M for Metal, M for Magnetic, M for Marvellous, and M for the last day of March...
Creativeness with magnetism...
Big Dot Creative Magnetic Bulletin boards from Three by Three Seattle
(top) Magnetic metal letter "M" from Canadian Home and Country
Mounted metal board in the kitchen creates a great place to display recipes, from Pottery Barn
Magnetic paint additive mixed with primer and a favourite colour creates a magnetic square for a workspace, from Home Cheap Home
A DIY project from Amber at My Aim: a magnetic poster wall for her office
Metal numbers created into magnetic board with DIY domino magnets, from Junk Market Style
Magnetic clipboards fit into shelves and provide display space and a place for notes and memos, from Pottery Barn: Home
A metal letter "U" from an old shop sign finds new purpose as a magnetic memo board
Metal sheeting creates a great organization space, from Oh My Apartment
A metal door becomes a showpiece of magnetic art, from Marie Claire Maison
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Introduce some snuggletime enjoyment to your sacred space... rest your pretty head on this velvety soft image. I am lovin' this plush brown Beefcake cushion from Trishan and Hank for Trishank Design based in Toronto...
"Perfect for the couch potato or meathead muscle freak..."
Friday, March 30, 2007
Yesterday, San Francisco became the first city in North America to ban the use of traditional plastic grocery bags. Leaf Rapids, a tiny town in northwestern Manitoba, is quickly following suit and is set to become the first Canadian community to ban plastic bags.
The lovely Kootenay town of Rossland (close to my birthplace) will also be implementing a voluntary ban on single-use plastic bags.
No better time to BYO a stylish, eco-cute bag to keep our planet plastic-free... love our earth!
I so fancy these gorgeous handmade bags designed by Dana Huhn of U.Bagz in Vancouver.
She uses recycled fabrics and swatches from interior design catalogs to create the eco-cool clutches and handbags. Her uniqueness is available locally at Whirled Arts in Fan Tan Alley. The hip and locally made BYOB plastic-replacement line can be found here (and see the sad sight I come across from time to time...)
I just received an email informing me that MADE has some wonderful new spring products. Included in the collection is the Uplifted Table (above), a salvaged parlour table with reclaimed wooded legs, created by Toronto artist and designer Ryan Legassicke (silly or sassy?)
I also like the Flying Vee Shelf (left) designed by Calgary brothers Paul and Christopher Massie of Massie Office.
I so dig the Hand Felted Mirrors by Pia Israelsson, and there is some cool stuff by Coe & Waito (who have been profiled in the April issue of Canadian House & Home!). On April 5th, 2007, there will be a whole whack of cool outdoorsy stuff coming down the design pipe, including the newest addition to the Thout collection designed by Patrick Turner: the StumpSTOOL, a log piece that compliments indoor and outdoor spaces.
Stay tuned... should be a cool one!
Chalk it up to design...
Blackboard paint goes a long way!
Marie Claire Maison
(top/ below) Pottery Barn: Storage & Display
Canadian House & Home Living Etc Wish Canadian House & Home Modern Country At Home with Color Looks a whole lot like chalkboard art, by Karin Blake via Architectural Digest