Friday, August 21, 2015

Cuba and the Organic Food Growing Revolution

Where Monty Don introduces us to the very resourceful urban food growing system developed in Havana, Cuba --Necessity IS the mother of Invention!


Monday, August 10, 2015

Oscar Nilsson | Improvisation 1



To the beat.
A blast from the past.
From Hedi Slimane's Motion Diary.

{PS: Thank you Marco for first showing it to me!}

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

What makes me happy today!

Hokkaido Gardens Show.
Sound Garden by Invisible Designs Lab.  (Don't forget to crank up the volume!)

Hokkaido Gardens Show: Jardin du son, réalisé par Invisible Designs Lab 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

What makes me happy today...



1) Rhododendron 'Catawbiense Album' exploding on my very urban but also very green balcony!
2) Starting a new notebook.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Let's Go Plant Hunting!



Casa Luis Barragán


….With the Plant Hunter; my new favourite online magazine exploring relationships between people and plants through designing, writing and thinking.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fork to Fork!


Just discovered this show by Monty and Sarah Don. Watched every single episode available online in one day.
Love it!

Les recettes dans chaque épisode sont ultra simples, généreuses et savoureuses. Je recommande les tartines de bettes, et la purée de panais- un délice!


Friday, March 13, 2015

Spring!

Henri Cartier-Bresson said: ‘Each time André Kertész’s shutter clicks, I feel his heart beating.’ 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spring! - according to Christophe Lemaire.

A blast from the past: PE13.
Awakening a sheer sense of Beauty (fashion+ music+ interiors).

Christophe Lemaire Femme PE13 from Christophe Lemaire on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

"Thank you and have a good day!"

...or when the old-fashioned (out of fashion?) rules of courtesy get twisted in the end.

Well, it happened to me this morning.

As I was enjoying a day off today, I left home with a cunning plan. All bundled up, my child and I put on our best smile to walk out there towards the subway station and face the extreme wave of cold that has been hitting Toronto over the last two months. After dropping her off at pre-school, I was all excited at the idea of going to spend a couple of hours in, what I presumed, would be a warm and cozy 'habitat'.
Delica Kitchen at Yonge & St Clair

My plan involved sipping a cup of coffee in a great place while skimming through a couple of design magazines that I had carefully selected for my coffee session. I entered the place, ordered an Americano and a banana loaf with great expectations…Their food is quite pricy but it is tasty and delicate.

I started musing and jetting down notes on my notebook for future potential blog posts. After 15 mins, I checked my watch, 10:00AM, I was the only customer sitting for coffee…Why? I didn't know. Never mind, I was happy I was the first one of a big anticipated crowd. After all, the place displays nice graphic interior decor, has good food and is conveniently located next to the subway station. There was to be more action, for sure. Well…after an hour, 3 other patrons had dropped by to quickly buy a coffee or some food, but they had come in and out in no time. Was that due to the cold? Probably. Then I felt a massive draft, this Delicatessen/Coffee house really was not too well heated, despite a super warm furry vest and a pashmina that I threw on my lap, I started to feel the cold through my bones. Not pleasant. I felt the urge to shorten my stay to a little hour.

And believe it or not, not once did the staff ask me how I was doing, after all I was the only customer there. I know the place quite well as I have come on several occasions with my friends and family, but not once have I been greeted by the staff with a simple, genuine smile of recognition. ;(

As I left, I  said: "Thank you and have a good day!" As soon as I caught myself saying it, I thought "But wait a minute, shouldn't they say that to me?" ...

Oh well, I guess it was not the warmest place to spend a freezing cold winter morning.

Has it ever happened to you? 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The gentlewoman/running club_week 5


For those in London. If you are looking for a good occasion to step out of the beaten tracks, to get engaged in exciting socializing while jogging in historical London, this running club is for you.
Run, gentlewoman, run!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Leafy heart/ Hearty leaf

Last October. While heading to a Cafe on the Danforth. Found this Katsura tree leaf on my way on the sidewalk. The colour caught my attention, and the pattern of the heart in it just made this special encounter very special.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Snapshot in LA- Marion Cotillard : what a good i.D!


Actrice et égérie française de Dior, Marion Cotillard fait équipe avec le chanteur Joseph Mount et Villaine du groupe Metronomy et délivre le morceau Snapshot in LA dans un clip réalisé par Eliott Bliss. A mi-chemin entre chanson française et quelque chose de plus expérimental et moderne, le titre est à découvrir ci-dessous.
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Cotillard walks us through an architectural California villa, nonchalantly and charmingly. She strolls in her Dior heels and then tosses them aside to…surprise the onlooker with her super-powered steps.  
Cotillard is outfitted in Dior. 
Watch this compelling video below.

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