Yesterday morning I had the chance to head to the One of a Kind Spring 2014 show and boy was it worth the trip!! On top of all the regulars, there were 150 new artists at the show this year. Filling the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition place, roughly 450 artisans total are showcasing their handmade creations – from jewellery to dresses, note cards to prints, specialty coffees to candy apples and much, much more. Check out some of the booths that caught my eye.
Design & Decor Blog
The One of a Kind Spring Show opened its doors to Toronto artisan lovers today and, as always, it was an overwhelming (and expansive!) display of art, fashion, stationery, housewares, specialty foods, furniture and more. It’s a dangerous place when there are specific items you’re looking to find. And even more dangerous when you don’t!
So I have a problem. I feel like my desk at work is completely showing me up. I am usually a very organized person, and I like things to be neat and tidy. But lately I feel as though things are getting away from me. Every morning I come in to piles of paper littering my desk – forms to be signed, layouts to read or write, invoices to file, etc., as well as a piece of fruit from the day before that I didn’t eat, or a book that someone has left for me to look at. Here’s just an example.
Ridiculous, right? I have now decided that I need to tackle this problem asap, and I’m going to start with this pile of magazines. I had a few free moments today and went online to investigate my options for magazine holders. Besides the plain white ones, the plain wooden ones, the plain plastic black ones and the DIYed ones done over with paper I found these.
Perfect! They are from the firm Happy Forsman & Bodenfors in Sweden that designed them for the Swedish Museum of Architecture. They represent different styles and periods of buildings found in the city and when placed together form a cityscape. I think they look like the DoodleArt posters I used to do as a kid, and I’m completely smitten. Do you remember those? You’d get a poster with all kinds of hidden pictures and you’d have to colour everything in any way you wanted. Loved them! I think these will be my new obsession. Don’t they look like DoodleArt to you?
Taxidermy may be out (wait, was it ever really in!?), but fear not! There’s another way to immortalize your unique, fluffy little loved one: with silk-screened toss cushions, obviously!
I’ve written a few times about my obsession with Nespresso over the past month, but nothing prepared me for how much I would love to use it as I did at a horse show last week. A horse show you ask? I know that it sounds odd, but sure enough, I dragged along my incredible Nespresso UMilk machine to the Poplar Place horse trials in Columbus, Georgia last week. My horse Fleur was stabled at the show with a number of my friends’ horses. We had a separate stall where we kept all of the tack and snacks. And, of course, I couldn’t possibly spend a day without my beloved Nespresso machine. Note the wipe board in the background with the ride times of each of the horses written down.