I had such a lovely time at the meditation retreat at Karmê Chöling. “A Shambhala meditation retreat center and community for people from all walks of life to connect with their basic goodness and the basic goodness of others.” It is such a kind and easy community and caused me [...]
This is the most time I have ever spent designbuilding a kitchen, it’s like a giant suduko in 3 d puzzle with wings and an attitude so it keeps slipping away… I blame the drawings in part, its so easy to make a pretty picture but it doesn’t translate into a space that actually in [...]
I know we thought we were done with the kitchen design I even bragged I mean blogged about it, but it was still bugging me and making me just a little bit crazy…. but now have the latest and if I may… GREATest and a little about how it evolved.
We’re not sittin at no computer where the biggest physical mishap is spilling a cup of coffee or not being able to figure out what that lever on your new chair chair does. We’re tearing up the house and in the fog of drywall dust a few things inevitably wander astray.
I got a call [...]
“It’s exciting to help them realize their vision of tempered needs and exaggerated effectiveness -counter coca cola revolutionary elegance of lifestyle by Euro-efficiency of design. In this world where the tv screens keep getting bigger and technology smaller and all of it more and more disposable they are intent on living and modeling a lifestyle that is counter consumerism by making this house into a home that is modest, elegant and truly accommodating.” Moneca Kaiser
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I’ve lived here a long time, long enough to call Ottawa home, longer than I’ve lived anywhere else, have imported a beloved sister who kinda won’t forgive me and also like me won’t leave though we are of an age to speak wistfully of retirement. Me by a lake or perhaps an ocean in Nova [...]
I have a confession to make… you know the great urban transformation that I did last year. The one that is going to be featured in Ottawa Magazine’s January 2012 Interiors edition. Well they asked Gillian what her favorite feature is and she asked me and it’s the mud room. I know [...]
I thought I would share this cause I have done so many great projects this past year and it’s fun to show them off.
I also wanted to mention the people who live in this kitchen, my flients, have a new born little guy who is a little brother to their other one. I am not [...]
Its been too long since I have written and I apologize and hope you will accept. I’ve strayed from my cardinal rule of writing, “butt in chair” cause I have been wandering a lot these last few weeks, though this is to explain not excuse, I’ve been [...]