Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

from azkaban with love


pardon me for the nerd post, but its been a big, harry potter-filled week. my sister & i began planning our trip to mecca, ads for the half-blood prince dvd* have been all over tv and then, best of all, paige told me the greatest news ever!! hopefully this will tide me over until november, when the next movie is released. otherwise i could just re-read the whole series - it's going to be a long, cold winter.

*yep, that's another christmas present hint.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

i <3 nyc

growing up i was always pretty into maps. on road trips, i'd get so excited when my mom got tired and let me take over navigating duties. but after a visit to the tate modern's exhibit on global cities and a summer touring around europe i got really into maps - specifically, transit maps. i managed to accumulate quite the collection of dog-eared subway maps over the years, which have now been lost into the abyss*.

so, as i kind of have a thing for maps and new york is one of my favourite cities in the world (second only to paris), it goes without saying that i need** this poster.

i mean... hearts + maps + nyc? adorable!!

also, how can you not love a company whose slogan is: "we make a happy life. have a talk and feeeeel love."

*also know as my parents' basement
** ahem, friends/boyfriend/parents/sister... christmas present?

Friday, November 6, 2009

the sun is up, the sky is blue

this past sunday, natasha and i met up to drink americanos, browse antiques and shop for new tights - the perfect autumn afternoon! an unexpected cancellation freed up more time, so we decided to buy some magazines and cozy up with a pot of tea. while wandering through the magazine racks at the nearest bookstore, i came across milk and bought it instantly (even though i don't have any children. not a big deal, right? i think not, but some people disagree with me. whatever.).

so basically, i love everything about this magazine.

the mondrian-inspired market page:
the dreamy, parisian papas:

and, best of all, a streetstyle page shot by my fave (garance doré, holla!):

there are also a couple kiddie-fashion editorials and an article about children's creative spaces and design that was really interesting. all in all, this magazine is awesome and embodies the type of hip parent i one day hope to be.

(sorry if the scans are a bit dark. i'm not used to all the settings on the office scanner.)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

don't you forget about me

goodbye summer, helloooo fall!

i know i've been gone for a while, but life took over and the blog fell by the wayside. i'm in at an interesting point in my life right now, which i can't really put into words. so instead i'll share some things i've been liking lately. i promise i'll be back soon (& hopefully words > pictures).

(too lazy to put photo credits in. if a photo is yours, let me know & i'll add credit. xo)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

if it ain't baroque...

after seeing Mary Ellen Matthews' photo of Dead Weather for Black Book and Peter Lippmann's new ad campaign for Christian Louboutin, i feel an overwhelming urge to unearth my old comparative literature & civilization textbooks. these photos really stir up memories of sitting in a dark, forgotten basement classroom in university college* looking at slide after slide of baroque paintings and architecture. so, for nostalgia's sake (and because this is my blog and i can do whatever i want), here's my favourite painting from that class - "Las Meninas" by Diego Velázquez.

(via wikipedia)

*for the record, this was the actual name of the building, not me creating a vague name for a post-secondary institution. because.. c'mon, i could make up a better fake name than that. anyways, i linked a map so you could see that the building really exists.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

mommy dearest

my mom's birthday is around the corner, so i've been on the hunt for the perfect present* for her and if my paycheque came with a few extra zeros on the end, this would be it:

this adorable rain collector is one of the first pieces from the recently launched HERO 365, a company that creates "extraordinary resource saving products for everyday life". as my parents' house is in the country and they rely on a well, this rain collector would be extremely handy (it can hold 45 gallons of water!) during the dry summer months. oh well, maybe next year?

*i.e. a present better than what my sister gets her, to cement my position as "mom's favourite child"

Monday, June 1, 2009

she sells sea shells

no matter what the season, i tend to be drawn towards the same colour clothing - black, white, grey, navy and purple. this summer, however, is going to be a bit different. i've spotted a new shade on the block and its got me lusting after it like nothing else. ladies and gentlemen, i give you.......... seafoam green.

tomorrow i'm off to h&m, in the hopes that a toronto location is as stocked as its parisian counterpart. bonne chance à moi!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

these are a few of your favourite things

here's a "good luck post" for my lovely roommate, ashley. i've collected an assortment of your favourite things - french bulldogs, old-timey, whimsy and mustaches (obviously) - to celebrate you (almost) being done. one more night!


what dreaming used to be

i've been spending a lot of time on the selby lately. as much as i love my current living situation (hii roomies!!), at some point i will venture out and get a place of my own. naturally, this new place will have an exposed brick wall and force me to invest in furniture that isn't from ikea. basically, it will look like an amalgamation of these:

and one day, even further down the road, maybe i'll have a baby. when i do, i want the nursery/playroom/toy room/whatever to look like this (regardless of gender. tutus are for everyone!):

and obviously s/he will play one of these:

Saturday, April 25, 2009

oh the razorblade, that's what i call love

"Casablancas said rehearsals for the album have been successful so far. 'We have three songs,' he said. 'Some of the new stuff has a '70s vibe, like Thin Lizzy or Elvis Costello. But then some of it is bizarre music from the future that we're trying to tone down to sound catchy. So we're trapped between the future and the '70s.'...
Posting on their official site bassist Nikolai Fraiture said: 'I'd like to say that I'm still looking very forward to a fourth album release. We just need to work out a few technical kinks.'"
- nme


Thursday, April 23, 2009

what's a girl to do?

the weather in toronto this weekend is supposed to reach a high of 24 degrees celsius. this means two things --- bikes & bare legs! finally!!!!!!!!

after a seemingly endless winter of cold, snow & streetcars, spring has sprung! and not a moment too soon either; nearly all of my tights have holes in them and my patience with the ttc has hit its breaking point. but, that's all in the past now. my raleigh and i will be reunited in a few short hours, never to part until the snow falls once more. until then...