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Friday
Oct072011

Friday eye candy

TGIF, and good riddance to one of the longest weeks of my life. Thankfully it's Thanksgiving here in Canada this weekend so THREE day weekend! And they're calling for HEAT and SUN all weekend!!! This always happens here Ottawa, the city I love to hate. In the fall we suddenly get a few days of ridiculously hot weather and then POOF, the next day we're in the minuses and a snowstorm hits. So I am definitively going to ditch the French books in exchange for some excursions around the city (and maybe to the cottage) this weekend. To end the week, I thought I'd share with you all some new photos from the portfolio of Dutch photographer Marjon Hoogervorst whom I featured back in December when I was also coincidentally looking for a respite.

  

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Friday
Oct072011

Friday escape

I thought I would help Kim with her French studies. A weekend away. A full French immersion experience. French food. French wine. Speaking only French. The food and wine are for me. The French is for Kim. I can't speak a word and anyway it's rude to speak French with your mouth full of French wine and French food. I think the perfect place to stay would be Baudon de Mauny, a chic and casual mix of modern in a 1777 Hotel Particulier. Perfect.

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Thursday
Oct062011

Jo isn't the only one...

...who loves black. There's something I find really intriguing about one random black wall.

Black kitchen cabinets make for a sexy kitchen (particularly when paired with white subway tiles which creates just about my ideal kitchen...and add a white apron-front sink and wall-mount faucet and the heart palpitations begin).

A bedroom of black and white creates a combo of glamour/sexiness/mystery/masculinity. And I love the subtle drama of this space.

via Fantastic Frank, Stuart McIntyre, Erik Andersson Architects

Thursday
Oct062011

Mark Bolton

I am already totally sick of French classes and feel like my brain is about to explode. There's a reason why I vowed to never go back to school after getting a Psychology degree and diploma in Computer Science. Learning hurts my brain!!! Some people love school. Me = not so much. So with that I leave you with some eye candy in the form of the wonderful photography of Londoner Mark Bolton. Something which managed to distract me if only for a short time.

  
  

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Thursday
Oct062011

Pearse

Imagine living in the bustling, densely populated inner city suburbs of a cosmopolitan city. Imagine living in a home that sits on a very small piece of land. Overlooked by neighbours. Imagine living in a private oasis with walls that slide away and blur the boundaries between inside and out. Where you can literally reach out and touch the foliage, dip your toes in the pond. Imagine a secret garden in Birchgrove in Sydney. Love this home by Pearse. There is even more to love after the jump including a couple of sexy staircases and books, oh books!.

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