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Sunday
May222016

A thrifty weekend

The husband and I drove around the outskirts of Ottawa yesterday and found all kinds of great stuff, which is not typical because thrifting around here typically blows. Aside from a dresser we are converting into a sink cabinet and a wrought iron floor vent that I did not photograph, here is what I found:

Plant stant/ashtray? from Rideau Antiques for about $28. 

Steel industrial office cabinet from the Almonte Antique Market for $60. 

Brass lamp from the Gore Street Flea Market in Perth for $76. 

Beautiful dark toned Jesus and Mary portraits for $70 also from the Gore Street Flea Market.

West German plant pot and vases, stoneware vase, Hornsea small black vase, brown bowl, silver vase/goblet/?, Alvar Aalto glass vase.

Friday
May132016

Sometimes it isn't just about the ceramics

...it's the man behind the ceramics

 

Eric Landon is a Danish-American ceramicist and co-founder of the Tortus Copenhagen ceramics studio in Copenhagen. I could watch him all day. :) And as a bonus, he actually is talented and his ceramics are gorgeous. 

Saturday
Mar192016

Listen to this

Friday
Mar112016

New in my living room....

....details and more photos coming next week!

Thursday
Feb252016

Carben Food + Drink

Sunday was husband's birthday so he chose to go to a restaurant we had been wanting to try since it opened. Carben Food + Drink is located on Wellington St. about a 5 minute drive from our house. It's simply designed and I have always loves the space because it's quaint and has large windows along the road for great people-watching over the warm summer months. 

Lights are by Muuto and Bend, from The Modern Shop. The chairs are the Emeco Broom by Philippe Starck from A Modern Space (they are SO comfy - would make for awesome patio chairs). 

We started with some cocktails. I had the 'I Want Moore' - 100% Rye + honey syrup + coconut oolong tea + coconut. Jeff had 'The Mexican' - tequila + lime + agave syrup + prosecco.

My beet salad appetizer was so gorgeous I didn't want to eat it. But of course i did. :) sheep's milk yogurt + pickled & raw beets + cucumber mint purée + fresh peas + puffed amaranth + pearl onion petals + pistachio brittle + chili oil. This was fantastic. 

Jeff's main was scallops - beet splash + blood orange + compressed rutabaga + chai tea figs + pork belly. He loved it. 

My main was sturgeon loin - foie torchon + caramelized onion purée + arugula + radish + lemongrass asparagus + black garlic aioli. This was yummy, but I was a bit disheartened about the portion size. 

Jeff's main was the short rib - espresso celeriac purée + red pepper gel + pearl onion + sun chokes + leeks + smoked potatoes + jus. He loved this too. 

My dessert was really good - 'Bananas On The Side' - chocolate sponge + nutella mousseline + roasted banana ice cream + caramelized bananas + coconut gel + soft banana wafer + honeycomb.

Jeff's dessert was 'The Orange Carrot' - swiss carrot cake + guava splash + vanilla cream cheese ising cloud + orange blossom water + guava jelly cubes + cinnamon feuilletine + asian pear and thyme sorbet + carrot lace tuile 

I wore head to toe Rick Owens. Because I had a cold and Rick always makes me feel better. :)