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Sunday
Nov182007

Saturday thrift finds

For the first time in a long time, I went thrifting yesterday. Now that I have sold my house and bought another, things have calmed down and I have a bit of spare time before the packing nightmare begins. (I don't want to say anything else about the house because it's in my lawyer's hands right now and I don't want to jinx it, but as soon as it's a done deal I will post some photos). I ended up going a little nuts at my favourite thrift shop. It's about an hour away in a small town west of the city, and it proved to be worth the drive. And luckily, I had my parent's SUV to fill. Since I am moving, there will unfortunately be no photos of these in their new homes anytime soon. I am just going to have to pack these up for the time being. And there are a couple other things I bought but they are for my niece for Christmas and my sister doesn't want to see them early. If you click on each photo it will take you to the photo on Flickr where I've included descriptions.


UPDATE: We went to yet another of my favourite thrift stores this afternoon. Bought more junk. Must stop going thrifting. Very dangerous. I am broke. See Flickr for details, again.

Sunday
Nov182007

Flickr finds - craft rooms

Saturday
Nov172007

Doors


An interesting object is the door. Practical and symbolic. Entry and exit. External, internal, barrier and welcoming. Private and public, open and shut but always a rite of passage. Today I asked my husband to leave. Doors.

Tria GiovanMel Yates
Michael MundyAlexandra Rowley
Steven RandazzoThomas Loof
bodron+fruitDavid Hicks
Aidlin DarlingMeg Braff
Annie SchlecterAimee Herring

Friday
Nov162007

MLK Studio


Los Angeles-based MLK Studio, created by Meg Joannides, specializes in high-end residential and commercial interior design. Her style is modern and minimal, with not much fussiness in details. Lots of neutral colours are used throughout her spaces. This works because the furnishings are so beautiful you wouldn't want to distract from them. I adore the glittery bathroom above and the white chair in the first photo below.

Friday
Nov162007

Organic Interior Design


Los Angeles eco-designer Kelly LaPlante and her firm, Organic Interior Design, are on a mission to show clients that you don't have to sacrifice style when you choose organic and sustainable furnishings. Today's world is so fragile we owe it to keep one eye on style and both hands firmly on sustainability. Not an easy task but front runners like Kelly are showing the way. Low carbon footprint and eco sustainability do not have to mean hippy horror, more eco chic.