floral friday

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If you’ve been shopping this season, or browsed Pinterest at all in the past few months, you know floral is huge this season. I’ve seen floral patterned pants, jackets, shoes, hammers — you name it, it comes in a floral pattern. While I appreciate the versatility of it, I’m not sure I can pull off floral pants. Anyway, I love the abstract, more modern take on florals, like this secret garden poster by Michelle Armas, but I think my favourite is the watercolour floral paintings that Tatiana Musi creates. Have you embraced florals? In your wardrobe, your home, or both?

painted ladies

I bought some floral watercolour postcards from Leah Goren a few months ago, and have loved using them for spring time thank you notes. What I’m really pining for in her shop though is this cropped tank. Now if only I had the guts (get it?) to wear it.

Do you wear cropped tops? How do you style them?

city of craft spring edition

You may recall me posting about the City of Craft winter show back in December, and next Saturday, April 21 is the first ever spring show. I will be volunteering again, and last I checked, Michelle is still looking for volunteers so if you have a couple hours to spare next Saturday, I highly recommend lending a hand. It’s a really fun event, and you will have more than enough time to scoop up goodies for yourself. Just send a short email to cityofcraft at gmail dot com.

Plus, you will get to see and buy this amazing poster in person. It’s designed by Jack Dylan and it is beautiful.

Here are the details:

City of Craft Spring
Saturday, April 21, 2012
11am-6pm
Trinity St. Paul’s United Church
427 Bloor Street West
(one block West of Spadina)
Toronto, ON

Hope to see you there!

(It has been a month since my last post, and I have no excuses aside from work-related travel, as well as not feeling very inspired by the Internet lately. I am trying to use Twitter and Facebook less because when I take a break I am a lot happier, and a lot less stressed — there is actually research proving there is a correlation, believe it or not. Anyway, I will not be abandoning this blog, but I won’t be posting everyday)

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washi wrapping paper

I remember reading a recap of mt Expo 2011 on hello sandwich, and losing my mind over the washi tape over everything: the walls, stairs and even a car. I would probably have the same inclination if I bought this washi wrapping paper and wrap everything in sight. It’s just so darn cute, but it’s also $30, so that’s not happening. If you have $30 to spend on wrapping paper, it’s available here.

Photos via Omoionline.com

P.S. Stay tuned for a super easy washi tape DIY!

poster design

I love Kathleen Edwards, and I love this poster; both are so perfectly Canadian. I had no idea she was going on tour (some fan I am) but saw the poster on Kid Icarus’ blog and I’m thinking if I can’t make it to the concert on February 11, it may be a good enough substitute. You can buy the poster online here.

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