Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Now I don't normally gravitate towards green in my decor choices, but I love the splash of colour that these green subway tiles give to this kitchen. Very chic and modern, and I love the touch of that black wall as well!
via bryn alexandra
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
While I'm not always a fan of having sayings around my neck, sometimes it's great to have a little mantra for yourself to guide you in the decisions you make everyday. This reminds me that I should follow my passion and that passion will guide me through my decisions, regardless of the consequences. I need to still do a lot of thinking on what I want to do, but I hope by the end of this year, I will know where I want to go with my life.
by Beth Quinn Designs
A bit of a delay in posting due to technical difficulties on my end. In either case, my photo for Day 58 is of the game that I've just started playing. Much like reading stories, I do enjoy playing these games as well for a similar reason. Unfortunately, once I start, I just can't stop!
No photo yesterday and no posts this morning due to some internet issues. I could not get a steady connection yesterday if I had any at all, might need a call to the service provider. In the meantime enjoy the hanging panda and hopefully I will be up and running again tonight.
Monday, February 27, 2012
What a neat and unique idea for the foot of the bed, or as a coffee table in the living room. I love that it doubles as storage, and would hope that it would even be sturdy enough to sit on! Tutorial following the link.
While I don't tend to wear things that are super girly, this appeals to my sense of style. I love the little flares of this shirt and the cute bow in the back that gives it a little something extra. It's something to think about for extra embellishment, maybe I can find some fabric I can fashion into one for my outfits...
via All Things Girly & Beautiful
Sunday, February 26, 2012
The aftermath of our Chinese cooking adventures yesterday. Lots of learn and improve on that's for sure and this steamer will see a lot of action over the next few months!
As a side note, I'm not exactly sure why the dynamic display mode has just stopped working, I can't even re-apply the template. So I've reverted back to an older template until I can figure out what happened, or if it's just a weird glitch that happened today...who knows, maybe I should just keep it?
What a interesting layout for a small space. Located in Tokyo, Japan and designed by Mizuishi Architect Atelier, this house is located on a small triangular lot of just 29 metres squared. Really good use of space and creating different levels of living.
via design milk
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Picked up a roast chicken for dinner tonight, as we have little in the house to cook. Nice after a long day and super convenient when the Superstore is right around the corner from work. It's almost cheaper to buy these than to make them!
Hmm, definitely an interesting idea for a weekend project if you are willing to part with a wall and make it a fun standout for the home. You could even do it with covers or pages of magazines, if you don't want to use books or dictionaries. Tutorial following the link.
via apartment therapy
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Tired from crunching numbers all day for a project, and really glad that it's not something that I have to do all the time! No wonder some people come home exhausted from work and sat at their desk all day. Looking forward to tomorrow being Friday and the weekend, events for Winterplay and an earned day off potentially on Monday!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
First plastic bill I've seen in Canada, and it's a $100. It is pretty neat, even if the concept has been around for a little while in other countries. Lots of neat security features, and even a transparent panel, which you can see through to the lucky envelope which the bill came in from Chinese New Year's!
Just catching this now, but I like the lookbook from summer 2011 by the Gap. It's pretty fresh and easy to wear, unlike some of the other ones that I saw in the past year. I think I will make it my mission to incorporate more colour this coming year!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Been reading up on street photography lately and finding it quite interesting. As they say, you need some real guts to do it, but it can be inspiring and rewarding for those who dare. I do love watching street life and how people interact with their environment, but I know that watching and photographing are two very different things. Reading Thomas Leuthard's books Going Candid and Collecting Souls (found for free on www.85mm.ch) and it's rather coincidental that I took this shot with the exact same lens that is mentioned on this page!
Monday, February 20, 2012
Three recipes in three days, must be a long weekend. Today was homemade pasta, using the pasta machine we got as a wedding gift. Well cooked and a great chewy texture. Might have to roll it out a little thinner, but it wasn't bad for a first go! It definitely made for a good carbonara tonight.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Today is a lazy Sunday around the house, nothing too special! Just relaxing and popping my feet up in one of our bucket chairs. Hands down one of the most comfortable chairs that we have, it's perfect for curling up in front of the fireplace with a book in hand.
Liking the fitted blazer and the loose top underneath. I've always been a bit cautious about doing this as I find that this can overwhelm a petite figure and make it seem sloppy, but maybe it'll be in the outfit list for next week.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
Ah, so glad it's Friday and it's the Family Day weekend! What better way to mark it than by baking a fresh loaf and testing out this recipe for english muffin bread. While the husband is known for eating fresh loaves before they are cool, I had him wait on this one until tomorrow and the flavour develops a bit more. Needless to say, I'm sure he's looking forward to that first slice tomorrow!
Kitchens will always remain my favourite room in a home. This is great as a dual working space, if I didn't have room for the office. Lots of natural light and I really do love the worn table as a counter and those steel windows.
via Pack of Pillings
Thursday, February 16, 2012
I'm still learning what are the best settings to capture things that move, and what better object to practice on than my cat! She can be super active at times and often very hard to capture, but sometimes she will just flop down and star vacuously into space, like in this picture!
Been researching some older cameras as of late, having an interesting in picking up and shooting film for fun lately! Found this interesting buyer's guide with lots of fun cameras! This one caught my eye just for the fun, vintage colour!
via Wedding + Photography + Design
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Flowers accompanied by a chai latte from the husband when he came home today, how sweet of him! A bit of a low key Valentine's, with pizza and soup for dinner. Didn't really want to cook tonight, so it was great to just sit and enjoy each other's company!