This gorgeous Parisian inspired home in Toronto was sent into us from a lovely reader of ours. Originally featured on The Globe and Mail and with a sleek black and white theme in place, the Parisian inspiration is quite apparent. And what is it with gorgeous Toronto homes lately? Remember Michael’s home and Kara’s gorgeous artist space from earlier this year? I think it’s about time I make a trip to Canada. Pops of color and bold sculptural accents provide a fun yet chic space that I would love to whisk away to for a Toronto getaway.
• Photos by Lisa Petrole via The Globe and Mail
As I grow older, I am much more aware of making purchases that are thoughtfully created and that I know will last, which is why I am completely in love with the kitchen and home goods from Thisispaper Shop. Brought to life from the crew behind Thisispaper Magazine, it doesn’t hurt that they have a gorgeous lookbook to show off their products, all which are handcrafted in the Thisispaper studio or sourced from environmentally friendly suppliers.
Their mantra is that “no everyday item is too dull or too unglamorous to be carefully designed, handcrafted and loved.” This Sunday Lunch chapter of the Thisispaper lookbook is what really caught my eye. I have no doubt I will use these images for inspiration to host a summer afternoon luncheon with my friends.
• All photos by Julia Kubisty for Thisispaper Shop
they say there is ‘something’ about the light in california that is kind of magical. i’ll agree with that. there is a particularly golden hue to everything here, from highway one along the pacific to the glow at sunset shining off san francisco’s skyscrapers. mellow yellow — it’s a color that’s always cheerful, and its impact, even in the smallest doses, is bold and kind of fearless. yellow just has unquestionable flair!
it’s a big week for minneapolis-based designer martha mcquade — and a lucky one for fans like me who have been anxiously awaiting what martha’s been up to. martha has a brand new website AND a new clothing collection as well — both of which are stunning. Kate Miss helped Martha develop her new site using Virb (which I posted about last week) and it’s just so lovely to look at. I quite like the workbook section martha included so be sure and have a look there and prepare to be inspired.
Trained as an architect, Martha McQuade lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches architecture, designs clothing + textiles, makes buildings, takes photographs, and writes about process + design. her motto: “If you can design one thing, you can design everything.” — Massimo Vignelli. she proves this to be completely true! you can shop for martha mcquade’s made to order clothing collection here, as well as her beautiful line of hand-dyed scarves, scarfshop, too. now, to go order this skirt. must-have!
• all photos by Sara Montour.
well, this is going to be fun in the great outdoors! PUBLIC bikes is teaming up with alite designs for a san francisco sleep over. it’s PUBLIC’S bike-in camp-out june 29-30th. and to celebrate we’re going to giveaway:
• one local reader will win one free spot in the bike-in camp-out…AND…
about the bike-in camp-out: there’s only 60 spots so should you want to Join (and not take a chance at winning) The Bike-In Camp-Out, check out the sign-up rules here — you must submit entry by tuesday, wednesday june 19th at noon. they’ll be camping at Rob Hill Campground in the heart of san francisco’s Presidio. The The Bike-In Camp-Out will be a curated day/night of camping that includes guided photography hikes, lawn games, catered dinner and breakfast meals and evening entertainment. They will supply all the Alite Designs tents so the only things you’ll need to bring are your sleeping bag, sleeping pad, personal items, and layered clothing to keep you warm outside.
• hop on over to PUBLIC’s facebook page and “like” their page.
• comment back here letting us know you ‘liked’ their facebook page to enter to win by friday, june 21st.
• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.
• sorry, but this time the giveaway applies to u.s. residents, only.
yay! happy camping!