Colour, nature and minimalist intention for what is now.
The need to clean up your rooms and live with less to increase your comfort in day to day living has always been key to modern minimalist living. Now… this need for your home to rise up and deliver, has gone from real and strong to real-er and stronger? Continue reading →
Biophilia is defined as the aim to bring as much nature inside as possible. The effects of nature’s qualities on health are not only spiritual and emotional but physical and neurological. So why not create a holiday table that celebrates nature? Alongside fabulous food, wine and conversation, nature will play its role in enhancing your overall health and humanity. Continue reading →
Nestled away on the quiet corner of 10th & Quebec Street is The Federal Store. This corner, once bland and rather depressing, has evolved into a vibrant, and inviting luncheonette & grocer to meet up with friends or a spot to go with ~ yourself. Continue reading →
The word primal evokes the idea of basic essentials, something that’s intrinsic and elemental. Kitchens today, are often an open-concept affair with the dining/living room all within view. There is often an island that serves as a workstation and for entertaining ~ sometimes at the same time. This kind of kitchen can be the beating heart of your home.
I wrote a couple of weeks ago about this colourful time of local fruits, vegetable and flowers all around us, making this THE perfect time to focus on your kitchen, to engage in easy entertaining.
consider sturdy shelves laden with a mass of plates and pans ready for action
take a door or two off the upper cabinets and openly display collected pottery you use on a regular basis
incorporate warmth with slabs of wood, marble or stone ~ even in the form of serving boards
other materials such as zinc, and handmade tiles feel less finished and do not stay perfect over time, which adds to your kitchen charm.
This is really about thinking of your kitchen as a workshop!
I encourage you to follow the ideology that an intentional environment can liberate individuality and your potential. The space you create is meant to foster a relief from the external pressures of daily life. So consider the materials, the colours and any added details you use as a reflection of you personal story.
The reality for many of us, myself included, is that we are working in the city ALL summer long. There are no getaways. Instead, it the urban mess of noisy construction, hot dusty streets and yes, the boiling tempers of other city dwellers who’ve had enough. Continue reading →
What does it really mean to restore the “humanist approach” to our spaces? Your home is an opportunity to put your stamp on a place and gives you a physical locale to focus on your ever evolving story.
Pare down to the essential, but don’t remove the poetry ~ Leonard Koren. Continue reading →
In the high Yang energy of July, how can you create a Yin bedroom?
Your home needs to work hard for you. It has to accomodate all aspects of your daily modern life: cooking, bathing, entertaining, TV viewing, kids, and more and more ~ work. However, most importantly ~ SLEEP. Continue reading →