Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Surreal Wallpaper pattern

Close up: Ochre + Grey colourway

Full pattern: Ochre + Grey

Pink + Grey colourway

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nora Young Panel with Tech Start ups tonight

 MaRS Discovery District | 101 College Street, Toronto
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Doors open at 6 p.m. | Panel begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Cocktail reception to follow
Last minute tickets available for $25

You can buy tickets here.

See you there. :-)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

My Kitchen reno - Before and After!

My kitchen has been finished for a few months now. Finally found some time to post some photos.
The design and all work was done by my friends Calder + Kevin of Creative Integrity.
Can't say enough about these guys - their ideas, skills and attention to details is stellar.
Just thrilled with their work.


1. Sad + ugly cupboards + counter
2. No counter space
3. Wasted space above
4. Ugly appliances
5. No lighting
6. No back splash


1. Switched out cupboard doors for glossy white IKEA ones and counter for IKEA butcher block
2. Installed microwave above oven to double the counter space
3. Built storage above
4. Switched out appliances for new stainless steel ones
5. Installed potlights and 2 pendant lights
6. Installed white subway tile backsplash

Another angle

Calder suggested I continue the subway tile on the right side wall - and so glad he did.
Love how it looks!
The lights were a gift from my friends Sasha + Al and were salvaged from the Brooklyn Shipyards! I think the rust on them matches well with the old timey feel of the subway tile and warms up the glossy white.

This next Before and After shows a good view of the storage above



Here are some process shots

The storage half built

 The talented Calder +Kevin  of Creative Integrity hard at work
Calder doing a very precise job of the subway tile

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

My Brooks Brothers in London

The sweet customer from London who purchased my Brooks brothers suit print last week sent me this photo from the framing shop.
I love the weights they use to hold the paper down. Tres elegant. Thanks Simon. xox

Inuit Art Quarterly Launch

Last week I attended the relaunch of Inuit Art Quarterly: 
a fabulous magazine which is published by The Inuit Art Foundation.
I love Inuit art so for me the entire magazine is delicious!
I especially enjoyed Patricia Feheley's article on the genesis of the Modern Inuit Art market.
Above is the Editor Nancy Campbell along with some of the members of the Advisory board.
Click here for more info on the magazine.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

My brother Shawn's watch

In my thoughts always and dearly missed every day.