Tuesday, February 24, 2009

HomeBox Filing System from Jodi Sinden

Last Friday my friend Jodi Sinden, owner of Sinden Home and Lifestyle Inc. was featured in Toronto's 24 Hours.

Jodi's award winning product is a stylish organizing system that consists of a beautiful embossed faux-leather box and nine envelopes to hold important documents. The gorgeous pre-printed envelopes titled Health, Career, Education, Vehicle, Household, Taxes, Financing, Recreation include lists of items of what can be stored in them. February is tax time, so if you find that your tax receipts, T4s and other important documents are all over the place, you might want to consider a filing system. The HomeBox will not only make your life easier, but it will also look nice on the shelf! It's availabe in two different colours: espresso and black.

For more information, or to order your own HomeBox, please visit www.sindenhome.com.
Images © Jodi Sinden

Friday, February 13, 2009

Illustrated Necklaces from Mandy Saile

Today I'd like to show some beautiful new necklaces from my dear friend, illustrator Mandy Saile - one of the most creative people I've ever met. Mandy mounts images of her original coloured pencil illustrations on bamboo tiles, and adds glass beads to create dazzling results. Each necklace is packaged in a beautiful little organza bag with a personal note from the artist. The necklaces make gorgeous one of a kind gifts. I definitely have my favourite! :-) Which one do you like?

The necklaces are available at Mandy's Etsy store. You can also visit her blog Bijou's Whimsy, where she writes daily about her life as an artist and "bunny mommy" in her beautiful North Bay home.

All images from Mandy Saile/Bijou's Whimsy.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Interior Design Show

The IDS2009 was a great experience! Here is a little summary of the show days: Setting up was pretty smooth, thanks to my friend Jodi Sinden. She helped me haul the wall panels, rugs, and drove the Sprinter we rented from Budget. Thanks again Jodi! :-)

The show started on February 5th with the opening gala "AMUSE", which was really interesting. We were all dressed up, but we had to stick around our booths, so it was kind of a working party.
Here are some of the pictures:

Ed and I in front of the booth at the opening gala.

Me in front of the blue "Sunflower Swirl" rug.

Ed and I still at the gala.

Jodi and Bruce at the gala.

Friday. I love the print dress Ed bought for me at a store called "Denise". I just completely fell in love with it.

Karina and I.

Ed and Karina on Saturday.

Ed driving the Sprinter on Sunday after we took the booth down.

Ed successfully backed up to the garage.

Unpacking is always fun.