February 14th, 2006
I just completed this postcard for a friend’s gallery, distill, which is having it’s third year anniversary in Toronto on March 3rd, 4th, & 5th. It is by far my favourite gallery in the city, located in the European-like Distillery district. Everything is made by hand by some of the most amazing Canadian artists. Alli has always been the kind of person who has an incredible knack for putting things together, (whether it’s clothes, or a room, or a garden), her home has always been a work of art in itself. So much so that you want to spend time just looking at everything. Her approach seems to be about simplicity, little details, with the element of surprise thrown in. perfect.
A recent article in the UK edition of Country Living had me falling in love with a victorian stone cottage in Scotland. Sparsely decorated with things found in nature, it gave me the idea to string up all of my seed pod collection and display it in a mobile form. I am so happy with it I want to string up everything! The best part is that the owners of the cottage have an online store called Papa Stour, which sells everything found in their home, items handcrafted by Scottish artisans. My favourites are the cans of twine, the handmade journals, the porcelain bowls, the egg cosies, and the circle paintings by Catherine Chalmers.