Rylan" and "I Need My Girl".

.Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) then joined them for a beautiful rendition of Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks.

Thanks so much Tori.

Preparing letters + Xmas gifts to be sent out to some special people. :-)

I'm back!

Hi everybody
I did a major upgrade to my computer + couldn't get into the blogger dashboard for a week --- hence no posts! Glad to be back. Lots of fun hijinks in last week : Very fun West Elm / Style at home evening with Valerie including xmas cocktails, Mildred Pierce snacks + a new orange rug i got on super sale! whoo hoo.
Plus Q Live last Thurs with Jian Ghomeshi, The National + Justin Vernon! (Bon Iver)
Thank you Tori!

Catch up posts coming soon.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


On taking a pause....

File under Books to read over Xmas

A collection from the Hand drawn Map association. - great website!

Discovery: Edholm Ullenius

They sure look Swedish - yah?

Some IKEA fabrics they have designed.

wow. Just discovered Edholm Ullenius: a graphic design & illustration studio based in Stockholm. Founded by Sissi Edholm + Lisa Ullenius in 2002. They have designed a lot of my favorite Ikea textiles. Clients also include Paul Smith.

Margot Austin has joined House + Home

Congrats Margot.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Photos from my Holiday Sale

Thanks so much to everyone who came by my studio on Saturday.
You helped make it a great afternoon.
Extra special thanks to my brother Danny, Araceli + sweet Myles for your amazing help.

Araceli helping me prepare

Lovely customers

Kathryn Klar + Vivien Leong

Display of cards

Mandy, me + Walter

Kelly from Y + CO

and her adorable son Ash. (who specified that he'd like "sparkling water") :-)!!

Mary de Bruyn + son

And his rocking socks - handmade by his mum!

My home

Peter Rogers and the amazing Eames chair tee he made for me.
Isn't it great? Can't wait to wear it.

Marnie + Colin and Alan + Ken

My new lacey legs print and Lise Down + Prof. David Booth

Kimberley Brown + Araceli and Andrew + Mark

New Espresso card

Tori + Jeff and Janet +Marie

Janet Kim signing the guestbook and Araceli holding up my print

Pre sale Prep!

A few shots from last week of pre sale prep.

Painting the back wall of my studio with chalk board paint!

Sweet brother Danny helps assemble a shelf

New Kitty cards drying

Typewriter cards drying

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Need a great xmas playlist? Down load here!

I have been screening + painting (chalkboard paint!!) all day while listening to this fantastic xmas playlist called TINSEL courtesy of the Drake General Store.

Especially like A Thing For Me by Metronomy [Breakbot Remix]
To get yours download here.