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This video on Daily Candy inspired me today. I can really relate to this gal’s sense of design. She’s a believer of old and new living together. She also has a killer eye for picking out great vintage for less….which happens to be my favourite hobbie. Flea markets, garage sales, thrift shops – you name it and I’ll find a new treasure. 
Like myself, she also loves collecting – check out the super cool robots! I think it goes with the passion for this type of design (read: obsession). The funny thing is where does collecting end and hoarding begin? haha…something I wonder often.

Watching this made me realize that I have quite a few of my own collections. It’s the whole the total is more than the sum of the parts theory. One vintage tin is pretty nice but 8 vintage tins is way more unique and attracts more attention.

Now you’ve already seen my vintage glass bottles & plate collection from my post earlier this week but here’s check out some of my own personal collections that are sprinkled throughout my living space. (excuse the iPhone on a snowdy day quality photos)

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February blues? What blues? Not when you can bring spring into your home. One of the perks of being an Art Director is that every once and awhile you can take home the props. Today we did a shoot for Mother’s Day (pics to come) which involved some beautiful Spring flowers, including my all time fav, Peonies! So I got to take home a huge bundle of lovely spring flowers. It didn’t take me long to dust off my collection of vintage bottles and do a little Art Direction and styling in my own space. 

And a little Instagram fun on set……


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I’m back! Vietnam was beautiful. Pics coming soon. 

But in the meantime….

Today while getting caught up on some of my fav blogs I came across this post on Mario Kolaric from Design Sponge. Mario has decided to take some of his creative musings and thoughts from his diary/sketchbook and put them on display to give everyone a little insight into what’s going on in his head. In this technological age with blogs, Pinterest, Instagram, smartphones etc. etc., some of us creative people have put the sketchbook on the sidelines. Or maybe I’m speaking for myself? 

I think what I love most about these colour pen line drawings is the interest they create in their simplicity..and of course the bright colours. I find it so fascinating when you can create the illusion of motion and 3D in a 2D medium. Kinda brings me back to high school art class and the study of optical illusion. 

Take a look at what I mean and view Mario’s full collection here