These days, writing is an essential skill, no matter what field you’re in. We text, we email, we convey instructions in messages. But boy is writing  difficult! Good, clear writing is indicative of good, clear thinking and should read as easily as a casual conversation. But it’s not so eas

It’s already nearing the end of November, apparently, and I think we all need some mid-week cheer. Let this music mix do the trick featuring Fictonian, Misun, .phase, M. Ward, Koloto, Dorothy, Oceaán AND a new (and different) track from Lorde! Pictured: Misun [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud

Wishing a very fond farewell to fall with these photos from last week when it was still golden and the air was crisp but warm. Flash forward to today in Ontario and it’s -10 and everything is masked in white. Oy vey. I’ll admit, it’s pretty but I’ll pass on the temperature! Anyhow, all o

My living room featuring an IKEA rug, BRYGHT Coral Armchair, Spun Studio pillow, Target lamp, a Structube Eiffel chair and art from some of my favourite illustrators such as Matthew Woodson, Sachin Teng and James Jean. Propagating plants. I feel like that’s all I do! My throw pillow design (which you can

Last week I launched a new double-sided, concealed zipper throw pillow in my online shop! Inspired by birch trees and the beauty of nature, met with geometric and bold shapes, the front is geometric taupe, dusty pink, black and white with hand-drawn textured stripes and dots. The back is black with pink dotted

Oh boy. Get ready for over 6 hours of listening pleasure! It’s the first week of November and with 12 playlists under my belt, I decided to compile all of the goodness into one massive playlist totaling 100 of my favorite songs from the past few months. Pure, uninterrupted music goodness. I hope you all [

Pictured: BØRNS This week’s mix features 2 Ø’s, one Ë and a dash of instrumental followed by somber tunes a la Lana-esque Chløé Black and shaky-voice-in-a-good-way, Mirel Wagner, finished with some fun vibes from The Bones of J.R. Jones, BØRNS and alt-J. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soun

This mix is one of my favourites thus far; with tracks from Caribou’s new album, another artist named Tove (not Tove Lo, who would have thunk it?), cuteness from Little May and the creeps from Made in Heights, one of my favorites.  

In the past, I’ve done round-ups of internet links or things you should know that I found from the week, but after some thinking, I’ve refined that category to more of a Friday finds and favorites that I’m coining Duly Noted. I’ll be sharing a handful of links every Friday of awesome thi

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Last Saturday, we had a couple over for dinner and Shawn snapped this shot of me rushing around getting ready. Fitting four of us comfortably around our small not-a-dining-table-table requires a few optical illusions and calculated table setting. For dessert I made fool-proof apple crisp. I don’t measure,

Find the needle in the haystack. This week’s playlist is a mix of mostly somber, moody tunes with one feel-good jam for good measure. It’s all about balance, baby. It also features 2 new tracks; one from Thom Yorke, one from Lorde. Happy listening! [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/p

This week’s mix has a handful of gorgeous songs that are goosebump-worthy (like the first track by Agnes Obel and James Vincent McMorrow’s) with some fun, folky tracks for good measure.   [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/52293382?secret_token=s-NL9kj” params=&#8

With fall in full swing and winter around the corner, this DIY throw blanket is useful, beautiful and easy to make. A perfect weekend afternoon project! I poke around my local thrift store every few weeks and was tickled when I found this dotted and arrow patterned beauty. I was saving it for just the […

This weeks mix is just that–a mix of many genres & artists. Happy listening.   [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/50114693″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false”

This week’s mix features instrumental tracks; no vocals, but all the weird. I find I get easily distracted when listening to most music–I end up singing along and chair dancing rather than getting any work done– so it’s perfect for cramming for a project and gettin’ sh!t done. Get

In my top three favourite salads of all-time list is The Cavolo Nero from Gusto 101 in Toronto. It’s unlike any other kale salad in that it’s tender, sweet, salty and creamy. Perfect under a grilled steak or chicken, or heck, even on its own. The restaurant also has a year-round rooftop patio a

I’m about to end the life of this f*&$ing pot holder I’ve been knitting this thing with polyester rope which has  nearly killed me. I swear it’ll be the death of me. Heavy sarcasm aside, it ended up looking great, and seems like it would function fantastically as a pot holder, only it&

This week’s jams border on somber, but with some punches of fun to the gut such as a throwback cover to Ace of Base (!). I may have thrown in a surprise happy jam amidst the somber emotional tunes just to throw you off and balance out the tracks. Give it a listen, ya’ll. And […]

When I was a little girl, I stuck a ball of beeswax up my nose. “I wish I could smell this forever!” were my famous last words before breaking out into panicked hysteria. I was making homemade candles with my family to enter into the annual Fall Fair competition in Milton, and I just couldn’t

Plants make people happy. No, really, dirt and gardening scientifically makes people happy. Maybe it’s because I’m a tad obsessed with my plants and garden at the mo’, but while leafing through the 2015 IKEA Catalog, I couldn’t help but notice their smart use of plants to serve a purpose