Friday, December 27, 2013

An Artist's Creative Space


I hope you had a lovely Christmas! This week just kind of flew by, didn't it?

Always, at this time of year, I get the urge to rip apart my office/studio and get organized. I was inspired by artist Zoe Pawlak's tidy studio where she creates her beautiful paintings, meets clients, and has the occasional get together. I shot her in her studio for Rue magazine, awhile back, for the December issue. Click here for the whole story.




Zoe recently launched her rug collection, with Burritt Brothers. Pictured above, is Zoe with one of her new creations. I loved them all. 

I love the spare look of her studio....I could move right on in. I'd just need one of her rugs to finish off the look ;) 

Have a great weekend!
janis











Friday, December 20, 2013

Joy to the Weekend


I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday weekend.  Cheers to a relaxing time with friends and family! 

janis
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Monday, December 16, 2013

A Little Melbourne for Monday


I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I've been on vacation for the last few weeks, and slowly getting back into the swing of things. How did Christmas creep up so quickly? Yikes.

We were in Tahiti, then headed to Australia to visit family. I posted a number of pics on instagram, but thought I'd share a few more bits of Melbourne. I love it there....


Checked out the restaurant at Prahran Hotel. Incredible design. 

Stumbled upon Von Haus in Melbourne, early one morning. Tiny space inside, with room for up to 6 outside. Loved it. Wish we could have gone back for wine time ;) 

The National Gallery of Victoria had a fantastic exhibit on called Melbourne Now, showcasing design of all kinds. Pretty amazing. If you visit Melbourne, you have to visit the NGV. Such a stunning place.
Above is a designer from Spacecraft making screenprints in the "Community Hall".  


 I had the opportunity to check out the Big Design Market and did a post for Poppytalk. Over 200 incredible designers set up shop in the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building (a world heritage site).  Click here for the whole story.

If you'd like to see more of Melbourne, my home away from home, click here and here

Have a great day!

janis
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Mixing it up with EQ3

Hello from Australia! Hope you all had a great weekend.

Last month, I was part of Canadian modern furniture store's, EQ3, blogger of the month series. My post was up the day we left for holidays, so I missed it. Each blogger chooses their favourite item(s) at EQ3, and talks about how they use it and why they love it, and takes a few pics in their own space. My fave is the Siirtolapuutarha dishware by Marimekko. I plan to take a small bowl and the plate along to a potluck Christmas party, and leave the set as a hostess gift. 'tis the season.

The small bowl works perfectly well as a vase too. 


For more on the story, and to see what other bloggers favourite things are, click here

By the way, if anyone knows how to, successfully, set a date/time for a post, on blogger, do tell. It's a mystery to me! 

Have a great day!

janis
x