Archive | August, 2008

HOME + GARDEN, MODERN architecture | August 30, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

A Family House Turns Into Club Clive

A Family House Turns Into Club Clive

Can a family house be the ultimate entertaining house? It seems so by looking at the amazing modern house designed by architect Clive Wilkinson in Los Angeles. Space Planning This fabulous modern architecture house integrates a sense of togetherness. The house works wonderfully for entertaining because the plan emphasizes the flow of people, like the [...]

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE | August 29, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

Marimekko Autumn 2008 Collection

Marimekko Autumn 2008 Collection

For Autumn 2008, the new fabric patterns emerged from 5 designers and an autumnal color palette for the classic design of Maija Isola series. Multifaceted depictions of the treasures and wonders of nature best describe the latest Marimekko’s crop. I particularly like the Purnukka pattern (bottom left) by Erja Hirvi available in shades of beetroot [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor | August 29, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

7 New Vases at IKEA and Target

7 New Vases at IKEA and Target

We need a bunch of flower vases to accommodate various blooms and update our décor. With a lot of affordable vases on the market, it is a cheap way to decorate. Glamorous Look Look for contemporary metallic finishes and high-gloss silvery ceramic vases to instantly add sparkles to any room. Go for the cluster design [...]

ENTERTAINING, PAPER goods | August 28, 2008 | by Kim Vallee

Contemporary Aesthetics by Snow and Graham

Contemporary Aesthetics by Snow and Graham

I have a thing for paper goods. One of the most inspiring brands over the last decade is Snow and Graham. I follow their progress for a while now. Snow and Graham recently launched a new Web site. The new Web site is beautifully done but sadly they opt for an entire Flash site. It [...]

ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining

August 28, 2008 | by Kim

Daily Quick Links | Pool Manners and Birthday...

Daily Quick Links | Pool Manners and Birthday Party Favors

This is my daily collection of noteworthy stuff that I saw online. + We had a big swimming pool when I was [...]

ALL occasions, GIFT IDEAS, PAPER goods

August 28, 2008 | by Kim

Personalized Stationery and Accessories by...

Personalized Stationery and Accessories by Iomoi

As I was looking for calling card options, I discovered Iomoi, a small Californian brand that makes calling cards, address labels, stationery, [...]

MEDIA buzz, REVIEWS

August 27, 2008 | by Kim

Guest Blogging on Desk Chairs

Guest Blogging on Desk Chairs

Style Sheet, the blog of HGTV.ca, published my latest guest blogger post this morning. I went on a hunt for three desk [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus

August 27, 2008 | by Kim

Provencal Menu Inspirations from the French...

Provencal Menu Inspirations from the French Saveurs magazine

Originally tian refers to a classic ceramic gratin dish than is frequently used in French Provencal cuisine. With times, it moves to [...]

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HOME + GARDEN, ORGANIZING

August 27, 2008 | by Kim

Daily Quick Links | Craft Organization and...

Daily Quick Links | Craft Organization and Old-fashioned Tailgating

This is my daily collection of noteworthy stuff that I saw online. + The Archimede Laptop Caddy designed by Leonardo Rossano in [...]

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CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING

August 26, 2008 | by Kim

My Amazing Epluchette Treats by Clever...

My Amazing Epluchette Treats by Clever Cupcakes

Last Saturday, a friend hosted his annual epluchette de ble d’inde (corn on the cob party). This a familial outdoor party where [...]

FOOD + DRINK, TABLEWARE

August 26, 2008 | by Kim

What’s New in Fall Dinnerware at...

What’s New in Fall Dinnerware at Williams Sonoma

September is almost there. We feel the colder air here in Montreal this morning. Therefore, we will be slowly moving towards autumnal [...]

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ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor

August 26, 2008 | by Kim

Orange and Teal Party Theme

Orange and Teal Party Theme

The hardest thing for many people is to find a theme for their party. For everyday entertaining, the key is to find [...]

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