Archive | February, 2009

ENTERTAINING, LIVING with kids | February 27, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Friday’s Quick Links 2009.02.27

Friday’s Quick Links 2009.02.27

+ The Modernist Temple New York apartment of this Indian affluent couple with kids is striking. Ms. Luthra’s grandfather was an engineer who helped build Chandigarh, a planned city in northern India partially designed by Le Corbusier in the 1950s. I love their space. You can admire the details of the apartment on the New [...]

ENTERTAINING, PAPER goods | February 26, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Entertaining Ideas for My Thursday’s Quick Links 2009.02.26

Entertaining Ideas for My Thursday’s Quick Links 2009.02.26

+ Taverne Crescent, a Montreal eatery invites patrons to ‘pay what they want’. There is no catch, no minimum to pay or drink to buy. The restaurant co-owner said that he wants to bring joy in this difficult time. Taverne Crescent is open weekdays during lunch hour. Via CTV Montreal + Style Me Pretty announced [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor | February 26, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Hand Embroidered Art for the Dressing Room

Hand Embroidered Art for the Dressing Room

These drawing may be literal but I enjoy their treatment. Identify the Mr. and the Mrs. closets by hanging the art pieces on the doors. Or put them over each bedside table. They will infuse a welcoming cozier mood in a guest bedroom. Samskiart made a wire coat hanger to complete the look. The Red [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor | February 26, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Best of IDS09 from the eyes of Ready2Spark

best of ids 2009 - video by Lara McCulloch-Carter of Ready2Spark

I spoke last weekend at my PodCamp Toronto session about the lack of videos in the women design blog. Tonight, I noticed that my friend Lara McCulloch-Carter of Ready2Spark did her first video blog while attending the Toronto Interior Design Show. We met at the show and sit together at the Design Blogger Panels with [...]

FOOD + DRINK, HOSTESS gifts, TABLEWARE

February 26, 2009 | by Kim

HemDing and ChipChopSliceServe by Thorsten...

HemDing and ChipChopSliceServe by Thorsten Van Elten

If you are looking for serving ware with a fun attitude, look no further than Thorsten Van Elten to deliver the unique [...]

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HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor

February 25, 2009 | by Kim

Luminoso Let The Light Go Out of the Wood

Luminoso Let The Light Go Out of the Wood

I continue my coverage of the Toronto Interior Design Show 2009. Luminoso won my top 3 discoveries of IDS 09. This material [...]

GIFT IDEAS, Gifts for HER

February 25, 2009 | by Kim

Antique Replica Porcelain Milk Bottle Vases...

Antique Replica Porcelain Milk Bottle Vases by Alyssa Ettinger

Following the concept of yesterday’s post about vintage style glass milk bottles, I scoured on Etsy these cute porcelain vases from the [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor

February 25, 2009 | by Kim

Wednesday’s Quick Links 2009.02.25

Wednesday’s Quick Links 2009.02.25

+ What a clever concept! Nicola from Bern imagined a coat hook that transforms as a coat hanger. The multi-hook design solves [...]

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ALL occasions, GIFT IDEAS

February 24, 2009 | by Kim

Plain Jotter Ceramic Pad by Yoyo Ceramics

Plain Jotter Ceramic Pad by Yoyo Ceramics

I am always looking for new ways to take notes at home on a more ecological way. I reuse pieces of papers [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RESTAURANTS

February 24, 2009 | by Kim

Tartine Bakery and Cafe in San Francisco

Tartine Bakery and Cafe in San Francisco

I am delighted that I discovered earlier today a bakery in San Francisco called Tartine Bakery. I am sure if I told [...]

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HOME + GARDEN, RECIPES + menus

February 24, 2009 | by Kim

Tuesday’s Quick Links 2009.02.24

Tuesday’s Quick Links 2009.02.24

+ I wish to welcome a new advertiser on At Home with Kim Vallee, VIA Rail Canada. I took the train to [...]

ENTERTAINING, FOOD presentation

February 24, 2009 | by Kim

Styling a Coffee and Tea Station with Vintage...

Styling a Coffee and Tea Station with Vintage Style Glass Milk Bottles

I wish that we still had the cute milk glass bottles in Quebec. They are more eco-friendly that the carton containers; pretty [...]

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