Archive | December, 2009

HOME + GARDEN, OUTDOOR space | December 30, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Natural Swimming Ponds

swimpond's chemical free swimming pond

Jesper Larsson listed the swimming pond as one of his 2009 Design Top 5 trends on MoCo Loco. Still, finding a local expert and vendor in Canada or the United States for these chemical free swimming pools may be hard. You must be aware that a natural swimming pond requires slightly more maintenance in time [...]

HOME + GARDEN, TRENDS | December 30, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Imperfection is Hot Again

jesper larsson

Jesper Larsson said on Moco Loco that 2009 was the year people started to appreciate imperfection again. I think that it started somewhere in 2007-2008 but that the momentum happened in 2009. I based that on the modern rustic style that we see since 2007 or the rebirth of vintage accessories like you get at [...]

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor | December 29, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Watercolor Arts of Caitlin McGauley

new-york based watercolor artist Caitlin McGauley

NYC-based watercolor artist Caitlin McGauley likes to collaborate with her clients to create custom art piece. Her clients often give her photos as the starting point. Then, Caitlin will reinterpret it in her own style. I think it is a great way to commemorate an event. The Daily Candy did a short video interview with [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus | December 29, 2009 | by Kim Vallee

Baked Exhibition during Dutch Design Week

baked exhibit during dutch design week

This is baking as an art form. During the Dutch Design Week in October 2009, one exhibit was an homage to cooking and baking. Baked was inspired by a Sicilian folk event in Salemi, where a flour based material is used to create architectural decorations. One element that I like is how the belts allow to [...]

ENTERTAINING, PAPER goods

December 29, 2009 | by Kim

Thank You Cards for the Holidays | Etsy Finds

Winter berry thank you card by sweetbellacards on etsy

I found on etsy three cards that would be perfect to say thanks to your hosts during the Holidays. + Winter Berry [...]

ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor

December 29, 2009 | by Kim

Stunning Wedding of Jodi and Jon at a Ski...

ski resort wedding :: jodi and jon wedding at sundance resort, utah

This ski wedding theme would have been so appropriate for my own wedding. You see, I got interested in my husband after [...]

BABY showers, ENTERTAINING

December 28, 2009 | by Kim

Milk and Cookies Baby Shower

milk and cookies baby shower inspired by cox and cox

Milk and cookies is a classic theme for baby showers. Having a few cool props adds a special touch to the theme. [...]

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LIVING, URBAN Living

December 28, 2009 | by Kim

Yakkay Brings Fashion to the Bicycle Helmets

fashionable bicycle helmet by yakkay

As more and more people use their bike for their every day transportation needs, it is about time that a company provides [...]

FOOD + DRINK, RECIPES + menus

December 28, 2009 | by Kim

Dark Chocolate Truffles Recipe by Tartelette

dark chocolate truffles by tartelette

A sure way to impress your guests at the end of a meal is to serve homemade truffles with your mignardises (assortment [...]

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GIFT IDEAS, HOSTESS gifts

December 26, 2009 | by Kim

Cutest DIY S’mores Kits

s'mores kits by daisy chain

Look at the beautiful execution of the holiday bake gifts done by Amber of Daisy Chain. I like her attention to details. [...]

CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING

December 25, 2009 | by Kim

Merry Christmas!

yule log cake :: three chocolate mousse

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you are having a great time with your family and loved ones. I did! This [...]

GIFT IDEAS, Gift WRAP

December 23, 2009 | by Kim

Easy to Made Muslin and Burlap Gift Bags

gift wrapping bags made of burlap and muslin by maya made

How you wrapped your gifts makes a statement. People are exploring new ways than the predictable paper gift bags. For small items, [...]

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