September 29, 2010 § 1 Comment
Sometimes the best, most inspiring of things are the simplest things. This short stop-motion animation by Kirsten Lepore is a great example of that.
Beautiful in its simplicity, it is heart-felt, and speaks volumes with so little.
September 23, 2010 § Leave a Comment
Bolthouse Farms and Crispin Porter + Bogusky have assembled a great satirical marketing campaign for baby carrots in the style of junk food ads. Entertaining and fun. And if that’s not enough, the campaign comes with its very own microsite, and iPhone app that boasts of being “the world’s first ever carrot-crunch-powered video game. Ever.”
August 18, 2010 § Leave a Comment
To say it’s been a hectic few weeks… and months would be a slight understatement. Yet, in saying that, I know I’m not alone. Judging by how focused, introspective, and rushed my fellow Torontonians seem to be… brushing by me on the street, on and off transit, and in and out of stores – it’s quite apparent that I’m not the only one. <Insert collective sigh here.>
In one such typical moment of rush – waiting for the Toronto Queen streetcar to arrive to whisk me off to work – I happened to look up. « Read the rest of this entry »
August 15, 2010 § 1 Comment
After a long week and busy weekend, my boyfriend and I wanted a relaxed meal at home, but didn’t feel like cooking or getting take-out. In a stroke of his usual genius, he suggested we have fondue. Truly, a wonderful solution: light preparation, almost no dishes afterwards, a relatively healthy choice, and a chance to catch-up after a hectic week at work for both of us. Were there any down-sides?
One of the best things about fondue is that it forces you to slow down… something we all need a little more of in an instantaneous world.
August 6, 2010 § 2 Comments
Earlier this year, a video feature on Gary Chang’s ingenious convertible home made its way around the around the interwebs.
In another example of a creative solution to a tiny space, JPDA Architects have designed a solution for a 500 squarefoot loft studio that merges both design and utility without sacrificing either. The studio includes innovative ways of working coveted storage space and shelving into the home, and arranging the “rooms” of the loft in a way that maximizes the working and living space.
The space is also featured in Freshome.