O Canada: Beautiful Blogs to Discover from Our Northern Neighbors

O Canada: Beautiful Blogs to Discover from Our Northern Neighbors

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Shifrah Combiths
May 28, 2015
"The Rabbit Hole" by Nydia Kennley
(Image credit: Uppercase Magazine)

It's a pretty safe guess that Apartment Therapy readers enjoy looking at beautiful, compelling, and sometimes unusual things. We love visual stimulation, whether the design is purely aesthetic or solution-based for our homes and lives. Checking out blogs from around the world expands our horizons by giving us a look at the artistic produce of people imbued with and expressing a culture and environment different than the one we're steeped in. Today, let's visit Canada.

(Image credit: Uppercase)

If you're not familiar with the gorgeous Uppercase magazine, their blog will give you a delightful taste. From profiles of award-winning designers like Gail Anderson and glimpses into the high design of the quilting world (pictured above the jump), Uppercase's blog is a visual feast. Always up-to-date, with their finger firmly on the pulse of what's going on in the world of visual arts, it's easy to see why the printed Uppercase magazine is a physical product that defies being confined to a digital medium.

(Image credit: Stephanie White)

Stephanie White's Two Zero One is clean and crisp, offering modern design inspiration and non-fussy DIYs like dishwasher- and food-safe gold-rimmed glasses, a slate cheeseboard, and the fun dip-dyed garden tools above. Stephanie loves "streamlined modern pieces contrasted with ornate mirrors and sparkling chandeliers" and this aesthetic that won't be pigeon-holed keeps her blog fresh and unpredictable.

(Image credit: Trisha Harrison)

To paraphrase her own words, Trisha Harrison's blog, Here at No. 30 shares bits of her life in Canada and a lot of how she documents it. Both are beautiful. Her minimalist palette and the simple yet warm decor that is the background of her life find their way into the gorgeous Project Life albums that perfectly illustrate how simplicity is anything but boring and repetitive. Seeing Trisha's ordinary life through the lens and work of a memory-keeper offers a unique and intimate perspective into the daily life of a Canadian family. For instance, we see how her beloved plants are still in the house as the family awaits their short but treasured warm weather season during a winter that refuses to end. Light and air, quiet joy, and the peace and calm of white — these are hallmarks of the inspiration in Trisha's beautiful blog.

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