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Little Bishop Pendant Light Hook

This is a really cool idea. For years, Dominique Hunter an interior designer from Melbourne Australia has been frustrated with the makeshift method in which cable hung pendant lights were secured. The common solution at the time was not appropriate for many of the great lights she used in her interiors. So she enlisted the help of her partner Antony Richards to create an elegant and natural way to hang her lights – the Little Bishop. As the manager of their business – Hunter & Richards – Antony used his spare time and background in jewellery design to carefully hand craft a hook that would suspend cable hung ceiling lights with no knot, clamp, bolt, screw or clip. There are so many cool light fittings around, and just because you’re not spending a lot on one doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the minor details and finish of an interior project by using a cheap hook from the hardware store. We wanted something that was designed for this purpose alone, a solution that would suit any pendant no matter the budget or style of interior. They're running a Kickstarter campaign. I really hope it succeeds.  


Happy (just about) Valentine's Day!

My husband picked me up today from work with these totally stunning flowers from blumenstudio (which happens to be located on our street a few blocks away) and a box of SuzyQ Doughnuts! And then he ordered pizza. This is BLISS!!!


Grey is the new black

In keeping with my grey is the new black theme today, check out this GORGEOUS wool sweater dress the lovely ladies at Theory of Gaia sent me from Italy. It is perfect for these brutally cold -30C days. More photos over on The Mourning Cloak



My daily morning ritual



This photo may tip you off to what I have been craving lately. A new tattoo. Something substantial in size, unlike my 5 existing tattoos. I have been obsessed with tattoos for as long as I can remember, and the craving never goes away. I have been DYING for a half sleeve, and I think I finally found a tattoo artist to do it....except she lives in the UK. Kelly Violet's dark black linework and dotwork is absolutely incredible, and no one else can execute it like she can (believe me, I have been looking, particularly for someone closer). While I save up some $ for a trip to the UK, I still have the itch, and it needs to be scratched, or in this case poked ;) so I am now thinking about getting something for my other arm. And that is when I spotted the work of Yann Black of Montreal. His style is very graphic and quite unique. I was thinking about a couple of black bands above my chevron tattoo, and then a flower stem crossing over them with the head of the flower on my upper arm. Something similar to the next few photos. 

Cool right? I am liking this idea more and more. The idea of it being simple, yet bold and graphic. YESSSSS.
Here are more examples of Yann's work quirky and beautiful work.