it's converse season!  /  scheming for an exciting new project  /
wedding plans at our alma mater with my bestie  /  someone forgot to tell mother nature it's spring #deadgrass


This place is VERY cool... but does it remind anyone else of a spruced up version of that Venezuelan high rise in Homeland? 

I will definitely be making use of Emily's bookshelf styling tips when we finally get our office bookshelf... (coming soon!)

Well, this is epic. 


Five I Fancy

My initial obsession with Michelle Tavares' work came after spotting her gorgeous Frida Kahlo piece on the Etsy main page. From there, it was a head-first tumble into her beautiful watercolour prints. 

Here are five pieces I fancy from Michelle Tavares' Luna Reef:
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A Whiter Shade of Pale

I feel like the last couple of weeks, all I do is post about art. I swear, I do have other projects on the go… just none I’m ready to share quite yet. So, in keeping with the current theme, I thought I’d share a little framing mishap. As you might have noticed yesterday (if you pay attention to details like me…) one of those mattes is DEFINITELY a different shade of white than the rest. I mean, it’s pretty much full-on cream. I know I may sound crazy, but it’s driving me NUTS. All of the other mattes are much cooler and this super warm cream matte totally sticks out.
I think I’m going to have to just suck it up and have another matte cut… which means I’m out $20. Not the most exorbitant expense or anything, but frustrating nonetheless, given that I just had that one made 2 weeks ago!
This is kind of a persistent problem with me. I feel relatively confident in many other areas of design and colour selection, but when it comes to picking the right white, or whites that complement each other, I always seem to get it wrong. Does anyone have any advice or tricks they use? I mean, maybe no one notices the discrepancy but me… but it makes me CRAZY.

*Please note that I am aware that this is a minor issue in the grand scheme of… well, everything. xo


Adventures in Framing

As mentioned here and here, I’ve been working on our dining room gallery wall. In addition to the pieces I’ve already shared, we also have two photographs I picked up from Wall Blank years ago (which used to be awesome but no longer exists in the same capacity), a print from The Black Apple, a small floral print from Ontario-artist, Janet Hill, a bun print from Elizabeth Mayville, and a piece by BC-artist Benjamin Chee Chee that belongs to the boyfriend. 
I’m still working on layout, using the method I shared here, but it will go on the wall in the dining room opposite my painted & stained dresser DIY.
I still need to pick up a frame for our Flight of the Ocean print. I brought a black one home, thinking I wanted to do all black frames. But that print looked TERRIBLE in a black frame... so I decided to do a variety of frames instead. I may spray a few of the existing frames gold to mix things up. We shall see!

I’m hoping to get the whole wall finished this weekend, so check back next week for an update!


Just Another Mood Board Monday...

Sea Glass

Click on mood board for individual sources.



almost bought one of these target poufs for our living room  /  did buy a new "leather" bomber
denim on denim #canadiantuxedo #notevensorry  /  jazzed it up with some sparkle
ran the mec citadel highlander race  /  switched desks at work to enjoy the spring sunshine


Love this very cool concrete paperweight DIY.

I can't believe this is an IKEA kitchen. Love the rustic industrial vibe.

Speaking of kitchens, I'll take any one of these adorable accessories, please!

And homemade mint iced coffee... Imma hafta try that.


Five I Fancy

These moody and slightly creepy paintings from Californian artist, Kai Samuel Davis, are some of my absolute favourites. 

Here are five pieces I fancy by Kai Samuel Davis:
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