Thursday, November 25, 2010

Paris vs. New York Posters

Paris vs. NewYork is a visual comparision of the cultural iconography of two cities by graphic designer Vahram Muratyan - what an awesome idea! I can't decide which one I like best!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Katsumi Hayakawa

I cannot get my mind off Japanese artist's Katsumi Hayawaka's amazing 3D paper sculptures. He is currently exhibiting these at the Gallery MoMo in Roppingi, Japan.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Things I have been meaning to do...



One of my resolutions this year has been to do the 'simple, everyday' things with Z that I always put off for another day just because something more seemingly important comes along.

I'd love to ride the TTC with Z this winter. Plant a tree in the spring. Enjoy a quiet, early morning bike ride on Lakeshore.

The above are a great reminder by Citizen Scholar - "Things You've Been Meaning To Do" - a series of illustrations by Joanne Neborsky

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

City in a Bag

A's best friend lives in London, England. His lovely daughter just turned one and while looking for local gifts, I came across these awesome wooden toys. Aren't they just gorgeous? I wish they had Toronto. 

They can be purchased here.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy New Year...

One of my resolutions this year was to blog everyday, or almost everyday. I must admit the lateness of this post should not reflect my intention with keeping with my resolution.

Ten years ago, we were waging a war with computers, hoping fervently that our world would not be consumed by the Y2K bug. Over the last decade, the world has engaged in countless wars, killing innocent people. I hope and pray that 2010 brings with it peace and a semblance of hope.

Even though this was a tumultuous decade for the world, it was an exciting and adventurous decade in my life. I lived in three continents, graduated from university, co-edited a book, got married, found a real job, had a baby and moved houses 7 times. This was the decade I lost myself; first in university and then to marriage and then to a baby and then finally found myself. I'd have to say my biggest struggle in the last decade was learning and understanding who I was and being happy with me.

This year was a big year; I think I truly grew up. Over the last decade I struggled to find my passion with work; at times it just seemed easier to give up and just go with the flow. This year, I finally figured out what I was passionate about; my husband said it was in my face the last couple of years, it just took me a while to figure out. And so to embark on this journey, I'm working on my MDes and I haven't been happier.

A and I survived our first year as parents and are tremendously enjoying bringing up a toddler. My husband launched his line of clothing earlier this year and is reveling in the joys and hardships of being a creative entrepreneur.

This year our resolutions are simple; A and I have chosen to pursue our dreams;  live in Europe for a couple of months, backpack around South America, spend endless time with our daughter, sustain our life and livelihood as creative entrepreneurs and to raise funds for a cause.

Here's wishing you and your loved ones a safe and fulfilling 2010!

ps: I'm taking on Jammie's Best-of-2009 blog challenge and should have a list by the end of this month!

(photo by Gemma Gommas, via Design Mom)