Archive | April, 2008

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor | April 30, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

Style Sheet: The New HGTV.ca Blog

Style Sheet: The New HGTV.ca Blog

With what I do for living, you will not be surprised that I watch HGTV Canada a lot. HGTV just launched their blog cutely named Style Sheet. Style Sheet blog design is adorable. It is so girly with a summer vibe. They manage to keep their posts short yet instructive. I leave you with a [...]

COOKBOOKS, FOOD + DRINK | April 30, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

Delicious is My New Favorite Cooking Magazine

Delicious is My New Favorite Cooking Magazine

I must confess that I am a magazine junkie. A few months ago, I bought a new cooking magazine from Australia called delicious. I first read the Entertaining Special Issue, very appropriate for me. Fans of Jamie Oliver will be delighted to know that he is a regular on delicious. The Entertaining Issue The December [...]

COOKING tools, FOOD + DRINK | April 30, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

Luki Huber Grows His Luki Collection for Lekue

Luki Huber Grows His Luki Collection for Lekue

A couple years ago, the Spanish brand Lekue introduced the nifty Luki Lemon Squeezer designed by Luki Huber. This silicone lemon squeezer is practical because each half lemon has its mold and you can store everything as it is in the fridge. The Lekue Duo Silicone & Ceramics Quiche Mold combines the perfect materials for [...]

HOME + GARDEN, KITCHEN design | April 29, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

Kitchen Design That Fits Your Lifestyle

Poggenpohl kitchens :: design tips for a kitchen that fits your lifestyle

I visited the Poggenpohl showroom in Boston this winter. For a modernist like me, seeing the MODERN PURISM collection was a real treat. I would like someday to own one of those kitchens. Design for the Way You Live Poggenpohl makes amazing storage system. Everything has its place with cute containers and spacers. I was [...]

ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor

April 29, 2008 | by Kim

The Art of Formal Table Setting

The Art of Formal Table Setting

Toast and Tables talked about the art of table setting yesterday. Sarah Dennis made the point that formal entertaining is a disappearing [...]

ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor

April 28, 2008 | by Kim

Fred Cool Ice Cube Trays for a Guitar Hero /...

Fred Cool Ice Cube Trays for a Guitar Hero / Rock Band Party

I am certain that many sessions of Guitar Hero or Rock Band will happen in graduation parties this year. These games create [...]

FOOD + DRINK, FOOD presentation

April 28, 2008 | by Kim

Five Chocolate Pudding Recipes from the New...

Five Chocolate Pudding Recipes from the New York Times and La Tartine Gourmande

I adore custards for their smoothness and velvety texture. From what I read this morning, custards produce the best chocolate puddings in [...]

ALL occasions, GIFT IDEAS

April 27, 2008 | by Kim

Follow-up story | My search for retailers of...

Follow-up story | My search for retailers of Koziol

To answer a reader request, I searched for more sources of Koziol. This time I searched in Canada. I told you this [...]

ALL occasions, GIFT IDEAS

April 26, 2008 | by Kim

Iced Tea Brewing Pitchers by Tea Forte for...

Iced Tea Brewing Pitchers by Tea Forte for Mother’s Day

Tea Forté showed its care for design from the start when they introduced their pyramid shape tea bags. The unique Silken-Tea-Infusers that [...]

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GIFT IDEAS, Gifts for HER

April 26, 2008 | by Kim

Fashionable Mother’s Day Gift Ideas at...

Fashionable Mother’s Day Gift Ideas at Oktak

After beauty products, why not talk going out purses? Some women go crazy for shoes. I enjoy beautiful shoes but I prefer [...]

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ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor

April 26, 2008 | by Kim

Pinnacle of Tent Event Design by Gloss...

Pinnacle of Tent Event Design by Gloss Creative

Event design is a huge market. Big brands have the monetary wealth to indulge in fabulous event decor. They make us dream [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor

April 25, 2008 | by Kim

IKEA Fails in Decorating the Kobe Monorail...

IKEA Fails in Decorating the Kobe Monorail Train

My blog is about harmonizing décor and beautiful things. This post does not fit the bill. The idea of transforming a train [...]

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