Archive | August, 2010

ENTERTAINING, PAPER goods | August 31, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

A DIY Gift Bag Idea and the Raplapla Dolls

raplapla dolls

You can sew anything. Here is a cool idea that I spot last year at the Souk @ Sat. When I bought a few bags of absolutely delicious caramels and cookies from Dînette Nationale, they put them in a brown bag. For decoration, they sewed a tag and a long wool string with a contrasting [...]

LIVING, URBAN Living | August 30, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Delightful Mondays | Sunflowers at the Farmers Market

sunflowers at the farmers market

Last Friday, I had lunch at the Copley Square Farmers Market in Boston. It’s a great place for an impromptu picnic. Gorgeous sunflowers were everywhere. It was fun to see the diversity of the species. I wish that I carried with me my good camera to make better pictures. At home, you can display them [...]

CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING | August 30, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Cupcake Table at WordCamp Montreal 2010

cupcake table at wordcamp montreal 2010

WordCamp Montreal 2010 probably had the nicer cupcake table of any WordCamp events. It felt very Amy Atlas. This was the work of two talented girls who lived in Montreal. I like how they made the long three tier stand with simple boxes covered with nylon fabric. The brown, blue and white is a chic [...]

FAMILY, GAMES and Toys | August 29, 2010 | by Kim Vallee

Creative Coloring Sets for Kids

creative coloring sets :: facebox zoobox and robobox by worldwide co

When I saw the Facebox set at Paper Source this week, I thought it was a cool idea. So, I had to visit the manufacturer’s Web site to see what else they make. I found out that the UK-based distributor Worldwide Co also makes a Robobox, a Zoobox and a Dinobox, which all share the [...]

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August 28, 2010 | by Kim

Cat Cabin by Loyal Luxe

cat cabin by loyal luxe

Maud Beauchamp and Marie-Pier Guilmain are the two young Quebec industrial designers behind Loyal Luxe. They created a cool cardboard Canadian style [...]


August 27, 2010 | by Kim

Festive Craft Letters

party letters made with wrapping paper glued on craft letters

Decorating craft letters for a birthday party is an alternative or a complement to birthday banners. They can be used to label [...]


August 26, 2010 | by Kim

A Mermaid Birthday Party for a 4 Years Old

mermaid birthday party games and cupcake toppers

Sherry Willis wrote to me about the nice Mermaid Birthday party she hosted for her 4-year old daughter. She did a great [...]


August 26, 2010 | by Kim

The Collectible Momiji Dolls, Mugs and Key...

Momiji key rings and hand-painted collectible dolls

The Momiji Dolls are just for little girls. It is mostly young women who collect them. Each hand-painted Momiji highlights a personality [...]


August 25, 2010 | by Kim

Nursery Posters | Etsy Finds

Custom Baby Birth Posters by chaiv on etsy

It is sweet to incorporate details about the baby’s birth in a nursery. One fun and elegant way to do that is [...]


August 24, 2010 | by Kim

Sweet Sweets Cake Art

artistic wedding cakes by sweet sweets cake art in toronto

Ida Thibeh Wiese sent me an email where she presented her cake design studio. I’m glad the she did because the woman [...]


August 24, 2010 | by Kim

One Open Plan, Two Ways to Use the Space

open dining layout

We often repeat some layout elements from one home to the next. We do it by preference and sometimes by habit. It [...]


August 23, 2010 | by Kim

Simple Ceramic Dinnerware

ceramic tableware at canvas

These tableware pieces are produced by a ceramics studio in Jersey City and sold at Canvas. I appreciate their simple lines. I usually [...]

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