31 December 2009

happy 2010

19 December 2009

introducing...little miss sadie

the sweetest little puggle i ever did meet.....

17 December 2009

tiger tee

it was only a matter of time before these puppies hit the shelves.......

tiger tee from urban outfitters

06 December 2009

Ambling Alp - Yeasayer

the first single from the brooklyn-via-baltimore band's upcoming second album, Odd Blood.

03 December 2009

the Hudson Bay Blanket - reworked

To promote some new high-end pieces of canadiana that the Hudson Bay Company will be launching in the coming months, several designers were asked to chop up their iconic hudson bay blanket and create one-of-a-kind warm and fuzzy and fashionable winter wears.

Local designers such as Jeremy Laing, Klaxon Howl, Smythe and Pink Tartan created pieces that ranged from dramatic and theatrical to simple and lovely.

Toronto-based design duo, Smythe's creation is pictured above.

via blogto

26 November 2009

keep the streets empty for me

the latest video from Fever Ray, keep the streets empty for me. directed by Jens Klevje and Fabian Svensson.

Keep The Streets Empty For Me from Fever Ray on Vimeo.

23 November 2009

will you still love me tomorrow

lykke li covering the shirelles

this is home, part 2

back in august i wrote about a lovely little project called, this is home. the project invited people to submit inspiring phrases based on the concept of "home". viewers were then invited to create an art piece inspired by a submitted phrase and people would vote for their favorites. the finalists would have their designs included in limited edition postcard packs which were recently released and are available for purchase from the this is home etsy shop.


10 November 2009

tiny bubbles....

09 November 2009

Love Your Fellow As Yourself

i've been a fan of threadless for many years now and this little number is my latest fave.

spike jonze+where the wild things are+hipsters

27 October 2009

the mountains & the trees

I just discovered the loveliness that is the mountains & the trees, also known as Jon Janes. Janes seems to be a bit of a one-man-band often accompanied by the valleys & seas orchestra, a collective of friends with instruments. He also happens to be from my home province, the beautiful and rugged, newfoundland and labrador. This is what grabbed my attention at first, then it was the song "goodbye little town". It is the sweetest little song i've ever heard about lovin' and leavin' and made me homesick in an instant.

check him/them out on myspace or itunes.

"...so goodbye little town, so pretty by the sea. wasn't what you said, or anything you did, this time it's not you, it's me..."

25 October 2009

macha jewellery

i stumbled upon this line of amazing jewellery today, macha jewellery, by Irish designer, Bernice Kelly.

i love how simple and organic her pieces are, esp the rockwell ring part 2 & part 3 (shown in photos 1-3), which showcases a hand-carved metal rock on a simple sterling silver band. stunning.

you can find more here at her etsy shop

you're sitting on a chair...in the sky!

23 October 2009

22 October 2009

tiny vipers

i very recently discovered tiny vipers, aka Jesy Fortino. I was drooling over some shoes on the dolce vita website and clicked to their blog where i saw a posting on the seattle-based musician. After a brief listen to songs on her myspace, i got her latest album, life on earth. it's hard for me to really describe the sound of the album or her voice (which at times reminds me of cat power and at others, of jeff hanson) other to say that it is hauntingly beautiful.

here's a live clip...

super fun

find more fun here

21 October 2009

egg legs

14 October 2009

shake it, shake it...

The Impossible Project inspires Polaroid to relaunch instant cameras..........yah!

"After all the difficulties and changes of ownership during the last years, the new management of Polaroid now understands the source of the brand's attraction - which is surprisingly not based in digital cameras but in Dr. Edwin Land's groundbreaking 1948 invention of Instant Photography, which he ingeniously devised and passionately developed with a lot of care and devotion.

Since 2005, it has been our honour and pleasure to celebrate and evoke the sensational and almost mysterious power of Instant Photography in memoriam of Dr. Land. Doing everything in our power to keep this beloved and unique photographic medium alive, we grabbed the chance to take over the last factory producing Instant films from the old Polaroid management and to start The Impossible Project in 2008. Re-inventing a new analog integral film, we are now preparing, supporting and managing the comeback of Instant Photography.

Accomplishing this mission and proudly owning the former Polaroid plant in Enschede (NL), as well as already holding the first working hand-coated samples in our trembling hands, we are pleased to herewith announce a history-making cooperation between The Impossible Project and Polaroid:

Polaroid will re-launch the legendary Polaroid One Step Camera and is therefore commissioning The Impossible Project to develop and produce a limited edition of Polaroid Instant Films in the middle of 2010."

more info here

13 October 2009

things i like today

so cute! i need to go buy some knee socks asap.....

i think every girl should have a sparkley bra like this....

this led to one of those " why didn't i think of that" moments. smart and simple design is always the best design
via oh?

come home...soon...please.....
via flickr

this instantly reminded me of "the imaginarium of dr. parnassus"

12 October 2009

happy turkey day

photo via flickr

07 October 2009

puppy love

06 October 2009


boycrazy gets a job: from alexi wasser on Vimeo.

Alexi Wasser, of iamboycrazy.com, has created a set of short films that are at once cute and funny with a dash of awkward. Written, produced, scouted and cast by Wasser herself and directed by David Lowery.

Click here to see the rest......

30 September 2009

the greatest blog ever........

...dedicated to the greatest school photo backdrop there ever was......lasers!! i swear i have one of these from grade 5...amazing!

we have lasers!!!!!!!!

28 September 2009

23 September 2009

it's true...

one of the cutest greeting cards i've seen in a while. available here.

21 September 2009

no surprises

the opening scene of tonight's season premier of house reminded me just how much i love radiohead.....

15 September 2009

11 September 2009

sweet life.......

Another stunning pair of boots from one of my faves, dolce vita. The patent tip lace boot, called sweet life, is available exclusively through urban outfitters.

10 September 2009

come on cherry, cherry

dragonette's latest single, pick up the phone, off their upcoming album, fixin' to thrill (to be released september 29th). amazing as always....

directed by toronto's own drew lightfoot

07 September 2009

how sweet it is

someone please buy me this amazingly sweet cake mould! simply called the ordinary mould, it looks anything but ordinary! just whip up a batch of your favorite cake mix, add to the mould, bake and cut to reveal a lovely heart-shaped slice!

mundo de papel (paper world)

A beautifully executed commercial for mexican brand, scribe, created by the mexico city-based agency, cru de ladies.
Though, i have to admit, at first i thought this was a video about paper consumption.

stud stud stud

Inspired by alexander wang's amazing studded bag from his fall 09 collection, i decided to take a shot at creating my own version. I bought a joe fresh bag with a nice (somewhat similar) shape and 150 pyramid studs. I originally intended to create a solid bar of studs (about 6-7 rows) across the bottom of the bag but after the first line, i realized that 150 studs wouldn't be enough! So i just let a pattern form as i went and this is what happened.

the bag and a few pyramid studs

first line

"I" shape

a pattern emerges

finished product


01 September 2009

studded chucks

I need to make myself a pair of these immediately....

kettle black,

yes, please!

These Cool, Casual hiker wedges by Slow and Steady Wins the Race designer, Mary Ping, (as an exclusive collaboration with Urban Outfitters) look amazing! I especially love them when the laces are removed.

31 August 2009

mason jar obsessed

all images via flickr