Monday, 17 December 2012

A Christmas Message

Hello all,

It's been so long since I have written here.  This year has been a busy one, full of events both fortunate and not.  I hope to come here more often in 2013, but for now, I'll leave you with this Christmas message from my husband and I, along with our very best wishes for the holiday season.

Much love to you and yours

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

abstract universe

these beautiful images wer captured by the Landsat 7 Satellite. see more here.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

teenage wasteland: japanese youth in revolt 1964

i highly recommend checking out the rest of these awesome photos from Life magazine photographer Michael Rougier.  find out more about this photo essay here.

anny wong


i love these little swimmers by illustrator Anny Wong. see more of her work here.

swedish hasbeens

Stockholm footwear label Swedish Hasbeens' spring/summer 2012 collection takes it's inspiration from the 1940's and 50's.  i love this campaign. so fun!

R.I.P. Maurice Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012)

Monday, 30 April 2012

were was monstrum when i was wee?!

check out these wonderfully imaginative playgrounds by Monstrum. the following is from their website:
MONSTRUM believes that playground design should be a reflection of the world surrounding us. We see the world as a place full of colour. We meet boys that like pink and girls that likes trees, so why only play on a monky frame and a sandbox, when you can play in a moon crater or a submarine or a giant spider or an enormous snail or a Trojans horse or a rocket or an ant or a princess castle. The fantasy is infinite.

how awesome is that?! see more here.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

colby college mountain day

k, so I live in Toronto, Canada. no mountains here and no such awesome tradition as 'mountain day' - a student celebration in the north eastern U.S. where classes are cancelled without prior notice and the whole student body heads to the freakin mountains. apparently this has been going on since 1838. this is first i've heard of it and i think it's pretty darn rad. the photos you see here are from a Life magazine feature on Colby College Mountain Day in October of 1950. so very charming. more here.

R.I.P. Dick Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012)

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

daniel gebhart de koekkoek

i am hopelessly enamoured with the photographs of Daniel Gebhart. such an eye for beauty and a gift for storytelling. see more here. *sigh*

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

erin mcsavaney

Erin McSavaney is a Vancouver based artist whose work focuses mainly on the impact of architecture. while all of the work on his website is wonderful, i'm particularly drawn to the HWY 101 series of paintings, shown here.

Monday, 12 March 2012

spring at last!

yesterday's weather here in Toronto was absolutely perfect. we took Rudy to the dog park down by the lake and i snapped a few happy spring photos i thought i'd share with you. welcome spring!!!

there were a whole bunch of english bulldogs at the dog park. perhaps it was a breed club meeting or something. couldn't resist taking pictures o these mugs :)

Rudy was being a bit of a chicken. she barely left my side the entire time. i think i'll take her out there more often now that the weather is turning. baby needs some socializing!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

brad kunkle

New York based, Pensilvania born artist Brad Kunkle's paintings seem as though spun from gold. simply magical. see more of here.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

do something constructive

when i was little my dad didn't let us watch much television, preferring us to use our time 'constructively', but my mother would sometimes let us watch a bit before he got home from work. i remember that when we heard his car pulling into the driveway, my brothers would spring from their chairs and yell 'CHEESE IT! DAD'S HOME! DO SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE!'. being nine years younger than they are, my vocabulary and logic was not near as developed as theirs and my immediate reaction to their cry was to get out some construction paper and my wee scissors and start cutting and pasting which, though not exactly what my father meant, was in itself constructive.

with that, here's another constructive use of construction paper :)

Thursday, 23 February 2012

nine eyes have seen the glory

go check out for some truly amazing google earth shots