St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be all leprechauns and pots o' gold. Get in the spirit by setting a rustic table with some no-fuss brunch fare. Plus, it'll fill you up before all the imbibing at any parades you plan on attending.
Snowden Flood is an interior accessory designer with a studio/shop that houses her range of products which include mugs, plates and platters, glasses, trays, candles, washbags, soap, stationery, and textiles. Her own products are juxtaposed alongside products handpicked from a range of UK designers.
Michael Shaikin, owner of Ottawa-based The Modern Shop, wants to bring a fresh take on modern design to Canada. As the former owner of a vintage resell shop, Michael certainly has the retail chops for this venture. And with an eye for great designs from Europe and the US, he has style covered, too.
It's not a surprise that this look is coming back now. It incorporates a combo of some of what is bubbling under the surface, style-zeitgeist-wise. These reactive glaze pottery-style tabletop pieces combine a bit of hippie-chic, a look at California modernism of the sixties and seventies, a little bit of Asian-inspiration, a touch of maker-style.
Quality loose leaf tea is the foundation of a delicious pot of tea, but the pot has a lot to do with it too. To begin, no plastic parts should be involved in the actual brewing compartment - heat and plastic shouldn't mix in the interest of both flavor and durability. Plastic lids or handles are okay. More
Last week I looked at refillable glass bottles so this week it's all about water filters. Brita may be the first name that comes to mind when you think of water filters and pitchers but there are other options out there, including a few with recycling options...
Maureen Goldman thinks that the dining room is one of the most soulful spaces in the home. To that end, Maureen has stocked her web shop with tabletop goods that are handcrafted by American artisans. Named after a dear aunt, Catherine's Table is a curated collection of what Maureen calls "comfort goods".
A few years ago I made a concerted effort to stop buying bottled water and instead fill my own bottles and keep them on hand. The problem with this is that plastic and metal bottles tend to leach flavor (and who knows what else!) into the water. The solution? Glass water bottles!
Scallop print is a classic, and a welcome change if you're tired of chevron and stripes. Take it big with a wallpaper that's reminiscent of art deco patterns, or keep it small with a modern, graphic plate. More