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Canned ham

I noticed I have been neglecting my page for a while. Chock it up to a lack of free time which is SO irritating. Today is Thanksgiving though and nothing is open so I actually have time to post something here before I get a post ready for the main page. I was sent a link to a photo on Flickr from a reader named Rachel who emailed looking for inspiration to decorate her canned ham trailer. I told her I had no freaking clue what the hell a canned ham trailer was. It seems she is currently traveling around the US with her musician boyfriend to make a documentary about American music. They spent three months in southern Colorado fixing up a '54 Chevy and a matching 9 ft canned ham trailer to live in. And this is what she's talking about:

HOW CUTE IS THAT CAR AND TRAILER?!?!?! I love them both. Totally rad. I can't imagine living in such a teeny tiny space though. Good luck with that Rachel!

On that note, my sister's new cottage has a huge piece of land across the road from the land the cottage sits on and my husband has been on the hunt for a vintage Airstream trailer that we could buy (with my parent's pitching in) to put on the second lot to use as a "guest cottage". He's found a whack of them so far on UsedOttawa/Kijiji etc. I really hope we actually go through with this and get one (although my bro-in-law needs to check the Quebec laws on having one on a property because they're kind of picky over there). 



Did y'all see my new limited edition Eames Hang-It-All in walnut??!!

Yes, apparently it is possible to love a freaking coat hook this much. (From Gabriel Ross, my go-to online shop for all things mid-century modern)


Wedding photos!

Last night Jeff and I picked up a DVD of the photos Sarah, our wedding photographer, took of the big day. They are fantastic, and I spent the morning uploading them to Flickr (I have a whole bunch that my inlaws took that I am working on and upload eventually). Because there are over 200 that Sarah gave us, I thought I'd go through and pick out my favourites and post them here. Enjoy!


New art!

About a week after my wedding Stephen, one of the creators of the online art gallery Ugallery, emailed to let us know they had launched a sister site to Ugallery called Paperwork that offers limited edition, sustainable prints starting at $20. All of the artwork is printed archivally on bamboo paper, the world's first eco-friendly fine art paper. He also asked if I wanted to select a print as a wedding gift. I jumped at the chance because I LOVE artwork - especially photographic prints. There was one on the home page that immediately caught my eye. It's called Milk Splash by Seattle photographer Chelsea Fisher (get it HERE). It is SO FUN and I adore it. Since Jeff moved in and we're planning a ton of work on the house everything is in disarray so for now the print is hanging right above my desk. Thanks Stephen!!


From Gen

A devoted multiple-times-a-day reader of the blog named Gen emailed me while I was on vacation to tell me about a couple of things. First she mentionned a huge, and I mean HUGE dinner party that took place in a secret location in Montreal on August 19th, called Dîner en blanc or Dinner in White . "At the last minute, a message is sent to thousands of friends and acquaintances who have been patiently waiting to learn the “Dîner en Blanc’s” secret location, and a “flash mob” dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space." HOW COOL IS THAT?!?! Apparently it's been going on in Paris every year for the past 20 years, and now has 15,000 participants. This year was Montreal's second year hosting the event, and 2,200 people attended. Looks like it was a blast! (Photo below by Sean Mollitt)

Gen also mentionned how much she enjoys the blog and that she indirectly talks about it in a song she wrote called The Breaks. !!!!!!!!!! I LOVE the song and the video so I thought I'd embed it here so you all can enjoy it too.

The Domestic Crisis Group - The Breaks from Michèle Gauthier on Vimeo.