The new issue of Canadian House & Home magazine had an article about Vancouver ceramicist Laura McKibbon. I was captivated by the photos of her work and went looking for more eye candy on her website and was even more taken. I adore the shapes of the dishes and the beautiful colours, not to mention the stunning screen-printed images.
She has also collaborated with artists for some images, including Jon Izen, a Winnipeg artist, on "headphone dude" below.
I thought headphone dude was so cute I just had to go poking around Jon's website and found the following adorable drawings.
I would like to wish all our Canadian readers a very happy Canada Day. Because I live in Ottawa, Canada's capital (and no, Toronto is NOT the capital) I thought I'd share some photos with you of this lovely city (and one of the museum across the river). Sadly I have never really taken any good photos of the beautiful scenery and architecture here so I had to enlist the help of Flickr.
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In my Flickr search I found the following images and had to include them because they are crucial for survival in this city.
Many of you probably don't know that we have 2 extra food groups here: Tim Hortons coffee and poutine. Without these life as we know it would cease to exist. Hope you enjoyed this little taste of Ottawa. Come on out and visit sometime...just maybe not in the winter. ;)
There is an oriental influence apparent in Sara Story's designs. Not surprising as she was born in Japan and travelled extensively in Asia. Her style is contemporary, eclectic and timeless. Clean lines, contrasting neutrals, rich textures and a global streak are typical of her work. I think I need a Hermes box or 2.