Archive | November, 2011

HOME + GARDEN, HOME decor | November 23, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

La Chaise Étiquette: a foldable chair inspired by a shipping tag

label chair :: chaise etiquette

Félix Guyon for Montreal-based La Firme designed a foldable chair that you would not mind to hand on your wall. When the chair is folded, nobody will suspect that it is a chair. Even if some of the customized graphic design elements may be lost when the chair is open, I admire the concept of [...]

LIVING, URBAN Living | November 21, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Urban Living: How the Dutch Got Their Cycle Paths

cycle path in the Netherlands

This video starts with: The Netherlands has the world’s largest number of cyclists, but it is also the safest place to cycling. It says a lot about what is possible when you want to. Even if it is just to see how another nation solved an universal problem, I invite you to watch the video (below). The suburban [...]

ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining | November 21, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

5-Minute Martha: Greet Your Guests with Tasty Grazing Boards

grazing board pate de foie

There is no need to rush or to prepare several types of appetizers when you are having guests over at the cocktail hour or for dinner. Instead go with a crowd-pleaser and put on your coffee table a grazing board. Since you are certain to find all the ingredients that you need at a good delicatessen near [...]

HOME + GARDEN, MODERN architecture | November 20, 2011 | by Kim Vallee

Wow for the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Observatory Designed by Snohetta

Norwegian Reindeer Pavilion Centre

The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion shows a wood construction like I have never seen before. I like how the benches are organically shaped to provide the visitors a stunning view of the wilderness. Wood pegs were used as fasteners for the wood section of the building. The rest is made of raw steel resembling [...]

FOOD + DRINK, FOR all the family

November 18, 2011 | by Kim

Windowfarms Let’s You Grow Food Inside...

windowfarms

If you have a sunny window in your kitchen, this upcoming product might be for you. I like the idea to grow [...]

CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING

November 17, 2011 | by Kim

Cooking with Kids: Pear Galette

pear galette

Galettes, which are freeform rustic pies, are not meant to look perfect. This makes galettes the ideal tarts to bake with your [...]

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FAMILY, LIVING with kids

November 16, 2011 | by Kim

Happy Baby: Will It Be Day Care or a...

babysitter daycare

Many questions came to my mind before I took my decision. What would be the best for my baby? What about the [...]

ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor

November 9, 2011 | by Kim

Deck the Walls with Umbra Snap Frames

deck the walls

Here is a fun party activity or decor that you can use over and over. You could use the Umbra Snap frames [...]

FAMILY, LIVING with kids

November 8, 2011 | by Kim

Pick up a Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass for Your...

snowpass

Alpine ski has always been my favorite sport. Ski is a big part of my life during winter. I learned how to ski [...]

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CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING

November 7, 2011 | by Kim

Cute Angry Birds Cake Pops from Montreal

angry birds cake pops

As an Angry Birds fan, I am doubly happy to feature these cute creations from La Popshop, a baker located in Montreal. [...]

CAKES + desserts, ENTERTAINING

November 7, 2011 | by Kim

It’s OK to Play with Mr. Potato Head...

mr. potato head cookies

This is one fun idea where your kids can play with their food. The baker behind Oh, Sugar! Events made her own [...]

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FAMILY, GAMES and Toys

November 4, 2011 | by Kim

DIY Grocery Store Toys by Ikat Bag

blue fabric candy shop by ikat bag

LiEr of Ikat Bag is a crafter with an impressive portfolio. This mom of three girls puts her imagination and talent to [...]

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