January 11, 2012

Here are some assorted images from the past month. It's a bit of a hodge-podge. Just like my month!

Invitations I made for my cousin's wedding in mid-December. We used the toile on the chairs at Auberge du Pommier as the inspiration.

A little friend I made for a special one-year old's birthday next week.

Some of the jewelry I find myself wearing over and over again, including my grandmother's vintage clip-ons. She can't stand the idea of pierced ears; she gets a bit sick even watching someone else put earrings in!

The wonderful Michael Pollan/Maira Kalman book I got for the holidays...

...along with some chocolate: British Planets and local artisan chocolates.

My mom's truly beautiful pottery. Aren't they gorgeous? I can't stop looking at them. I even put them in front of the television. Chris was not pleased.

January 2, 2012

I would feel like celebrating the new year with these wonder shoes. Pretty great, right?

(Dieppa Restrepo / Rachel Comey)

Happy New Year everyone!

November 3, 2011

Oooh! I'm excited. Some new books have just been released by/in collaboration with some of my favourite book makers. This is big news for me. 

You know I love Lawrence Weschler, right? I really adore everything I've ever read of his, and some of his writing has changed my life. For real. His new book Uncanny Valley was just released in September and he's coming to Toronto for a reading at Type books on November 15th. I thought I had missed it, but now it's in my calendar. Phew!

As if that weren't enough, there's a new release of Michael Pollan's Food Rules with illustrations by Maira Kalman. Holy moly. It looks so lovely and funny and thoughtful. As usual.

And lastly, Chris brought my attention to Miranda July's latest book, It Chooses You. The book "recounts July's adventures with a series of strangers she met through the classified ads in the Penny Saver." The New Yorker posted excerpts of the book for a week in October. It'll be released on November 15th.

October 30, 2011

I had a delightful brunch with my dad yesterday at Smith (oh my god! the scones!), and he delivered a stack of magazines from my mom. I've never seen a Hermes magazine before; I'm not really part of their target audience. But there is some lovely photography and styling in many of the back issues. I thought I'd share some of my favourites.

 Spring/Summer 2010: Follies in Faience - Hiroshi Nomura - Cover detail
 Autumn/Winter 2010: Le Chat - Karen Knorr
Autumn/Winter 2006: In Paris - Bruno Boudjelal - Richard Dumas - Guillaume Zuili - Lars Tunbjork

Spring Summer 2007: Shall We Dance? - A Second Choreographer
Autumn/Winter 2007: Dance Card - A Secret History of Actions - Willy Ronis - Perfect Days
Spring/Summer 2008: A Moghul Dream - Fresh Capacity - Found Objects - Zenith

 Have a happy Sunday!

October 24, 2011

So classic and lovely. Dang it! I wish I could wear a simple white shirt. I always make such a mess of them.

From Closet Visit.

October 13, 2011

I am so pleased to have worked with some amazing artists on Alison's invitations for her wedding this summer. Alison (as you may remember) did the flowers for our wedding, and I can't recommend her highly enough. She is such a kind person. There's just no reason not to go to her for flowers.  Unless you don't like flowers that looked like they've just been plucked from the garden and lovingly arranged in a vintage vessel. But who doesn't like that?

I made the little floral illustrations in the photos below.

Her whole wedding looks like it was so special and fun. Visit her blog to see more pictures!

(Oh, and these lovely photos are by Joseph + Jamie)

October 4, 2011

Just got back from Calgary, where we had two shorts screening at the Calgary International Film Festival. The audiences were amazing and supportive. It's so great to see so many people come to see a shorts program.

While we were there we squeezed in a visit to the Kananaskis for a teeny bit of hiking. It was so incredibly beautiful. We packed a snack of pepperettes, cheese and granola bars. Divine.

September 15, 2011

Beautiful dresses for a warm fall day. Perfect for brunch and a visit to the art gallery. Which is what I have planned for this weekend. Can you tell that I'm looking forward to it?

Dresses by No. 6